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Cypress, Munich startup offer cores for programmable devices in optical network linecards
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8/31/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. here today announced a partnership with Munich startup MorethanIP GmbH to provide intellectual property (IP) and design cores for programmable physical layer devices (PHY) and complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs).
Hitachi plans new general-purpose chip company while focusing applications ICs
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8/31/2001   Post a comment
TOKYO -- As part of a massive restructuring of its chip business, Hitachi Ltd. today announced plans to set up a new company to focus on general-purpose semiconductors.
Hitachi to eliminate 14,700 jobs, cut chip capital spending 57%
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8/31/2001   Post a comment
TOKYO -- Hitachi Ltd. today outlined massive cutbacks in its businesses, including the elimination of 14,700 jobs worldwide--about 4% of its workforce--and restructuring of its trouble semiconductor division. The company called the moves "emergency management measures" aimed at reviving turnaround efforts that began two years ago.
Intel speeds up Xeon for multi-thread hardware
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8/31/2001   Post a comment
Intel plans to speed up a forthcoming Xeon x86 by 30% by giving it the ability to run two threads at once.
Future servers 'just ram' with networked applications
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8/31/2001   Post a comment
A senior Intel executive wants his company to shift its strategy for next-generation networks (NGN) towards reconfigurable logic and distributed processing models.
Soitec puts cash into start-up to kick-start SOI design
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8/31/2001   Post a comment
French silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer maker Soitec has tried to kick-start design work for the technology by putting $400000 into a start-up that has built standard cell libraries and circuit blocks.
Arc and Siroyan catch ARM's Amba bus
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8/31/2001   Post a comment
ARC International and Siroyan have joined the list of companies to adopt ARM's Amba as an on-chip system bus, making it easier for both companies to plug into systems and IP built around it.
3DSP lines up software development support from India's Wipro
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8/30/2001   Post a comment
BANGALORE, India --Wipro Technologies here today announced it has joined a partnership program at U.S.-based 3DSP Corp. to develop MPEG-4 video software for digital signal processing (DSP) ICs. The two companies said they are also planning an ongoing alliance for wireless and video applications, based on 3DSP's platform.
Cirrus Logic to use China's CSMC for foundry services in consumer ICs
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8/30/2001   Post a comment
AUSTIN, Tex.--Fabless semiconductor supplier Cirrus Logic Inc. today announced a five-year foundry agreement with China's Central Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., which will fabricate analog and digital ICs for the Austin chip company.
Hynix samples first 0.13-micron DDR SDRAM devices
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8/30/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- During the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), Hynix Semiconductor Inc. here announced that it has begun sampling its first 0.13-micron products--a family of 512-megabit double-data-rate (DDR) SDRAMs. At the same time, the Korean chip giant also rolled out a new line of low-profile memory modules that supports DDR SDRAMs.
Nvidia slashes power consumption with new interface in graphics processor
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8/30/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Nvidia Corp. today announced integration of a new flexible power management system into its mobile graphics chips and software to reduce power consumption by more than four watts in notebook PCs without impacting performance.
Samsung steps up flash memory efforts, shrinking process ahead of DRAMs
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8/30/2001   Post a comment
SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today claimed to be shipping the world's first engineering samples of 1-gigabit NAND flash memory devices, fabricated with a 0.12-micron technology. The Korean chip giant said the new nonvolatile flash chip has leaped ahead of advanced DRAM manufacturing technologies, which are now based on 0.15-micron design rules.
Semiconductor market figures 'are stabilising'
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8/30/2001   Post a comment
Gerard Kleisterlee, CEO of Philips Electronics, believes the global electronics market is showing signs of recovery.
Intel's chip-set integration will soon gobble up USB 2.0 function
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8/29/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Intel Corp. is at it again. The world's largest chip maker today outlined plans to integrate more functions on PC chip sets, ostensibly to drive down the costs of personal computer platforms.
AMD still sees Q3 operating loss with 15% sequential drop in sales
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8/29/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Advanced Micro Devices Inc. here today estimates that its revenues will sequentially fall on the low side of its previous forecast, dropping 15% in the current third quarter from $985.3 million in Q2.
Intel discloses samples of mobile Pentium 4 processors for notebooks
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8/29/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- During the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) here, Intel Corp. today surprised many in the industry by announcing samples of its first Pentium 4 microprocessors for notebook PCs.
Mindspeed claims successful test of XAUI optical interface to 10-Gbit Ethernet
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8/29/2001   Post a comment
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--Conexant Systems Inc.'s Mindspeed Technologies business unit today announced a partnership with Tyco Electronics, Blaze Network Products, and Alvesta to prove the feasibility of 10-Gigabit Attachment Unit Interface technology, known as XAUI.
Secretive DRAM group seeks standard status for its spec
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8/29/2001   Post a comment
A secretive group made up of the world's biggest memory makers and Intel Corp. has started circulating to PC makers specifications for a double-data-rate-like DRAM that the group's members hope will succeed Rambus and DDR-2 memories.
Cree's GaN microwave devices installed on ISS
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8/29/2001   Post a comment
Cree has announced that its GaN HEMT microwave devices and epiwafer materials were successfully installed aboard the International Space Station (ISS), after being launched into space by the Space Shuttle Discovery earlier this month
Philips settles serial bus patent suit against Linear Technology
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8/29/2001   Post a comment
NEW YORK -- Royal Philips Electronics N.V. today announced a patent lawsuit settlement with Linear Technology Corp. related to technology for two-wire bus systems for controlling communications between ICs.
Silicon gets brighter using solar cell technology
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8/29/2001   Post a comment
Researchers from the University of New South Wales have found a way of improving the emission efficiency of bulk silicon by a factor of 100, by using established solar cell technology
Motorola in midst of brain drain
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8/29/2001   Post a comment
Three vice presidents have departed Motorola Inc in recent days as the company ponders whether to sell the troubled semiconductor operation
Qualcomm passes 500 million mark
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8/29/2001   Post a comment
Qualcomm has passed the 500 million mark for shipments of its CDMA mobile comms chipsets.
Intel pushes Gigabit Ethernet to lower-cost copper cabling networks
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8/29/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Intel Corp. announced a trio of new switch-chip controllers, including a product that promises to lower the cost of copper cabling-based Gigabit Ethernet networks at below the "magic" $100-per-port barrier.
Intel says multithreading technology makes one processor work as two
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8/28/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE, Calif.--Intel Corp. today described a new multitasking technology, called Hyper-Threading, which is designed to increase system performance 30% by enabling a processor to handle data instructions in parallel rather than one at a time.
Motorola may integrate DRAM controller into PowerPC
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8/28/2001   Post a comment
To maximize data bandwidth and reduce memory latency, Motorola Inc. said it will likely integrate a DRAM controller directly onto a future high-end PowerPC processor — a trend that has started to take hold among companies making communications-oriented processors.
Intel demos 3.5-GHz Pentium 4, claims 4-GHz version is on 'horizon'
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8/28/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- During the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) here today, Intel Corp. gave a sneak preview of its microprocessor roadmap, including the demonstration of a Pentium 4 processor running at 3.5-GHz speeds.
Toshiba reportedly offers to sell DRAM business to Samsung
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8/28/2001   Post a comment
SEOUL -- Toshiba Corp. is apparently attempting talks with several large memory chip makers, including Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., to find a new home for its troubled DRAM business, according to news reports from Asia.
Mitsubishi to offer 512-Mbit DRAMs with DDR and single-data rate options
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8/28/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Mitsubishi Electric Corp.'s U.S. memory operation today said it will soon begin sampling 0.15-micron 512-megabit double-data rate (DDR) and single-data rate SDRAMs from the same basic chip layout for a range of computer systems designs.
Samsung, Micronas to develop single-chip solution for TV sets
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8/28/2001   Post a comment
SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today announced a partnership with Germany's Micronas GmbH to develop highly integrated ICs for next-generation, low-cost televisions.
Hitachi, Toshiba to each cut 20,000 jobs to battle downturn
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8/28/2001   Post a comment
Japan continues to get battered by the current electronics downturn, as Toshiba Corp and Hitachi Ltd will each reduce their worldwide headcounts by nearly 20,000 jobs or so
LSI Logic prepares 0.10-micron process, balanced foundry path for new growth
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8/27/2001   Post a comment
MILPITAS, Calif. -- Providing a glimpse into the company's chip-manufacturing strategy, LSI Logic Corp. officials here told SBN that the chip maker will soon deliver its first 0.13-micron ICs with copper-interconnects and other advanced features.
Intel rolls out 2-GHz Pentium 4 at $562 in 1,000-unit lots
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8/27/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE --As expected today, Intel Corp. launched its 2-GHz Pentium 4 microprocessor to kick off its summer developers forum here.
TI attempts to speed adoption of high-speed 1394b link
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8/27/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Texas Instruments Inc. today announced it was the first chip supplier to demonstrate 800-megabit-per-second devices for the industry's new 1394b serial bus standard, which doubles the speed of existing 1394 links and increases distances by more than 20 times to 100 meters.
Mosaid revenues slip in quarter, but licensing business makes profit
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8/24/2001   Post a comment
OTTAWA -- Mosaid Technologies Inc. here reported a 10% sequential drop in revenues to $21.8 million in the company's fiscal first quarter, ended July 27, compared to a record $24.3 million in the prior three-month period. Revenues were 19% higher than $18.3 million in the quarter last year.
Intel prepares for server chip set revival
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8/23/2001   Post a comment
Intel Corp. this week made its most comprehensive public disclosure to date of a chip set designed to propel its CPUs into highly scalable, multiprocessing systems. The microprocessor giant said at the Hot Chips conference that its forthcoming 870 chip set will allow OEMs to build 16 processors into a single system.
Via accuses Intel of 'scare tactics' to block DDR chip set for Pentium 4
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8/23/2001   Post a comment
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Via Technologies Inc. here today accused Intel Corp. of trying to stop it from selling chip sets for Pentium 4 processor-based PCs by using "scare tactics" and warning customers that the Taiwan company is infringing upon protected technology in a recently introduced product.
Hynix chairman denies existence of debt-for-equity plan
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8/23/2001   Post a comment
Hynix Semiconductor Co. Thursday denied press reports coming from Korea that it was discussing a debt-for-equity proposal as part of the financially troubled company's latest refinancing plan.
Router promises smart mobility for wireless IP
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8/23/2001   Post a comment
PacketAir Networks Inc plans to break the subscriber-management bottleneck of the mobile Internet with router-based software that will move wireless LANs and WANs to an all-Internet Protocol format immediately, the company said
Tundra expects another sequential sales drop after posting net loss
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
OTTAWA--Tundra Semiconductor Corp. today reported a 43.7% sequential drop in revenues to $9.8 million in the company's fiscal first quarter, ended July 29, compared to a record $17.4 million in the prior fiscal quarter.
Acer Laboratories plans HyperTransport I/O in Southbridge chips
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Taiwan's Acer Laboratories Inc. (ALi) today announced plans to integrate HyperTransport data bus technology in future Southbridge chips to support the interconnect format launched by Advanced Micro Devices Inc. earlier this year.
Nishan shows switch chip for upcoming storage routers
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
Storage-area network vendor Nishan Systems Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) described an ASIC at the Hot Chips conference on Tuesday (Aug. 21) that will power its next generation of Internet Protocol-based storage routers.
Compaq backs Intel's wireless Internet architecture with development systems
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
HOUSTON -- Intel Corp. and Compaq Computer Corp. today announced plans to collaborate in the development of wireless handheld communications devices and applications used to access and transmit data over the Internet.
Ramtron licenses FRAM to TI, plans to provide development services
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--Ramtron International Corp. here today announced a multi-million dollar licensing and development agreement with Texas Instruments Inc. to expand the use of Ramtron's ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) technology.
Fab equipment book-to-bill offers sign of green shoots
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
Beliefs that the technology downturn has bottomed out were given more strength this week as the latest book-to-bill measure from US fab equipment suppliers showed a third consecutive rise.
TDK, Seiko create single-chip modem for embedded Internet connections
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
TUSTIN, Calif. -- TDK Semiconductor Corp. here today announced it is collaborating with Seiko Instruments USA in nearby Torrance to develop the industry's first streaming media socket technology based on an Internet modem.
RangeStar nears sale of assets to avoid bankruptcy
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
RangeStar Wireless Inc is close to concluding a deal to sell off its assets, a move that would allow the wireless-antenna vendor to avoid filing for bankruptcy protection as it shuts down its operations
Motorola would consider selling chip unit if business remains weak
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
Is Motorola Inc's semiconductor business in more trouble?
Semtech expects sequential sales growth in current quarter after 33% drop
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8/21/2001   Post a comment
NEWBURY PARK, Calif.--Semtech Corp. here today reported a 33% sequential decline in net sales during its second fiscal quarter, ended July 29, but the chip company said it now expects sales to grow 3-to-5% in the current third fiscal quarter.
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