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Intel rolls out 1.7-GHz Pentium 4 at price of $352
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4/23/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Intel Corp. here today officially introduced its awaited 1.7-GHz Pentium 4 microprocessor. Intel's highest performing CPU is priced at $352 each in quantities of 1,000.
TI and Marvell join funding of Austin startup's access-packet processor launch
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4/23/2001   Post a comment
AUSTIN, Tex. -- Texas Instruments Inc. has become one of the new investors in Wintegra Inc., a fabless semiconductor startup here developing what the company calls an "access packet processor."
Lexra claims 32-bit CPU blazes past MIPS core, eliminates disputed instructions
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4/23/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- In a move to break embedded-processing bottlenecks and to clear at least one legal hurdle in a U.S. patent suit, Lexra Inc. today launched a new 32-bit RISC processor core that's optimized for 0.13-micron processes.
Zilog cuts staff 10%, terminates Newark pact
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4/20/2001   Post a comment
CAMPBELL, Calif. -- Zilog Inc. continues to unravel at an alarming pace: the troubled company late today announced another major layoff, several high-level executive resignations, and a shakeup in its distribution lineup.
Component avalanche buries suppliers
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4/20/2001   Post a comment
With long-term orders canceled and many large OEMs not placing any orders at all, IC manufacturers are being forced to operate exclusively on turns business, rethink how they make demand forecasts, and in some cases, purge millions of dollars worth of excess inventory.
California Micro Devices expects to report loss
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4/20/2001   Post a comment
California Micro Devices Corp. today cut its guidance on its fiscal 2001 fourth quarter ended March 31.
Atmel joins project for new long-range RFID systems in Europe
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4/20/2001   Post a comment
HEILBRONN, Germany--Atmel Corp.'s chip operations here today said the company has joined a European project to create radio-frequency identification (RFID) components and systems for a new passive long-range standard that operates at 860 MHz to 2.45 GHz--from UHF to microwave frequency bands.
Transmeta remains in the red, reports net loss of $22.7 million in 1Q
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4/19/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- Transmeta Corp. today reported sales of $18.6 million for the first quarter ended March 30, compared with zero for the same period last year and a 50.2% jump sequentially. . Pro forma net loss, which excludes the effect of amortization of deferred charges, was $13.2 million, or $0.10 per share for the first quarter of 2001. This is compared with a pro forma net loss of $16.7 million, or $0.56 per share for the first quarter of 2000.
Micro Linear revenues slip in quarter
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4/19/2001   Post a comment
Micro Linear Corp. announced today its net revenues for the quarter ended April 1 were $3.4 million, compared to net revenues of $4.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2000, and $11.4 million for the first quarter of 2000.
PMC-Sierra reports $63.5 million loss
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4/19/2001   Post a comment
PMC-Sierra, Inc. today reported net revenues of $119.9 million and pro forma net income of 2 cents per share (diluted) for the first quarter of 2001.
Conexant revenues fall 39% in first quarter
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4/19/2001   Post a comment
Conexant Systems, Inc. today announced revenues of $251.0 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2001, which ended March 31, 2001.
TriQuint's sales and profits fall sequentially
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4/19/2001   Post a comment
TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. today reported revenues for the quarter ending March 31, were $80.9 million, resulting in a 37% increase over the $59.3 million in the comparable period of 2000.
Atmel's sales slip 8% from previous quarter
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4/19/2001   Post a comment
Atmel Corp. today announced revenues for the first quarter ended March 31 were $525.9 million, up 23% from a year ago, and down 8% sequentially.
STMicroelectronics expects revenue decline this quarter
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4/19/2001   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics today reported net revenues for the first quarter ended March 31, increased 12.9% to $1.9 billion, from $1.7 billion in the 2000 first quarter.
Fujitsu aims stacked flash/FCRAM memory at new cell phones
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4/19/2001   Post a comment
TOKYO--Taking aim at next-generation cell phones, Fujitsu Ltd. today rolled out a new stacked multi-chip package containing 64 megabits of dual-operation flash memory and 32 Mbits of mobile Fast Cycle RAM (FCRAM).
General Semiconductor rejects Vishay buyout offer
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4/19/2001   Post a comment
General Semiconductor, Inc., Melville, NY, reported that sales for the first quarter ended March 31 were $102.0 million, down 11.3% from the $115.0 million in the first quarter of 2000.
Broadcom sees no hike in communications orders
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4/18/2001   Post a comment
Broadcom Corp., Irvine, Calif., reported increased year-over-year increased revenues for the first fiscal quarter, ended March 31, 2001, but its numbers slipped compared with the previous quarter.
AMD's record PC processor sales push revenues to $1.19 billion in Q1
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4/18/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today announced record PC processor sales in the first quarter pushed its revenues up 1% sequentially to $1.19 billion compared to $1.18 billion in Q4 of 2000. AMD's sales were up 9% compared to $1.09 billion in Q1 2000.
Catalyst plans to fight Xicor's patent suit
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4/18/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Catalyst Semiconductor Inc. today said it will vigorously defend itself against a U.S. patent lawsuit filed by Xicor Inc., which claims that recently introduced digitally programmable potentiometers are violating its technology (see April 17 story).
Vitesse, Vixel to develop ICs for Fiber Channel loop switch systems
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4/18/2001   Post a comment
CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. and Vixel Corp. today announced plans to jointly develop and market semiconductors for Fibre Channel-based loop switch applications in standalone and embedded systems. These embedded systems include disk arrays and redundant array of independent disks (RAID) subsystems.
TranSwitch revenues fall 24% from previous quarter
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4/18/2001   Post a comment
TranSwitch Corp. announced today that it posted revenues of $38,650,000, and pro forma net income of $6,105,000, or diluted earnings per share as adjusted of 10 cents for the first quarter of 2001.
Mosaid licenses patents to Mitsubishi, claims discussions with other DRAM makers
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4/18/2001   Post a comment
OTTAWA--Mosaid Technologies Inc. today announced Mitsubishi Electric Corp. of Japan has become the fifth DRAM maker to license its patented technologies. The two companies have also signed a pact that gives Mosaid a cross license for Mitsubishi patents.
Fujitsu to combine development and production fab
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4/18/2001   Post a comment
Fujitsu Ltd. will invest $820 million (100 billion yen) to build a new combination chip development and production fab in Akiruno in the western part of Metropolitan Tokyo, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Intel loses $1 billion outside PC-centric Architecture Group in quarter
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4/18/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corp.'s move to break out its financial results for the first time disclosed the company had a first-quarter operating loss of $1 billion in its communications and emerging chip segments.
TI's Q2 goal--avoid operating losses, move analog to 8-inch wafers
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4/18/2001   Post a comment
DALLAS -- With sales expected to sequentially drop 20% in the second quarter and chip inventories still too high at wireless handset manufacturers, Texas Instruments Inc. here is hoping to cut enough costs from operations to avoid a loss and to break even in Q2. The market outlook is too cloudy for TI officials to predict whether or not the company will avoid losses in the second half of 2001.
Infineon and IBM aim for 256Mbit magnetic memory
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4/18/2001   Post a comment
A senior engineer at Infineon Technolgies has said that, with its partner IBM Microelectronics, his company plans to produce 256Mbit magnetic RAMs in a 0.13um process technology.
Intel maintains spending in face of profits decline as TI cuts
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4/18/2001   Post a comment
Intel reported one of the worst quarterly results in its history but is maintaining its massive capital expenditure target. At Texas Instruments, profits were halved and the company has decided to lay off 2500.
RF Micro Devices reports 35% drop in revenues
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4/17/2001   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices said that revenues for the March quarter were approximately $55 million, a decrease of 35.1% versus revenues of $84.8 million for the corresponding quarter of fiscal 2000 and a decrease of 31.2% versus revenues of $79.9 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2000.
UPDATED: Intel earnings narrowly beat expectations
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4/17/2001   Post a comment
But although CEO Craig Barrett said the company's microprocessor business appeared to have stabilized, the company suffered an 82% drop in net income from a year ago.
Texas Instruments to lay off 2,500
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4/17/2001   Post a comment
Texas Instruments reported revenue in the first quarter was $2528 million, down 17% sequentially. Pro forma earnings per share (EPS) were 18 cents.
QuickLogic to buy V3 assets
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4/17/2001   Post a comment
QuickLogic Corp. and V3 Semiconductor Inc, said today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which QuickLogic will acquire certain assets of V3 in a stock transaction.
Infineon, IBM hone magnetic RAM strategy
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4/17/2001   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG and partner IBM Microelectronics plan to make and market a 256-Mbit-scale magnetic RAM by 2004, and are expected to build the first products in a 0.13-micron process at their Altis Semiconductor joint venture in Corbeil-Essonnes, France.
Conexant, Motorola to develop, produce broadband ICs for Motorola systems
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4/17/2001   Post a comment
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--Conexant Systems Inc. and Motorola Inc. today announced plans to jointly develop and manufacture ICs for broadband communications.
Fairchild extends radio-frequency ID partnership with Intermec
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4/17/2001   Post a comment
EVERETT, Wash. -- Intermec Technologies Corp. here today announced a new long-term partnership with Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. to develop and manufacture radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips for future ID systems sold by Intermec.
AMCC uses Cisco protocol in devices for Resilient Packet Ring networks
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4/17/2001   Post a comment
SAN DIEGO--Applied Micro Circuits Corp. today announced it has developed its first high-speed networking devices using the Spatial Reuse Protocol (SRP) from Cisco Systems Inc. as part of a new technology roadmap for OC-48 and OC-192 Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) systems. AMCC and Cisco are teamed up in development of products in the roadmap.
Intel demos first silicon for new DSP architecture
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4/16/2001   Post a comment
Intel Corp. demonstrated the first working silicon for its Micro Signal Architecture (MSA) at the Intel Developer Forum in Tokyo Tuesday (April 17).
Vitesse reports decline in profits
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4/16/2001   Post a comment
Vitesse Semiconductor Corp., Camarillo, Calif. today reported revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2001 ended March 31, were $121.8 million, an increase of 21% over the $100.3 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2000 and a decrease of 26% from the $165.1 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2001.
California Micro Devices replaces CEO with Cirrus exec
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4/16/2001   Post a comment
California Micro Devices Corp., Milpitas, Calif., announced today that Cirrus Logic executive Robert Dickinson has joined the company as president and CEO and member of board of directors.
National and LSI Logic team on Ethernet
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4/16/2001   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. and LSI Logic Corp. today announced their collaboration to provide Gigabit-over-copper capability to the physical layer of the Ethernet.
LSI Logic uses National's Gigabit Ethernet PHY function in transceiver
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4/16/2001   Post a comment
MILPITAS, Calif. -- LSI Logic Corp. here today announced it has licensed physical layer (PHY) technology for Gigabit Ethernet communications from National Semiconductor Corp. to offer a complete solution for a 24+2 switch reference design.
Denali licenses Rambus controller technology for online design tool
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4/16/2001   Post a comment
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Denali Software Inc., a supplier of tools for design and verification of memory subsystems, today announced a licensing pact with Rambus Inc. to sell configurable controller technology for modules using Rambus DRAMs.
Cypress, Agilent link optical mouse components in alliance
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4/16/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. and Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced plans to jointly develop and promote low-cost components for optical mouse products.
Music's CAM-based IC speeds priority scheduling in networks
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4/16/2001   Post a comment
MILPITAS, Calif. -- Music Semiconductors Inc. today rolled out a new device that combines the company's content addressable memory (CAM) technology with an embedded microsequencer to quickly mange packet prioritization and other network features in routers and switch equipment.
Conexant, Samsung to develop series of cable modems for global markets
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4/16/2001   Post a comment
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--Conexant Systems Inc. here today announced an agreement with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to develop a new series of cable modem products, based on Conexant's InfoSurge family of broadband ICs and software.
AMD and Via complaints helped spark EU probe of Intel
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4/13/2001   Post a comment
The eight-month-old European Commission investigation into Intel Corp.'s alleged antitrust violations in Europe was triggered in part by complaints from Intel's chief microprocessor rival and by a 1997 U.S. Federal Trade Commission inquiry into Intel's business practices, sources close to the investigation said.
Chip companies stockpiling IP cores
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4/13/2001   Post a comment
SAN FRANCISCO -- In a sign that even semiconductor giants are unable to go it alone in today's lean, fast-paced environment, the number and scope of the intellectual property licenses unveiled here at this week's Embedded Systems Conference have reached new heights.
Motorola struggles to find its footing
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4/13/2001   Post a comment
Motorola Inc.'s dismal first-quarter returns have fueled concerns about whether the company's troubles stem from a general market downturn or management's inability to cut costs and breed compelling products.
Intel develops Chinese voice-recognition platform for future applications
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4/13/2001   Post a comment
BEIJING -- In an effort to optimize its microprocessor lines for next-generation applications, Intel Corp.'s subsidiary in China is developing an advanced voice-recognition software platform that promises to solve some major problems in the industry.
Elantec expects another 20% sales drop in current quarter
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4/13/2001   Post a comment
MILPITAS, Calif. -- Elantec Semiconductor Inc. here reported net revenues sequentially dropped 25% to $30.6 million in the company's second fiscal quarter, ended March 31, compared to $40.7 million in the prior fiscal quarter. On a year-to-year basis, the analog chip supplier said its sales were 53% higher in the quarter from $20.0 million in the same period last year.
IBM claims customizable PowerPC will slash cost of Internet products
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4/13/2001   Post a comment
EAST FISHKILL, N.Y.--IBM Corp. today announced it has combined a PowerPC processor core with a number of optional "pervasive computing" features to create customized system-on-chip designs for low-cost consumer products that connect to the Internet.
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