MIPS expects revenues to fall 45-50% from prior quarter News & Analysis 7/2/2001 Post a comment MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--MIPS Technologies Inc. here today said its revenues for the just-ended quarter are expected to be 45-to-50% lower than the prior three-month period. The supplier of RISC processor cores estimated that revenues would be $14-to-$15 million in the company's fiscal fourth quarter, ended June 30, with earnings per share near breakeven.
ON Semiconductor reunites with Future News & Analysis 7/2/2001 Post a comment ON Semiconductor Inc.'s decision to add a global distributor to help solve its distribution problems has sent the chip maker back to Future Electronics Inc. nearly two years after severing ties with the Montreal company.
Agere, RF Micro Devices move forward with RF-chip alliance News & Analysis 7/2/2001 Post a comment ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Agere Systems Inc. and RF Micro Devices Inc. today announced completion of a definitive agreement to cooperate in development and production of radio-frequency ICs for next-generation cell phones and other wireless devices. The agreement covers a $58 million investment by RF Micro Devices in Agere's wafer fab in Orlando during the next two years.
Intel launches 1.8-GHz Pentium 4, plans 2-GHz chip by September News & Analysis 7/2/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif.--As expected, Intel Corp. today announced availability of its fastest Pentium 4 microprocessor, which runs at 1.8-GHz. The company also formally introduced a 1.6-GHz Pentium 4. In quantities of 1,000 units, the 1.8-GHz Pentium 4 sells for $562 each, while the 1.6-GHz processor is priced at $294. Both desktop computer processors are fabricated in 0.18-micron technology.
Semiconductor sales fell another 7.3% in May News & Analysis 7/2/2001 Post a comment The magnitude of the semiconductor meltdown was documented today by the Semiconductor Industry Association, which said that worldwide chip sales fell to $12.71 billion in May, from $15.90 billion a year earlier.
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.