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Maxim's sales up 51.2%
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1/31/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Maxim Integrated Products Inc. reported record net revenues of $305.1 million for its fiscal second quarter ended Dec. 30, a 51.2% increase over the $201.7 million reported for the same quarter a year ago. Net income increased to a record $99.1 million in the second quarter, compared to $64.6 million last year, a 53.3% increase. Diluted earnings per share were $0.31 for the second quarter, a 55.0% increase over the $0.20 reported for the same period a year ago.
ON Semiconductor expects 10-12% drop in 1Q revenues
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1/31/2001   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor, Phoenix, Wednesday announced that total product revenues in the fourth quarter of 2000 were $490.7 million, an increase of $62.9 million, or 15%, compared to the fourth quarter of 1999.
ARM's Q4 sales flat, but company bullish for 2001
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CAMBRIDGE, England -- ARM Holdings plc here today reported sales of $20.3 million (29.8 million) for its fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, up 58% from $12.9 million (18.9 million) in the like period a year ago. The company also reported flat earnings of $5.95 million (8.75 million) in the period, compared to $5.99 (8.81 million) a year ago. Earnings per fully diluted share increased to $0.13 in the quarter, from $0.8 a year ago. The company was projected to earn $0.03 a share, according to Zacks I
Departing CEO spells out Zilog's problems
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1/31/2001   Post a comment
One day after announcing he was stepping down as chief executive officer of Zilog Inc., Curtis Crawford offered a blunt assessment of a disappointing year.
Cypress shifts USB burden onto hardware
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1/31/2001   Post a comment
For its second generation of USB microcontrollers, Cypress Semiconductor has concentrated on building hardwired logic to implement the most commonly used parts of the USB protocol.
Java coprocessor squashes loops for faster code
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1/31/2001   Post a comment
Intellectual property developer Insilicon has developed a co-processor for Java that can run at up to 200MHz.
Falling DRAM prices take toll on Infineon results
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1/31/2001   Post a comment
A weak DRAM market saw Infineon's sales slip from their Q42000 levels in the company's first financial quarter of 2001.
CISC returns to the embedded 32bit world
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1/31/2001   Post a comment
Toshiba has decided to bring CISC back into the 32bit world with a family aimed at consumer electronics, airbag controllers and car radios.
Infineon sales fall 30% sequentially in quarter due to DRAM prices
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1/31/2001   Post a comment
MUNICH--Hammered by lower DRAM prices, Infineon Technologies AG here today reported a 30% sequential drop in revenues to 1.66 billion euros ($1.53 billion) in the company's first fiscal quarter, ended Dec. 31, compared to 2.38 billion euros ($2.19 billion) in the prior three-month period. Compared to a year ago, Infineon's revenues were up 8% from 1.54 billion euros.
Infineon's gross margins hurt by DRAM pricing pressures
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1/31/2001   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG witnessed a sharp decline in its gross margin during the fiscal 2001 first quarter, ended Dec. 31, and said it sees a difficult second quarter ahead.
Crawford to step down as Zilog's CEO
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1/30/2001   Post a comment
Zilog, Inc. today announced that Curtis J. Crawford, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of ZiLOG will step down as chief executive officer.
Micro Linear reports loss for fourth quarter
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1/30/2001   Post a comment
Micro Linear Corp., San Jose, Calif., reported a net loss of $3.4 million, or 28 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2000. That compared to a net loss in the preceding quarter of $3.8 million, or 33 cents per share, and a net income of $228,000, or 2 cents per share, in the fourth quarter of 1999.
Toshiba launches integrated 64-bit RISC processor with PCI interface
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1/30/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE --Toshiba Corp. today announced availability of a new RISC-based series of embedded 64-bit processors with a range of integrated peripherals. The series is based on a 64-bit processor architecture from MIPS Technologies and intended to be an alternative to custom-designed ASICs.
Stanford Microdevices rolls out SiGe-based RF device for 3G
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1/30/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Gearing up for third-generation (3G) wireless networks, Stanford Microdevices Inc. here today rolled out a radio-frequency (RF) device based on a high-speed silicon-germanium (SiGe) process technology.
Singapore government takes 15% stake in 300mm wafer fab
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1/30/2001   Post a comment
In a move to support the first 300mm wafer fab project in Singapore, the Singapore government said that it has taken a 15% stake in the $3.6 billion facility to be built by United Microelectronics Corp.
Intel says PC processor uses less than 1-V
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1/30/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Intel Corp. today announced the industry's first PC microprocessor that operates with less than 1 volt of power while consuming less than 1 watt.
Tower warns of lower sales in first half of 2001
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1/29/2001   Post a comment
Tower Semiconductor Ltd., Migdal Haemek, Israel, today announced sales for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2000, increased by 30.1% to $29.2 million from $22.5 million in the fourth quarter of 1999.
Arrow to handle Connect One's Web-enabled IC
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1/29/2001   Post a comment
Aiming to conquer the Web-enabled communications market, Connect One Ltd. is strengthening its position in the channel by signing with Arrow Electronics Inc.
Motorola drops Psion from wireless development plan
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1/29/2001   Post a comment
The wheels have fallen off the deal cut last year by Motorola Inc.'s Personal Communications Sector and Psion plc to develop wireless information devices that use the EPOC 32-bit operating system.
Convergence of video and broadband gains momentum
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1/29/2001   Post a comment
The convergence of interactive video and broadband communications was underscored last week when communications heavy hitter Broadcom Corp. and video IC pioneer C-Cube Microsystems Inc. disclosed their separate strategies to extend beyond their core competencies and deliver set-top-box (STB) solutions.
IDT extends 36-bit dual-port SRAM series to 9-Mbit
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1/29/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Integrated Device Technology Inc. here today extended its Bank-Switchable dual-port SRAM series to 9-megabit memory devices with 166-MHz performance per port. The new 36-bit dual-port SRAM is aimed at high-bandwidth applications in routers, switches, and wireless base stations used in third-generation cellular phone applications.
MIPS, Hughes ink deal to develop set-top boxes
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1/29/2001   Post a comment
MOUNTAIN VEIW, Calif. -- MIPS Technologies Inc. and Hughes Network Systems today announced a three-year agreement to co-develop next-generation set-top boxes. As part of the deal, Hughes announced that it has standardized all of its system design activities on MIPS' 32-bit RISC processors. In addition, MIPS will provide HNS with advanced simulation and design tools.
Anadigics Q4 sales drop 24%
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1/29/2001   Post a comment
Saddled with lagging revenues in its wireless sector, Anadigics Inc., Warren, NJ, reported net sales of $30.7 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2000, a 24% decline from the $40.1 million reported in the fourth quarter of 1999.
Dallas agrees to $2.5bn Maxim offer
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NEC joins suppliers backing Quad Data Rate SRAMs
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SAN JOSE -- NEC Corp. today announced it was joining Cypress Semiconductor Corp. and Micron Technology Inc. to support new Quad Data Rate (QDR) static RAMs for high-performance memories in switches, routers, and other systems applications with data rates above 200 MHz.
Mitsubishi puts mobile spin on memory plans
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1/29/2001   Post a comment
Reaffirming its commitment to memory production for mobile terminals, Mitsubishi Electric Co. this year will integrate flash, SRAM and the company's Mobile RAM technology into a new memory package that will go on sale this fall.
Anadigics sales fall 40% sequentially in Q4
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1/29/2001   Post a comment
WARREN, N.J.-- Radio-frequency chip supplier Anadigics Inc. here today reported a 24% drop in sales to $30.7 million in the fourth quarter compared to $40.1 million in the same period a year ago. Anadigics' sales plunged 40% sequentially form $51.1 million in the third quarter of 2000.
TI bundles VoIP solutions, plans chip for 2,016 channels in 2002
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1/29/2001   Post a comment
DALLAS -- Texas Instruments Inc. today announced bundled software and digital signal processor solutions for a range of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) systems, and the Dallas company said it aims to be the first DSP supplier to integrate 672 channels on a chip for T3 capabilities in the second half of 2001.
Maxim to acquire Dallas Semi for $2.5 billion in stock
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1/29/2001   Post a comment
DALLAS--Silicon Valley-based Maxim Integrated Products Inc. today announced an agreement to acquire Dallas Semiconductor Corp. for about $2.5 billion in stock. The agreement comes two months after a heart attack killed C.V. ("Vin") Prothro, Dallas Semiconductor's president, CEO, and chairman.
SBN Reporter's Notebook
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1/26/2001   Post a comment
What's heard on the chip beat
Cypress samples 9-Mbit dual-port RAM
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1/26/2001   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor said it was sampling what it claims is the industry's first 9-Mbit dual-port RAM.
Chartered, Simtek expand foundry alliance
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1/26/2001   Post a comment
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Unable to obtain enough foundry capacity in 2000, Simtek Corp. here today announced it has expanded its ties with Singapore's Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. Under the terms, Simtek, a supplier of nonvolatile memories and other products, has secured commitments for additional processed wafers from Chartered in 2001.
Vendors prep arsenals for DRAM architecture battle
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1/26/2001   Post a comment
This year could be pivotal in the battle over DRAM architectures as PC-133, double-data-rate and Rambus memories all make their way into the hands of PC vendors, which are as anxious as their memory and chip set suppliers to learn the market's preferences.
Microchip forecasts flat to lower revenues
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1/25/2001   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc., Chandler, Ariz., posted profit and revenue increases in the fiscal third quarter, but warned of a rocky road ahead as a result of industry-wide corrections.
TranSwitch acquires French design team
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1/25/2001   Post a comment
TranSwitch Corp., Shelton, Conn., today announced the acquisition of privately-held French semiconductor design house ADV Engineering S.A.
Fujitsu names new head of Systems Solutions Group
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1/25/2001   Post a comment
Fujitsu Microelectronics Inc. has named Shigeru Fujii to head its Systems Solutions Group, as the company attempts to build a stronger ASIC front to attack the North American chip market.
Qualcomm re-evaluates chip spin-off's IPO
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1/25/2001   Post a comment
Qualcomm Inc. reported revenues for its first fiscal quarter for 2001 were $684 million, compared with $764 million for the same period last year.
PMC-Sierra's Q4 up 152%
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1/25/2001   Post a comment
BURNABY, British Colombia, Canada -- PMC-Sierra Inc. today reported sales of $261.6 million for its fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, a 152% jump over the like period a year ago. PMC-Sierra said net income before one-time items rose to $62.5 million, or $0.34, from $19.3 million, or $0.11 a share, a year ago. The consensus analyst earnings forecast for PMC-Sierra was $0.34 a share, according to First Call/Thomson Financial.
Rambus exec says Intel DDR chipset not a big threat
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1/25/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE, CALIF.--Avo Kanadjian, vice president of worldwide marketing for Rambus Inc., said he isn't worried about Intel Corp. providing a Pentium 4 chipset this year as a rival to Direct Rambus DRAM. He said he believed it would be 2002 before Intel brought its own DDR chipset to market, "and by that time RDRAM would have ramped up so strongly for Pentium 4 that a DDR chipset won't be able to compete."
ATI has $65 million windfall from Broadcom shares
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1/25/2001   Post a comment
ATI Technologies Inc. said today that it has realized cash proceeds of (US) $65 million through the sale of shares held in Broadcom Corporation, the Irvine, Calif.
Matsushita to sample 1394 chip for A/V and peripherals
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1/25/2001   Post a comment
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. has developed an IEEE 1394 interface chip suited for protocol processing in both digital audio/video equipment and in PC peripherals.
Taiwan motherboard makers hedge bet with new DDR-based products
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1/25/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- In a major boost for the double-data-rate (DDR) SDRAM standard, Taiwan's PC motherboard giants this week threw their weight behind this new, emerging memory technology.
SanDisk Q4 income up, but slowdown expected for first half
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1/25/2001   Post a comment
Although SanDisk Corp., Sunnyvale, Calif., boosted its net income by nearly 200% in the fourth quarter, the company performed below analysts' estimates and is predicting a slowdown in the first two quarters of 2001.
Intel and Synopsys invest in Canadian analog design startup
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1/25/2001   Post a comment
OTTAWA, Ontario -- Intel Corp. and Synopsys Inc. are among new investors pumping $8 million into Analog Design Automation Inc. here. The startup is applying intelligent systems technology to synthesizing analog and mixed-signal IC designs.
Micro Linear delays financial results until next week
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1/25/2001   Post a comment
Micro Linear Corp. has postponed the release of its fourth quarter financial results until Tuesday, January 30.
Bullish ST rejects chip slump forecasts
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Franco-Italian group posts highest 2000 sales growth of all top ten semiconductor vendors.
QuickLogic revenues fall 18% sequentially in Q4
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1/24/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Programmable logic vendor QuickLogic Corp. today announced revenues for the fourth quarter of 2000 were $12.2 million, up 10% from revenues of $11.1 million in the fourth quarter of 1999 but down 18% from net revenues of $14.9 million reported in the third quarter of 2000.
Cirrus remains confident in Internet entertainment chip sales
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1/24/2001   Post a comment
AUSTIN, Tex. -- The near-term outlook at Cirrus Logic Inc. is a little better than other chip companies, which this week have been forecasting lower revenues in the first three months of 2001. Cirrus Logic today said it expects sales to be flat in the current quarter from $208 million in its fiscal third quarter, ended Dec. 30.
ServerWorks plans chip sets for range of Intel processors
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1/24/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Two weeks after agreeing to be acquired by Broadcom Corp., ServerWorks Corp. today outlined its strategy in the server-based chip set market, reportedly including a major deal with Intel Corp.
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