Intel sets up flash-memory supply program with Taiwan's cell-phone makers News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- In a move to capitalize on the new manufacturing model in cellular phones, Intel Corp. has established a supply-chain program for its flash memory customers in Taiwan. But the program is also aimed at keeping its flash chip competitors at bay in Taiwan, most notably Advanced Micro Devices Inc., according to analysts.
Three activate OLED News & Analysis 5/31/2001 Post a comment DuPont Displays is joining forces with Philips Components and US start-up Alien Technology to develop active matrix polymer organic LED (OLED) on plastic technology.
Cypress acquires USB designer ScanLogic News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today announced the acquisition of ScanLogic Corp., a privately-held company specializing in Universal Serial Bus (USB) controllers for embedded applications.
Catalyst posts 27% sequential drop in sales during quarter News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Catalyst Semiconductor Inc. here today reported a 27% sequential drop in revenues to $17.3 million in the company's fiscal fourth quarter, ended April 30, compared to $23.6 million in the prior three-month period. Catalyst's sales were up 1% from $17.1 million in the fiscal fourth quarter last year.
Altera, Nortel strike R&D alliance and five-year PLD supply pact News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Altera Corp. here today announced a long-term agreement with Nortel Networks Corp. to cooperate in development of future products and technologies. In addition to the R&D pact, Nortel has signed a five-year purchasing agreement to gain access to Altera programmable logic devices and system-on-a-programmable-chip (SoPC) solutions.
Intel finds more money for formal methods News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment Intel Capital, the investment arm of the world's largest chip maker, has take part in a third round of venture capital funding for France-based Esterel Technologies. The funding is worth €12.3m.
Cirrus to integrate Silicon Wave's Bluetooth technology in processors News & Analysis 5/30/2001 Post a comment SAN DIEGO--Silicon Wave Inc. here announced it has licensed Bluetooth wireless connectivity technology to Cirrus Logic Inc., which plans to integrate the function into its Maverick microprocessors for consumer products, such as Internet audio players, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and electronic books.
LSI Logic acquires RAID storage business News & Analysis 5/29/2001 Post a comment LSI Logic Corp., Milpitas, Calif., and American Megatrends, Inc., Atlanta, today announced an agreement in which LSI Logic will acquire the assets of AMI's RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) business.
Acer Labs, Trident to co-develop chip set for Intel's Tualatin processor line News & Analysis 5/29/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Trident Microsystems Inc. and Acer Laboratories Inc. (ALi) today announced plans to co-develop an integrated chip set that supports Intel Corp.'s future Pentium III processors based on a 0.13-micron process technology.
ALi and Trident announced that they will co-develop the so-called CyberAladdinT, an integrated 3D graphics chip set for use in notebook PCs. Supporting both SDRAM and double-data-rate (DDR) SDRAM, the chip set is optimized for Intel's code-named Tualatin pr
Analog Devices doubles 16-Bit SAR converter speeds to 1-megasample rate News & Analysis 5/29/2001 Post a comment NORWOOD, Mass.--Analog Devices Inc. today announced a new analog-to-digital converter that breaks the 1-million-sample-per-second barrier for 16-bit successive-approximation register (SAR) A-to-D applications. The new 16-bit SAR converter provides twice the data rate that's currently available in other devices, said the Norwood-based chip company.
Sony to put TV on mobiles News & Analysis 5/29/2001 Post a comment Sony Semiconductor is developing silicon that will allow users of next-generation smartphones and personal digital assistants to watch TV on their devices.
Motorola puts its chips on communications News & Analysis 5/28/2001 Post a comment Motorola Inc. is counting on its latest reorganization and merchant market focus to enable its Semiconductor Products Sector (SPS) to strengthen its position in communication ICs. SPS, based in Phoenix, is planning two major initiatives: entry into merchant handset chips and expansion into support ICs for the networking infrastructure.
Via rolls out processor line with small, low-cost EBGA package News & Analysis 5/25/2001 Post a comment TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's Via Technologies Inc. here today announced an x86-based microprocessor line that features a new, low-cost package.
Available at speed grades up to 733-MHz, the new VIA C3 E-Series microprocessor line from Via comes in an small EBGA package. Applications for the chip include low-cost PCs, digital set-top boxes, embedded systems, and other products.
Index control across wafers News & Analysis 5/24/2001 Post a comment Trikon Technologies, the Welsh fab equipment supplier, has developed the Delta fxP, a dielectric deposition cluster tool for compound semiconductor and planar optical waveguide production.
Cypress chief says consolidation isn't coming News & Analysis 5/23/2001 Post a comment As the semiconductor industry lurches through its worst year ever, one question arises: Just how much consolidation will occur, given that smaller companies are struggling and larger ones are looking for an opportunity to grow by acquisition?
Dell rolls out world's first server based on Intel's 64-bit Itanium processor line News & Analysis 5/22/2001 Post a comment AUSTIN, Tex. -- Hoping to get a jump on its competitors, Dell Computer Corp. late today announced what could be the world's first server based on Intel Corp.'s much-delayed, 64-bit Itanium microprocessor line.
Dell's PowerEdge 7150, to be available later this year, is a high-end server line designed for use in power-intensive applications, such as database processing, enterprise resource planning (ERP), and Internet commerce.
Chip equipment orders hit 10-year low News & Analysis 5/22/2001 Post a comment The full impact of the ongoing semiconductor slump was illustrated today when it was disclosed that North American-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $711.8 million in orders in April 2001 and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.42.
PC recovery in sight as market finally hits bottom, says Nvidia's CEO News & Analysis 5/22/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Nvidia Corp. today reported sales of $240.9 million for its first fiscal quarter ended April 29, a 62% jump compared to $148.5 million in the like period a year ago.
Pro forma net income, which excludes the effects of acquisition related charges and amortization of goodwill and purchased intangible assets, for the first quarter of fiscal 2002 was $33.0 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, compared to $18.3 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, in the like period a year ago
Nvidia's sales surge 62% in quarter from a year ago News & Analysis 5/22/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Nvidia Corp. today reported a 10.4% sequential increase in revenues to $240.9 million in the company's fiscal first quarter, ended April 29, compared to $218.2 million in the prior three-month period. The graphics and multimedia chip supplier said its revenues jumped 62.2% from $148.5 million in the fiscal quarter last year.
ADI rolls WAN-independent comms processors News & Analysis 5/22/2001 Post a comment Analog Devices Inc. has let loose its AD6x89 family of WAN-independent communications processors featuring scalable security and the company's proprietary Fast Path quality-of-service (QoS) technology, combining flow switching and bandwidth management.
Taiwan company seeking MRAM foundry partner News & Analysis 5/22/2001 Post a comment A small Taiwanese company is quietly searching for a foundry partner to commercially produce magnetic RAM in 1-Mbit densities, with pilot production scheduled to begin this summer and ramp into volume next year.