Samsung plans to reduce MCP variations News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
Analyst sees new products gaining traction in LCD and handheld markets Product News 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.
Intersil, ON Semi, Cirrus report sales and earnings News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
HyperX DDR2 PC2-6000 memory modules make their debut Product News 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 Product News 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.
Le distributeur Avnet rachète Memec News & Analysis 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.
Update: Avnet to acquire Memec News & Analysis 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.
Actel meets guidance, expects flat quarter News & Analysis 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.
MOSFETs stay true to temperature Product News 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.
Agere essuie des pertes au 2ème trimestre fiscal News & Analysis 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.
Agere meets guidance but posts loss News & Analysis 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 Product News 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.
Démission du PDG de Silicon Laboratories News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
IC 'drives' signal conditioning at SMPTE data rates Product News 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
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.