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Intel sets up flash-memory supply program with Taiwan's cell-phone makers
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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.
Altera expects sales to sequentially drop 25% in Q2
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5/31/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Altera Corp. here today cut its forecast for second-quarter revenues, warning that sales will drop 25% from $287.4 million in Q1.
IDT projects 44% quarterly decline in revenues
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5/31/2001   Post a comment
Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; today announced during its regular mid-quarter investor teleconference that it has reduced its revenue and earnings outlook for the quarter ending July 1, 2001.
AMCC and Plexus enter into reference design pact
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5/31/2001   Post a comment
Applied Micro Circuits Corp., San Diego, and Plexus Corp., Neenah, Wisc., announced today that they have entered into a strategic design partnership.
Philips Semi, Cadence's Tality unit team up in Bluetooth solutions
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5/31/2001   Post a comment
EINDHOVEN, the Netherlands -- Philips Semiconductors here today announced a strategic partnership with the design services subsidiary of Cadence Design Systems Inc. to provide complete embedded solutions for wireless connections using Bluetooth radio-frequency links.
SigmaRAM group to roll out memory roadmap, first products for fast networks
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5/31/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Attempting to play catch up in the market, the SigmaRAM Consortium next month will finally unveil its roadmap and first wave of SRAM products for high-performance networking applications.
Corrent to unveil next-generation security processor next month
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5/31/2001   Post a comment
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Look for Corrent Corp. next month to roll out its first product--a high-end security processor for next-generation networking applications.
Three activate OLED
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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.
Twin-DAB decoder steps in for fast WAP
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5/31/2001   Post a comment
Panasonic is developing a demonstration handheld device that will use digital audio broadcasting (DAB) to send data and avoid the waiting times of WAP phones.
Cypress acquires USB designer ScanLogic
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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.
LG Electronics to use E2open for design
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5/30/2001   Post a comment
Building on the success of a pilot program, LG Electronics Inc. will implement E2open's product collaboration offering to coordinate its design process.
Catalyst posts 27% sequential drop in sales during quarter
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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
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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.
Infineon, Micron to develop reduced latency DRAMs for high-speed systems
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5/30/2001   Post a comment
MUNICH -- Infineon Technologies AG and Micron Technology Inc. today announced plans to co-develop a new series of reduced latency DRAMs for high-performance memory applications, such as switches, routers, and other high-bandwidth systems.
Intel finds more money for formal methods
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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
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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
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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
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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
Intel expects over 35 systems to use 64-bit Itanium processor this year
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5/29/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Intel Corp. today said it expects 25 computer makers to roll out more than 35 workstation and server models based on its 64-bit Itanium microprocessor. Intel's announcement was widely expected last week, following a number of delays in making the 64-bit central processor available.
Analog Devices doubles 16-Bit SAR converter speeds to 1-megasample rate
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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.
Actel says new FPGA package cuts space by 66% in portable systems
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5/29/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Actel Corp. today announced a new chip-scale package for field programmable gate arrays, which the company says provides the smallest footprint in the industry for certain gate densities in FPGAs.
Mitel becomes 'Zarlink Semiconductor' as pure-play IC supplier
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5/29/2001   Post a comment
OTTAWA -- Mitel Corp. here today unveiled its new corporate name--Zarlink Semiconductor--as part of the company's strategy to transform itself into a new pure-play communications chip company.
Sony to put TV on mobiles
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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.
Nvidia chip expected to grab spotlight at Taiwan show
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5/28/2001   Post a comment
Innovative new PC chips-including Nvidia Corp.'s integrated graphics/ core-logic device for the AMD Athlon 4 notebook processor-will take center stage next week at Taipei's Computex 2001 exhibition.
Motorola puts its chips on communications
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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.
TriQuint cuts forecast for revenues and earnings
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5/25/2001   Post a comment
Amidst market uncertainty and continued customer push-outs, TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. has lowered its earnings outlook for the second quarter this week.
With Merced in hand, OEMs await follow-on
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5/25/2001   Post a comment
Will the server industry's habit of "waiting for Itanium" now become "waiting for McKinley"?
Via rolls out processor line with small, low-cost EBGA package
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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.
Infineon sets up DRAM development center near IBM in Vermont
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5/25/2001   Post a comment
WILLISTON, Vt.--Infineon Technologies AG of Munich today opened a new DRAM development center here to focus on new high-performance memories for desktop PCs, servers, and workstations.
AMD strikes 'alliance' with Transmeta, licenses 64-bit and bus technologies
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5/25/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--In a move to increase competition with Intel Corp. in PC processors, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today announced it has licensed the company's 64-bit x86-64 technology and HyperTransport chip-interconnect format to microprocessor startup Transmeta Corp.
Intel won't budge from $7.5 billion cap spending plan but nudges up 2-GHz processor
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5/24/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- During Intel Corp.'s annual shareholders meeting here today, company officials stuck to their guns and continued to insist that the chip giant would invest a record $7.5 billion in capital spending this year despite the industry's severe recession.
ChipPac launches chip-scale leadframe package for fast ICs in tight spaces
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5/24/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Competition is mounting for small chip-packages that support higher-performance ICs with fewer than 100 contacts in space-constrained systems--such as cell phones, PDAs, laptop PCs and other portable systems.
Italian court finds Micron did not infringe Rambus patents
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5/24/2001   Post a comment
Rambus Inc.'s synchronous-interface patent infringement case against Micron Technology Inc. was dismissed Thursday by a judge in Monza, Italy, a Micron spokesman confirmed today.
Index control across wafers
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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.
Samsung aims 300-MHz DDR memory at graphics, networking systems
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5/24/2001   Post a comment
SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today claimed to be the first DRAM maker to develop a 64-megabit double data rate (DDR) memory that operates at speeds up to 300 MHz.
Taiwan's Winbond pushes into 256-Mbit DRAM generation with DDR series
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5/24/2001   Post a comment
HSINCHU, Taiwan -- In a major milestone for Taiwan's chip industry, Winbond Electronics Corp. here appears to be the first IC vendor on the island to announce a 256-megabit DRAM.
Cypress chief says consolidation isn't coming
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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?
Future enlarges distribution pact with Agilent
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5/23/2001   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. has expanded its distribution agreement with Future Electronics to allow the distributor to carry its semiconductor products throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Worst year in industry says foundry
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5/23/2001   Post a comment
2001 will probably be the worst year in the semiconductor industry's history, according to Chartered Semiconductor, the Singapore-based foundry.
Full circle for Pixelfusion as it enters 40Gbit/s market
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5/23/2001   Post a comment
Pixelfusion has decided to go back to being an intellectual property supplier following its move to abandon the graphics chip market and move into the networking sector.
Dell rolls out world's first server based on Intel's 64-bit Itanium processor line
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Amkor packs flip-chip on leadframes for high-frequency ICs
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5/22/2001   Post a comment
CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Amkor Technology Inc. today announced a new packaging concept that combines flip-chip and leadframe technologies for device frequencies of 5-to-20 GHz and I/O counts less than 100.
ADI rolls WAN-independent comms processors
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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
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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.
Mitel taps IBM to produce PowerPC-based digital TV chips
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5/22/2001   Post a comment
LONDON -- IBM Corp. and Mitel Corp. today announced a partnership aimed at producing new PowerPC-based ICs with MPEG-2 video processing capabilities for digital TV and digital broadcasting services.
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