Design Con 2015
Breaking News
News Analysis
Content tagged with Semiconductors posted in July 2003
<<   <   Page 2 / 3   >   >>
AmberWave gets credit from GE Technology Finance
News & Analysis  
7/22/2003   Post a comment
AmberWave Systems Corp., a supplier of strained silicon technology, said Tuesday (July 22, 2003) that GE Technology Finance, a unit of the GE Structured Finance, has recently expanded its existing line of credit to AmberWave.
Analysis: on ARM, customer saturation, acquisitions
News & Analysis  
7/22/2003   Post a comment
ARM Holdings plc, the U.K. based microprocessor licensing company continues to shine, but its second quarter results announced Tuesday (July 22, 2003) showed the company shining through the dark clouds of an uncertain future.
Profitable ARM rebuilds revenue slowly in Q2
News & Analysis  
7/22/2003   Post a comment
ARM Holdings plc made a net profit of £4.3 million (about $6.9 million) on sales revenue of £31.4 million (about $50.3 million) in the second quarter of 2003. This was considerably down on the same period in the previous year but slightly up on the first quarter of 2003.
ARM acquires design part of DSP firm Adelante
News & Analysis  
7/22/2003   Post a comment
RISC processor licensor ARM Holdings plc said Tuesday (July 22, 2003) it has purchased Adelante Technologies Belgium, a part of Adelante Technologies Holding B.V.
Silicon Labs names new CEO, posts strong Q2
News & Analysis  
7/21/2003   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories Inc. today (July 21) said that Dan Artusi, president and chief operating officer of the chip maker, will assume the role of CEO at the end of fiscal 2003.
Samsung speeds mobile processor past 500 MHz
News & Analysis  
7/21/2003   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. said its ARM-based S3C2440 microprocessor has a core clock frequency of 533 MHz.
M-Systems upgrades flash disk-on-chip
News & Analysis  
7/21/2003   Post a comment
M-Systems Inc. is bringing an upgrade of its flash disk-on-chip technology to a USB 2.0 interface for embedded systems designers.
TI to take $100 million charge, plans more job cuts
News & Analysis  
7/21/2003   Post a comment
Amid a relatively upbeat quarter, Texas Instruments Inc. today (July 21) said it would take a $100 million charge associated with job cuts by the end of 2004.
Japan opens 300-mm joint shuttle service for 90-nm ICs
News & Analysis  
7/21/2003   Post a comment
Advanced SoC Platform Corp. (ASPLA) will begin shuttle services later this year using its 300-mm wafer-prototyping line and 90-nanometer process technology. The services, which reduce a customer's costs by allowing it to share a wafer run with other companies, will be available for member companies starting in October and for third parties starting next April.
Contract DDR SDRAM prices move up
News & Analysis  
7/21/2003   Post a comment
Contract prices for DDR333 and DDR400 SDRAM jumped up to 14% in the second half of July over the first of the month, according to DRAMeXchange, Taipei.
Price battle looms as Taiwan preps low-cost WLAN ICs
News & Analysis  
7/21/2003   Post a comment
It's looking like a race to the bottom as Taiwanese wireless-LAN suppliers prepare to attack the 802.11g market with low-cost chip sets, a development that will quickly squeeze margins in the marketplace. Yet the upcoming battle seems to favor the nascent RF IC industry in Asia, as a handful of companies field analog front-end chips with dirt-cheap decent performance that threatens entrenched U.S. suppliers.
Samsung speeds mobile processor past 500-MHz
News & Analysis  
7/21/2003   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. said the S3C2440 microprocessor has a core clock frequency of 533-MHz.
Sand Video ups ante in decoder sector
News & Analysis  
7/21/2003   Post a comment
As the market heats up for chips that comply with the recently frozen H.264 standard, fabless IC company Sand Video, Inc., Andover, Mass., is rolling out the industry's first licensable core for high-definition, real-time H.264 video decoders.
FRAM seen gaining in embedded applications
News & Analysis  
7/21/2003   Post a comment
Ferroelectric RAM, long studied as an alternative to flash or EEPROM, appears to be taking a detour on the roadmap, as backers of the technology veer toward embedded, rather than discrete applications.
Demand for DDR400 shorts spot market
News & Analysis  
7/21/2003   Post a comment
DDR400 SDRAM chips purchased through the spot market are commanding a high premium over the same devices available through contract channels, raising concerns that some white-box and Tier 2 PC makers may curb the memory's use until prices come down sometime later this year.
LSI Logic expands IP choices for stingy ASIC customers
News & Analysis  
7/21/2003   Post a comment
As chipmakers spin out ASIC-lite platforms to reignite interest in custom ICs, customers are being asked to make some critical design decisions much earlier than they used to, influencing the final cost and flexibility of the completed design.
TransChip rolls out a single-chip CMOS imager
News & Analysis  
7/18/2003   Post a comment
Israeli start-up TransChip is targeting mobile handset vendors seeking to upgrade cellphones to popular camera phones with a single-chip CMOS image sensor that integrates image processing and compression along with LCD controller functions.
Li-ion battery charge controller steps up protection
Product News  
7/17/2003   Post a comment
Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc.'s newest linear battery charge controller, the AAT3680, has been designed to support either a one- or a two-cell (4.2- or 8.4-volt) lithium-ion or polymer pack.
Cypress CEO sees recovery amid 12% sales jump
News & Analysis  
7/17/2003   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today (July 17) posted sales of $203.1 million for the second quarter, an increase of 12 percent from $181.0 million in the previous quarter and up slightly from the year-ago second quarter revenue of $202.1 million.
MathStar gets $6 million, awaits $4 million more
News & Analysis  
7/16/2003   Post a comment
Programmable hardware start-up MathStar Inc. said Wednesday that it had received $6 million of add-on finance that it would use to complete manufacturing and start marketing its architecture of programmable devices that it calls FPOAs.
Infineon gains DRAM ground on Samsung, Micron
News & Analysis  
7/16/2003   Post a comment
South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is ranked as the top DRAM maker for the first half of 2003, but Germany's Infineon Technologies AG is closing the gap on Micron Technologies Inc. for the second spot, according to a report from Semico Research Corp. here today (July 16).
Intel 2Q profit doubles, revenue up 8%
News & Analysis  
7/15/2003   Post a comment
Intel Corp.'s second quarter profits more than doubled and revenue grew at a higher-than-expected rate on strong demand for the company's PC processors both from the desktop and notebook markets.
NEC Electronics sets IPO price
News & Analysis  
7/14/2003   Post a comment
AMD, Fujitsu form 'Spansion' flash venture
News & Analysis  
7/14/2003   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Fujitsu Ltd. have extended their co-operation in flash memory from one exclusively focused on manufacturing to the formation of 60:40 joint-venture that will make and market flash memories under the Spansion' product brand name.
ARM ponders a four-processor core
News & Analysis  
7/12/2003   Post a comment
While stressing that his paper at the Multiprocessing System-on-Chip (MPSOC) conference discussed a research project, John Goodacre, multiprocessing core manager at ARM Ltd. (Cambridge, England), disclosed some of the thinking at the company.
China still investing in 6-in. capacity, says report
News & Analysis  
7/11/2003   Post a comment
Investment in 6-in. wafer fabs in China is continuing strong, according to a just-released iSuppli Corp. market report.
Rambus Reveals Details of New XDR DRAM Interface
News & Analysis  
7/11/2003   Post a comment
Although XDR DRAM initially will be aimed at consumer electronics and graphics applications, Rambus said that by 2006, the interface will be positioned for use in PC main memory in competition with industry-standard DDR architectures.
Hot Chips Conference Reflects a Changing Industry
News & Analysis  
7/11/2003   Post a comment
Rick Merritt and Ron Wilson preview the upcoming 15th annual Hot Chips Conference. The conference drew a near-record number of paper submissions, but the scheduled lineup shows that Hot Chips, like the industry it examines, has distinctly changed its flavor.
IBM sets up chip service center in Israel
News & Analysis  
7/10/2003   Post a comment
IBM Corp. today (July 10) announced the establishment of a new center in Haifa, Israel that will provide technology design services for advanced chip applications.
Analog Devices rolls out low-end telematics platform
News & Analysis  
7/9/2003   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. has introduced a new telematics platform that it claims will cut costs for first-tier suppliers and automakers by 50 percent or more.
SoCs enlisted for Navy service
News & Analysis  
7/9/2003   Post a comment
The U.S. military's adoption of commercial technologies is increasingly moving to "mission critical" applications in weapons. The latest example is an upgrade to the Navy's Standard ship-defense missile.
Probe launched into state aid for Infineon DRAM plant
News & Analysis  
7/9/2003   Post a comment
The European Commission has launched an "in-depth probe" into Portugese state aid for Technicos-Fabrico de Semiconductores SA, a subsidiary of Infineon Technologies AG located in Vila do Conde, Portugal, the Commission said Wednesday (July 9, 2003).
UMC explores epi growth as tool for controlling sub-65nm gate leakage
News & Analysis  
7/9/2003   Post a comment
Researchers at United Microelectronics Corp. are exploring selective epitaxial growth as a complementary approach to tackling problems of gate leakage in transistors at the sub-65nm node. They said it might offer designers of high-performance devices a more conventional solution if substantial integration problems can be overcome.
Fab utilization above 90% by year-end, says Gartner
News & Analysis  
7/9/2003   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry's utilization of wafer fab capacity should move back above 90 percent for the first time in three years in the first quarter of 2004 and remain there throughout the year, according to a forecast from market research firm Gartner Inc.
June sales down at UMC, half-year up 28%
News & Analysis  
7/9/2003   Post a comment
June 2003 sales revenue at foundry chip supplier United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) was NT$7028 million (about $204 million) up 4.7 percent from the same month a year before and down 4.5 percent from sales revenue in May 2003, UMC said Wednesday (July 9, 2003).
Gartner quantifies back-end led 2003 spending revival
News & Analysis  
7/8/2003   Post a comment
Market research company Gartner Inc. is forecasting 2003 to be a growth year in capital expenditure with equipment for packaging and assembly scoring a 26 percent rise over 2002 and wafer fabrication equipment scoring a more modest 9 percent growth.
Intel buys Canadian network chips start-up
News & Analysis  
7/8/2003   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corp. has bought Vancouver-based West Bay Semiconductor Inc. for cash, Intel announced Tuesday (July 8, 2003) while keeping the amount secret and not disclosing other financial terms.
This is not your father's HotChips
News & Analysis  
7/8/2003   Post a comment
The recession's toll notwithstanding, the upcoming 15th annual HotChips conference drew a near-record number of paper submissions. But the scheduled lineup shows that HotChips, like the industry it examines, has distinctly changed its flavor.
Elixent raises another $10 million, seeks engineering expansion
News & Analysis  
7/8/2003   Post a comment
Reconfigurable semiconductor intellectual property (IP) specialist Elixent (Bristol, England) has closed a second funding round of $10 million with the bulk of the money earmarked to increase engineering employment and accelerate the rollout of the patented D-Fabrix technology to international customers.
Via launches mobile CPU
News & Analysis  
7/8/2003   Post a comment
Via Technologies Inc. took the wraps off its mobile processor Tuesday (July 8, 2003), a low-power 1GHz offering dubbed Antaur that will first ship into slim and light notebooks on sale in the China market, and then into the U.S. and Europe.
<<   <   Page 2 / 3   >   >>


Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Want to Present a Paper at ESC Boston 2015?
Max Maxfield
8 comments
I tell you, I need more hours in each day. If I was having any more fun, there would have to be two of me to handle it all. For example, I just heard that I'm going to be both a speaker ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
12 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Martin Rowe

Book Review: Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design
Martin Rowe
1 Comment
Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design, Third Edition, by Michel Mardiguian. Contributions by Donald L. Sweeney and Roger Swanberg. List price: $89.99 (e-book), $119 (hardcover).