Anadigics revenue drops 34% in 1Q
News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
Voracious Internet fuels an I/O revolution News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
IC process shrinks add fuel to crosstalk's fire News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
Obstacles emerge as multi-GHz era begins News & Analysis 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 secondall of which opens the door to a new set of design challenges.
Elantec expects another 20% sales drop in current quarter News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
Linear Tech parts company with distributor Avnet News & Analysis 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.
Microcontroller designers eye Internet access News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
IDT moves into China, telecom segments with $80 million purchase of Newave News & Analysis 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.
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.