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Arrow opens programming center in Malaysia
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1/29/2001   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics Inc., Melville, N.Y. announced today the opening of a new 9,000-sq.-foot, full-service programming center in Penang, Malaysia, which is scheduled to become fully operational in early February.
QuickLogic revenues fall 18% sequentially in Q4
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1/24/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Programmable logic vendor QuickLogic Corp. today announced revenues for the fourth quarter of 2000 were $12.2 million, up 10% from revenues of $11.1 million in the fourth quarter of 1999 but down 18% from net revenues of $14.9 million reported in the third quarter of 2000.
QuickLogic revenues fell 18% sequentially in fourth quarter
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1/24/2001   Post a comment
Programmable logic vendor QuickLogic Corp. today announced revenues for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2000 were $12.2 million, up 10% from revenues of $11.1 million in the fourth quarter of 1999 but down 18% from net revenues of $14.9 million reported in the third quarter of 2000.
Revenue up, but net income declines for Actel
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1/23/2001   Post a comment
Although revenue increased 31%, Actel Corp.'s net income declined 40% in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2000. The decline was, in part, due to an acquisition and the repurchase of company stock.
Simtek forms division to attack FPGAs
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1/23/2001   Post a comment
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Simtek Corp. here today announced the formation of a new division that will support the conversion of expensive programmable logic devices (PLDs) to the company's own, low-cost ASIC products. Though its recent acquisitions of Integrated Logic Systems Inc. and MacroTech Semiconductor, Simtek has formed the Simtek Integrated Logic business unit.
Alcatel preps Gigabit Ethernet core for Altera FPGAs
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
Alcatel has developed a Gigabit Ethernet media access controller (MAC) core for use in Altera's high-density Apex PLD family, a move the companies said will help address a growing trend to marry communications functionality with programmable logic devices.
Lattice Semiconductor boosts net income 195%
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1/19/2001   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor Corp.'s net income almost tripled in the fourth quarter due to an increase in sales of high-density programmable logic devices.
Altera misses earnings projections by a penny
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1/18/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE--Altera Corp. today reported a 55% increase in fourth-quarter sales to $368.0 million from $237.3 million in the period a year ago, but revenues dropped 7% sequentially from $395.4 million in the third quarter of 2000.
Xilinx sales fall short of lower projections in quarter
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1/17/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Xilinx Inc. today reported a net loss of $10.5 million on sales of $450.1 million in the company's fiscal third quarter, ending Dec. 30. The net loss included charges and merger costs. Excluding those items, the programmable logic supplier said its income was $109.3 million.
Xilinx sales grew 3% in last quarter
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1/17/2001   Post a comment
Xilinx, Inc. today announced that sales increased 3% but net income declined 4% sequentially in the third quarter of fiscal year 2001.
Atmel signs deal to distribute Protel's PLD software
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1/11/2001   Post a comment
Adding depth to its programmable logic efforts, Atmel Corp. has struck a deal with Australian EDA vendor, Protel International Ltd., that will allow it to distribute Protel's PLD design software.
Opinion: Despite turbulence, the chip market will grow in 2001
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1/4/2001   Post a comment
Driven by strong 30% unit growth and a moderate 8% price increase, the world chip market passed the $200 billion mark in 2000, growing at 38% over 1999. Remember, it was $50 billion in 1990, $10 billion in 1980, $2 billion in 1970, and just $1 billion in 1960. What a race!
Cypress combines serial channels with programmability
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1/4/2001   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor has joined Quicklogic in making a device that combines programmable logic with dedicated high-speed serial comms links and logic.
Chip industry still expecting growth in 2001
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1/1/2001   Post a comment
In the end, the year 2000 proved to be a classic case of too much of a good thing for semiconductor component suppliers. It started with the perfect scenario: insatiable demand from the networking and wireless equipment markets gobbled up semiconductor supplies, drove factories to run at full throttle, and led many chip makers to raise capital spending budgets.

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.
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