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Motorola prepares production of two new integrated PowerPC processors
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9/13/2001   Post a comment
AUSTIN, Tex. -- In the fourth quarter of 2001, Motorola Inc. plans to begin volume production of two new 32-bit PowerPC host processors--the MPC8241 and MPC8245--for network infrastructure, storage systems and telecommunications equipment.
ARM, MathWorks combine tools to expand RISC cores in automotive systems
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AACHEN, Germany -- U.K-based ARM Ltd. today announced a collaborative project with the German subsidiary of The MathWorks Inc. in Aachen to jointly create a new software design environment for automotive systems using embedded RISC processor cores.
Anadigics raises revenue estimates, but plans layoffs, cost cuts
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Declaring it has hit a rocky bottom of the steep downturn, Anadigics Inc announced it will report slightly better-than-expected revenues for the third quarter, totaling about $16m instead of a projected $15.5m
Clare, Legerity pair up in chip offerings for voice communications
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AUSTIN, Tex. -- Clare Inc. of Massachusetts has struck a semiconductor applications partnership in voice telecommunications and voice-over-broadband systems with Legerity Inc., the communications chip spin-off from Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Alliance Semi expects revenues to drop 50-60% from prior quarter
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9/12/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Memory chip supplier Alliance Semiconductor Corp. today cut its revenue estimate for the current fiscal quarter to a sequential drop of 50-to-60% from $12.0 million in sales during the prior period, ended June 30.
Dialog, NTT DoCoMo to develop circuits for low-cost 3G phones in Japan
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KIRCHHEIM-NABERN, Germany--Dialog Semiconductor GmbH here today announced a development pact with Japan's top mobile telephone carrier, NTT DoCoMo, to create integrated high-voltage and analog circuits for complex ICs used in future third-generation (3G) handsets.
Samsung adds 16-bit smart-card chip, aims to lead segment by 2005
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SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today announced it has begun volume production of a new 16-bit RISC-based processor for smart-card applications in a move to expand its product offering and become the world's largest supplier of smart-card chips by 2005.
Silicon7's 8-Mbit SRAM sports single-transistor cell
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9/11/2001   Post a comment
Fabless startup Silicon7 Inc. said it has developed a one-transistor SRAM chip that can replace today's six-transistor SRAMs. The chip combines Silicon7's CompactCell SRAM (CCSRAM) technology and United Microelectronics Corp.'s DRAM technology.
Mosaid fails to strike DRAM licensing pact, restructures and plans aggressive actions
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OTTAWA, Ontario -- Mosaid Technologies Inc. here today announced a restructuring of its operations, partly because patent-licensing negotiations broke down with an unidentified major memory manufacturer. The company also announced other actions, including the end to its module test business.
Oki, Intersil team up to offer circuits for analog voice/data communications
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd.'s semiconductor operation today announced a partnership with Intersil Corp. of Irvine, Calif., to address wireless and other communications analog markets with coder-decoder (CODEC) and Subscriber Line Interface Circuit (SLIC) chip solutions.
Corning patent aims to pave way for 157nm lithography
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9/11/2001   Post a comment
Corning has secured what could prove a key patent in photomask technology for 157nm chip lithography.
Internet Machines taps TI's 0.13-micron process to offer fourfold performance in switch fabric ICs
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9/10/2001   Post a comment
ATLANTA -- At the Networld + Interop trade show here today, Internet Machines Corp. announced the highest capacity single-chip switch for multi-gigabit-per-second networking systems, and the fabless startup detailed its lineup of protocol independent network processors, which will be fabricated in 0.13-micron CMOS technology by Texas Instruments Inc.
STMicro says integrated line-card IC for China's Huawei could reach huge volumes
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GENEVA--STMicroelectronics here today announced a development agreement with China's Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. to create a new integrated power and network-processing IC for telephone line cards in switching office equipment.
Anadigics raises revenue estimates, but plans layoffs, cost cuts
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WARREN, N.J.--Declaring it has hit a rocky bottom of the steep downturn, Anadigics Inc. today announced it will report slightly better-than-expected revenues for the third quarter, totaling about $16.0 million instead of a projected $15.5 million. The supplier of radio-frequency ICs also upped its forecast for the fourth quarter to show a sequential increase of $18.0-to-$18.5 million.
Mindspeed's new device will run rings in faster optical networks
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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Mindspeed Technologies Inc. here today announced a device that will enable a new breed of optical networking equipment, based on the emerging resilient packet ring (RPR) standard.
Intel and Via go to war over Pentium 4 chipsets
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9/10/2001   Post a comment
In what is lining up for a rerun of the argument over Via Technologies' ability to sell chipsets for Pentium III PCs, Intel and Via have launched lawsuits against each other over the Pentium 4.
Wireless chip startup gets funding from Cisco
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XtremeSpectrum Inc, a privately-held startup chip company, said it has received funding from corporate investors including Cisco Systems, Motorola, Inc and Texas Instruments Inc in its latest round of financing
TI hits 600MHz with DSPs on 0.13µm copper
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Texas Instruments has built its first digital signal processors to use a 0.13um copper process. The company expects to move into volume production with the 600MHz C64x family processors, aimed at basestations and image-processing systems, in Q1 next year.
Silicon Perspective join X Initiative push for 45° routing
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US-based design automation firm Silicon Perspective has joined the X Initiative, becoming its first member in the chip-design tools business outside founder Simplex Solutions.
ON Semiconductor struggles with debt burden
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Faced with having to repay nearly $1.3bn of long-term debt in a frail business environment, ON Semiconductor is struggling to steer its ship back on course
Fairchild, Israel's Saifun team up to offer next-generation EEPROM-based products
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9/7/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. today announced a partnership with three-year-old Saifun Semiconductors Ltd. in Israel to develop, manufacture and market next-generation EEPROM-based products using Saifun's patented NROM technology.
ASICs won't fall victim to programmable ICs, says LSI Logic chairman
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9/7/2001   Post a comment
MILPITAS, Calif. -- The death of ASICs has been greatly exaggerated, quipped Wilfred Corrigan, chairman and chief executive officer of LSI Logic..
LSI Logic still sees communications as growth of the future, says Corrigan
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9/7/2001   Post a comment
MILPITAS, Calif. -- While executives from LSI Logic Corp. remain upbeat despite a downturn in its core communications-chip business, the company is quietly hedging its bets by rushing into some new and long-awaited IC markets.
Intel must wait three more weeks before knowing it got Q3 forecast right
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9/7/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- It's crunch time at Intel Corp., and probably the rest of the troubled semiconductor industry. The next three weeks in September will determine if Intel manages to squeeze out a slight sequential increase in chip revenues during the third quarter, as company officials said they expected on Thursday.
Nokia develops 3G handset based on proprietary chipset
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9/7/2001   Post a comment
Continuing to buck the outsourcing trend in the IC industry, Nokia Corp has announced that it has completed the development of a third-generation (3G) handset based on its own chipset
Global chip sales look set to recover
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9/6/2001   Post a comment
The latest data for global chip sales shows another fall but the Semiconductor Industry Association is sticking to its forecast of a second-half upturn.
Fairchild buys Impala Linear to expand analog power chip portfolio
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9/6/2001   Post a comment
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine--In a move to strengthen its analog power business, Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. today announced it has acquired San Jose-based Impala Linear Corp., a supplier of power management chips for a range of applications. The purchase was for $6 million in stock and cash.
Andrew to supply integrated antennas to Ericsson Microwave Systems
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9/6/2001   Post a comment
Andrew Corp has announced that it has been chosen by Ericsson Microwave Systems for the manufacture and supply of antennas
Synthesised amorphous material shows semiconducting promise
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9/6/2001   Post a comment
A team at Surrey University has synthesised an amorphous iron disilicide material offering promising semiconducting properties.
Strong growth in wireless LAN chips hinges on 5-GHz segment, says IDC
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9/5/2001   Post a comment
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Despite the current industry slump, semiconductor revenues for wireless local area networks are expected to increase at a strong 29% compound annual growth rate between 2000 and 2005, said International Data Corp today.
Philips to offer digital AM/FM radio ASICs for iBiquity's technology in U.S.
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9/5/2001   Post a comment
NEW ORLEANS -- During a radio broadcasters conference here today, Philips Semiconductors announced plans to develop and market application-specific ICs for iBiquity Digital Corp.'s digital AM and FM radio technology.
Microchip develops new flash technology to cut cost of re-programmable MCUs
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9/4/2001   Post a comment
CHANDLER, Ariz.--Microchip Technology Inc. today disclosed a new flash memory technology, which promises to drive down the cost of flash-based microcontrollers to the range of one-time programmable (OTP) MCUs.
TI acquires Graychip for digital up and down converter technology
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9/4/2001   Post a comment
DALLAS -- Texas Instruments Inc. here today announced it has purchased privately-held Graychip of Palo Alto, Calif., a supplier of re-configurable chip technology for digital down and digital up converters used in high-speed communications.
Vitesse steps up efforts in network processors with parallel architecture
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9/4/2001   Post a comment
CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Continuing its push in the network-processor market, Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. today unveiled a new product roadmap, including a new lineup of chips for 2.5- and 10-gigabit-per-second applications.
Hitachi plans new general-purpose chip company while focusing applications ICs
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9/3/2001   Post a comment
As part of a major restructuring of its chip business, Hitachi Ltd has announced plans to set up a new company to focus on general-purpose semiconductors
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