Maxim extends TDM to packet nets News & Analysis 1/25/2006 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products and Dallas Semiconductor, its wholly-owned subsidiary, are working with RAD Data Communications to produce TDM over Packet (ToP) chips, the two companies announced.
Hynix net earnings soar on flash sales News & Analysis 1/25/2006 Post a comment South Korean chip maker Hynix Semiconductor Inc. said its fourth-quarter net profit skyrocketed to 751.0 billion won ($768.5 million), a four-fold hike from 186.1 billion won ($190.4 million) a year ago.
Wireless sales help STMicro post profit News & Analysis 1/24/2006 Post a comment Semiconductor supplier STMicroelectronics record net earnings of $183 million, or 20 cents per share on sales of $2.39 billion, compared with $187 million, or 20 cents per share on sales of $2.33 billion in the year-ago quarter.
Zarlink turns profit after divesting RF business News & Analysis 1/24/2006 Post a comment Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. posted earnings of $51.0 million, or 39 cents per share on sales of $37.4 million in its third fiscal 2006 quarter ended December, compared with a net loss of $7.6 million, or 6 cents per share on sales of $36.6 million in the year-ago quarter.
Strong power amp sales drive RF Micro profit News & Analysis 1/24/2006 Post a comment RFIC semiconductor supplier RF Micro Devices Inc. posted net earnings of $14.7 million, or 7 cents per share on sales of $208.0 million in the third fiscal 2006 quarter ended Dec. 31, 2005, up from $0.58 million on sales of $168.9 million in the year-ago quarter.
12-bit A/D converters tout low power Product News 1/24/2006 Post a comment Austriamicrosystems today launched a family of fully differential 12-bit, 8-channel, 400 ksamples/s, low power analog-to-digital (A/D) converters for battery-powered remote sensor and data-acquisition devices.
Agere loss meets guidance News & Analysis 1/24/2006 Post a comment Semiconductor supplier Agere Systems posted a net loss of $19 million, or 11 cents per share on sales of $403 million in its first fiscal 2006 quarter ended Dec. 31, 2005, meeting the guidance the company provided in October.
Magnolia Broadband secures $14 million News & Analysis 1/24/2006 Post a comment Fabless semiconductor group Magnolia Broadband, Inc., has raised $14 million in a fourth round of financing that brings the total invested in the five year old company to $40 million.
SWIFT DC/DCs power DVDs to DSPs Product News 1/24/2006 Post a comment Texas Instruments' wide-input TPS5430 SWIFT converter delivers 3 amps at greater than 90 percent efficiency for consumer electronics and industrial point-of-load power systems. A second converter, the company's low-input TPS5413 synchronous step-down device, provides similar output for 5- and 3.3-volt distributed power systems and broadband and networking infrastructure.
Report slams impact of nanotechnology research News & Analysis 1/24/2006 Post a comment A market research group specializing in tracking developments in nanotechnology has hit out at the pace of commercialising the technology and the lack of commercial impact of nanotechnologies despite $18 billion of public funding since 1997.
MOSFET-driver chip boosts DC/DC efficiency Product News 1/24/2006 Post a comment Two new MOSFET-driver chips from Vishay Intertechnology, the SiC714CD10 and SiC711CD10, simplify the design of single and multiphase DC/DC converters and contribute to a significant increase in efficiency over discrete solutions.
AMD to offer $500 million in common stock News & Analysis 1/24/2006 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices intends to offer approximately $500 million worth of its common stock and grant the underwriter, Merrill Lynch & Co., a 30-day option to purchase an additional $75 million worth stock to cover over allotments.
TI meets guidance, but projects flat quarter News & Analysis 1/23/2006 Post a comment Semiconductor supplier Texas Instruments Inc. posted fourth-quarter 2005 earnings of $655 million, or 40 cents per share on sales of $3.59 billion, compared with $490 million or 28 cents per share on sales of $3.15 billion in the year-ago quarter.
Mindspeed's sales up, loss widens News & Analysis 1/23/2006 Post a comment Communications-chip maker Mindspeed Technologies Inc. posted sales of $33.2 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2006, up 7 percent over the $31.1 million reported in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005 and up from $26.3 million in the like period a year ago.
HP licenses MMP portfolio News & Analysis 1/23/2006 Post a comment Alliacense announced that Hewlett-Packard has become the first system manufacturer to purchase a license to use intellectual property protected by the Moore Microprocessor Patent portfolio.
Sipex settles shareholder suit News & Analysis 1/23/2006 Post a comment Analog IC supplier Sipex Corp. has announced that the Superior Court of the State of California approved the settlement of a shareholder suit against the company’s current and former directors and officers.
Audio amplifiers cut power consumption Product News 1/23/2006 Post a comment National Semiconductor Corp. expanded its ceramic speaker driver family today with two Boomer audio power amplifiers in tiny packages that are said to provide high capacitive loads for portable applications like cell phones, smartphones, and notebook computers.
8-bit MCUs tout new embedded peripherals Product News 1/23/2006 Post a comment STMicroelectronics has expanded its ST7Lite family of 8-bit microcontrollers for power applications in lighting, low-end motor control, uninterruptable power supplies and ovens. The latest offerings provide flexible digital peripherals, accurate and fast 10-bit ADC and fast comparator with 16 selectable voltage references.
Chip streamlines mobile TV design Product News 1/20/2006 Post a comment New chips from TI work with both DVB-H (DTV1000) UHF and L-band and ISDB-T (DTV1001) to support mobile TV deployments world-wide in US, Canada, Europe, Middle-east, Africa, Australia, Taiwan, India, People’s Republic of China, and Japan.
Reset ICs drop in at low cost Product News 1/20/2006 Post a comment STMicroelectronics' 20-strong series of three-pin reset ICs, the STM18xx series, are designed as lower current, low cost drop-in replacements for the industry standard DS18xx (Dallas/Maxim) series for voltage monitoring in high volume MCU-based applications.
Cree, Cal Micro report sales, earnings News & Analysis 1/19/2006 Post a comment Semiconductor supplier Cree Inc. reported net income from continuing operations of $20 million, or 26 cents per share, on sales of $105.6 million in the second fiscal 2006 quarter ended December.
Rambus' 4Q income slips 35 percent News & Analysis 1/19/2006 Post a comment Rambus reported a net income of $9.4 million on revenue of $41.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2005. The company reported a net income of $33.7 million on revenue of $156.2 million for the full year.
Audio subsystem houses Class D speaker Product News 1/19/2006 Post a comment National Semiconductor Corp.'s audio subsystem with a mono Class D speaker driver is said to integrate all the analog and digital functions needed for smart phones and voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) phones.
SIA board of directors to meet in Beijing News & Analysis 1/19/2006 Post a comment In a largely symbolic gesture that the organization hopes will demonstrate good faith on its part, the Semiconductor Industry Association is planning to hold a meeting of its board of directors in Beijing, China, early this summer.
Fairchild posts fourth-quarter loss News & Analysis 1/19/2006 Post a comment Semiconductor supplier Fairchild Semiconductor recorded a net loss of $4.7 million, or 4 cents per share on sales of fourth quarter sales of $370.8 million, compared with net earnings of $15.8 million, or 13 cents per share on sales of $379.4 million in the year-ago quarter.
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.