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Atheros' Q4 sales up 9%, '04 revenue jumps 94%
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1/31/2005   Post a comment
Atheros Communications Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.), a developer of wireless LAN chipsets, said revenue in the fourth quarter was $41.7 million, compared with $38.3 million in the third quarter, an increase of 9 percent.
Semiconductor market ends on slow note in 2004
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1/31/2005   Post a comment
The semiconductor market ended on a slow note in December of 2004, as sales, unit volumes and average selling prices (ASPs) were down for the month.
Toshiba posts quarterly profit, cuts yearly outlook
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1/31/2005   Post a comment
Japan's Toshiba Corp. reported a profit of 1.6 billion yen ($15.1 million) for the quarter, compared to a loss of 9.2 billion yen ($88.8 million) in the same period a year ago.
TI's e-trim technology improves offset voltage performance of new op amp
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1/31/2005   Post a comment
Compared to traditional laser trimming methods, Texas Instruments Inc.'s (TI) e-trim technology greatly improves accuracy as evidenced by this high-speed operational amplifier.
PIC MCU targets intelligent power conversion designs
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1/31/2005   Post a comment
Microchip Technology's PIC16F785 flash microcontroller touts a complete set of integrated peripherals to address power- conversion topologies and parameters in applications such as Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) and battery chargers.
ADI targets IP-enabled set tops with Blackfin DSP
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1/31/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. is launching a new line of BlackFin DSP-based processors that also encompass automotive and medical and remote monitoring applications.
Cypress propose à sept clients des échantillons d’une mémoire RAM magnétique
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1/31/2005   Post a comment
Silicon Magnetic Systems, une filiale de Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (San Jose, Californie), vient de fournir à certains de ses clients des échantillons dits « alpha » d’une mémoire RAM magnétique (MRAM) de 256 kbits. Dans au moins deux cas, la mémoire a déjà été déployée dans des systèmes.
ST s’engage à devenir une entreprise à émission zéro avant 2010
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1/31/2005   Post a comment
Dans son allocution d’adieu lors de la conférence de presse consacrée à l’annonce des résultats financiers de sa société, le PDG de STMicroelectrronics, Pasquale Pistorio, a une nouvelle fois affirmé que ST deviendrait une « entreprise à émission zéro [de gaz à effet de serre] avant 2010 ».
International Rectifier upbeat on quarterly results
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1/31/2005   Post a comment
International Rectifier chairman, president and CEO Alex Lidow was decidedly thrilled with the performance of his company in the latest quarter. Though down 4 percent from the previous quarter, the company's December quarter revenues were up substantially from last year " driven by production ramps in home appliances and Pentium-based computer equipment. Steve Ohr filed this report.
Market outlook
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1/30/2005   Post a comment
We're only in the first quarter of 2005, but TSMC Chairman Morris Chang and others have already lowered their growth forecasts for the semiconductor industry.
Load switch provides a slew of advantages
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1/29/2005   Post a comment
Advanced Analogic Technologies' AAT4280A family of p-channel MOSFET devices features flexible turn-on and turn-off characteristics—from very fast to slew-rate limited—for high-side load-switching in portable device applications. "As portable system processors and chipsets continue to push operating voltages lower with each new generation, they need load switches capable of supporting lower voltages," said Kin Shum, director of Strategic Marketing. "By integrating slew-rate control, sup
ASICs face stiffening competition from ASSPs, says analyst
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1/28/2005   Post a comment
Although structured ASICs are helping designers shorten turn-around time and lower NRE costs for system-on-chip LSIs, ASSPs will emerge as the long-term solution for a wider range of core silicon, according to an analyst for iSuppli Japan.
ST annonce une hausse de ses recettes et une baisse de ses marges
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1/28/2005   Post a comment
Dans son message d’adieu, le PDG de STMicroelectronics, Pasquale Pistorio, a annoncé que les recettes annuelles nettes de la société pour 2004 s’élevaient à 8,87 milliards de dollars, soit une progression de 21 % par rapport à 2003.
Omron's architecture shrinks optical coarse wave multiplexers/demultiplexers
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1/28/2005   Post a comment
Omron Electronic Components expects to make inroads into a new market for the company with its P1X4 (4-channel) and P1X8 (8- channel) coarse wave division multiplexers (CWDM), which it claims utilize a simplification in architecture to achieve the world's smallest size.
Cypress enregistre des pertes et supprime 200 postes
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1/28/2005   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. enregistre une perte nette de 28,1 millions de dollars, soit 22 cents par action, sur des ventes de 210,2 millions de dollars au quatrième trimestre, contre des bénéfices nets de 23,2 millions de dollars, soit 15 cents par action, sur des ventes de 236 millions de dollars à la même période de l’année dernière.
NEC says fiscal 2004 profit will fall 45 percent
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1/28/2005   Post a comment
NEC Electronics of Japan has trimmed its business forecast for the 2004 fiscal year ending March to sales of 710 billion yen ($6.89 billion), slightly under fiscal 2003, and an operating profit of 33 billion yen ($320 million), nearly half that of fiscal 2003.
Silicon Strategies' 20 Executives to Watch in 2005
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1/28/2005   Post a comment
As the IC industry moves into another cycle, Silicon Strategies has complied and selected its own list of "20 Executives to Watch in 2005."
Les applications automobiles deviennent le moteur du développement de puces
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1/28/2005   Post a comment
Selon une nouvelle étude, les dix prochaines années devraient connaître une croissance sans précédent du contenu électronique dans les voitures.
'Yellow alert' sounded despite fall in IC inventories
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1/28/2005   Post a comment
Excess semiconductor inventories in the electronics supply chain declined to $1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2004, down 38.3 percent from $1.6 billion in the third quarter,
Broadcom, Zoran, AMI see Q4 sales slide
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
Although their full 2004 year fiscal results improved over 2003, AMIS Holdings Inc., Broadcom Corp., and Zoran Corp. all saw sequential sales declines in their December quarters due to slowing demand and inventory issues.
Asustek adopts MIPS architecture for portable devices
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
MIP Technologies Inc. announced Thursday (Jan. 27) that Asustek Computer has licensed the MIPS32 4KEc and 4KEp cores as well as its consumer audio platform and software tool kits.
Secure64 environment aims to handle OS job for Itanium
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
A key designer of the Itanium and other processors has proposed a solution to the performance drain wrought by operating systems by doing away with operating systems and moving directly to applications.
Vout D/A converter features I2C interface in a 3mm x 3mm-package
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. said this 16-bit I2C serial interface digital-to-analog converter (D/A converter) in a 3mm x 3mm DFN package can significantly reduce the size of portable products.
Cypress posts loss, cuts 200 jobs
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. posted a net loss of $28.1 million, or 22 cents per share on sales of $210.2 million in the fourth quarter, compared to net earnings of $23.2 million, or 15 cents per share on sales of $236 million in the year-ago quarter.
Chang-Gyu Hwang, president & CEO, Samsung's IC unit
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
In the 1980s, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. was barely on the radar screen in the semiconductor industry.
Mobile Displays bremsen Philips aus
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
Mit Einbußen bei Umsatz und Gewinn ihrer Halbleitersparte schockiert Philips die Branche. Damit nicht genug, auch für das kommende Quartal sehen die Niederländer schwarz.
Les ventes de TI chutent de 3 % au 4ème trimestre
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
Prévoyant des dépenses d’investissement au point mort pour 2005, Texas Instruments Inc. a annoncé des ventes de 3,153 milliards de dollars pour le quatrième trimestre, soit un recul séquentiel de 3 % mais une hausse de 14 % par rapport à la même période de l’année dernière.
ADI targets industrial apps with zero-drift instrumentation amp
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. today introduced what it claims is the industry's first 16-V, zero-drift precision instrumentation amplifier (in-amp).
ST to exit select IC markets amid 4% sales jump
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1/26/2005   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics Inc. said that it plans to take a $60 million impairment charge for scaling back its efforts in the modem and other non-strategic chip markets.
Zarlink CEO Brockett resigns amid quarterly loss
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1/26/2005   Post a comment
Canada's Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. announced that Patrick Brockett, its president and chief executive, has resigned to pursue other interests, effective immediately.
SST, Cirrus Logic expect soft quarters
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1/26/2005   Post a comment
Weak demand, falling prices, and lingering inventory issues contributed to less-than-stellar sales and earnings results for Cirrus Logic Inc. and Silicon Storage Technology (SST) Inc.
LSI Logic narrows loss on 10% sales gain in Q4
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1/26/2005   Post a comment
LSI Logic Corp. reported fourth quarter 2004 revenues of $420 million, a sequential increase of 10 percent compared to the $380 million reported in the third quarter of 2004, and a 9 percent decrease compared to the $463 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2003.
IDT to cut 240 jobs in North America, posts Q4 profit
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1/26/2005   Post a comment
Looking to cut costs, communications-chip maker Integrated Device Technology Inc. (IDT) announced plans to cut 240 positions in North America.
Ethertouch delivers next-generation capacitance sensing chip
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1/26/2005   Post a comment
Imagine a time when the wave of your finger could replace traditional tactile input devices like the computer mouse, touch screens and key pads. Ethertouch Ltd. plans to make this dream a reality via its Ethertouch ASIC sensing chip.
Memory Watch: AMD's flash dilemma will get worse
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1/26/2005   Post a comment
While Advanced Micro Devices continues to chip away at Intel in the emerging 64-bit processor market, Intel has found a way to exert pressure on AMD through flash-memory pricing, and a leading memory expert thinks the price war is going to get worse before it gets better.
Texas Instruments: Umsatz stagniert
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1/26/2005   Post a comment
Trotz rückläufiger Umsätze übertrifft der Halbleiterhersteller Texas Instruments die Erwartungen der Analysten. Doch für das bevorstehende Quartal sieht das Unternehmen eine stagnierende Entwicklung voraus.
A user-friendly boost DC-DC converter topology - it's fast and widely stable
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1/26/2005   Post a comment
In battery-powered applications an integrated DC-DC converter circuit solution offers several advantages in terms of cost, size, and design complexity, but it's hard to design. Here's a way to get over the hurdle caused by the frequency compensation circuit that varies due to manufacturing processes.
Under the Hood: Motorola's HS810 Bluetooth headset has analog calling
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1/26/2005   Post a comment
Analog technology figures prominently in this Bluetooth implementation, despite a fairly short component list. Central to the design is a single-chip Bluetooth component from Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) which integrates both digital baseband and RF radio into a single slice of CMOS. Also prominent is the interface to the audio world, a Motorola MC145483 13bit CODEC and a National Semiconductor LM4862 audio amplifier. From the January issue of Planet Analog magazine, David Carey goes Under the
TI's sales falls 3% in Q4, projects flat CapEx in '05
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1/25/2005   Post a comment
Calling for flat capital spending in 2005, Texas Instruments Inc. also reported sales of $3.153 billion in the fourth quarter, down 3 percent sequentially but up 14 percent from the like period a year ago.
Rambus sues four rivals, alleging memory patent infringment
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1/25/2005   Post a comment
Rambus Inc. is suing Hynix Semiconductor, Infineon Technologies, Inotera Memories and Nanya Technology Corp., alleging the four competitors illegally used its technology for their DDR2 memory devices and GDDR2 and GDDR3 graphics memory devices.
ISSI to reduce 30% of U.S. workforce, posts loss
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1/25/2005   Post a comment
Memory-chip maker Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. announced that it will reduce its U.S. workforce by some 30 percent by March 31.
Radar Golf claims breakthrough with RFID golf balls
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1/25/2005   Post a comment
Radar Golf Inc. claimed that its "radar" golf balls performed equal to or better than competitive balls from Titleist, Callaway, Nike and Maxfli.
8-pin Flash MCUs target battery-operated apps
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1/25/2005   Post a comment
EM Microelectronic's newest 4-bit flash microcontroller in an 8-pin package called the EM6580, combines such features as true low current operation with no external components, A/D converter or 12-level voltage level detector and on-chip flash memory to create a multi-functional MCU.
Silicon Image CEO resigns after less than 3 months
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1/25/2005   Post a comment
Silicon Image Inc. has appointed Steve Tirado president and chief executive in a management shakeup, replacing Steve Laub who held the position less than three months.
Fairchild, Agere forecast flat quarters
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1/25/2005   Post a comment
Agere Systems and Fairchild Semiconductor both project lackluster March quarters after posting mixed results in their December quarters.
Analyst's Couch: IC biz headed down in '05
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1/25/2005   Post a comment
Two market research firms -- Databeans Inc. and IC Knowledge Inc. -- disclosed that their respective semiconductor outlooks call for negative growth in 2005.
Matsushita Electric to cut more than 1,000 jobs
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
Japanese consumer electronics giant Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. will cut more than 1,000 domestic jobs within its digital electronics business.
Alliance, Mindspeed, Silicon Labs post mixed results
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
Alliance, Mindspeed and Silicon Laboratories separately posted mixed results in the quarter.
TranSwitch cuts 18% of workforce, posts loss
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
Hit hard by the IC inventory glut, communications-chip maker TranSwitch Corp. on Monday (Jan. 24) said that it has cut its workforce by 18 percent.
V6 Automation Tools Speed SOC and Embedded System Design by 'Several Orders of Magnitude'
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
New Compiler, Instruction-Set Simulator Make it Easier, Faster to Design With Configurable Processors than Custom Logic
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