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Intel sells 'eyesore' structure in Texas
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7/31/2003   Post a comment
Intel Corp. has reached a deal to sell the site of a partially constructed building in Austin, Texas, to the federal government, according to a report from Reuters.
Cypress to withdraw from PLD business
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7/31/2003   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Wednesday (July 30)confirmed that it is phasing out its programmable logic business, saying that it makes little sense to fight with a handful of chip companies that focus exclusively on PLDs.
Texas Instruments acquires RF chip maker Radia
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7/30/2003   Post a comment
DALLAS -- Texas Instruments Inc. today (July 30) said it has acquired Radia Communications Inc., a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based chip maker that specializes in radio frequency (RF) design.
On Semi posts Q2 loss amid 5% sales drop
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7/30/2003   Post a comment
On Semiconductor Corp. reported sales of $256.2 million in the second quarter of 2003, a decline of 5 percent from $269.5 million in the previous quarter and compared to $280.6 million in the like period a year ago.
China's SMIC joins ARM Foundry Program
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7/30/2003   Post a comment
ARM Ltd. Wednesday announced that Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) has become the first foundry in mainland China to join the ARM Foundry Program.
4-MHz regulator can supply up to 4 amps
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7/30/2003   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp.'s LTC3414 is a high-efficiency, 4-MHz synchronous buck regulator in a 20-lead thin-shrink small-outline package using a constant-frequency, current-mode architecture that the company says can deliver up to 4 amperes of continuous current at output voltages down to 0.8 volt.
LDO regulators offer 400-mV dropout
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7/30/2003   Post a comment
Sipex Corp.'s SPX-2950x family of low-dropout (LDO) linear regulators is said to provide output current of up to 5 amps, dropout of 400 millivolts typical and fast transient response.
Toshiba invests in M-Systems, licenses NAND IP
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7/29/2003   Post a comment
Japan's Toshiba Corp. today (July 29) announced it has invested in M-Systems Inc., a Kfar Saba, Israel-based supplier of flash-based data storage products.
Nvidia's forecast lowered amid design, foundry woes
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7/29/2003   Post a comment
Is Nvidia Corp. experiencing IC design or manufacturing problems with its high-end graphics chip? Maybe both.
Hynix to ship DDR500 SDRAM in August
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7/29/2003   Post a comment
Troubled Hynix Semiconductor Inc. said Tuesday (July 29, 2003) that it has developed a 500-MHz 256-Mbit double data rate synchronous DRAM and that volume production would begin in August 2003.
Nokia, ARM, ST and TI extend mobile alliance
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7/29/2003   Post a comment
The Mobile Industry Processor Interface Alliance (MIPI) has been formed by mobile phone maker Nokia, processor licensor ARM and two leading chipmakers, Texas Instruments Inc. and STMicroelectronics.
IC inventories fall in Q2 over Q1, says iSuppli
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7/28/2003   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry is slowly returning to heath, as excess chip inventories fell from $300 million in the first quarter of 2003, to $150 million in the second quarter, according to a new report from iSuppli Corp.
Hong Kong firm offers 'Chinese' CPU for Linux PCs
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7/28/2003   Post a comment
Culturecom Holdings Ltd., originally a publisher of Chinese language 'fighting' comics that migrated into information technology in the 1990s, said recently that it has started selling its V-Dragon microprocessor intended for use in PCs for the China market.
DRAM futures trading stages a comeback
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7/28/2003   Post a comment
A renegade band of semiconductor industry veterans is trying its hand at selling commodities futures. Not oil, coffee beans, or pork bellies, but DRAM.
Court ruling rocksGenesis Microchip
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7/28/2003   Post a comment
In trying to sort out a two-year-old lawsuit, Genesis Microchip Inc. may have negotiated itself into a jam that could complicate its pending merger with Pixelworks and saddle the display IC supplier with significant licensing fees.
U.S. ITC finds against Hynix in DRAM case
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7/28/2003   Post a comment
With a trade dispute still hanging over it in Europe, Hynix Semiconductor Inc. said last week's decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission to uphold tariffs against the company in the United States will not affect its ability to serve its customers.
JEDEC to explore buffered DDR2 DIMM for servers
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7/28/2003   Post a comment
JEDEC has formed a task force to investigate the development of a standard for fully buffered memory modules in an effort to ease the way for the adoption of DDR2 SDRAM in servers.
SST adds pseudo SRAM to multichip packaging
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7/28/2003   Post a comment
Silicon Storage Technology Inc. today will introduce a multichip package (MCP) family of 32- to 64Mbit NOR flash memory combined with pseudo SRAM (PSRAM) chips ranging from 4 to 32Mbits.
It's getting more complex
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7/28/2003   Post a comment
OEMs are faced with an increasingly complex and fragmented DRAM market, as additional flavors sporting different architectures — and price structures — fly off suppliers' fab lines.
Infineon announces billion-dollar 'back-end' plant
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7/28/2003   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG and China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Venture Co. Ltd. (CSCV), of Suzhou, China, are setting up a memory chip assembly and test joint venture company to be located at Suzhou Industrial Park 80-kilometer (about 50 miles) west of Shanghai.
Qualcomm files suit against TI over patent dispute
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7/25/2003   Post a comment
Qualcomm Inc. today (July 25) announced it has filed a suit against Texas Instruments Inc. for breach of contract over code-division multiple access (CDMA) technology.
Leopard Logic pursues 'hybrid' chip design
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7/25/2003   Post a comment
Any survival handbook for Silicon Valley start-ups trying to sell intellectual property might well include a final sentence that reads: If all else fails, build and sell chips yourself.
TSMC's forecast lifted despite worrisome IC outlook
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7/25/2003   Post a comment
An investment banking firm has raised its forecast for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) in spite of the company's cautious and worrisome outlook for the IC industry.
NEC Electronics share price disappoints
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7/25/2003   Post a comment
TOKYO -- NEC Electronics Corp., a semiconductor spin-off of NEC Corp., listed its stock on the Tokyo Stock Exchange with a first-day price on Wednesday (July 23) ending at 5,340 yen (about $45), about $10 higher per share than previously planned.
Bus Switch Families Offer High-Speed at Lower Voltage
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7/25/2003   Post a comment
TI's Standard Linear and Logic division has introduced several bus switches designed to handle higher speeds and lower voltages. The FET switches, which provide interfaces for bus lines in portable, desktop computers and servers, are intended to provide high-performance, low-power replacements for standard bus-interface devices where signal buffering or current drive is not required.
TriQuint posts loss on 2% sales jump
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7/24/2003   Post a comment
TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. posted sales of $72.8 million in the quarter, up 19 percent compared to the second quarter of 2002 and up 1.6 percent compared to the first quarter of 2003.
Cree buys silicon carbide patent portfolio
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7/24/2003   Post a comment
Cree Inc. here has purchased the silicon carbide (SiC) patent portfolio from ABB Research Ltd.
Investigation finds Microtune guilty of fraud
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7/24/2003   Post a comment
Microtune Inc. has agreed to restate financial statements from 2001 and 2002 after an independent investigator found the company had engaged in fraudulent accounting and financial reporting practices.
High-volt buck regulator switches at 500 kHz in auto, telecom apps
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7/24/2003   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp.'s LM5007 buck dc/dc regulator IC is said to break new ground with its ability to step down from an 80-volt primary-side power supply and produce a low-voltage (10-V typical) bias supply for secondary-side control devices at a cost of less than a dollar in large volume quantities.
Wolfson recruiting after doubling sales
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7/24/2003   Post a comment
Mixed signal semiconductor group Wolfson Microelectronics plc saw a 100 percent improvement in sales for the year ended 31st December 2002 to £22.4 million (about $35 million).
Motorola falls from top 10 chip rankings
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7/23/2003   Post a comment
For the first time ever, Motorola Inc. fell from the top 10 rankings in terms of worldwide chip sales, according to a new list compiled by IC Insights Inc.
Actel 2Q income triples, rev. rise 7%
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7/23/2003   Post a comment
FPGA supplier Actel Corp. today registered its first operating profit in several quarters and more than tripled its second-quarter net profits.
ST to upgrade 6-in. fabs, posts 5% sales jump
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7/23/2003   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics Inc. today (July 23) said that it plans to upgrade a large percentage of its older 6-inch fab capacity to 8-inch substrates--a move that will involve an undisclosed amount of restructuring at the chip maker.
LSI Logic's loss widens amid 9% sales jump
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7/23/2003   Post a comment
LSI Logic Corp. reported revenues of $407 million in the second quarter of 2003, a 9 percent sequential increase compared to the $373 million reported in the first quarter of 2003, and a decline of 7 percent compared to the $438 million reported in the second quarter of 2002.
1st Silicon licenses SST's flash-memory technology
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7/23/2003   Post a comment
Silicon foundry provider 1st Silicon (Malaysia) Sdn. has licensed flash-memory technology from Silicon Storage Technology Inc. (SST).
ITC upholds DRAM duties against Hynix
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7/23/2003   Post a comment
The U.S. International Trade Commission Wednesday upheld a June ruling by the U.S. Commerce Department, finding that Hynix Semiconductor Inc. was responsible for causing injury to the U.S. DRAM industry when it accepted what Commerce found to be illegal government subsidies channeled to the company through several Korean banks.
Report confirms Samsung shipping NOR to Nokia
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7/23/2003   Post a comment
Market research firm Semiconductor Insights (SI) today (July 23) confirmed earlier reports that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is shipping NOR-based flash memories to cellular-phone giant Nokia Group.
Philips keeps options open after Adelante sale
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7/23/2003   Post a comment
Philips Semiconductor executives are downplaying speculation that the Adelante Technologies DSP core unit will be folded back into the parent company after selling the spin-off's key design tool technology to ARM Ltd.
Embedded processor features low power, abundant I/O
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7/22/2003   Post a comment
Motorola's MPC5200 is a 760 MIPS embedded processor targeted at industrial control, networking, and automotive markets.
Vitesse shuts down fab, exits module business
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7/22/2003   Post a comment
Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. here today (July 22) announced it will shut down its wafer fab in Colorado Springs, Colorado, after it was unable to find a buyer for the plant.
IC market up in '04, but down in '05, says IC Insights
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7/22/2003   Post a comment
The boom-to-bust cycle in the semiconductor industry appears to be getting shorter, leaving some to wonder about which companies can ultimately survive the roller-coaster ride.
STMicro, Sharp add flash to Transmeta's processor
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7/22/2003   Post a comment
Transmeta Corp. today (July 22) announced it has added flash-memory capabilities for its next-generation microprocessor.
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