Analog IC maker reports quarterly loss News & Analysis 10/25/2001 Post a comment Clare Inc. announced that revenues from continuing operations for its second 2002 fiscal quarter ended September 23, 2001 were $10 million, compared with $17.2 million for the year-ago quarter.
Intel hopes to leverage processor technology into RF and SiGe News & Analysis 10/19/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corp. here gave a rare glimpse of just how the company fans out its most advanced microprocessor fabrication technologies into new markets, including its upcoming foray into the radio-frequency (RF) and silicon-germanium (SiGe) chip sectors.
During a press briefing at Intel's headquarters earlier this week, the company outlined its major push into 0.13-micron technology (see Oct. 17 story ). As part o
Intersil expects sequential growth in quarter News & Analysis 10/19/2001 Post a comment Intersil Corp., Irvine, Calif., said revenue was down 4.1% sequentially in the quarter ended Sept. 28. Sales were $113.4 million, down from $118.3 million in the second quarter, and a representing a decline of 31.8% from $166.2 million in the same period last year.
Challenges roil MPLS and GMPLS News & Analysis 10/18/2001 Post a comment The basic goals of the MPLS and GMPLS protocols are to alleviate network complexity, automate service provisioning and provide traffic engineering.
VPNs reopen switch/routing debate News & Analysis 10/18/2001 1 comment Since there's been data networking, there's been a debate between switched and routed architectures-stated in OSI terms, between performing functions at Layer 2 or Layer 3. As technologies change, the argument never really goes away, but simply assumes new forms.
MPLS, optical Ethernet eye VPNs News & Analysis 10/18/2001 Post a comment Based on its simplicity and low cost, Ethernet technology is expanding beyond its local-area network heritage to emerge as a compelling alternative to traditional frame relay/asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) and leased-line services in metropolitan-area networks.
Texas Instruments says orders have hit bottom News & Analysis 10/17/2001 Post a comment Texas Instruments Inc. today said that sequential declines in orders and revenue continued to moderate in the third quarter, even as financial results continued to be affected by weakness in electronic end-equipment markets and excess customer inventories.
As things stand now, it appears that third quarter will mark the bottom for orders, and the floor for revenue should be set in the fourth quarter. TI's third-quarter revenue was $1.85 billion, down 9% from the
second quarter and slightly bette
In-car comm advances curb driver distractions News & Analysis 10/11/2001 Post a comment When it comes to driver distractions, everyone is at risk. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that activities that distracts drivers everything from changing the radio station to eating while behind the wheel are a contributing factor in one in four motor vehicle collisions, representing more than 1.5 million crashes a year, or more than 4,300 crashes a day.
Top-down path suits complex wiring News & Analysis 10/11/2001 1 comment To handle the skyrocketing wiring complexity in today's cars and trucks, Ford has turned to a top-down design methodology that provides a systems approach to architecting and implementing wiring layouts.
Car designers focused on distraction issues News & Analysis 10/11/2001 Post a comment The recent passage of laws banning cell phone use in vehicles has had an ironic effect: Automakers and suppliers are now stepping up efforts to build advanced telematics systems, even as legislators worry about the potential for driver distraction.
PolarFab starts up 8-inch foundry fab and offers 0.35-micron mixed-signal process News & Analysis 10/11/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Silicon foundry PolarFab Inc. announced the initial production in its new 8-inch wafer fab and the availability of a 0.35-micron process that supports analog, BiCMOS, CMOS, and mixed-signal integrated circuits. PolarFab--which claims to be the only pure-play foundry based in the United States--said its new Polar35 process technology is geared for analog and mixed-signal applications. "We specialize in RF (radio-frequency), power-management, Bluetooth, and related applicati
Motorola prepares 0.18-micron SiGe:C for chip designs in Q1 2002 News & Analysis 10/2/2001 Post a comment MINNEAPOLIS -- At a technical conference here today, Motorola Inc. disclosed its next-generation 0.18-micron silicon-germanium:carbon process technology, which is aimed at radio-frequency ICs in wireless handsets and other high-speed devices in gigabit optical communications. The 0.18-micron SiGe:C process will be ready for IC designs in the first quarter of 2002, said Motorola
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.