Altera warns of flat sales in fourth quarter News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 dives into DSP waters with new FPGA initiative News & Analysis 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
Xilinx seeks injunction against Altera News & Analysis 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, Motorola to cooperate in RapidIO development efforts News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.