Zilog cuts staff 10%, terminates Newark pact News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
Atmel joins project for new long-range RFID systems in Europe News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
Vitesse, Vixel to develop ICs for Fiber Channel loop switch systems News & Analysis 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.
TI's Q2 goal--avoid operating losses, move analog to 8-inch wafers News & Analysis 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.
RF Micro Devices reports 35% drop in revenues News & Analysis 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.
QuickLogic to buy V3 assets News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
AMCC uses Cisco protocol in devices for Resilient Packet Ring networks News & Analysis 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.
Vitesse reports decline in profits News & Analysis 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.
Music's CAM-based IC speeds priority scheduling in networks News & Analysis 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.
AMD and Via complaints helped spark EU probe of Intel News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
Elantec expects another 20% sales drop in current quarter News & Analysis 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.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.