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Altera to cut 7% of workforce, take $115 million charge for excess inventory
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6/27/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Altera Corp. today announced it is will lay off 152 people, or 7% of its workforce, as part of a restructuring of operations in the current industry downturn. The supplier of programmable logic also said it was planning to take a one-time, pre-tax charge of about $115 million for excess inventory in second quarter.
QuickLogic cites weakness in Europe for 25-30% drop in Q2 sales
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6/27/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--QuickLogic Corp. today blamed a weak global economy and reduced demand for products--especially in Europe--for lowering its revenues more than expected in the second quarter.
Xilinx expects 32% sales drop in quarter due to falloff of 'turns business'
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6/26/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Programmable logic supplier Xilinx today slashed its forecast for revenues in the current quarter because of an unexpected drop in customer orders during the first three weeks of June.
Xilinx, ASIC vendors talk licensing
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6/22/2001   Post a comment
Xilinx Inc. is talking to ASIC vendors about licensing its field-programmable gate array blocks to them. If such discussions are successful, ASIC companies will be able to include FPGAs in their ASICs and provide field programmability to their customers.
LSI, partners dial programmable core into ASICs
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6/11/2001   Post a comment
LSI Logic Corp. backed up two years of talk Monday (June 11) by rolling out details of a reconfigurable programmable logic function in an ASIC with partners Adaptive Silicon Inc. (ASi; Los Gatos, Calif.) and Ericsson.
Altera and Motorola team on CDMA
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6/11/2001   Post a comment
Just one week after signing a far-reaching supply pact with Nortel Networks Corp., Altera Corp. is teaming up with Motorola Inc.'s Global Telecom Solutions Sector in a similarly structured deal centered on the development of Motorola's "beyond 3G" CDMA network technology.
FPGA Synthesis of Custom DSP Blocks Using Distributed Arithmetic
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6/8/2001   Post a comment
Distributed arithmetic, coupled with memory-rich FPGA platforms, provides an efficient means of implementing certain types of DSP functions. Instructors from the niversidad Politcnica de Valencia,Spain, explain how to design FPGA-based parameterized finite-impulse-response (FIR) filters based on this branch of mathematics.
Lattice issues gloomy outlook for quarter
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6/7/2001   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor Corp., Hillboro, Ore. today said it now expects revenues to fall 30% in the second quarter from $111.1 million in the prior three-month period.
Lattice expects 30% sequential drop in sales due to PLD weakness
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6/7/2001   Post a comment
HILLSBORO, Ore.--Lattice Semiconductor Corp. today said it now expects revenues to fall 30% in the current fiscal quarter from $111.1 million in the prior three-month period. The company's management blamed the shortfall on a decline in programmable logic consumption within communications and computing markets.
Xilinx expects sales to fall 15-25% from last quarter
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6/4/2001   Post a comment
Xilinx Inc. today said revenue for the current quarter is expected to decline 15% to 25% from what the company posted in the March quarter, as networking equipment OEMs -- accounting for the vast majority of its customers -- continue to work through a painful inventory correction.
PLDs taking center stage in communications designs
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6/4/2001   Post a comment
Once an engineering afterthought used as the all-purpose glue to connect other chips, programmable logic has officially moved out of the commodity ranks to be considered a strategic component of system designs.

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