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Fairchild cuts outlook for revenues
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Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc., South Portland, Maine, today joined the parade of chip companies reducing guidance for first quarter 2001 revenues.
Altera rolls out first PLD in stacked-chip package
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SAN JOSE -- Altera Corp. today (March 5) claimed it was the first supplier to offer a programmable logic device in a stacked-chip package. The new EPC16 uses stacked-chip packaging technology from Sharp Corp. of Japan to offer "the smallest board space for PLD configuration," said Steve Mensor, Altera director of product marketing.
Semiconductor sales slide 5.7% from December
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Worldwide sales of semiconductors came in at $16.87 billion in January 2001, 5.7% below the December 2000 level of $17.89 billion, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported today.
Hyundai samples lower power 128-Mbit DDR memory
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SEOUL -- Hyundai Electronics Industries Ltd. today (March 5) announced samples of a 128-mbit double data rate SDRAM for the DDR266 or PC2100 standards, using a new 0.18-micron process technology. The Korean chip maker said the third-generation, high-bandwidth device "reiterates" its commitment to DDR technology.
NEC business PC to feature AMD Athlon in Europe
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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today broke the corporate PC barrier in Europe, as NEC Computers International unveiled a 1.2-GHz Athlon processor and DDR memory in its Direction SP line for the business and government markets.
PMC-Sierra chip supports 1,024 HDLC channels
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PMC-Sierra Inc., which has long played in the high end of HDLC controller chips, has extended its FREEDM family of controllers to 1,024 High-Level Data Link Control channels. The company this week will sample two devices, one offering 1,024 logical channels at OC-12 (622-Mbits/second) rates and supporting 336 T1 lines; and a second that supports 1,204 channels at OC-48 (2.5-Gbit/s) rates, or 84 T1 lines.
All-CMOS transceiver heads for GSM handsets
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Silicon Laboratories has developed an all-CMOS transceiver for GSM handsets, the first of its kind. The company has used standard 0.18um and 0.25um processes from TSMC to build the three main devices that make up the transceiver, leaving only the power amplifier in GaAs or bipolar technology.
V3 Semiconductor's stock delisted by Nasdaq
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V3 Semiconductor Inc., Toronto, a provider of interconnect and controller solutions for network and Internet infrastructure markets, announced today that it received a notification from the Nasdaq Stock Market that the Company's common stock has been delisted from the Nasdaq Stock Market effective March 1.
Motorola orders chip employees to take vacation
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AUSTIN -- Motorola Inc. is taking the next step in a series of cost-cutting measures by ordering non-manufacturing employees in its semiconductor division to take one week of vacation time this month and another week in the second quarter.
Intel plans 4-bit-per-cell flash for mobile phones
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Despite the barriers keeping memory suppliers from making multibit-per-cell flash chips, Intel Corp. and would-be flash vendor Azalea Microelectronics Corp. are moving ahead to pack 4 bits in a cell, officials at both companies said.
DSP growth slows to 10% in 2001 but wireless segment will recover, says report
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TEMPE, Ariz. -- Growth in programmable digital signal processors will ease to 10% during the semiconductor slowdown of 2001, but a recovery in 2002 will drive DSP sales back up by 35%, said a new market report and supplier scorecard from Forward Concepts.
Intergraph claims victory over Intel in patent dispute
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A federal court ruled Thursday that Intel Corp. is not licensed to use microprocessor technology owned by Intergraph Corp., technology that Intergraph says Intel uses in its Pentium products. Intel officials said the court ruling involved licensing issues, not the patents, which Intel claims are invalid.
Lattice sees 20% drop in Q1 sales due to weak PLD demand
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HILLSBORO, Ore.--Citing a decline in demand for programmable logic devices, Lattice Semiconductor Corp. today (March 2) cut its estimates for first-quarter revenues to a 20% sequential decline from $150.8 million in Q4 of 2000.
Another DRAM shakeout coming with sales dropping 18% in 2001, says analyst
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Severe price erosion partly caused by soft demand for personal computers will drive DRAM revenues down 18% to $23.8 billion in 2001 from just over $29 billion in 2000, said a new forecast issued by International Data Corp. here today (March 2). IDC said DRAM prices will fall 46% in 2001 from 2000.
Samsung and Intel team for Rambus memories
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Intel and Samsung have joined forces to increase Samsung's 128Mbit Rambus DRAM chip production in a move that is intended to fuel the memory market's shift towards Rambus.
Single-chip controller comes to Gigabit Ethernet
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Intel is claiming to have developed the world's first single-chip Gigabit Ethernet controller.
Intel ready to speed up P4 production
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After a long gestation hampered by chipset problems, Intel has said that shipments of its Pentium 4 processor are expected to increase more quickly than any other processor as a proportion of the output of its fabs, helped by a switch to more widely available memories.
TSMC aims new 0.35-micron BiCMOS at wireless and communication ICs
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HSINCHU, Taiwan -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. today (March 1) announced it has transferred into production its first 0.35-micron BiCMOS process for ICs aimed at cellular phones, wireless devices and other communications systems.
Intel looks to move past false starts with Rambus
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Intel Corp. and the three major vendors of Rambus DRAMs say they are ready to deliver on the long-promised RDRAM technology, following what Intel Fellow Peter MacWilliams this week called "many false starts" in the effort to bring the embattled architecture to the mainstream desktop market.
TSMC to launch first BiCMOS process in April
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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. today announced it will put its first BiCMOS process into production in April.
Taiwan foundries deal with fallout from slumping U.S. economy
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Hsinchu, Taiwan -- When the U.S. high-tech industry catches a cold, its suppliers in Taiwan sneeze.
Zilog names acting chief executive
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Zilog Inc. today announced that James M. Thorburn has been named acting chief executive officer, replacing Curtis Crawford.
TI tries to put growth back ahead of industry
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DALLAS -- Despite the semiconductor industry's banner year in 2000 and record chip sales, Texas Instruments Inc. is unhappy with its performance in the past year--especially in its prized digital signal processor and analog IC businesses. Consequentially, TI is going more "vertical" in its pursuit of emerging DSP applications, and it's not going to back off of capital spending for analog chip capacity, promised top executives during an annual briefing with analysts and the press.
ATI sales drop 34% sequentially; loss expected in quarter
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MARKHAM, Ontario -- Citing weakness in personal computer markets, ATI Technologies Inc. today (March 1) cut its revenue estimates for the just-ended second fiscal quarter and warned that it will report a net loss of $0.11-to-0.13 per share for the period.
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