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posted in February 2001
QuickLogic claims it will defend spot in embedded devices
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2/28/2001   Post a comment
Tom Hart, chief executive of QuickLogic Corp., isn't bothered that larger competitors are tracing the small FPGA supplier's steps into the world of embedded programmable devices.
Altera says orders 'deteriorated' in February, predicts 24% drop in Q1 sales
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2/27/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Altera Corp. today (Feb. 27) joined the parade of chip companies reducing revenues estimates for the first quarter.
Altera and Chartered cut revenue forecasts
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2/27/2001   Post a comment
Altera Corp. and Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing today both reduced their guidance for revenues in the current quarter.
Altera moves into programmable ASSPs with comms device
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2/23/2001   Post a comment
For its first foray into application-specific standard products (ASSPs), Altera has developed a communications chip that combines a group of 1.25Gbit/s serial interfaces with up to 350000 gates of programmable logic.
Actel moves to embed FPGA in standard and custom chips
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2/20/2001   Post a comment
Actel has joined startup Adaptive Silicon in developing an intellectual property (IP) core that will put programmable logic blocks onto ASICs.
Altera moves PLD I/O to center of devices with packaging, driver technologies
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2/19/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Altera Corp. has claimed it is the first in the industry to use advanced flip-chip packaging and array driver technologies to boost I/O count and performance in programmable logic devices.
Xilinx expansion to create 500 jobs in Ireland
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2/19/2001   Post a comment
Wim Roelandts, CEO of Xilinx, brushed aside global economic concerns as the programmable logic company unveiled an IR£41m (£32.8m) expansion of its operations in the Irish Republic.
Actel launches VariCore programable core
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2/15/2001   Post a comment
It's become an accepted truth that to cost-effectively design a system-on-a-chip (SoC) will require embedded programmability. Yet few FPGA cores exist because it is not easy to develop one that works well and is efficient in silicon.
Programmable logic takes tough step into ASICs
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2/15/2001   Post a comment
Hybrid ASICs with programmable logic cores are about to get their first big break as Actel Corp. seeds leading foundries with programmable logic cores and as LSI Logic Corp. gears up to manufacture its first ASIC/PLD hybrids early this year.
Chameleon eyes ASIC segments with reconfigurable chip
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2/14/2001   Post a comment
Chameleon Systems Inc. is sampling its first product, a highly flexible processor that can be reconfigured remotely in the field. The company's initial target market is cellular basestations, but executives are also casting an eye on the ASIC and gate array segments, where customers require custom configurations.
SIA says chip growth in 2001 unlikely to meet its forecast
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2/5/2001   Post a comment
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) said that its forecast of 22% growth for 2001 is unlikely to be met because of the current slowdown in chip demand.

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