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JDS Uniphase again postpones merger stockholder meeting
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1/24/2001   Post a comment
JDS Uniphase Corp. and SDL said they have again postponed their special stockholder meetings to vote on their proposed merger "because of the time required to complete the regulatory approval process."
Broadcom sued over alleged patent infringement
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1/24/2001   Post a comment
Microtune, Inc., Plano Texas, said today that it has filed a lawsuit against Broadcom Corp. for alleged patent infringement.
Microtune sues Broadcom for patent infringement in TV tuner IC
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1/24/2001   Post a comment
PLANO, Tex. -- Dallas area startup Microtune Inc. today announced it was suing Broadcom Corp. for infringement of a U.S. patent covering technology for single-chip television tuners.
AMD to drop EV6 bus in upcoming Hammer microprocessors
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1/24/2001   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif. -- Advanced Micro Devices will drop its current Athlon and Duron EV6 bus architecture for its upcoming 64-bit Hammer-series processors to allow for connecting large multiprocessing arrays, the Platform Conference was told Monday.
Motorola bundles DSP with Surf software for 'smart network' solutions
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1/24/2001   Post a comment
AUSTIN, Tex. -- Motorola Inc. and Surf Communication Solutions Inc. today announced an alliance to bundle embedded processors and software for a range of high-speed telecommunication access systems.
Oak warns of big revenue drop, layoffs
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1/23/2001   Post a comment
Citing numerous factors including a recent slowdown in the PC industry, global economic conditions, and regular seasonality in the business, Oak expects total revenue for the third fiscal quarter of 2001 will increase by approximately 30% compared with the same quarter of fiscal 2000. This implies that revenues will be down sequentially, perhaps as much as 40% compared to the quarter just ended -- a quarter in which Oak posted a sequential increase of 18.9% compared to the previous quarter.
C-Cube's Q4 profits falls 55%
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1/23/2001   Post a comment
MILPITAS, Calif. -- C-Cube Microsystems Inc. reported sales of $74 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, up 15% from $64 million posted in the like period a year ago. Net income for the fourth quarter was $8.3 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, compared with $18.4 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, a year ago. Analysts were expecting the company to earn $0.15 per share in the period.
Centillium's Q4 sales up more than 1000%
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1/23/2001   Post a comment
FREMONT, Calif. -- Centillium Communications Inc. here today reported sales of $24.3 million for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, up more than 1000% from $2.2 million posted in the like period a year ago. The supplier of chips for Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) applications reported a pro forma net loss of $1.7 million, or $0.05 per share, compared to a deficit of $5.0 million, or $0.20 per share, for the same quarter of 1999.
QLogic's profits climb 75% in quarter
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1/23/2001   Post a comment
QLogic Corp., Aliso Viejo, Calif., reported third quarter net income grew 75% to $25.2 million, or 28 cents per share, compared to the $14.4 million, or 17 cents per share, recorded a year ago.
Chip equipment orders fell in December
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1/23/2001   Post a comment
The North American-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.5 billion in orders in December 2000 and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.03, according to the December 2000 Express Report published today by Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI).
LSI Logic expects 12% revenue decrease in first quarter
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1/23/2001   Post a comment
Joining other semiconductor companies, LSI Logic Corp. reported it expects a sequential revenue downturn of about 12% in the first quarter.
Fairchild predicts 10% revenue drop in quarter
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1/23/2001   Post a comment
Citing excess inventory that will remain in distribution and CEM channels through the first quarter, Fairchild Semiconductor International warned that revenue in the current quarter will be down 10% from the nearly half billion reported in the fourth quarter.
Intersil revenue hits $800 million in first year
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1/23/2001   Post a comment
Intersil Corp., completing its first year as an independent company after splitting from former parent Harris Corp., reported revenue of $800 million.
Broadcom beats Q4 earnings estimates by a penny; sales up 18% sequentially
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1/23/2001   Post a comment
IRVINE, Calif.--Broadcom Corp. today beat Wall Street's earnings estimates by a penny a share and the company posted an 18% sequential gain in revenues for the fourth quarter to $376.1 million. Broacom's net income in Q4 was a record $86.7 million.
C-Cube net income beats estimates by a penny
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1/23/2001   Post a comment
C-Cube Microsystems reported revenues for the fourth quarter of $74.0 million compared with $64.0 million for the fourth quarter of 1999. Total revenues for 2000 reached $265.0 million compared with $222.1 million for 1999.
Microsemi's net income up 310% in quarter
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1/23/2001   Post a comment
Microsemi Corp., Santa Ana, Calif., posted net income of $4.1 million, or 30 cents per share, for the first quarter ended Dec. 31, 2000, a 310% increase compared with the $1 million, or 9 cents per share, reported in the first quarter last year. The company credits its move to higher margin application-specific products for the increase.
Broadcom's earnings top estimates
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1/23/2001   Post a comment
After beating communications chip suppliers on the acquisition front by making multi-billion dollar purchases during the last year, Broadcom Corp. has also posted healthy earnings and revenue gains that topped analysts' estimates for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2000.
Toshiba offers 32-bit MCUs based on new CISC processor core
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1/23/2001   Post a comment
TOKYO -- Toshiba Corp. today announced two new 32-bit complex-instruction set computer (CISC) microcontrollers with integrated 128-kilobytes of ROM and 6-Kbytes of RAM. The MCUs are the industry's first 32-bit microcontrollers based on a CISC architecture with that level of memory on chip, according to Toshiba.
RF Micro Devices aims modulator IC at direct-conversion radio
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1/23/2001   Post a comment
GREENSBORO, N.C.-- RF Micro Devices Inc. here rolled out the first in a series of multi-band, direct-quadrature modulator ICs aimed at serving direct-conversion radio architectures in new handsets, base stations and other wireless products. The new radio-frequency IC features a very low noise floor and includes gain control, said the company.
Simtek forms division to attack FPGAs
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1/23/2001   Post a comment
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Simtek Corp. here today announced the formation of a new division that will support the conversion of expensive programmable logic devices (PLDs) to the company's own, low-cost ASIC products. Though its recent acquisitions of Integrated Logic Systems Inc. and MacroTech Semiconductor, Simtek has formed the Simtek Integrated Logic business unit.
Cypress issues warning about first quarter
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1/23/2001   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp., San Jose, Calif., reported a 114% increase in net income for the fourth quarter of 2000, but issued a warning about first quarter results.
TI says slumping demand--not capacity--plagues chip markets
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1/23/2001   Post a comment
DALLAS -- Widespread inventory adjustments in key wireless and communications infrastructure markets are likely to continue for months--possibly into the summer--based on customer feedback at Texas Instruments Inc., said company officials during an conference call with analysts after releasing sequentially flat semiconductor revenues for the fourth quarter.
STMicro ships first 200-MHz ST100 DSP platform to customers
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
GENEVA--STMicroelectronics today formally announced it has shipped the first development platform for its ST100 digital signal processor core architecture to selected customers.
TI expects 10% sequential drop in Q1 revenues
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
DALLAS -- Texas Instruments Inc. today reported mixed results for its semiconductor operations in the fourth quarter of 2000, and the Dallas chip company said it now expects overall revenues to decline 10% in the first quarter of 2001 from sales in the final three months of 2000.
Vitesse revenues jump 85% in quarter
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. today reported revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2001, ended Dec. 31, 2000 were $165.1 million, an increase of 85% over the $89.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2000 and an increase of 20 percent over the $138.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2000.
Memory maker Micron fine-tunes logic roadmap
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
BOISE, Idaho -- Crafting a roadmap that includes a range of embedded memory products, DRAM powerhouse Micron Technology Inc. is intent on expanding into the logic market, but will no longer focus on general-purpose devices to get there.
Intel, Corning, Xerox, and others form MEMS trade group
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
INTERLAKEN, Switzerland -- A group led by Corning, Honeywell, Intel, Xactix, and Xerox have announced the formation of a new U.S. trade association in the exploding microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) arena. Announced at the IEEE International MEMS-01 Conference here this week, the new MEMS Industry Group (MEMS-IG) hopes to become the unified voice for the U.S. MEMS chip and systems industry.
Conexant dubs Internet spinoff Mindspeed Technologies
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
A week after announcing the delay of the IPO for its Internet infrastructure business spin-off, Conexant Systems Inc.said it will dub the business unit as Mindspeed Technologies upon completion of Conexant's breakup into two companies.
Field-solving tool extended for ASIC market
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
OEA Technologies Inc., a small company noted for its Sematech work on parasitic extraction, is taking its Net-AN field-solving tool to the ASIC market.
Conexant names its Internet infrastructure company to 'Mindspeed Technologies'
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Conexant Systems Inc. here today announced that it has selected a corporate name for its new and independent Internet infrastructure company--Mindspeed Technologies Inc.
EndPoints receives $7 million in funding
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
BEDFORD, Mass. -- EndPoints Inc., a supplier of controller chips used in digital cameras and other products, has announced the receipt of $7 million in funding from a group of investors led by IndexIT, a division of London-based Beeson Gregory International. The private placement of Series B Preferred stock was the second round of financing for EndPoints. The company will use the funding to develop new versions of the controller chips used by OEMs to produce web-enabled digital cameras.
1394 serial-bus group aims to link with wireless standards
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif.---Jan. 22, 2001--Branching out from its original serial-bus focus, the 1394 Trade Association today announced efforts to create a new wireless working group to address connectivity with radio-frequency networks between computers, peripherals, and consumer electronics.
Hitachi, Triscend ink deal to co-develop configurable RISC processors
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
TOKYO -- Japan's Hitachi Ltd. has announced plans to enter the configurable RISC chip market as part a product development alliance with Triscend Corp. Under the terms, Hitachi will integrate Triscend's configurable chip technology across its SuperH line of 32-bit RISC processors. In addition, Hitachi will gain access to Triscend's configurable FastChip software, intellectual-property (IP) cores, and third-party EDA tools.
Micron Technology fine-tunes logic
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
Crafting a road map that includes a range of embedded memory products, DRAM powerhouse Micron Technology Inc. is intent on expanding into the logic market, but will no longer focus on general-purpose devices to get there.
Rambus invests $5 million in NurLogic
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
SAN DIEGO -- NurLogic Design Inc. here today announced $5 million in funding from Rambus Inc., which is helping the four-year-old company to finance development of new communications and connectivity chip technologies.
Ericsson ponders future of its semiconductor group
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
Ericsson Microelectronics AB has an image problem, one that company president Bo Andersson is in a hurry to change. At Ericsson LM, its huge Swedish communication-equipment parent, the RF wireless-chip supplier is so small it has been lumped in a business category defined as "others."
Alcatel preps Gigabit Ethernet core for Altera FPGAs
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
Alcatel has developed a Gigabit Ethernet media access controller (MAC) core for use in Altera's high-density Apex PLD family, a move the companies said will help address a growing trend to marry communications functionality with programmable logic devices.
IBM licenses LSI Logic's ZSP digital signal processor for ASICs
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
EAST FISHKILL, N.Y. -- In a move to expand its ASIC offerings in fast-growing communications applications, IBM Corp. here today announced it will offer embedded DSP functions in 0.13-micron system-on-chip designs, based on the ZSP digital signal processor from LSI Logic Corp.
Intel and AMD duel on pricing, capital spending fronts
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- If Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has its way, there will be no processor price war with arch-rival Intel Corp. this quarter, AMD chairman Jerry Sanders told financial analysts last week.
Velio rolls out CMOS-based backplane transceivers
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Looking to lower the costs of networking equipment, Velio Communications Inc. here today announced its first products--a family of four- and eight-port serializer/deserializer backplane transceivers based on a CMOS process technology.
AMD-based supercomputer debuts next week
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1/19/2001   Post a comment
The University of Delaware on Jan. 22 will announce the first clustered supercomputer based upon the Athlon microprocessor from Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Signia uses TSMC's wafer 'shuttle' to validate Bluetooth transceiver
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1/19/2001   Post a comment
MILPITAS, Calif. -- Signia Technologies here today announced it has received its first Bluetooth transceiver device fabricated with 0.25-micron radio-frequency CMOS technology by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Samsung shrinks 512-Mbit flash memory with 0.15-micron design
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1/19/2001   Post a comment
SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today reported development of a 512-megabit NAND-type flash memory chip using 0.15-micron design rules. The Korean chip maker claimed the memory is the industry's smallest 512-Mbit NAND-type flash, and the company said it plans to launch products with two chips stacked in a package for 1-gigabit nonvolatile storage capacity.
Intel had $2.6 billion operating loss outside of MPU group
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1/19/2001   Post a comment
NEW YORK -- Intel Corp. had a $2.6 billion operating loss outside its microprocessor group, according to financial data released by the company this week.
Intel had $2.6B operating loss outside of MPU group
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1/19/2001   Post a comment
Intel Corp. had a $2.6 billion operating loss outside its microprocessor group, according to financial data released by the company this week.
Lattice Semiconductor boosts net income 195%
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1/19/2001   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor Corp.'s net income almost tripled in the fourth quarter due to an increase in sales of high-density programmable logic devices.
Group aims to empower Japanese startups
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1/19/2001   Post a comment
Looking to provide guidance and support to startup companies in a country that's long been a desert of new ventures, the Japan Semiconductor Venture Association (JASVA) has begun operations in an attempt to form a Japanese counterpart to the Fabless Semiconductor Association.
Intel's Brookdale chipset arrives in Taiwan
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1/19/2001   Post a comment
Intel Corp. is working with Taiwan's motherboard makers to facilitate the development of its SDRAM-enabled Brookdale chipset to support the Pentium 4 processor.
Ixys reports record revenues
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1/19/2001   Post a comment
Ixys Corp., Santa Clara, Calif., today reported its eleventh consecutive quarter of record revenues and sixteenth consecutive quarter of increased revenues. For the third fiscal quarter of 2001 ended December 31, 2000, the supplier of power semiconductors reported revenues of $29.2 million, a 49.0% increase from the prior year quarter revenues of $19.6 million.
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