Maxim's sales up 51.2% News & Analysis 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.
ARM's Q4 sales flat, but company bullish for 2001 News & Analysis 1/31/2001 Post a comment 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
Infineon sales fall 30% sequentially in quarter due to DRAM prices News & Analysis 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.
Micro Linear reports loss for fourth quarter News & Analysis 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.
Convergence of video and broadband gains momentum News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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% News & Analysis 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.
NEC joins suppliers backing Quad Data Rate SRAMs News & Analysis 1/29/2001 Post a comment 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
Chartered, Simtek expand foundry alliance News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
PMC-Sierra's Q4 up 152% News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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."
QuickLogic revenues fall 18% sequentially in Q4 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.