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Analysis: Cisco's inventory bubble roils supply chain
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3/30/2001   Post a comment
The severity of the decline in end-equipment demand in the networking industry demand came home to roost this week when it was revealed that Cisco Systems Inc. had halted component ordering in the March-ended quarter.
PLDs, DRAMs, and standard cell chips get clobbered in downturn, says report
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3/29/2001   Post a comment
Market researcher IC Insights Inc. here said an analysis of chip sales in January vs. October shows DRAMs, MOS standard cell designs, and programmable logic getting hit the hardest out of nine IC product categories.
Cisco reportedly halts component ordering
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3/27/2001   Post a comment
SAN FRANCISCO -- Continuing weakness in the networking infrastructure market has led networking giant Cisco Systems to halt component ordering, particularly impacting two programmable logic suppliers, according to an analyst at Thomas Weisel Partners LLC.
Cisco reported to halt component ordering
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3/27/2001   Post a comment
Continuing weakness in the networking infrastructure market has led networking giant Cisco Systems to halt component ordering, hobbling at least two of its key suppliers, according to an analyst at Thomas Weisel Partners LLC.
Altera claims the most DSP cores for programmable logic
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3/21/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Altera Corp. today (March 21) pushed deeper into digital signal processing applications with the introduction of two new embedded cores for filtering and modulator/demodulator functions.
QuickLogic expects sales to sequentially drop 10-15% in Q1
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3/21/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- QuickLogic Corp. here downgraded its estimate for first-quarter revenues from sequentially flat to a decline of 10-to-15% from $12.2 million in the fourth quarter.
Lattice acquires IP chip supplier I2P
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3/19/2001   Post a comment
HILLSBORO, Ore. -- Lattice Semiconductor Corp. today announced that it has acquired Integrated Intellectual Property Inc. (I2P), a Santa Clara, Calif.-based supplier of intellectual-property (IP) cores. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. I2P is a provider of ASIC and IP cores for use in communications, networking, and embedded processor systems. The acquisition will enhance Lattice's IP development efforts, said Cyrus Y. Tsui, president and chief executive of Lattice.
Insight teams with inSilicon to resell FPGA cores
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3/19/2001   Post a comment
Seeking a broader sales channel than it can support internally, inSilicon Inc. has given semiconductor distributor Insight Electronics Inc. an exclusive franchise to resell its cores. In doing so, the IP developer will for the first time be able to address the FPGA market-a move that may bring a lower revenue payoff per design, but far more designs each year than ASICs.
Altera aims to lead PLD suppliers in use of 300-mm wafers
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3/13/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Altera Corp. here announced it has pass a couple of key milestones as the technology partner of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Adaptive Silicon claims to cut cost of embedded programmable logic in SoC designs
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3/12/2001   Post a comment
MUNICH -- What's best--embedding chunks of programmable logic in large system-on-chip (SoC) designs, or integrating standard functions in large programmable logic devices? Privately-held Adaptive Silicon Inc., founded by former managers from National Semiconductor Corp., believes embedded programmable logic in multi-million-gate ASICs and standard ICs is the best way to go.
ALUs form core of embedded programmable logic
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3/12/2001   Post a comment
Californian startup Adaptive Silicon has publicly unveiled the design that the company will use to bring its own form of programmable logic to ASICs.
Actel cuts Q1 outlook after February rebound didn't materialize
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3/9/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. --Actel Corp. joined other chip makers in cutting its revenue estimates for the recession-battered first quarter. The programmable logic supplier said its sales are expected to drop 20% in the first quarter from $60.1 million in Q4 of 2000.
Xilinx expects up to 15% drop in quarterly revenues
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3/5/2001   Post a comment
Xilinx, Inc. today joined much of the chip industry by revising its guidance for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2001.
Altera rolls out first PLD in stacked-chip package
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3/5/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Altera Corp. today (March 5) claimed it was the first supplier to offer a programmable logic device in a stacked-chip package. The new EPC16 uses stacked-chip packaging technology from Sharp Corp. of Japan to offer "the smallest board space for PLD configuration," said Steve Mensor, Altera director of product marketing.
Anadyme lands $14.5M in new venture capital
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3/2/2001   Post a comment
Anadyme Ltd. today said it has secured $14.5 million in second-round financing from three venture capital firms.
Lattice sees 20% drop in Q1 sales due to weak PLD demand
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3/2/2001   Post a comment
HILLSBORO, Ore.--Citing a decline in demand for programmable logic devices, Lattice Semiconductor Corp. today (March 2) cut its estimates for first-quarter revenues to a 20% sequential decline from $150.8 million in Q4 of 2000.

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.
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