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PLD recovery won't come until 2003, but 300-mm will help suppliers cut costs, says report
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10/30/2001   Post a comment
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Pulled down by the slump in wired communications systems, the sale of programmable logic devices will plunge 34.1% this year and drop an addition 3.5% in 2002 before a slow recovery takes place in 2003, according to a new forecast released today by iSuppli Corp.
Xilinx set to sample FPGAs built on 300mm wafers
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10/29/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Xilinx Inc. is about to sample field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) fabricated on 300mm wafers, the company said today.
Altera, Xilinx planning major strategic shifts
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10/29/2001   Post a comment
As the programmable logic market begins a slow recovery, the top two suppliers -- Altera and Xilinx -- are working on ways to avoid repeating past mistakes.
QuickLogic loss widens as revenues slip 19%
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10/24/2001   Post a comment
QuickLogic Corp. today announced net revenue for the third quarter of 2001 was $6.6 million, down 19% from net revenue of $8.1 million reported in the second quarter of 2001 and down 56% from net revenue of $14.9 million in the third quarter of 2000.
Actel revenue slips 12% from prior quarter
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10/23/2001   Post a comment
Actel Corp. said revenue was $32 million in the third quarter, off 47% from the third quarter of 2000 and down 12% from the second quarter of 2001.
Lattice expects another 10% decline in revenues
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10/22/2001   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor Corp., Hillsboro, Ore., today announced revenue for the third quarter was $58 million, a decrease of 61.6% from the $151 million reported in the same quarter a year ago and down 21.7% from last quarter's revenue of $74.1 million.
FPGA company goes for standard products with Web help
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10/22/2001   Post a comment
FPGA company Quicklogic has gone into the standard products business, letting customers use a Web interface to configure devices remotely, with samples delivered within a couple of days.
Memec making two acquisitions in Japan
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10/19/2001   Post a comment
Memec Plc. said the ink is drying on two acquisitions in Japan that will close next week.
Avnet and Xilinx targeting China
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10/19/2001   Post a comment
Xilinx Inc. has extended its 16-year relationship with Avnet Inc. to include China. Products will include the San Jose supplier's field programmable gate arrays and complex programmable logic devices.
Update: Xilinx has $115 million operating loss
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10/18/2001   Post a comment
Xilinx Inc. today reported an operating loss of $115 million and a net loss of $176 million, or 53 cents per share, on revenue of $224.6 million for its second fiscal quarter. The results included a "sizeable" inventory write-down, the company said.
PLDs make inroads with processor designs
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10/15/2001   Post a comment
When programmable logic suppliers first set out to put microprocessors on their chips, market watchers were impressed by the concept despite reservations about the ability to mass manufacture them.
Adaptive Silicon rolls out enhanced software for embedding programmable logic in ICs
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10/15/2001   Post a comment
LOS GATOS, Calif. -- In a move to expand and secure its role as a supplier of embedded programmable logic technology for chip designs, Adaptive Silicon Inc. today announced an enhanced version of its development software, which includes a new graphical user interface, integrated synthesis and rule-checking analysis tools to accelerate the introduction of new ICs.
Altera unveils PLD-to-ASIC conversion product
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10/8/2001   Post a comment
Altera Corp. Tuesday will take the wraps off a product line designed to convert its largest programmable logic devices into ASICs that are 70% smaller, with no reengineering by the customer.
QuickLogic cuts 45 jobs because recovery appears delayed
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10/3/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--QuickLogic Corp. today announced it will lay off 45 people, or 20% of its workforce, as part of ongoing cost cuts in the semiconductor downturn.
Xyron says 'Self-Managed Silicon' will speed any MPU, ASIC, programmable IC
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10/3/2001   Post a comment
PORTLAND, Ore -- Five-year-old Xyron Corp. here today said it expects to complete a $2.4 million round in financing this month to help it license patented circuit technology for more efficient microprocessors, ASICs, and sub-$50 programmable logic ICs.

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