Lattice reports 10% slide in revenue News & Analysis 1/24/2002 Post a comment
The fourth quarter of 2001 wasn't as good to Lattice Semiconductor Corp. as it was to some of its competitors. The Hillsboro, Ore.-based programmable logic supplier said revenue dropped 10% and earnings fell 36% from the September-ended quarter.
QuickLogic revenues exceed expectations News & Analysis 1/23/2002 Post a comment QuickLogic Corp. today reported 4% top line growth and a smaller net loss in the fourth quarter of 2001 compared with the prior quarter, the latest sign that the semiconductor cycle may have turned in the positive direction.
AMI Semi rolls out FPGA-conversion ASICs, uses TSMC as foundry in 'hybrid' fab strategy News & Analysis 1/21/2002 Post a comment POCATELLO, Ida. -- Hoping to re-establish itself as an IC powerhouse, ASIC pioneer AMI Semiconductor Inc. (AMIS) here today launched the first in a series of 0.18-micron, hybrid gate-array devices geared for the FPGA-to-ASIC conversion and other chip markets. The new XPressArray ASIC line is designed to replace field-programmable gate arrays from Altera, Xilinx, and others, according to AMIS.
PLD makers confront inventory demon News & Analysis 1/18/2002 Post a comment After years of selling parts almost exclusively through distributors, top PLD suppliers Altera Corp. and Xilinx Inc. are reversing strategy and trying the direct approach.
EBN has learned that in February, Xilinx will launch two six-month pilot vendor-managed-inventory (VMI) programs with one global OEM using fee-based supply chain service providers iSuppli Corp. and Titan Logistics. Xilinx declined to identify the OEM, but named Celestica Inc., Jabil Circuit Inc., and Solectron Corp. as EMS par
Xilinx aims initiative, low-power CPLDs at information appliances News & Analysis 1/14/2002 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Xilinx Inc. today launched an initiative to increase its penetration in information appliances by offering a new series of low-power complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs), which the company said is designed to deliver higher performance in personal digital assistants (PDAs), digital cameras, home audio systems, Internet gaming products, and wireless devices.
Actel aims to take on asic designs with upgraded flash-memory FPGAs News & Analysis 1/8/2002 Post a comment Actel has increased the number of gates on its flash-memory-based FPGAs to one million as the company attempts to take designs away from asic houses. For the new family, ProASIC Plus, Actel has shifted production to foundry UMC, away from the original foundry for the ProASIC, Infineon Technologies.
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.