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posted in July 2001
Microchip forms analog IC division
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7/30/2001   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. is putting more muscle behind its "black magic" analog business by forming a separate analog IC division that will also serve to bolster the company's recent push into DSPs.
Qualcomm's chip spinoff cancellation draws some flak
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7/29/2001   Post a comment
Qualcomm Inc. received mixed reviews for its decision last week to scrap plans to spin off its chip division, with some observers not buying the company's rationale for retaining the unit.
Clare to sell switch business to Sumida
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7/27/2001   Post a comment
Clare, Inc., a Beverly, Mass., designer of high-voltage analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the communications market, today announced a definitive agreement with Sumida REMtech Corporation, a subsidiary of Sumida Corporation of Japan, to sell all of the assets of its Reed Switch business for $8 million in cash.
A troubled Lucent threatens Agere
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7/27/2001   Post a comment
From the beginning, Lucent Technologies Inc.'s spinoff of Agere Systems Inc. has been dogged by problems and miscalculations. This week, Lucent's cash problems resurfaced, and again Agere's fate and hopes for full independence hang in the balance.
Can Motorola bend rules, take over cell-phone chips with 'open' strategy?
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7/27/2001   Post a comment
AUSTIN, Tex. -- When Motorola Inc. this week announced it was unleashing its entire arsenal of semiconductors, software, and embedded systems technologies for cellular phone manufacturers worldwide, the press, financial analysts, and competitors were justifiably confused as well as downright skeptical.
Micro Linear has loss despite sequential sales growth
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7/26/2001   Post a comment
Micro Linear Corp., San Jose, announced today net revenues results for the second quarter ended July 1 were $5.9 million, up from $3.4 million for the first quarter of 2001, and compared to $11.7 million for the second quarter of 2000.
EDA may be a candle in the dark
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7/26/2001   Post a comment
TI reports Q2 loss of $197 million, but CEO sees 'signs of stabilization'
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7/23/2001   Post a comment
DALLAS --Texas Instruments Inc. today reported a net loss of $197 million on revenues of $2.0 billion in the second quarter. TI's revenues dropped 19% from the first quarter, while orders declined 20% sequentially to $1.7 billion.
Anadigics' net loss hits $55.4 million; sales fall 33.7% from prior quarter
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7/23/2001   Post a comment
WARREN, N.J.--Anadigics Inc. here today announced a 33.7% sequential drop in revenues to $18.9 million in the second quarter, compared to $28.5 million in Q1 this year. Sales plunged 60.2% from $47.5 million in the Q2 of 2000, resulting in a net loss of $14.5 million for the just-ended quarter, excluding one-time charges, said the supplier of radio-frequency circuits.
Here comes a shakeout in cell-phone chips, warns new research report
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7/20/2001   Post a comment
OYSTER BAY, N.Y--Wireless-chip set vendors face a rapidly evolving market that is going to lead to consolidation among the makers of handset ICs, according to a new report from Allied Business Intelligence (ABI) here.
Cirrus to buy DVD chip supplier LuxSonor for $65 million in stock
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7/19/2001   Post a comment
AUSTIN, Tex.--Cirrus Logic Inc. here today announced it will acquire LuxSonor Semiconductors Inc., a supplier of DVD video processors and audio/video semiconductors, for approximately $65 million in stock.
Analog Devices expects 20% drop in sales, but 'trough' could be near
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7/19/2001   Post a comment
NORWOOD, Mass. -- Analog Devices Inc. today cut its outlook for its fiscal third-quarter results, which ends Aug. 4, to $480 million or 20% below $601 million in the prior fiscal quarter.
Monsters are muses for Alchemy's staff
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7/18/2001   Post a comment
Visitors to Alchemy Semiconductor Inc.'s Austin, Texas, headquarters are often nonplussed to find the place inhabited by gremlins and lizards. If they dip into the candy dish at the receptionist's desk, they'll really be taken aback: It may be filled with cockroaches.
Keithley bundles RF and DC parametric testing for wafers with high-speed ICs
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7/18/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Keithley Instruments Inc. today announced availability of a single-insertion RF and DC parametric test solution for probing wafers of processed communications and high-speed digital devices.
Sipex warns that sales will be below expectations
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7/12/2001   Post a comment
Sipex Corp., Billerica, Mass., today announced that it expects revenue for the second quarter of 2001 to be approximately $20.5 million, lower than the $22 million to $24 million previously expected.
MEMS switch uses magnetic actuation
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7/12/2001   Post a comment
MEMS RF switches have distinct advantages over solid-state switches.
Defects present hurdle to volume production
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7/12/2001   Post a comment
MEMS devices are built with semiconductor equipment. But their failure mechanisms and reliability concerns are completely different from those of ICs.
Optical, structural roles shared on die
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7/12/2001   Post a comment
MEMS-based variable optical attenuators (VOAs) and switches with low port counts are like conventional components that are stepper-motor driven: They both have superior optical performance.
Elastomer adds muscle to optical MEMS
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7/12/2001   Post a comment
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) allow electronic systems to sense and control light.
D-MEMS yield new flexibility for optical nets
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7/12/2001   Post a comment
Until recently, fiber networks were primarily static, point-to-point links with most of the intelligence, provisioning and grooming functions provided by electronics at the ends of each link.
Advances, pitfalls seen with MEMS solutions
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7/12/2001   Post a comment
iewed purely as a technological solution, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) are clearly an important component in advanced systems design, since they often pick up where purely electronic components fall short.
Mentor Graphics addresses designs with interactive DRC software
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7/11/2001   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics has developed an interactive version of its Calibre design-rule checking (DRC) software to address analogue and memory designs, using more precise rules to identify common design problems.
Germany's SZ Testsysteme continues expansion despite difficult downturn
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7/11/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- While most of its competitors are reeling in the downturn, SZ Testsysteme AG of Germany believes it is bucking the worldwide recession in the automation test equipment (ATE) business.
Resonext, IMEC labs team up to develop 5-GHz wireless networking products
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7/9/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Resonext Communications Inc. here today announced a three-year partnership with the IMEC technology development organization in Belgium to offer chip products for 5-GHz wireless local area networks.
Method eases complex software issues
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7/9/2001   Post a comment
In today's fast-changing market environment, embedded-systems developers must struggle with last-minute design changes and a growing list of potential target architectures incorporating multiple specialized processors.
Smart devices need common language
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7/9/2001   Post a comment
The proliferation of microprocessors has sparked an explosion of net-centric and connected smart devices, or embedded systems, in homes and offices.
Net automates infrastructure repairs
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7/9/2001   Post a comment
Embedded-device makers have a unique opportunity to leverage revolutionary new approaches to a longstanding problem: providing effective technical support for devices installed in remote locations. For makers of Internet infrastructure equipment, the news is particularly promising.
Electric Signature Analysis
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7/9/2001   Post a comment
Electric Signature Analysis (ESA) is a technique for analyzing and identifying mechanical and electrical problems in motors, generators, alternators, transformers, and other electric equipment. Framatome ANP's Nissen Burstein shows examples of using ESA for one-time tests or periodic testing to track equipment-usage performance trends.
Vishay drops takeover bid of Siliconix--this time
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7/6/2001   Post a comment
MALVERN, Pa.--Vishay Intertechnology Inc. today ended its current attempts to purchase complete ownership of Siliconix Inc. after failing to receive a minimum number of shares in a stock-exchange offer that expired on Thursday.
Agere, RF Micro Devices move forward with RF-chip alliance
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7/2/2001   Post a comment
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Agere Systems Inc. and RF Micro Devices Inc. today announced completion of a definitive agreement to cooperate in development and production of radio-frequency ICs for next-generation cell phones and other wireless devices. The agreement covers a $58 million investment by RF Micro Devices in Agere's wafer fab in Orlando during the next two years.
Sipex to cut workforce by about 15%
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7/2/2001   Post a comment
Sipex Corp., a maker of analog ICs based in Billerica, Mass., said today that it will be reducing its workforce by approximately 15% due to the continued slowness in the semiconductor market.
DAC Revisited—Low Attendance, High Technology
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7/2/2001   Post a comment
This year's Design Automation Conference in Las Vegas had its share of exciting new products. TechOnLine's Content Director, Jim Lipman, has picked out and summarized some of the best products in key technology areas announced at or shortly prior to the show.


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