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posted in August 2001
Slowdown makes employers more selective about hiring
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8/31/2001   Post a comment
Though more engineering students have moved into digital circuitry, a shortage of analog engineers has persisted over the past several years. And while the sluggish economy has helped to relieve that shortage, employers said they can now be more choosy about analog specialists.
Cirrus Logic to use China's CSMC for foundry services in consumer ICs
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8/30/2001   Post a comment
AUSTIN, Tex.--Fabless semiconductor supplier Cirrus Logic Inc. today announced a five-year foundry agreement with China's Central Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., which will fabricate analog and digital ICs for the Austin chip company.
Samsung, Micronas to develop single-chip solution for TV sets
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8/28/2001   Post a comment
SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today announced a partnership with Germany's Micronas GmbH to develop highly integrated ICs for next-generation, low-cost televisions.
Motorola executive joins Fairchild Semiconductor
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8/27/2001   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor International, South Portland, Me., has appointed Hans Wildenberg executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing and a member of its executive committee.
Synch and clock recovery - an analog guru looks at jitter
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8/27/2001   Post a comment
A fundamental problem in serial data communications is synchronizing bit information between the transmitter and the receiver. Without additional channel bandwidth, clock and data bits are frequently misaligned - reflecting timing errors are called jitter. Maxim's Justin Redd characterizes some typical jitter patterns in terms of amplitudes and pulse widths, and offers pointers for control.
RFS, Alcatel in Iran microwave project
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8/21/2001   Post a comment
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) and Alcatel Italy are to supply roughly 800 microwave antennas and 32 kilometres of associated flexible waveguide systems to the Iranian state-owned Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI)
Deep-Memory oscilloscopes set data acquisition straight
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8/21/2001   Post a comment
Modern embedded systems using a mix of analog and digital technologies call for a new breed of oscilloscope - one with the ability to capture long data segements. This Aligent Technologies authority explains why.
OmniVision, TI bundle CMOS camera chip set with 1394 link
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8/20/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- OmniVision Technologies Inc. here today announced a partnership with Texas Instruments Inc. aimed at easing the development of low-cost digital cameras with CMOS-based image sensors and IEEE 1394 connections for high-speed data transfer.
Prominent rolls out two RF chips for 2.4GHz ISM band
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8/20/2001   Post a comment
Prominent Communications Inc, a fabless chip supplier of RF and mixed-signal products, announced it has completed testing of two new radio-frequency ICs optimised for the 2.4GHz frequency Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) band
Analog Devices expects another 5-10% sales drop in current quarter
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8/17/2001   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc reported a 20% sequential decline in revenues to $479.9m in the company's fiscal third quarter, ended August 4, compared to $601.4m in the prior three-month period
Maxim says it expects revenues to decline again
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8/16/2001   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products Inc., Sunnyvale, reported net revenues for its fourth quarter ended June 30, including results from Dallas Semiconductor Corp., were $318.1 million, an 18.4% decrease from the $389.8 million reported for the same quarter a year ago and a 20% decrease from $397.8 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2001.
Maxim believes order rates could be stabilizing, says CEO
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8/16/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Maxim Integrated Products Inc. today reported 20% sequential drop in net revenues to $318.1 million in the company's fiscal fourth quarter, ended June 30, compared to $397.8 million in the prior three-month period.
Analog Devices reports 20% decline in revenues
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8/16/2001   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc., Norwood, Mass. today announced revenues of $480 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2001, which ended August 4.
Analog Devices expects another 5-10% sales drop in current quarter
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8/16/2001   Post a comment
NORWOOD, Mass.-- Analog Devices Inc. today reported a 20% sequential decline in revenues to $479.9 million in the company's fiscal third quarter, ended Aug. 4, compared to $601.4 million in the prior three-month period.
BIST speeds mixed-signal IC test
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8/16/2001   Post a comment
The emphasis today on systems-on-chip and the associated test issues tends to be fixed on the digital portions of these increasingly mixed-signal designs.
Embedded test lowers SoC costs
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8/16/2001   Post a comment
Advances in very deep-submicron process technology require corresponding investments in design and test. Design infrastructure enabling the achievements of advanced design capability is well understood, yet the investment in test is often overlooked.
Programmer interface is key to ATE throughput
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8/16/2001   Post a comment
The immense device volumes associated with PC, cellular-phone and Internet infrastructure markets have driven chip suppliers to demand higher throughput and greater versatility not only from their test systems but also from test engineers.
SoC designs drive quest for short test times
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8/16/2001   Post a comment
Increasingly, chip designers are getting together with test engineers in an effort to shorten the all-important time-to-market for new-generation systems-on-chip.
Infineon offers single-chip tuner for all broadcast TV standards
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8/16/2001   Post a comment
MUNICH--Infineon Technologies AG today announced the first a triple-band tuner ICs for all global broadcast television standards, including analog and digital terrestrial systems, digital cable networks, and analog TV.
Zarlink develops 1-volt analog foundry process for mixed-signal ICs
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8/16/2001   Post a comment
PLYMOUTH, England -- Canada's Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. has launched a new low-power analog 0.35-micron CMOS process for foundry services at its facility in Plymouth. The company, formerly called Mitel Semiconductor Inc., said the nonvolatile analog process offers the industry's broadest range of devices and is optimized for low-voltage operation (at 1 volt) in mixed-signal ICs.
Elantec targets optical drive market with read-channel preamplifiers
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8/14/2001   Post a comment
MILPITAS, Calif.-- Elantec Semiconductor Inc. here rolled out three highly integrated read-channel preamplifiers for the emerging DVD and DVD/CD dual writer optical drive applications.
Compound-chip foundry says epi design, process boost InP circuit performance
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8/13/2001   Post a comment
TORRANCE, Calif.-- Compound-device foundry supplier Global Communications Semiconductor Inc. today announced an epitaxial design and process technology that uses a carbon-doped base to enhance the reliability and manufacturability of indium-phosphide (InP) heteorjunction bipolar transistors (HBTs).
Excess inventory still huge, report claims
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8/13/2001   Post a comment
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--Despite worldwide efforts to reduce chip inventories in the current downturn, the industry's supply chain is still awash with too many semiconductors--about $8 billion in excess inventory, based on new estimates released today by iSuppi Corp. here.
Broadband modem makers disappointed by weak growth
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8/10/2001   Post a comment
Although broadband modem sales have managed to edge up this year despite the economic turbulence, the anemic rate of growth is leaving a sour taste in the mouths of many participants, especially in DSL.
Cirrus Logic to acquire video compression firm
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8/9/2001   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic Inc., Austin, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Stream Machine Co., a supplier of MPEG-2 video compression technology based in Milpitas, Calif.
Cirrus Logic to acquire Stream Machine for $110 million in stock
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8/9/2001   Post a comment
AUSTIN, Tex. -- Cirrus Logic Inc. here has announced plans to acquire multimedia chip supplier Stream Machine Co. of Milpitas, Calif., for $110 million in stock.
Lansdale buys IF/RF amplifier series from Motorola
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8/7/2001   Post a comment
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Lansdale Semiconductor Inc. here has acquired Motorola Inc.'s MC1350 product line of intermediate frequency (IF) and MC1490 radio frequency (RF) amplifiers under an agreement to continue supplying customers with devices after Motorola stops production of the two chip families.
Dynamic bandwidth needed for MANs
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8/6/2001   Post a comment
Diverse integration a key enabler
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8/6/2001   Post a comment
VCSELs propel 10-Gbit Ethernet
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Ethernet ramps for MAN deployment
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TI claims fastest CMOS op amps for video, optical networks, other applications
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8/3/2001   Post a comment
TUCSON, Ariz.--Texas Instruments Inc. today said it was making available the industry's fastest CMOS operational amplifiers that feature 200-MHz gain bandwidth and 360-volt-per-microsecond slew rates.
Chip sales plunge 8.8%
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8/2/2001   Post a comment
Worldwide sales of semiconductors fell another 8.8% sequentially in June, and were 30.7% below June 2000 levels, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. "Based on the inventory reduction that has occurred in the first half of 2001 and the further reductions projected for the third quarter, we believe the industry will return to sequential growth in the fourth quarter of this year," Scalise added.
STMicro to ship 170,000 chip sets for U.S. digital radio by year's end
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8/1/2001   Post a comment
GENEVA--STMicroelectronics today announced it has received orders for 170,000 receiver chip sets from consumer electronics manufacturers planning products for U.S. digital radio service that's scheduled to be launched by XM Satellite Radio Inc. this summer.


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