S3 Graphics joint venture in Taiwan finally starts up News & Analysis 1/5/2001 Post a comment TAIPEI, Taiwan -- It took more than a year to accomplish, but Via Technologies Inc. here and U.S.-based Sonicblue Inc. (formerly S3 Inc.) announced the formal launch of a PC chip set venture after clearing regulatory hurdles in Taiwan and receiving shareholder approval. The joint venture is called S3 Graphics Inc., and its focus will be high-performance graphics cores for a range of products in desktop and notebook PCs.
Semtech to miss revenue growth forecast News & Analysis 1/4/2001 Post a comment NEWBURY, Calif. -- Semtech Corp. here today said that its fiscal fourth quarter revenue will be flat compared with third quarter levels, missing the 7-to-9% sequential growth previously forecast. The company added it expects to achieve analysts' consensus earnings estimates of 23 cents per share for the fourth quarter, which ends Jan. 28, 2001.
Semtech to miss revenue growth forecast News & Analysis 1/4/2001 Post a comment Semtech Corp., Newbury Park, Calif., today said that its fiscal fourth quarter revenue will be flat compared with third quarter levels, missing the 7 to 9% sequential growth previously forecast.
DSL-chip maker GlobeSpan to meet or exceed 4Q results News & Analysis 1/4/2001 Post a comment RED BANK, N.J. -- Bucking the trend in the market, communications-chip maker GlobeSpan Inc. here today announced it would meet or exceed its sales and profit forecast for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2000.
The supplier of chips for Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), network processing, and other applications is projected to earn $0.19 a share in the quarter, up from $0.04 in the like period a year ago, according to estimates from First Call/Thomson Financial.
inSilicon misses revenue and earnings targets News & Analysis 1/4/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Semiconductor intellectual-property vendor inSilicon Corp. here today said that it generated lower-than-expected
revenue during December, which will result in revenue and earnings for its first fiscal quarter being below expectations.
For the quarter ended December 31, inSilicon expects to report
revenue of approximately $6 million, as compared to $5.3 million in the same quarter of the prior year, and earnings before goodwill and other non-cash charges of between 2 and 4 cents per
Waves Ltd. forms semiconductor division, hires managers News & Analysis 1/4/2001 Post a comment SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Audio signal processing specialist Waves Ltd. today announced the formation of a semiconductor division to market its Maxx technologies for a variety of consumer product applications. The semiconductor division has set up sales offices in San Mateo, Tokyo, and Austin, Tex.
inSilicon misses revenue and earnings targets News & Analysis 1/4/2001 Post a comment Semiconductor intellectual-property vendor inSilicon Corp., San Jose, Calif. today said that it generated lower-than-expected revenue during December, which will result in revenue and earnings for its first fiscal quarter being below expectations.
LSI Logic launches ADSL front-end chips from Datapath acquisition News & Analysis 1/4/2001 Post a comment MILPITAS, Calif. -- LSI Logic Corp. has added a pair of integrated analog front-end ICs to its portfolio of broadband products for asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) systems. The two new SpeedReach devices require a single power supply--unlike competing solutions--and LSI Logic said mixed-signal integration reduces the number of components required in systems.
AMD said to use Transmeta's chip as prototype tool News & Analysis 1/3/2001 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Advanced Micro Devices Inc. will reportedly use Transmeta Corp.'s code-morphing software to prototype its own forthcoming Sledgehammer chip, according to industry sources.
The agreement solidifies the relationship between the two companies, reported last August by Electronic Buyers' News.
Electronics industry confronts a challenging year News & Analysis 1/3/2001 Post a comment The year 2000 was exceptional for the electronics industry in many ways. It opened with fears of a Y2K crash, then the sector's revenue, stock value, and capital investments soared to lofty heights before plunging late in the year.
Austria's NewLogic receives certification for Bluetooth IP cores News & Analysis 1/3/2001 Post a comment LUSTENAU, Austria -- Austria's NewLogic Technologies AG here announced it has completed the qualification phase of its intellectual-property (IP) cores for Bluetooth-enabled applications.
This is believed to be the first Bluetooth-based IP cores to be certified in the market, enabling them to interoperate with other chips and systems in this arena, said Gianmaria Mazzucchelli, managing director of NewLogic.
Rambus wins ITC decisions in SDRAM patent case News & Analysis 1/3/2001 Post a comment WASHINGTON -- The U.S. International Trade Commission in a year-end action upheld Rambus Inc.'s request to withdraw its synchronous DRAM patent infringement case against Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., while overturning restrictions on Rambus on future new cases that might be filed with the ITC.
Chip sales moving back to normal 17% growth in Q1, says SIA News & Analysis 1/3/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Worldwide chip sales are heading back to normal annual growth rates of 17% in the first quarter of 2001 after increasing 37.1% in 2000, said George Scalise, president of the Semiconductor Industry Association. The U.S. trade group president today insisted that the outlook for semiconductor markets remains strong despite a slowdown in growth that began in September when major chip customers started delaying orders to clear out their inventories.
Mitsubishi inks SDRAM, DDR pact with Rambus News & Analysis 1/2/2001 Post a comment MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Mitsubishi Electric Corp. today became the seventh chip maker to announced it was licensing Rambus Inc.'s patents for synchronous DRAMs, double data rate (DDR) memories, and controllers that interface to those devices.
Intel ships 1.3-GHz Pentium 4 processors to Dell, Gateway, and others News & Analysis 1/2/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corp. is quietly shipping a new--and slower--version of its Pentium 4 processor to major OEMs, including Dell, Gateway, among others.
In fact, Dell Computer Corp. has released a PC based upon a slower Pentium 4 chip from Intel, the first step in what Intel hopes will be an industry-wide shift to the new architecture.
Japan's chip makers remain cautiously optimistic about New Year News & Analysis 1/2/2001 Post a comment TOKYO -- Right after chip revenue and profits went soaring in the first half of 2000, the market suddenly went soft, leaving industry executives guessing where it would head next. Following last year's roller-coaster ride, none of the major Japanese semiconductor industry executives interviewed recently would stick their necks out to forecast 2001 sales.
Japan's chipmakers remain cautiously optimistic News & Analysis 1/1/2001 Post a comment Right after chip revenue and profits went soaring in the first half of 2000, the market suddenly went soft, leaving industry executives guessing where it would head next. Following last year's roller-coaster ride, none of the major Japanese semiconductor industry executives interviewed recently would stick their necks out to forecast 2001 sales.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 8 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...