Breaking News
News Analysis
Content tagged with Semiconductors posted in March 2001
<<   <   Page 2 / 4   >   >>
Toshiba sets $10 billion R&D spending plan
News & Analysis  
3/21/2001   Post a comment
Toshiba Corp. Wednesday announced another restructuring plan to double net income in three years to $1.7 billion at current exchange rates (200 billion yen) and increase total sales 33% to $65 billion (7.9 trillion yen).
National's Brockett named CEO of Mitel's chip spinoff
News & Analysis  
3/21/2001   Post a comment
OTTAWA, Canada -- Following Mitel Corp.'s transformation to a pure-play semiconductor company, the company named Patrick J. Brockett as its new president and chief executive.
Intel ships new, 900-MHz Xeon microprocessor for servers
News & Analysis  
3/21/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corp. here today (March 21) announced it has begun shipping a new Xeon processor line for high-end servers. More than a dozen server OEMs have endorsed the new Xeon chip, which is based on a 900-MHz Pentium III processor core, advanced Level 2 cache, and other features.
ATI to enter workstation graphics segment with $10 million acquisition
News & Analysis  
3/21/2001   Post a comment
MARKHAM, Ontario -- In a move to jump into the workstation graphics business, ATI Technologies Inc. here today (March 21) announced plans to acquire the FGL Graphics division of Sonicblue Inc.--formerly S3 Inc.--for up to $10 million.
Altera claims the most DSP cores for programmable logic
News & Analysis  
3/21/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Altera Corp. today (March 21) pushed deeper into digital signal processing applications with the introduction of two new embedded cores for filtering and modulator/demodulator functions.
QuickLogic expects sales to sequentially drop 10-15% in Q1
News & Analysis  
3/21/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- QuickLogic Corp. here downgraded its estimate for first-quarter revenues from sequentially flat to a decline of 10-to-15% from $12.2 million in the fourth quarter.
Crawford resigns as Zilog's chairman
News & Analysis  
3/20/2001   Post a comment
Zilog Inc. announced on Tuesday that Curtis Crawford had resigned as chairman of the company's board of directors, less than three weeks after yielding the chief executive post at the company.
TSMC launches royalty-tracking system for IP cores in chips
News & Analysis  
3/20/2001   Post a comment
HSINCHU, Taiwan--In a series of design automation announcements, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) today said it has become the first IC manufacturer to automatically track the use of third-party intellectual property (IP) in chips.
ISSI president killed in car accident
News & Analysis  
3/20/2001   Post a comment
Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., today announced that Thomas C. Endicott, president and chief operating officer, was killed in an automobile accident on March 18.
Intel enters I/O storage controller market
News & Analysis  
3/20/2001   Post a comment
Intel Corp. here today (March 20) announced it has entered the storage controller business by acquiring ICP vortex Computersysteme GmbH for an undisclosed amount.
AMD rolls out flash-memory line based on new architecture
News & Analysis  
3/20/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- In a move to expand its non-microprocessor business, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. here today (March 20) introduced a 64-megabit, flash-memory line based on a new architecture. The Am29DL640 line of 64-Mbit, flash-memory devices are built around the company's new and innovative Flex Bank architecture. Building on AMD's current Simultaneous Read/Write (SRW) technology, Flex Bank is optimized for use in cellular phones, PDAs, and other products.
Taiwan chills investments in China
News & Analysis  
3/20/2001   Post a comment
The Taiwan government has withheld approval for Via Technologies Inc. and Asustek Computer Inc. to make further investments in China, raising speculations of a policy shift towards dampening investment in the mainland.
Lattice acquires IP chip supplier I2P
News & Analysis  
3/19/2001   Post a comment
HILLSBORO, Ore. -- Lattice Semiconductor Corp. today announced that it has acquired Integrated Intellectual Property Inc. (I2P), a Santa Clara, Calif.-based supplier of intellectual-property (IP) cores. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. I2P is a provider of ASIC and IP cores for use in communications, networking, and embedded processor systems. The acquisition will enhance Lattice's IP development efforts, said Cyrus Y. Tsui, president and chief executive of Lattice.
Semtech to sell bipolar fab in Santa Clara, use outside foundries
News & Analysis  
3/19/2001   Post a comment
NEWBURY PARK, Calif.--Semtech Corp. today (March 19) announced it is negotiating to sell its bipolar wafer fab in Santa Clara, Calif., as part of a strategy to move nearly all of its production to outside foundries. The fab processes 4- and 5-inch wafers.
Samsung claims RDRAM sales surpass $1 billion mark
News & Analysis  
3/19/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Samsung Semiconductor Inc. here today (March 19) claimed it has surpassed the $1 billion sales mark for chips based on Rambus Inc.'s DRAM (RDRAM) technology, with plans to quadruple its RDRAM shipments in 2001. Samsung has set plans to increase the output of RDRAM products from over 10 million units per month right now, to about 20 million units per month during the second half of the year.
Notebook PC Industry Backs Intel's 1-GHz mobile chip
News & Analysis  
3/19/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corp. officially launched its 1-GHz mobile Pentium III on Monday, but it seems almost everyone already has one. According to Intel, the chip has been designed into approximately 16 notebooks from 12 manufacturers, some available today. Hewlett-Packard Co. even began selling its Pavilion N6395 in retail stores such as Best Buy on Sunday, March 18.
Is Vitesse driving new networking standard with chip set?
News & Analysis  
3/19/2001   Post a comment
CAMARILLO, Calif. -- In a possible move to drive a new standard in the networking market, Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. here today (March 19) will announce a chip set that supports forward-error correction (FEC) operations at speeds of 11.5- and 12.5-gigabits-per-second.
Scottish initiative adds online 'try-before-buy' cores for IC designs
News & Analysis  
3/19/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Hoping to accelerate the development of system-on-a-chip products in the market, Scotland's Simutech has launched a new service that enables designers to download and evaluate intellectual-property (IP) chip cores over the Internet.
PMC-Sierra's next move is with new Chess-II chip set for optical networks
News & Analysis  
3/19/2001   Post a comment
BURNABY, British Columbia -- PMC-Sierra Inc. here today (March 19) will roll out a chip set that enables OEMs to consolidate a range of voice, video, and data services on a single platform on the network.
Intel's 1-GHz mobile chip to launch Monday
News & Analysis  
3/18/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corp. will announce its 1-GHz mobile Pentium III on Monday, sources said, almost certainly beating rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. to the punch. Intel and AMD have dueled before, both preannouncing 1-GHz desktop chips last year. But this time is different: Intel's customers -- OEMs such as Dell Computer Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co., and IBM -- have finished notebooks waiting to ship.
Intel's 1-GHz mobile chip to launch Monday
News & Analysis  
3/17/2001   Post a comment
Intel Corp. will announce its 1-GHz mobile Pentium III on Monday, sources said, almost certainly beating rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. to the punch.
PC's role will shrink in chip market
News & Analysis  
3/16/2001   Post a comment
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--When this downturn's stormy skies finally turn blue, the convergence of consumer and communications devices will offer booming opportunities for chip manufacturers, analysts say.
Optical component demand stays strong on high end
News & Analysis  
3/16/2001   Post a comment
Fiber optic component suppliers are reporting strong demand for their high-end parts, despite the fact that OEMs in the industry are suffering from a softening business climate that erodes market capitalization and triggers widespread layoffs.
Japan cuts capital spending, but chip market fares better
News & Analysis  
3/16/2001   Post a comment
Major Japanese electronics companies are scrambling to lower their March 31 fiscal year-end sales and profit projections as the country's economic crisis deepens. But in what could be a global market dichotomy, semiconductor purchases in Japan for the coming year may fare better than in most other regions.
Judge sides with Infineon in Rambus patent trial
News & Analysis  
3/16/2001   Post a comment
WASHINGTON -- Rambus Inc.'s patent infringement trial against Infineon Technologies AG, now delayed until April 10, will proceed under new court ground rules limiting the coverage of the Rambus SDRAM and DDR patents.
LSI Logic adds Conexant as ZSP licensee
News & Analysis  
3/16/2001   Post a comment
Conexant Systems Inc. today has become the fifth company to license the ZSP DSP architecture from LSI Logic Corp. in the year since LSI acquired ZSP Corp.
Intersil says Proxim suit 'without merit' in wireless LAN dispute
News & Analysis  
3/16/2001   Post a comment
IRVINE, Calif.--Intersil Corp. today (March 16) said a lawsuit filed Proxim Inc. was without merit, and it promised to fight allegations that it was infringing upon the company's wireless networking technology.
Taiwan start-up to offer GaAs wafers for communications
News & Analysis  
3/16/2001   Post a comment
HSINCHU, Taiwan -- WIN Semiconductors Corp. claimed that it has rolled out the world's first 6-in. 0.15-micron GaAs pHEMT MMIC wafer, targeting the wireless communications market.
Conexant becomes fifth licensees of LSI Logic's DSP core
News & Analysis  
3/16/2001   Post a comment
PHOENIX -- During a briefing session here with analysts and the press, LSI Logic Corp. today announced it has licensed its ZSP400 digital signal processor core to Conexant Systems Inc., which will use the DSP in ICs for wireless and communications applications.
Rambus' shares fall amid negative ruling in court case, report says
Product News  
3/15/2001   Post a comment
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Shares of Rambus Inc. here today (March 15) were down 30% following reports that the company faces a negative ruling in its pending case against Infineon Technologies AG, according to a report from Reuters. Shares of Rambus fell $10.35 to $25 in heavy trade after SG Cowen reported that U.S. District Court Judge Robert Payne would rule in favor of Infineon regarding the scope of Rambus' patents, the report said.
Ramtron posts $4.8 million loss on lower sales in quarter
News & Analysis  
3/15/2001   Post a comment
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Memory supplier Ramtron International Corp. here today (March 15) reported a 23% sequential decline in revenues to $6.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2000 from $8.1 million in the prior quarter. Compared to the previous year, Ramtron's revenues were 9% lower than $6.8 million in Q4 1999.
Ramtron's revenue falls in fourth quarter
News & Analysis  
3/15/2001   Post a comment
Ramtron International Corp., Colorado Springs, today reported revenue for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 was $6.2 million, compared with $6.8 million for the same quarter last year.
Falling chip orders leads to voluntary departures at Applied
News & Analysis  
3/15/2001   Post a comment
Declining orders from chip companies has led Applied Materials, Inc. to implement a voluntary separation plan as part of its continuing efforts to reduce costs.
Infineon offers ADSL, 'plain old telephone' solution in chip set
News & Analysis  
3/15/2001   Post a comment
MUNICH -- Infineon Technologies AG today (March 15) rolled out a telecommunications chip set that integrates voice and full-rate ADSL services on a single line card. The IVAX chip set is aimed at Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) applications in access network and digital loop carrier systems.
S3 Graphics rolls out graphics chips for mobile PCs
News & Analysis  
3/15/2001   Post a comment
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- S3 Graphics here today (March 15) rolled out two new, high-end graphics chips for the mobile market. The new SuperSavage product line comes in two versions: the MX and IX. The MX is a standalone device, while the IX comes with 8-Mbytes of memory on the same chip.
Start-up VSK Photonics raises $18 million
News & Analysis  
3/15/2001   Post a comment
VSK Photonics, Inc., an Irvine, Calif. start-up supplier of active photonic components for fiber optics, has received $18 million in its first round of funding.
Philips, U.S. developer plan Bluetooth prototypes for chip users
News & Analysis  
3/15/2001   Post a comment
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Engineering tool and services provider Stonestreet One Inc. here has teamed up with Philips Semiconductors to offer "comprehensive" solutions for Bluetooth wireless systems in an effort to speed product development by chip users.
SanDisk braces for 45% sequential drop in Q1 revenues
News & Analysis  
3/15/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- SanDisk Corp. here today (March 15) downgraded its outlook for the first quarter, predicting a 45% sequential decline in revenue from $155 million in the fourth quarter of 2000. Previously, the supplier of flash memory products has estimated a 15-to-20% drop in sales this quarter.
GlobeSpan lowers Q1, Q2 outlook, citing customers' inventory
News & Analysis  
3/15/2001   Post a comment
GlobeSpan Inc., a DSL chip leader, has lowered its expectations for the first and second quarters of 2001. The Red Bank, N.J., company now expects to report net revenue of $105 million to $115 million for the first quarter, representing a sequential decline from the fourth quarter of 12% to 20%.
SST invests in Shanghai foundry, maps out China expansion strategy
News & Analysis  
3/15/2001   Post a comment
SHANGHAI -- U.S.-based Silicon Storage Technology Inc. today (March 15) announced an expansion strategy in China's burgeoning chip markets with the formation of a subsidiary here and a $50 million equity investment in a start-up silicon foundry, called Shanghai Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. Ltd.
Intel again delays Ireland wafer fab
News & Analysis  
3/14/2001   Post a comment
Intel Corp. late Wednesday confirmed industry reports that the $2 billion 300-mm wafer Fab24 in Leixlip, Ireland, has been delayed a year, until the second half of 2003.
Hyundai finds a DRAM that can make a profit
News & Analysis  
3/14/2001   Post a comment
WASHINGTON -- Cash-strapped Hyundai Electronic Industries Co. Ltd., which is plagued by the current crashing DRAM prices, today (March 14) told investors it has a highly profitable memory chip to help its bottom line -- the venerable 16-megabit DRAM that now commands a small price premium.
TI to close 6-inch analog fab in California
News & Analysis  
3/14/2001   Post a comment
DALLAS -- Texas Instruments Inc. today (March 14) announced it will close its 6-inch wafer fab in Santa Cruz, Calif., which primarily produces analog ICs for hard disk drives. Products from that fab will be transferred to other manufacturing plants in Dallas and Houston, said TI.
TranSwitch teams with start-up in VoIP
News & Analysis  
3/14/2001   Post a comment
TranSwitch Corporation, Shelton, Conn., announced today that it has entered into a strategic technology partnership and OEM agreement with Systems On Silicon, Inc., a privately-held, New Jersey-based company.
University research program expanded by SIA
News & Analysis  
3/14/2001   Post a comment
WASHINGTON -- The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) Wednesday said the industry basic research Focus Centers initiative for universities has been doubled in funding this year to "mid-$20 million" with two new additional research programs. The two new Focus Centers added this year include an effort headed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) into advanced materials and devices, and a projected headed by Carmegie Mellon University into interaction of circuits, systems and software
SST to announce foundry partnership in China, say sources
News & Analysis  
3/14/2001   Post a comment
WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, Silicon Valley-based Silicon Storage Technology Inc. is expected to announce a partnership in China with one of the new foundries in Shanghai.
Sony switches supplier of embedded DRAM for Playstation
News & Analysis  
3/14/2001   Post a comment
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) has changed its development partner of embedded DRAM for Playstation chips from Fujitsu Ltd. to Toshiba Corp., which will fabricate the chips in a 0.13-micron process. Fujitsu had been SCEI's partner up until the 0.18-micron process generation.
SST, Oki enter into flash foundry, licensing pact
News & Analysis  
3/14/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Silicon Storage Technology Inc. here announced a foundry and flash technology licensing agreement with Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd. in Japan, which will begin volume production of ICs using SST's 0.25-micron SuperFlash memory design in the first half of 2002.
Logicvision plans on-chip test for mixed-signal SoCs
News & Analysis  
3/14/2001   Post a comment
Looking to suppress rising test costs, Logicvision Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) is working to bring on-chip testing to mixed-signal IC designs that include analog-to-digital (A/D) converters. The company is now working with a group of customers to develop techniques and intellectual property to test a selection of typical converter architectures, said Rodger Sykes, vice president of marketing and business development at Logicvision.
Matsushita inks Rambus licensing pact for SDRAM, DDR controllers
News & Analysis  
3/13/2001   Post a comment
LOS ALTOS, Calif.--Japan's Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. has become the eighth chip maker to license Rambus Inc.'s patents for controllers used with synchronous DRAMs and double data rate (DDR) memories. Rambus today (March 13) said Matsushita is the first "logic-only" licensee to sign an agreement for those patents.
<<   <   Page 2 / 4   >   >>


EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

What's the Best Traveling Toolkit?
Max Maxfield
13 comments
A few years ago at a family Christmas party, I won a pocket knife as part of a "Dirty Santa" game. This little scamp was a Buck 730 X-Tract. In addition to an incredibly strong and sharp ...

Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer

Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
9 comments
A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
41 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Karen Field

July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
159 comments
Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)