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Tundra reorganizes to strengthen interface portfolio for next two to five years
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KANATA, Ontario--Tundra Semiconductor Corp. here today (April 4) announced a reorganization, and it has shuffled its top management team to speed the company's response to new requirements in systems for high-speed interconnect interfaces for communications and Internet infrastructure applications.
Analog Devices forms new DSP group to expand growth
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NORWOOD, Mass. -- Analog Devices Inc. today (April 3) announced it was pulling together all of its digital signal processor activities into a new DSP and Systems Products Group to enable it to apply the technology across more market segments.
AMD sues Alcatel for breaching flash purchasing agreement
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SUNNYVALE, Calif.-- In a rare public dispute with a major chip customer, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today (April 3) announced it was suing Alcatel Business Systems for breaching a two-year purchasing agreement for flash memories.
Intersil teams with PowerSmart in battery management ICs, solutions
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IRVINE, Calif.--Intersil Corp. today (April 3) announced an alliance with PowerSmart Inc. to develop power management solutions for longer battery life in portable products, such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs).
Motorola, Dow, Xerox pursue organic semiconductors in R&D project
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SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--Motorola Inc. today (April 3) announced its research lab has received a $7.85 million government grant to develop novel organic electronic materials and processing technologies for ASIC chips and liquid crystal displays (LCDs).
DRAM inventories fall, but prices still uncertain
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Six months after DRAM sales fell off a cliff, there's evidence the supply glut that preceded that fall is starting to ease somewhat while demand has started picking up again. But with the DRAM market being as fickle as it is, it's still too early to call it a turnaround, observers said this week.
Hitachi and STMicro form SuperH company
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STMicroelectronics and Hitachi, Ltd. today announced that they have signed an agreement to establish an independent company, named SuperH, Inc., which will develop and license RISC microprocessor cores of the SuperH family.
Chip sales drop 6.9% in February from previous month, says SIA
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SAN JOSE--Worldwide chip sales dropped 6.9% in February to $15.49 billion from $16.63 billion in January, according to new market statistics released today (April 3) by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) here.
Semiconductor sales slide another 6.9%
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Worldwide sales of semiconductors came in at $15.5 billion in February, down 6.9% from January's level of $16.6 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Semiconductor companies spin out processor designers
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STMicroelectronics (ST) and Hitachi have formed a spin-off company to develop and sell cores based on the high end of the SuperH architecture. At the same time, Toshiba America Electronic Components has said that it is spinning out its California-based processor-design operation.
Altera teams with Synplicity to synthesize of SoC cores in programmable logic
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SAN JOSE -- Altera Corp. today (April 3) announced a partnership with Synplicity Inc. in nearby Sunnyvale to enhance implementation of intellectual property (IP) functions in programmable logic for system-on-chip applications.
STMicro, Hitachi plan new company to develop RISC cores
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GENEVA--STMicroelectronics today (April 3) will announce a joint venture with Hitachi Ltd. to create an independent company to develop and license 64-bit RISC microprocessor cores based on the SuperH architecture.
Infineon exec says company plans no layoffs
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4/2/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Despite the meltdown in DRAM prices and the weak outlook for the networking industry, Infineon Technologies AG said it doesn't plan any drastic measures.
Samsung becomes latest to join Quad Data Rate SRAM alliance
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SAN JOSE -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today (April 2) announced it was joining a co-development partnership for Quad Data Rate SRAMs. The Korean chip maker joins Cypress, Integrated Device Technology, Micron, and NEC in supporting QDR static RAMs for high-performance memories in applications requiring data rates over 200 MHz.
API revving up HyperTransport
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Seeking to advance use of the HyperTransport bus, which it is aggressively licensing, API Networks Inc. today is introducing a chip, the AP1011, for bridging the emerging technology to the PCI bus.
IDT and TI agree to source 3.3-V octal bus switch devices
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Integrated Device Technology Inc. and Texas Instruments Inc. today (April 2) announced an agreement to become alternate sources for octal bus switch devices made with 3.3-volt crossbar low-voltage technology. These devices are used in networking, telecommunications, and enterprise infrastructure systems.
Texas Instruments and IDT extend second-source agreement
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Texas Instruments inc. and Integrated Device Technology, Inc. today announced an alternate source agreement on 3.3-volt crossbar low-voltage technology (CBTLV) bus switch devices for the networking, telecommunications and enterprise infrastructure markets.
Vitesse to buy Danish chip designer for $104.8 million in stock
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HERLEV, Denmark--Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. of Camarillo, Calif., announced on Sunday (April 1) that it has agreed to acquire Exbit Technology A/S here to expand its technology for high-speed ICs for communications and networks.
Intel produces chips using 0.13-micron process
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Intel Corp., said it has produced its first chips using 0.13- micron technology at its 300mm wafer development fab in Hillsboro, Ore.
Toshiba to spin off San Jose MPU engineering division
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SAN JOSE -- Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. here today (April 2) announced it was spinning off its San Jose-based microprocessor engineering division as a wholly owned subsidiary, called ArTile Microsystems Inc.
IDT acquires fabless chip firm in Shanghai
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SHANGHAI, China -- In a bold move to immediately expand in China and voice-communications chip markets, Integrated Device Technology Inc. today (April 2) announced it will spend $80 million in cash to acquire four-year-old Newave Semiconductor Corp., a fabless startup with more than 70 engineers based in the company's Shanghai design subsidiary.
Infineon teams with U.S. software developer in 3G wireless platforms
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MUNICH -- Infineon Technologies AG here today (April 2) announced a partnership with U.S.-based InterDigital Communications Corp. to develop software for third-generation (3G) mobile products based on ICs from the Munich chip company.
API NetWorks offers first bridge IC to link AMD's HyperTranport to PCI
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CONCORD, Mass.--API NetWorks Inc. here today (April 2) claimed to be the first to offer a high-speed bridge chip that connects the HyperTransport bus, promoted by Advanced Micro Devices Inc., to the widely used 32-bit PCI bus.
Internet Machines taps TI's 0.13-micron process for network processors, switch fabric ICs
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AGOURA HILLS, Calif. -- Fourteen-month-old Internet Machines Corp. here today (April 2) unveiled its strategy to supply protocol-independent network processors and high-speed switch fabric ICs, using 0.13-micron copper-chip foundry services at Texas Instruments Inc.
IDT moves into China, telecom segments with $80 million purchase of Newave
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SHANGHAI, China -- In a bold move to immediately expand in China and voice-communications chip markets, Integrated Device Technology Inc. today (April 2) announced it will spend $80 million in cash to acquire four-year-old Newave Semiconductor Corp., a fabless startup with more than 70 engineers based in the company's Shanghai design subsidiary.
Vitesse to buy Danish chip designer for $104.8M in stock
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Vitesse Semiconductor Corp, Camarillo, Calif., announced Sunday that it has agreed to acquire Exbit Technology A/S.
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