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Altera warns of flat sales in fourth quarter
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11/29/2000   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Altera Corp. here today announced that it is reducing its guidance for sequential revenue growth in the fourth quarter, ending Dec. 31. The programmable logic supplier said it now expects fourth-quarter revenues to be nearly flat with sales in the third quarter.
Altera names Daane as new president and CEO
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11/27/2000   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Altera Corp. here today named John Daane, the former communications chip chief at LSI Logic Corp., as its new president and chief executive. Daane replaces Rodney Smith, who announced his intention to retire late last year. Smith, who will remain chairman of Altera, said the San Jose-based supplier of programmable logic devices will not change its focus as a result of the management changes.
Altera uses redundancy to boost yields in high-density PLDs
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11/27/2000   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Altera Corp. here today announced a patented redundancy technique that has increased production yields on its high-density programmable logic devices by up to four times. Altera said its silicon foundry supplier--Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC)--has used the technology to reduce defects in the company's APEX 20KE family.
Xilinx-Altera case could still drag on for years
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11/21/2000   Post a comment
Xilinx Inc. won a verdict in a long-running legal dispute against Altera Corp. this week, but appeals by Altera could drag out the case for years longer.
Altera rolls out its first all-copper PLD series
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11/21/2000   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Altera Corp. here has release its first programmable-logic devices to use copper for all layers of interconnect.
Altera to appeal, oppose injunction bid by Xilinx
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11/21/2000   Post a comment
MUNICH, Germany ( ChipWire) -- Altera Corp. will appeal a federal jury decision handed down on Friday that it has infringed two patents owned by Xilinx Inc. (see Nov. 20 story).
Xilinx dives into DSP waters with new FPGA initiative
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11/20/2000   Post a comment
MUNICH ( ChipWire) -- Xilinx Inc. will give a new twist to the market for digital signal processors when it rolls out its FPGA-based XtremeDSP initiative at the biennial Electronica exhibition here this week. Chief executive officer Wim Roelandts said the company's plan to pack up to 192 multiplier units as hard cores in its Virtex-II chips could create a device with a theoretical performance of more than 100 times that of leading DSP cor
Lucent puts FPGA logic onto 10-Gbit Ethernet chips
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11/20/2000   Post a comment
SAN MATEO, Calif. ( ChipWire) — Lucent Technologies Inc.'s Microelectronics Group this week will unveil its first two parts aimed at 10-Gigabit Ethernet, both of which incorporate FPGA logic to accommodate the incomplete 10-Gbit/second standard.
Xilinx seeks injunction against Altera
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11/20/2000   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- After a U.S. federal jury on Friday (Nov. 17) found that Altera Corp. here has been infringing two patents owned by Xilinx Inc., Xilinx said it would seek an immediate injunction to prevent shipments of Altera's Flex programmable logic products and derivatives that infringe the patents.
Xilinx targets DSP vendors
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11/20/2000   Post a comment
All-copper Altera eyes 0.13um
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11/20/2000   Post a comment
Xilinx, Motorola to cooperate in RapidIO development efforts
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11/14/2000   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Xilinx Inc. and Motorola Inc. today announced plans to collaborate in product development using the RapidIO interconnect architecture, which has been designed to eliminate bottlenecks in embedded systems communications between chips, boards, and backplanes.
Xilinx completes $221 million stock purchase of RocketChips
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11/10/2000   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Xilinx Inc. here today announced completion of a $221 million stock acquisition of privately-held RocketChips Inc. Xilinx said it has issued 3.6 million shares of common stock for ownership of RocketChips, which is a Minneapolis-based supplier of high-speed CMOS mixed-signal transceivers for communications, networking and storage systems.
Design libraries target graphics, PLDs for TSMC's 0.15-micron processes
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11/7/2000   Post a comment
SAN JOSE --In a move to help speed development of new graphics chips and programmable logic devices, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. today announced final-version design libraries for 0.15-micron process technologies.
Xilinx unveils system design platform
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11/7/2000   Post a comment
Xilinx Inc. yesterday gave a glimpse into a possible future of system design with the unveiling of its Platform FPGA initiative.
Xilinx announces FPGA initiative with IBM, Mentor, Synopsys, and others
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11/7/2000   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Moving to accelerate its system-on-a-chip strategy, Xilinx Inc. here late Monday evening teamed up with five companies to launch a major initiative that could redefine the booming market for field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
Xilinx buys software tool firm to accelerate FPGA-based designs
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11/2/2000   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Xilinx Inc. here today announced it has purchased Visual Software Solutions Inc. of Plantation, Fla., to reduce the time it takes to implement designs using multimillion-gate field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).


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