Court throws out most Rambus claims against Infineon News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
Legerity seeks to emerge from AMD's shadow News & Analysis 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.
Zilog paid Crawford $10.3 million in quarter News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
Intel to develop advanced compilers with Chinese organization News & Analysis 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.
ISSI revenue slips from fourth quarter News & Analysis 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.
Fairchild revenues slipped 18% from fourth quarter News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
IDT offers 32-bit communications processor with ATM, Ethernet, USB and telephony interfaces News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
Anadigics revenue drops 34% in 1Q
News & Analysis 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.
Infineon ready to equip 300-mm production line in Dresden News & Analysis 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.
My Mom the Radio Star Max MaxfieldPost a comment I've said it before and I'll say it again -- it's a funny old world when you come to think about it. Last Friday lunchtime, for example, I received an email from Tim Levell, the editor for ...
A Book For All Reasons Bernard Cole1 Comment Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...