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Alliance Semiconductor's quarterly loss jumps 134%
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Alliance Semiconductor Corp. reported a fiscal fourth quarter net loss of $23.2 million, or 65 cents per diluted share, on sales of $5.6 million.
Hynix et ST entament la construction de l’usine de fabrication de mémoires en Chine
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Les travaux de construction d’une usine de fabrication de mémoire, co-entreprise entre STMicroelectronics NV et Hynix Semiconductors Inc., ont commencé à Wuxi City, dans la province de Jiangsu (Chine). Les sociétés ont posé la première pierre du site le 28 avril, en présence de représentants municipaux, régionaux et nationaux chinois et de coréens.
16-bit digital signal controller targets cost-sensitive apps
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor says its new 56F8000 series of 16-bit digital signal controllers break the price/performance barrier for many industrial and appliance applications.
Application processor aims at multimedia apps
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Renesas Technology America's SH-MobileJ3 application processor offers system designers an interface to 4-megapixel camera modules, on-chip image-processing hardware accelerators.
Chuck Swoboda replaces Neil Hunter as Cree's chairman
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Cree Inc. has elected its president and chief executive Chuck Swoboda to the additional role of chairman of the board, replacing Neal Hunter, who resigned as a director on April 25.
International Rectifier enthused about energy-conserving markets
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
International Rectifier is excited about white goods, lighting ballasts, WiMAX and other new applications of its power management components. CEO Alex Lidow (right) talked with Steve Ohr after Thursday's earning report.
Samsung plans to reduce MCP variations
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
In an effort to cut costs, Samsung Semiconductor Inc. plans to reduce the variations of multi-chip packages that it currently offers to the cellphone market, said Ivan Greenberg, director of flash strategic marketing at Samsung Semiconductor USA.
Intel pushing for common bus for cellphone ICs
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Faced with increasingly complex cellular handsets, Intel Corp. is pushing for a common bus specification that would be used by different types of memories within cellphones, said Mark Leinwander, system architecture manager at Intel's flash products group.
Fujitsu to pay $25 million settlement to Cirrus Logic
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Fujitsu Ltd. will pay Cirrus Logic Inc. $25 million to settle all claims between Cirrus Logic, Fujitsu, Amkor Technology Inc. and Sumitomo Bakelite Co. over alleged failure of ICs that Cirrus Logic sold to Fujitsu.
Pixelworks set to acquire fabless company, reports quarterly earnings
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
System-on-chip IC provider Pixelworks Inc. reported first quarter revenue of $40.3 million, down 11 percent from the $45.3 million that the company posted for the fourth quarter of 2004, but up 5 percent from the $38.5 million that it posted for the fourth quarter of 2004.
Toshiba, AMI, IR see tough sledding amid sluggish results
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Based on the financial results from a select group of chip makers, it will be a long and tough year in 2005.
Zoran, Portal Player report sales and earnings
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Two suppliers of semiconductors for digital multimedia, Zoran Corp. and PortalPlayer Inc., posted mixed results for their first fiscal 2005 quarters ended March.
Analyst sees new products gaining traction in LCD and handheld markets
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Following yesterday's yesterday's report on March quarter revenues, American Technology Research analyst Doug Freedman is upgrading his assessment of Intersil Corp. Though it's given up market share in the PC power components market, the company has overcome some of the bumbs from its merger with Xicor and is growing its business in the display arena. Here are the analyst's notes and projections from that earnings report.
Freescale, Toshiba gain in IC rankings for Q1 '05
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
The current IC downturn has reshuffled the rankings for chip makers in the first quarter of 2005, as Freescale Semiconductor Inc. and Toshiba Corp. gained ground during the period, according to IC Insights Inc.
ATI sets up largest R & D center outside U.S. in India
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Graphics and digital media solutions firm ATI Technologies Inc. has opened what it said is a key research and development center for its consumer and PC business units at Hyderabad in south India.
Intersil, ON Semi, Cirrus report sales and earnings
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
A mixed bag of news continues to permeate the semiconductor industry, with Intersil Corp. seeing a slight sales uptick but ON Semiconductor and Cirrus Logic Inc. seeing lower sales as seasonally slow demand and falling prices played factors.
LSI Logic posts profit on 7% sales gain in Q1
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
LSI Logic Corp. reported first-quarter 2005 revenues of $450 million, a 7 percent sequential increase compared to the $420 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2004, and approximately even with the $452 million reported in the first quarter of 2004.
Advantest, Canon, Fujitsu, NEC post mixed results
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
Four major Japanese chip and IC-equipment vendors — Advantest, Canon, Fujitsu and NEC — posted mixed results amid a downturn in the semiconductor business.
Former Motorola VP Burgess join Zoran's board of directors
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
Longtime Motorola Inc. executive Ray Burgess has joined Zoran Corp.'s board of directors).
HyperX DDR2 PC2-6000 memory modules make their debut
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
Kingston Technology is shipping in limited quantities HyperX DDR2 modules tested to run at PC2-6000 or 750-MHz. The company is offering the unbuffered dual in-line memory modules (DIMM) in capacities up to 1-Gigabyte (Gbyte) and dual-channel memory kits up to 2-Gbytes. The KHX6000D PC2-6000 DIMMs are the latest in a series of module products based on HyperX DDR2 memory.
Samples of 90-nm, 512-Mbit DDR2 SDRAMs slated for June
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
Samples of 512-Mbit DDR2 SDRAMs manufactured using advanced 90-nm process technology will be available in June. The advanced process will yield 512-Mbit DDR2 SDRAM devices with a small chip size of 69.9-mm2, allowing more devices per wafer for increased unit output.
Vishay scores court victory in offer to buy Siliconix
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. has announced that the California Superior Court today granted Vishay's motion to stop a pending class action filed challenging its offer to purchase the shares of subsidiary Siliconix Inc.
Le demande de circuits pour cartes à puce dynamise le chiffre d’affaires d’Atmel
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
Porté par une demande forte de circuits intégrés pour cartes à puce, Atmel Corp. affiche un chiffre d’affaires de 419,8 millions de dollars pour le premier trimestre, en hausse par rapport au chiffre d’affaires de 408,3 millions de dollars pour le quatrième trimestre 2004 et de 407,4 millions de dollars pour le premier trimestre 2004.
Le distributeur Avnet rachète Memec
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
Le distributeur d’électronique Avnet Inc. vient d’acquérir son rival Memec Group dans le cadre d’une transaction en actions et en numéraire estimée à 676 millions de dollars.
Fast video muxes support UXGA resolutions
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
Intersil Corp.'s highly-integrated triple multiplexing amplifiers for switching high-resolution RGB or HDTV signals are said to easily support UXGA resolutions.
RF Micro's quarterly revenue slips sequentially, year-over-year
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices Inc. reported fiscal fourth quarter 2005 revenue of $150.4 million, down 11 percent from the previous quarter and 8 percent from the fiscal fourth quarter of 2004.
ST to 're-deploy' 1,000 engineers amid Q1 losses, CapEx cuts
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
Seeking to reduce its costs, STMicroelectronics Inc. announced plans to "re-deploy" some 1,000 engineers amid a loss and sluggish sales for the first quarter of 2005.
STMicroelectronics posts loss as company cuts expenses
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics N.V.reported a net loss of $31 million, or 3 cents per diluted share, on sales of $2.1 billion, compared to net earnings of $77 million, or 9 cents per share, on sales of $2.0 million in the year-ago quarter
Demand for smart card ICs pushes Atmel revenue up 3%
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
Buoyed by strong demand for its smart card ICs, Atmel Corp. reported first quarter revenue totaling $419.8 million, up from $408.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2004 and $407.4 million in the first quarter of 2004.
Actel meets guidance, expects flat quarter
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
Programmable logic device supplier Actel Corp. posted net earnings of $1.4 million, or 6 cents per share, on sales of $44.0 million in the first quarter, compared to $2.5 million, or 9 cents per share on sales of $42.1 million a year ago.
Update: Avnet to acquire Memec
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
Avnet Inc. announced it will acquire Memec Group Holdings Ltd., a semiconductor distributor characterized by its specialized line cards and emphasis on design and demand creation.
MOSFETs stay true to temperature
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
Siliconix says the ten new devices in its portfolio of n-channel MOSFETs are the industry's first with high threshold voltage yet low on-resistance (3.4 volts, and as low as 2.7 milliohms, respectively). The new devices are designed to minimize the variation in threshold despite large increases in operating temperature, which when high enough will shift the traditional MOSFET's threshold voltage to near zero and initiate a spontaneous turn-on.
Micrel's March quarter could be slightly above consensus, says analyst
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
Micrel will report March Quarter earnings on Thursday of this week. Doug Freedman of American Technology Research goes again to the dartboard. He says hold their stock; the June quarter could be good. Let's see how well he does.
Agere essuie des pertes au 2ème trimestre fiscal
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
Agere Systems Inc. a publié une perte nette de 68 millions de dollars, soit 4 cents par action, sur des ventes de 417 millions de dollars au terme du deuxième trimestre fiscal 2005, clos en mars. Ceci est à comparer avec la perte nette de 74 millions de dollars, ou 4 cents par action, sur des ventes de 462 millions de dollars pour le même trimestre de l’exercice précédent.
PIC flash MCUs deliver 40 MHz at 3 Volts
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. has launched the first ten members of its high-pincount, high-density memory PIC18F87J10 flash microcontroller family that delivers up to 10 MIPS at 3V.
Research company differs with WSTS over flash market
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
Market research company Web-Feet Research Inc. (Monterey, Calif.) said the 2004 flash memory market was $17.3 billion, nearly 11 percent higher than the $15.6 billion reported by the WSTS organization.
NEC Electronics to deploy its embedded DRAM in Microsoft's next XBox
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
NEC Electronics Corp. said Microsoft Corp. has adopted its embedded DRAM for the next generation XBox, the U.S. company's game console, to be announced at E3 in Los Angeles next month.
Agere meets guidance but posts loss
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
Agere Systems Inc. reported a net loss of $68 million, or 4 cents per share, on sales of $417 million in the second 2005 fiscal quarter ended March, compared to $74 million, or 4 cents per share, on sales of $462 million in the year-ago quarter.
Dual-output regulator powers low-voltage DSPs
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LTC3548 is a dual-output synchronous buck regulator that delivers up to 800 mA of continuous output current from one channel and up to 400 mA from the other for low-voltage (down to 0.6 V) DSPs and microcontrollers.
PC2-5300 memory modules validated with new DDR2 chipset
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
Micron Technology Inc. has made available to the notebook market PC2-5300 memory modules that incorporate ATI Technologies' new DDR2 chipset.
Le chiffre d’affaires d’Altera croît de 10% au 1er trimestre
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
Au terme du premier trimestre 2005, Altera Corp. enregistre des ventes de 264,8 millions de dollars, en hausse de 10% par rapport au quatrième trimestre 2004 et en hausse de 9% par rapport au premier trimestre 2004.
Démission du PDG de Silicon Laboratories
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories a annoncé la démission de son Président-directeur général, Daniel Artusi. Le président du conseil d’administration, Nav Sooch, a été nommé directeur général par intérim.
Interview : Le PDG d’AMD, Hector Ruiz évalue la concurrence
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices a lancé son processeur Opteron double cœur en vue de prendre quelques parts de marché à Intel. Hector Ruiz, Président-directeur général d’AMD, explique comment le processeur Opteron pourrait influencer la bataille entre le fabricant de puces de Sunnyvale (Californie) et Intel pour gagner le cœur des fabricants de systèmes.
Infineon rutscht in die roten Zahlen
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
Der Preisdruck bei Speicherchips und die schwache Nachfrage nach Kommunikationsbausteinen haben Infineons Quartalsumsatz in den Keller getrieben. Die Zahlen sind noch schlechter als von den Analysten befürchtet.
SanDisk expands legal thrust with ST over flash technology
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
SanDisk Corp. has expanded its litigation against STMicroelectronics Inc. over flash-memory technology.
Atheros, Anadigics, Mindspeed post mixed results
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4/25/2005   Post a comment
Communications-chip makers Atheros, Anadigics, and Mindspeed posted mixed results in the quarter.
First quarter revenue up 10 percent at Altera
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4/25/2005   Post a comment
Altera Corp. posted first quarter 2005 sales of $264.8 million, up 10 percent from the fourth quarter of 2004 and up 9 percent from the first quarter of 2004.
Boardroom chaos hits Silicon Image as five directors resign
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4/25/2005   Post a comment
Chip maker Silicon Image Inc. announced that it has received resignations from four members of its board, reportedly over the re-nomination of its founder to the board.
Cirrus divests digital video line, puts product up for sale
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4/25/2005   Post a comment
Continuing to cut costs, Cirrus Logic Inc. announced its intent to divest its digital video product line assets and focus operations around its analog, mixed-signal and embedded integrated circuits (ICs) for audio and industrial applications.
IC 'drives' signal conditioning at SMPTE data rates
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4/25/2005   Post a comment
National Semiconductor is sampling an HDTV serial digital cable driver and adaptive cable equalizer that it claims deliver the industry's lowest power and highest electro-static discharge (ESD) protection to the video production equipment market. The CLC002 SD/HD (standard definition/high definition) TV digital cable driver and CLC034 SD/HD TV adaptive cable equalizer deliver the signal conditioning necessary for standard- and high-definition serial data transmission at Society of Motion Picture
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