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UMC to close at least one wafer fab
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7/3/2001   Post a comment
HSINCHU, Taiwan -- Warning of "the worst downturn in the last 30 years," United Microelectronics Corp. will soon shut at least one of its wafer fabs.
STMicro extends flash supply pact with SCI, will share market data
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GENEVA--STMicroelectronics today announced a major flash memory supply agreement with U.S.-based SCI Systems Inc., one of the world's largest contract electronics manufacturers.
Motorola, Delphi plan new PowerPC-based powertrain control products
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AUSTIN, Tex. -- Motorola Inc. and Delphi Automotive Systems Corp. today announced plans to jointly develop future powertrain control systems for vehicles based on Motorola's newest PowerPC processor architecture.
IBM and National team up on home gateways
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IBM and National Semiconductor are the latest technology players to announce a link up aimed at offering a development platform for home gateways.
Taiwan chipset companies continue swoon
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Two of Taiwan's major chipset companies saw their sales continued to fall in June as worldwide demand for PCs showed no signs of improvement.
Infineon to issue shares to support IC operations
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Infineon Technologies AG confirmed rumors today it had plans to begin issuing more shares to raise capital for its beleaguered DRAM and other IC businesses.
MIPS expects revenues to fall 45-50% from prior quarter
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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.
MIPS Technologies says revenue will disappoint
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MIPS Technologies, Inc., Mountain View, Calif. today said that its fiscal fourth quarter revenue is anticipated to be below the company's previous expectations.
ON Semiconductor reunites with Future
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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
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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
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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
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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.
STMicro works with Analog Devices to create 'DSP system memory' chip
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GENEVA--STMicroelectronics today announced it has collaborated with Analog Devices Inc. to introduce the world's first "DSP system memory"--a device that integrates a large block of flash storage, programmable logic, input/output ports, and interfaces for a digital signal processor.
AMD settles suit against Alcatel for breaking flash purchase agreement
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. --Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today announced a settlement of its lawsuit against chip customer Alcatel Business Systems, which was accused of breaching a two-year purchasing agreement for flash memories.
Intel's P4 hit by rationed licences and competition from AMD
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Intel's attempts to sell Pentium 4 processors could face another crunch because of its decision to license vital technology only in exchange for "equivalent technology".
Free web core compatible with ARM7 32bit risc processor
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A Chinese graduate student is offering freely downloadable source code for the description of a synthesisable processor core claimed to be compatible with the ARM732bit risc processor.
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