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posted in April 2001
On Semi's latest low-dropout regulator eliminates bypass capacitor
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4/30/2001   Post a comment
PHOENIX--On Semiconductor Corp. today announced a new CMOS low-noise, low-dropout (LDO) voltage regulator that's designed to improve the performance of circuits in portable product applications. The new regulator also eliminates the need for an external bypass capacitor.
Net-appliance concept shifts gears
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4/26/2001   Post a comment
PDA king adds on wireless slots
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4/26/2001   Post a comment
Displays to define Net appliances
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4/26/2001   Post a comment
Digital audio expands acoustics
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4/26/2001   Post a comment
Richer media awaits bandwidth
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4/26/2001   Post a comment
Mobile devices set to drive IPv6
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4/26/2001   Post a comment
SZ Testsysteme, LogicVision partner in on-chip test for mixed-signal testers
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4/24/2001   Post a comment
MUNICH -- During the Semicon Europa trade show here today, SZ Testsysteme AG and LogicVision Inc. announced a partnership in on-chip testing technology for system-on-chip products and mixed-signal IC testers.
Agere's earnings decline 13%, plans to cut 2,000 jobs
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4/24/2001   Post a comment
Agere Systems Inc. today reported declining profits for its second fiscal quarter ended March 31, and projected losses for its third quarter. It also announced plans to slash 2,000 jobs out of its headcount of 18,500 by the end of June.
Cars strain to hear drivers' call
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4/23/2001   Post a comment
Anadigics revenue drops 34% in 1Q
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4/23/2001   Post a comment
Amid soft business conditions in the communications markets, Anadigics Inc. today reported a net loss of $4.6 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2001, compared to a net income of $5.5 million in the same quarter last year.
Throughput fuels data revolution
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4/20/2001   Post a comment
The capabilities and throughput requirements of data storage equipment have been fueled by the amazing growth of content and the increasing ability to move that content over the Internet.
System view suits Infiniband test
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4/20/2001   Post a comment
The Infiniband architecture represents a giant step in the evolution of high-performance, switched-fabric interconnect systems. Its goal is to provide a high-performance, reliable, scalable way to connect high-end servers to other servers, I/O subsystems and the routers and switches that connect to the world outside the data center.
Growing pains shape I/O scheme
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4/20/2001   Post a comment
Developing a product is never easy and doing so in a fast-paced market operating on "Internet time" is even more difficult.
Voracious Internet fuels an I/O revolution
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4/20/2001   Post a comment
Though Infiniband builds on technologies and concepts inherited from its immediate precursors, the Future I/O and Next Generation I/O standards, and borrows from earlier bus topologies such as PCI and PCI-X, many of the pieces that make up this server interconnect architecture are totally new.
Atmel joins project for new long-range RFID systems in Europe
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4/20/2001   Post a comment
HEILBRONN, Germany--Atmel Corp.'s chip operations here today said the company has joined a European project to create radio-frequency identification (RFID) components and systems for a new passive long-range standard that operates at 860 MHz to 2.45 GHz--from UHF to microwave frequency bands.
TI's Q2 goal--avoid operating losses, move analog to 8-inch wafers
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4/18/2001   Post a comment
DALLAS -- With sales expected to sequentially drop 20% in the second quarter and chip inventories still too high at wireless handset manufacturers, Texas Instruments Inc. here is hoping to cut enough costs from operations to avoid a loss and to break even in Q2. The market outlook is too cloudy for TI officials to predict whether or not the company will avoid losses in the second half of 2001.
Linear Technology had higher sales and profits in quarter
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4/17/2001   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp., Milpitas, Calif., today announced that net sales for its third quarter ended April 1, were $282,021,000, an increase of 52% over net sales of $185,075,000 for the similar quarter of the previous year.
Fairchild extends radio-frequency ID partnership with Intermec
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4/17/2001   Post a comment
EVERETT, Wash. -- Intermec Technologies Corp. here today announced a new long-term partnership with Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. to develop and manufacture radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips for future ID systems sold by Intermec.
40-Gbit/s nets call for process shift
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4/13/2001   Post a comment
The optical-networking in-dustry continues to evolve rapidly. To keep pace, engineers are tasked with building next-generation solutions.
IC process shrinks add fuel to crosstalk's fire
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4/13/2001   Post a comment
With the deep-submicron and nanometer design era (0.18 micron and below), circuits are operating at higher frequencies and higher power, so the coupling capacitance effect between interconnects has become more important. Many effects that were not important in the previous generation of designs have become key considerations in ensuring that chips perform correctly.
Foundation laid for crosstalk avoidance
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4/13/2001   Post a comment
We have entered the interconnect-centric design paradigm. Connection with interconnects and smaller geometries has become a key design issue, and crosstalk is the most commonly referenced signal integrity effect.
10 Gbits/s forces fiber-module rethink
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4/13/2001   Post a comment
In some ways the evolution of fiber modules has generally followed the faster-cheaper-and-smaller paradigm.
Obstacles emerge as multi-GHz era begins
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4/13/2001   Post a comment
Dramatic leaps in system performance are raining buckets these days. Processors are getting into the gigahertz clock zone, I/O interconnects are moving to gigabytes/second and more, and communications channels are leading the way via optical links in the tens of gigabits per second—all of which opens the door to a new set of design challenges.
Elantec expects another 20% sales drop in current quarter
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4/13/2001   Post a comment
MILPITAS, Calif. -- Elantec Semiconductor Inc. here reported net revenues sequentially dropped 25% to $30.6 million in the company's second fiscal quarter, ended March 31, compared to $40.7 million in the prior fiscal quarter. On a year-to-year basis, the analog chip supplier said its sales were 53% higher in the quarter from $20.0 million in the same period last year.
EDP speakers find analog flow lacking
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4/12/2001   Post a comment
The current analog/mixed-signal design flow has a lot of gaps and is in need of a substantial overhaul, according to speakers at the Electronic Design Processes (EDP) workshop Tuesday (April 10). But the road to a top-down analog design flow won't be an easy one, speakers warned.
Elantec sees another 20% drop in revenues this quarter
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4/12/2001   Post a comment
Elantec Semiconductor, Inc. today reported net revenues for the second fiscal quarter ended March 31 were $30.6 million, representing an increase of 53% from the $20.0 million reported for the second fiscal quarter of 2000 and a 25% decrease from the $40.7 million reported in the first fiscal quarter of 2001.
Analog Devices cuts outlook, doesn't see rebound until Q4
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4/12/2001   Post a comment
NORWOOD, Mass.--Analog Devices Inc. today slashed its estimates for the company's second fiscal quarter, predicting a 20-to-22% sequential drop in revenues from the prior three-month period due to slowing chip orders.
Avnet and Linear Technology end distribution pact
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4/11/2001   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp.. Milpitas, Calif., announced today that their North American distribution franchise agreement with Avnet, Inc. has been terminated effective after May 17.
National deploys new process for high-power op amps
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4/11/2001   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has launched a family of linear monolithic high-speed amplifiers, produced using a new manufacturing process.
Linear Tech parts company with distributor Avnet
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4/11/2001   Post a comment
MILPITAS, Calif. -- Linear Technology Corp. here announced it will eliminate Avnet Inc. as a chip distributor in mid-May to allow more analog products to be sold by Arrow Electronics Inc. and two smaller, specialized North American IC resellers.
Chartered, Ericsson see working IC from co-developed RF CMOS
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4/9/2001   Post a comment
SINGAPORE -- After more than a year of joint development work, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. here and partner Ericsson Microelectronics today (April 9) announced implementation of a 0.25-micron radio-frequency CMOS chip.
Linux scaled from desk to handheld
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4/6/2001   Post a comment
Linux is being deployed in a range of connected "smart" embedded devices, from set-top boxes to home gateways, routers and industrial control devices.
Audio chip makers' hopes tied to digital music rollouts
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4/6/2001   Post a comment
Top suppliers of chips for the digital music player market hope the rollout of online music services aimed at boosting the availability of digital music on the Internet will have a positive impact on portable digital music player sales this year.
Microcontroller designers eye Internet access
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4/6/2001   Post a comment
When 8- and 16-bit microcontroller companies spot the opportunities that exist in the emerging net-centric computing-device and embedded Internet market, they sometimes act like deer caught in the headlights of an oncoming truck.
National Semiconductor names Macleod COO
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4/6/2001   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. today announced that Don Macleod, the company's chief financial officer for the past 10 years, has been promoted to the new position of chief operations officer.
Audio chip sales will exceed $2 billion in 2001 despite PC slump, says report
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4/6/2001   Post a comment
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Audio chip sales will increase 20% to nearly $2.04 billion in 2001 from $1.7 billion in 2000, with European and Asian markets primarily fueling growth this year, according to a new report from Forward Concepts here.
Microtune rolls RF tuner IC technology at new vehicle applications
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4/4/2001   Post a comment
PLANO, Tex.--Microtune Inc. here today (April 4) announced plans to expand its tuner IC technology to address new in-vehicle applications for entertainment, information and telematics systems in automobiles.
Backplane design hits Gbit rates
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4/2/2001   Post a comment
Crosstalk vexes interface designs
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4/2/2001   Post a comment
Internet Machines taps TI's 0.13-micron process for network processors, switch fabric ICs
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4/2/2001   Post a comment
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. -- Fourteen-month-old Internet Machines Corp. here today (April 2) unveiled its strategy to supply protocol-independent network processors and high-speed switch fabric ICs, using 0.13-micron copper-chip foundry services at Texas Instruments Inc.
IDT moves into China, telecom segments with $80 million purchase of Newave
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4/2/2001   Post a comment
SHANGHAI, China -- In a bold move to immediately expand in China and voice-communications chip markets, Integrated Device Technology Inc. today (April 2) announced it will spend $80 million in cash to acquire four-year-old Newave Semiconductor Corp., a fabless startup with more than 70 engineers based in the company's Shanghai design subsidiary.


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