Anadigics sales fall 40% sequentially in Q4 News & Analysis 1/29/2001 Post a comment WARREN, N.J.-- Radio-frequency chip supplier Anadigics Inc. here today reported a 24% drop in sales to $30.7 million in the fourth quarter compared to $40.1 million in the same period a year ago. Anadigics' sales plunged 40% sequentially form $51.1 million in the third quarter of 2000.
Maxim to acquire Dallas Semi for $2.5 billion in stock News & Analysis 1/29/2001 Post a comment DALLAS--Silicon Valley-based Maxim Integrated Products Inc. today announced an agreement to acquire Dallas Semiconductor Corp. for about $2.5 billion in stock. The agreement comes two months after a heart attack killed C.V. ("Vin") Prothro, Dallas Semiconductor's president, CEO, and chairman.
Cirrus remains confident in Internet entertainment chip sales News & Analysis 1/24/2001 Post a comment AUSTIN, Tex. -- The near-term outlook at Cirrus Logic Inc. is a little better than other chip companies, which this week have been forecasting lower revenues in the first three months of 2001. Cirrus Logic today said it expects sales to be flat in the current quarter from $208 million in its fiscal third quarter, ended Dec. 30.
Almaden director seeks a 'delightful' revolution
News & Analysis 1/24/2001 Post a comment The work surfaces in Robert Morris' San Jose, Calif., office are cluttered with computing devices: two desktop PCs and four notebooks, as well as a pager, a cell phone, a pair of Think Pads and a Palm computer that Morris carries when he travels.
RF Micro Devices aims modulator IC at direct-conversion radio News & Analysis 1/23/2001 Post a comment GREENSBORO, N.C.-- RF Micro Devices Inc. here rolled out the first in a series of multi-band, direct-quadrature modulator ICs aimed at serving direct-conversion radio architectures in new handsets, base stations and other wireless products. The new radio-frequency IC features a very low noise floor and includes gain control, said the company.
TI says slumping demand--not capacity--plagues chip markets News & Analysis 1/23/2001 Post a comment DALLAS -- Widespread inventory adjustments in key wireless and communications infrastructure markets are likely to continue for months--possibly into the summer--based on customer feedback at Texas Instruments Inc., said company officials during an conference call with analysts after releasing sequentially flat semiconductor revenues for the fourth quarter.
TI expects 10% sequential drop in Q1 revenues News & Analysis 1/22/2001 Post a comment DALLAS -- Texas Instruments Inc. today reported mixed results for its semiconductor operations in the fourth quarter of 2000, and the Dallas chip company said it now expects overall revenues to decline 10% in the first quarter of 2001 from sales in the final three months of 2000.
1394 serial-bus group aims to link with wireless standards News & Analysis 1/22/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif.---Jan. 22, 2001--Branching out from its original serial-bus focus, the 1394 Trade Association today announced efforts to create a new wireless working group to address connectivity with radio-frequency networks between computers, peripherals, and consumer electronics.
Silicon Image chips add audio support to DVI link News & Analysis 1/18/2001 Post a comment Silicon Image has developed a new version of the Digital Visual Interface that includes support for audio for the first time. Though not yet accepted as the next spin of the DVI standard, the work is stirring the ongoing debate over which digital interface, DVI or IEEE 1394, will become the mainstay for consumer electronics systems such as set-top boxes.
STMicroelectronics to buy Ravisent unit for $55M News & Analysis 1/18/2001 Post a comment STMicroelectronics said it will pay approximately $55 million to acquire the consumer electronics business of Ravisent Technologies Inc., to boost its offering in the digital audio, video software, and Internet appliance markets.
inSilicon rolls out latest core for single-chip USB 2.0 designs News & Analysis 1/16/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE --In a move to support single-chip designs for the Universal Serial Bus 2.0 specification, inSilicon Corp. today announced its initial USB 2.0 physical layer (PHY) core aimed at reducing component count in systems with integrated mixed-signal functions. The mixed-signal USB 2 PHY core results from inSilicon's collaboration with Tality LLP, a design services supplier spun out of Cadence Design Systems Inc.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.