Cypress to withdraw from PLD business News & Analysis 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.
On Semi posts Q2 loss amid 5% sales drop News & Analysis 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.
4-MHz regulator can supply up to 4 amps Product News 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 Product News 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.
Hynix to ship DDR500 SDRAM in August News & Analysis 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.
IC inventories fall in Q2 over Q1, says iSuppli News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
Court ruling rocksGenesis Microchip News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
It's getting more complex News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
NEC Electronics share price disappoints News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
High-volt buck regulator switches at 500 kHz in auto, telecom apps Product News 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.
ST to upgrade 6-in. fabs, posts 5% sales jump News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
ITC upholds DRAM duties against Hynix News & Analysis 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.
Philips keeps options open after Adelante sale News & Analysis 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.
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