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Court throws out most Rambus claims against Infineon
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4/30/2001   Post a comment
RICHMOND, Va. -- U.S. District Court Judge Robert Payne late today dismissed all but three of the patent infringement claims filed against Infineon Technologies AG by Rambus Inc., ruling that Rambus had failed to prove that "dozens" of patents related to SDRAM and double-data-rate SDRAM technology had been violated.
Xilinx offers migration kit to Altera customers
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4/30/2001   Post a comment
Xilinx Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) will introduce an Altera-to-Xilinx design migration kit this week that will allow users of Altera Corp. parts and Max+plus II software to transfer their designs to Xilinx's Integrated Synthesis Environment (ISE) tool flow.
Simtek rolls out FPGA replacement ICs in BGA packages
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4/30/2001   Post a comment
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Simtek Corp. here today announced an expansion of its field-programmable gate array (FPGA) replacement series to include ICs housed in ball-grid array (BGAs) packages with contacts counts as high as 900 balls.
Infineon to buy optical firm Catamaran for $250M in stock
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4/30/2001   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG has agreed pay $250 million in stock to buy Catamaran Communications Inc., San Jose, in a move designed to widen its offerings in fiber optics networks.
Trident accuses Via, S3 venture of hiring engineers to steal trade secrets
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4/30/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Trident Microsystems Inc. has filed a lawsuit here in California court, accusing Via Technologies Inc. and the S3 Graphics joint venture in Taiwan of conspiring with a former engineering manager to misappropriate trade secrets by hiring employees.
On Semi's latest low-dropout regulator eliminates bypass capacitor
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4/30/2001   Post a comment
PHOENIX--On Semiconductor Corp. today announced a new CMOS low-noise, low-dropout (LDO) voltage regulator that's designed to improve the performance of circuits in portable product applications. The new regulator also eliminates the need for an external bypass capacitor.
Infineon to buy optical chip supplier Catamaran for $250 million in stock
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4/30/2001   Post a comment
MUNICH -- In a move to expand its IC portfolio in high-speed optical networks, Infineon Technologies AG today announced plans to acquire privately-held Catamaran Communications Inc. of San Jose for $250 million in stock.
PMC-Sierra adopts 'poison pill' measure
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4/27/2001   Post a comment
PMC-Sierra, Inc. today announced that its board of directors has adopted a Stockholders' Rights Plan designed to discourage unsolicited takeover bids.
Legerity seeks to emerge from AMD's shadow
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4/27/2001   Post a comment
After years of living as the "ignored child" under the roof of parent Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Legerity Inc.'s place at the intersection of voice and data convergence could finally earn it the recognition that it craves.
Matsushita expects sales to fall in fiscal year
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4/27/2001   Post a comment
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.,Ltd., Osaka, Japan, reported that sales for its fiscal year ended March 31, 2001, increased 5% to $61.45 billion from $58.39 billion in the previous year.
Foundry TSMC says profits fell 61% from last quarter
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4/27/2001   Post a comment
Chairman Morris Chang told investors and analysts that sequentially, he forecasts that TSMC's second-quarter sales will drop 26%, wafer shipment will be about 30% less, and run rates will fall to 45%-50% from 70%.
Mosaid to step up patent licensing, network IC introductions with new divisions
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4/27/2001   Post a comment
OTTAWA--Mosaid Technologies Inc. here has divided up its Semiconductor Division into two new units in order to focus more attention on intellectual property revenues and new networking products.
Zilog paid Crawford $10.3 million in quarter
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4/26/2001   Post a comment
In an unusually generous "golden parachute" deal, Zilog Inc. made a $10.3 million payment to former Zilog chairman, president and CEO Curtis Crawford in the first quarter under a contractual compensation arrangement. The payment came in a quarter in which the company reported an operating loss of $16.6 million. Crawford in January announced he was stepping down as CEO of the troubled company, but would remain as chairman to help guide Zilog's strategic direction. But shortly after, he also resi
Vishay cuts forecast and expenses
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4/26/2001   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology Inc., Malvern, Pa., announced that net earnings for the first quarter ended March 31 increased to $90.1 million or 65 cents per share, 21% over the comparable period last year when earnings were $74.2 million, or 56 cents per share.
NEC to stop making DRAMs in California and Scotland
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4/26/2001   Post a comment
NEC Corp. Thursday announced it is dropping all DRAM output at its Roseville, Calif. and Scotland fabs and separately is ending its own PC LCD panel production to outsource panels from Taiwan.
Intel to develop advanced compilers with Chinese organization
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4/26/2001   Post a comment
BEIJING -- In an effort to optimize its microprocessors for next-generation applications, Intel Corp. will team up with the Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences here to develop advanced software compilers for R&D purposes. The research is targeted to develop compilers that improve the performance of Intel's Itanium processor family, said Patrick P. Gelsinger, vice president and chief technology officer of the Intel Architecture Group.
Intel launches Pentium 4 price war salvo
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4/26/2001   Post a comment
The US downturn has sparked off a price war in PC microprocessors.
Home gateway processor gets network help
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4/26/2001   Post a comment
Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has put together a commns controller for home DSL gateways that combines its MIPS-based RC32300 core with Ethernet, USB, telephony and ATM interfaces.
Transmeta momentum fears
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4/26/2001   Post a comment
US analysts are concerned that the technology slowdown may rob high-profile, microprocessor start-up Transmeta of vital momentum.
General Semiconductor accuses Vishay of 'coercion'
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4/25/2001   Post a comment
The public war of words between General Semiconductor, Inc. and Vishay Intertechnology Inc. continued Wednesday over Vishay's proposed takeover offer of the company, with General Semiconductor accusing its suitor of coercion.
ON Semiconductor revenues fall 24% from fourth quarter
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4/25/2001   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor Corp. on Wednesday announced that total product revenues in the first quarter of 2001 were $357 million, a decrease of 13% compared to the first quarter of 2000 and a decrease of 24% from the fourth quarter of 2000.
ISSI revenue slips from fourth quarter
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4/25/2001   Post a comment
Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., today reported revenue for the second fiscal quarter ended March 31 was $52 million, compared with revenue of $30 million for the March 2000 quarter.
Taiwan chipset companies suffer losses
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4/25/2001   Post a comment
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A slowdown in the PC market pushed the first-quarter results of two of Taiwan's largest chipset makers into the negative territory.
AMCC has sequential drop in revenues and earnings
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4/24/2001   Post a comment
Communications chip maker Applied Micro Circuits Corp. reported sequentially lower revenue and earnings for its fiscal fourth-quarter 2001.
Fairchild revenues slipped 18% from fourth quarter
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4/24/2001   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor International, South Portland, Me., reported that revenues for the first quarter ended April 1, were $385.3 million, down 18% from the fourth quarter of 2000 and roughly flat from the first quarter of 2000.
LSI Logic expects 10-15% drop in revenues
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4/24/2001   Post a comment
LSI Logic Corp. today reported first quarter revenues of $517 million, a 31% decrease from the $751 million reported in the fourth quarter, and 16% lower than the $615 million recorded in the first quarter of 2000.
Silicon Image files complaint against Genesis Microchip
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4/24/2001   Post a comment
Silicon Image, Sunnyvale, Calif., announced today that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Genesis Microchip in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia as well as filed a complaint before the International Trade Commission of the United States Government.
LSI Logic's Q1 profits fall 89.2%, projects loss for Q2
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4/24/2001   Post a comment
MILPITAS, Calif. -- LSI Logic Corp. today reported sales of $517 million in its first quarter ended March 31, a 16% decline from the like period a year ago and a 31% drop sequentially. Net income, before amortization of goodwill and other special items, was $9.5 million, or 3 cents a share, compared to $116 million, or 34 cents a share, a year ago. The company was expected to earn 3-to-4 cents a share, according to First Call/Thomson Financial.
IDT's revenues slipped 24% from previous quarter
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4/24/2001   Post a comment
Integrated Device Technology Inc. today announced revenues for the quarter ended April 1, were $212.9 million, an increase of 8% over the fourth quarter of fiscal 2000 and a decrease of 24% from the fiscal quarter ended December 31.
Infineon cuts capital spending but sees signs of potential DRAM rebound
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4/24/2001   Post a comment
MUNICH -- Infineon Technologies AG today posted sequentially flat revenues for the first three months of 2001 compared to the final quarter of last year. Infineon said sales increased in all of its chip businesses--even memories--from the previous quarter, except for wireless communications ICs.
Infineon posts surprise profit for quarter
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4/24/2001   Post a comment
Although reporting sharp declines from last year, Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany, surprised Wall Street analysts today by posting a profit in the second quarter of its fiscal year.
Intel to acquire three optical component makers
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4/24/2001   Post a comment
Intel Corp. on Tuesda announced it has agreed to acquire three optical component companies for undisclosed terms.
SZ Testsysteme, LogicVision partner in on-chip test for mixed-signal testers
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4/24/2001   Post a comment
MUNICH -- During the Semicon Europa trade show here today, SZ Testsysteme AG and LogicVision Inc. announced a partnership in on-chip testing technology for system-on-chip products and mixed-signal IC testers.
JDS Uniphase to cut 5,000 workers in massive restructuring
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4/24/2001   Post a comment
JDS Uniphase Corp. today announced a massive restructuring program in which it will close several operations, vacate 25 buildings, and reduce employment by approximately 5,000 people or 20% of current levels.
Infineon suffers over comms and PCs
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Agere's earnings decline 13%, plans to cut 2,000 jobs
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Agere Systems Inc. today reported declining profits for its second fiscal quarter ended March 31, and projected losses for its third quarter. It also announced plans to slash 2,000 jobs out of its headcount of 18,500 by the end of June.
QuickLogic takes V3
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4/24/2001   Post a comment
Canadian fabless company V3 Semiconductor is to file for Chapter 11 protection from bankruptcy.
Altera goes for I/O bandwidth on FPGAs
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4/24/2001   Post a comment
Altera is challenging the Virtex-II family from Xilinx with FPGAs boasting up to 400Gbit/s bandwidth.
IDT offers 32-bit communications processor with ATM, Ethernet, USB and telephony interfaces
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4/23/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Integrated Device Technology Inc. here today introduced its first integrated communications processor dedicated to the still-evolving world of customer premise equipment. The RC32355 processor combines a 32-bit RISC core with on-chip peripheral interfaces for asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), Ethernet, universal serial bus (USB), and time division multiplexed (TDM) connections to systems.
Intel offers highest-speed Pentium 4 for $352
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4/23/2001   Post a comment
Intel Corp., as expected, today introduced its highest-speed, 1.7GHz Pentium 4 processor, at a bargain-basement $352 price. The Santa Clara, Calif., chip giant also demonstrated its new 1.4-GHz Xeon (code-named Foster), designed for servers and workstations, at the National Association of Broadcasters connvention in Las Vegas.
Samsung 1Q sales down 10%, earnings fall 22%
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4/23/2001   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. today reported net income of $950 million (1.24 trillion won) in the first quarter-down 22% from the same period a year ago.
Anadigics revenue drops 34% in 1Q
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4/23/2001   Post a comment
Amid soft business conditions in the communications markets, Anadigics Inc. today reported a net loss of $4.6 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2001, compared to a net income of $5.5 million in the same quarter last year.
TI rolls out optical platform for wireless Ethernet
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4/23/2001   Post a comment
Drawing from resources throughout its semiconductor operations, Texas Instruments Inc. today will unveil a platform for the optical delivery of wireless 100Mbit/s Ethernet connections.
Infineon ready to equip 300-mm production line in Dresden
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4/23/2001   Post a comment
DRESDEN, Germany--Nearly one year after starting construction on a 300-mm production facility here, Infineon Technologies AG today announced it is now ready to begin equipping the cleanroom for fabrication of 256-megabit DRAMs using next-generation processes with 0.14-micron design rules.
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