Microchip forms analog IC division News & Analysis 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.
Clare to sell switch business to Sumida News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
Anadigics' net loss hits $55.4 million; sales fall 33.7% from prior quarter News & Analysis 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.
Monsters are muses for Alchemy's staff News & Analysis 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.
Optical, structural roles shared on die News & Analysis 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.
Advances, pitfalls seen with MEMS solutions News & Analysis 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.
Method eases complex software issues News & Analysis 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.
Net automates infrastructure repairs News & Analysis 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 Design How-To 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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% News & Analysis 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 RevisitedLow Attendance, High Technology Design How-To 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.