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Advantest's newest memory tester doubles DRAM, flash throughput
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Advantest Corp. today announced it has begun selling new DRAM and flash memory tester that has the ability to simultaneously test up to 128 devices at a time with speeds of 143 MHz or 286 MHz for double data rate (DDR) chips.
National expects 15-20% decline in revenues
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National Semiconductor Corp. today reported break-even results on revenue of $401.2 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2001, which ended May 27, 2001. However, it is possible that the worst bookings quarter may be behind us --- because we saw improved turns orders in May.
ISSI rolls out low-power SRAMs for wireless applications
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. (ISSI) here introduced a new 8-Megabit asynchronous SRAM for wireless and related applications. Dubbed the IS62VV51216LL, the-low power SRAM from ISSI features an access time of 70ns, a standby current as low as 15A, and a low operating current of 20mA. It operates from a 1.65-to-1.95-volt power supply.
Via Technologies plans stock sale
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Taipei, Taiwan -- Via Technologies Inc., the top competitor of Intel Corp. in chipsets, said today that it's planning to sell shares in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs) for US$300 million - US$500 million in the se
SIA predicts upturn
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The Semiconductor Industry Association has reiterated its forecast for a 2001 second-half, industry-wide recovery.
Scotland gets £8m funding
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The Scottish Higher Education Funding Council has awarded £8m of R&D grants.
Broadcom expects 32-35% drop in second quarter revenues
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Broadcom Corp., Irvine, Calif. today updated the outlook for its financial performance for the second quarter ending June 30, 2001.
SIA forecasts 20% chip growth for 2002
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The Semiconductor Industry Association today forecast a 14% decline in chip revenue this year, to $175.5 billion, brought on by a massive inventory correction in all sectors of the market.
Second-half 2001 rebound will drive chip sales up 20.5% in 2002, says SIA
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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- A second-half recovery in worldwide IC markets this year will pull the chip industry out of its recession and spur growth of 20.5% in 2002 and 25% in 2003, according to a revised forecast released here by the Semiconductor Industry Association today.
Updated: Lara Networks to be acquired by Cypress
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Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Lara Networks Inc., a San Jose company specializing in silicon-based packet processing products for wide-area-network (WAN) infrastructure equipment.
Microchip merges MCU and DSP in new 16-bit digital signal controller series
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CHANDLER, Ariz.-- Microchip Technology Inc. here today announced a chip architecture for 16-bit digital signal controllers which will combine the performance of 16-bit microcontrollers with the computational speeds of digital signal processors (DSPs) for embedded system designs.
AMD rolls out 1.4-GHz Athlon as speed race continues with Intel
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SUNNYVALE, Calif.--As expected, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today launched its fastest speed grades of PC microprocessors--a 1.4-GHz Athlon for high-end personal computers and a 950-MHz Duron central processor for home and lower-range business systems.
Spin at 45 for smaller die and better performance
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Toshiba takes Simplex approach for 45 degree routing on RISC processor to get gains without changing process technology.
Via introduces Pentium 4 chipset -- without an Intel license
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Taipei, Taiwan -- Via Technologies Inc. swatted the ball into Intel Corp.'s court by launching a chipset that supports the Pentium 4 processor without a license from the chip powerhouse.
Taiwan's Via rolls out world's first mobile processor based on 0.13-micron technology
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- At the Computex trade show here today, Taiwan's Via Technologies Inc. rolled out a mobile version of its so-called VIA C3 microprocessor line, based on a 0.13-micron process technology. Debuting at speeds of 800-MHz, the new mobile VIA C3 processor from Via features the world's smallest die size and lowest power consumption.
Synplicity's entry in ASIC synthesis focuses on design gap problem
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Synplicity Inc. here figures it is doing something rather unusual with its entry into the ASIC synthesis market. Instead of focusing strictly on leading-edge designs, the company is emphasizing productivity and mainstream ASICs, which are produced with 0.35- to 0.18-micron processes.
Intel samples 0.13-micron Pentium 4 in Taiwan
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TAIPEI -- Intel Corp. has shipped samples of its next- generation 0.13-micron process Pentium 4 Northwood processor to Taiwan's key motherboard makers, preparing for a late fourth quarter launch. ASUSTek Computer Inc. and Gigabyte Technology Co. officials interviewed Tuesday at the Computex computer show confirmed they are starting to prepare Northwood boards for the expected 2-GHz processor. Engineering specialists staffing Computex booths of the other Big Five motherboard makers said they cou
Trikon cuts contract and temporary staff
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Welsh fab equipment company Trikon Technologies is to shed 12% of its global workforce because of "uncertain market conditions".
Intel's new DSP-based voice processor fires shot at TI
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ATLANTA -- Firing a shot at Texas Instruments Inc. in the communications chip market, Intel Corp. here today will re-launch a programmable digital signal processor (DSP) product that supports voice and data applications in carrier-class networks. Using multiple, proprietary DSPs on the same device, the IXS1000 Media Signal Processor from Intel enables a system to support voice, data, fax and other capabilities over ATM or voice-over-Internet Protocol (IP) networks. The IXS1000 will be announced
Improv moves Jazz DSP core into high-volume 16-bit markets
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BEVERLY, Mass. -- Taking aim at a broader range of DSP applications, Improv Systems Inc. here this week rolled out its Jazz 2 digital signal processor technology, using a streamlined 16-bit derivative of its initial 32-bit Jazz 1 architecture launched last year.
Intel samples 0.13-micron Pentium 4 in Taiwan
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TAIPEI -- Intel Corp. has shipped samples of its next- generation 0.13-micron process Pentium 4 Northwood processor to Taiwan's key motherboard makers, preparing for a late fourth quarter launch.
ALI plans to launch Pentium 4 chipset next month
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Taipei -- Acer Labs Inc. (ALI) will sample its first single data rate SDRAM and DDR chipset supporting Intel Corp's Pentium 4 processor, starting in July. ALI President Chin Wu told EBN in an interview at Computex Monday that production of its chipset will launch in the fourth quarter.
Infineon orders $42.5 million of 300-mm scanners from ASML
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VELDHOVEN, the Netherlands--ASM Lithography here today announced a major order for multiple 300-mm wafer scanners from Infineon Technologies AG of Munich. The order includes ASML's Twinscan systems for 248-nm krypton fluoride (KrF) and 193-nm argon-fluoride (ArF) exposure tools.
Germany's SZ Testsysteme moves into Japanese market
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TOKYO -- In a move to expand its presence in Japan and Asia, SZ Testsysteme AG of Germany today opened a new subsidiary in the Tokyo suburb of Chiba. Until now, the company had relied on distributors to sell its mixed-signal test equipment in Japan and the region.
Vitesse acquires optical module company for $240 million
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Vitesse Semiconductor Corp., Camarillo, Calif., announced today that it has agreed to acquire Versatile Optical Networks, Inc. headquartered in San Jose.
Taiwan's Acer to make boards based on ATI's graphics chips
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- During the Computex trade show here today, ATI Technologies Inc. announced an outsourcing deal with Acer Inc., Taiwan's largest PC maker. Under the terms, Taipei-based Acer will develop and make board-level products based on graphics chips from ATI of Ontario, Canada. Acer will sell the boards to systems integrators and distributors.
Cypress now expects revenue decline of about 30%
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Cypress Semiconductor Corp. decreased its second quarter revenue projections by about $25 million on Monday.
Asia chip sales up sequentially in April, but total revenues fall 5.8%, says SIA
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SAN JOSE -- Worldwide chip sale dropped 5.8% to $13.72 billion in April from $14.56 billion in March, but revenues increased sequentially in the Asia Pacific region for the first time since the third quarter of 2000, said the Semiconductor Industry Association here today.
Infineon launches chip set for new G.SHDSL multi-rate standard in carrier networks
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SAN JOSE -- Expanding its presence in the broadband IC market, Infineon Technologies Inc. today rolled out a chip set that's optimized for a new and emerging symmetric Digital Subscriber Line (SDSL) standard, called G.SHDSL.
On Semi offers first SiGe part in GigaCom series for broadband networks
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ATLANTA-- During the Supercomm trade show here today, On Semiconductor Corp. announced engineering samples of its first silicon-germanium (SiGe) products aimed at serving broadband applications with operating speeds up to 12 gigabits per second.
Nvidia enters integrated chip set market supporting AMD Athlon processors
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Nvidia Corp. here today formally enter the PC chip set business by rolling out an integrate product that is designed for PCs based on Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s Athlon microprocessor line.
Intel to show long-awaited 'Brookdale' chip set in Taiwan, say sources
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Look for Intel Corp. this week to show samples of its long-awaited chip set line that supports SDRAM memory for the Pentium 4 microprocessor, according to sources.
IC makers race to offer 40-Gbit OC-768 chips, but disagree on process technologies
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SAN JOSE -- Carriers are not expected to deploy networks that run at transmission speeds of 40-gigabits-per-second (OC-768) until 2003 or so. But in an effort to get a jump on this market, several chip makers are already racing each other to develop the critical physical-layer (PHY) devices for these high-speed networks.
Railtrack evaluates schoolboy's device
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Railtrack is evaluating a design from a Young Electronic Designer Awards finalist who has invented a cheap rail safety device that could help prevent disasters like the Hatfield crash.
Groups face off over 64bit chips
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The battle to dominate the next-generation 64bit chip market has begun in earnest, with Intel and Hewlett-Packard (HP) releasing their Itanium microprocessor and Transmeta planning to use Advanced Micro Devices' HyperTransport technology to develop 64bit processors.
US work bears fruit for Future in Europe
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Future Electronics has been appointed by Agilent Technologies as a franchised distributor throughout Europe.
Sequoia is sole Tioga rep
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Tioga Technologies has appointed specialist design-in and start-ups distributor Sequoia as sole UK representative for its digital subscriber line silicon.
Semis sales will 'slump by 19%'
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Global semiconductor sales are to slump by 19% this year, according to one of the gloomiest forecasts to date from e-distributor iSuppli.
Chip sales 'may drop 13%'
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The highly cyclical and volatile nature of the global semiconductor market will be evident once again this year as chip sales, which grew 37% in 2000 to $204bn, will decline 13.5% this year to $177bn.
Bluetooth backers plead for patience
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Bluetooth proponents next week will again try to convince an increasingly skeptical audience that interoperability and pricing issues will not derail the technology's deployment.
AMD to attack Intel with new 1.4-GHz Athlon and 950-MHz Duron processors
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- In another attack on Intel Corp. in the microprocessor market, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is expected to announce its fastest processors for the low- and high-end PC markets. AMD will announce two processors--a 1.4-GHz Athlon and a 950-MHz Duron--at next week's Computex trade in Taipei, Taiwan, according to sources.
Micron's 32-Mbit flash uses 1.5 volts while running in burst mode
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BOISE, Idaho--Micron Technology Inc. here claimed it is sampling the industry's first 1.5-volt 32-megabit flash memory chip with read-while-write burst and page modes. The MT28F322D15FH is based on a dual-bank architecture and targeted at next-generation mobile phones.
IBM mulls memory changes to PowerPC
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IBM Microelectronics is considering changing the memory architecture in future high-end PowerPC processors to make them more compatible with the embedded processors.
Wolfson seeks growth cash
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Wolfson Microelectronics, the fabless Scottish mixed-signal specialist, is looking for a further injection of capital.
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