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posted in January 2001
Cypress shifts USB burden onto hardware
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1/31/2001   Post a comment
For its second generation of USB microcontrollers, Cypress Semiconductor has concentrated on building hardwired logic to implement the most commonly used parts of the USB protocol.
PMC-Sierra's Q4 up 152%
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1/25/2001   Post a comment
BURNABY, British Colombia, Canada -- PMC-Sierra Inc. today reported sales of $261.6 million for its fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, a 152% jump over the like period a year ago. PMC-Sierra said net income before one-time items rose to $62.5 million, or $0.34, from $19.3 million, or $0.11 a share, a year ago. The consensus analyst earnings forecast for PMC-Sierra was $0.34 a share, according to First Call/Thomson Financial.
Matsushita to sample 1394 chip for A/V and peripherals
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1/25/2001   Post a comment
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. has developed an IEEE 1394 interface chip suited for protocol processing in both digital audio/video equipment and in PC peripherals.
ServerWorks plans chip sets for range of Intel processors
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1/24/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Two weeks after agreeing to be acquired by Broadcom Corp., ServerWorks Corp. today outlined its strategy in the server-based chip set market, reportedly including a major deal with Intel Corp.
TI says slumping demand--not capacity--plagues chip markets
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1/23/2001   Post a comment
DALLAS -- Widespread inventory adjustments in key wireless and communications infrastructure markets are likely to continue for months--possibly into the summer--based on customer feedback at Texas Instruments Inc., said company officials during an conference call with analysts after releasing sequentially flat semiconductor revenues for the fourth quarter.
STMicro ships first 200-MHz ST100 DSP platform to customers
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
GENEVA--STMicroelectronics today formally announced it has shipped the first development platform for its ST100 digital signal processor core architecture to selected customers.
Memory maker Micron fine-tunes logic roadmap
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
BOISE, Idaho -- Crafting a roadmap that includes a range of embedded memory products, DRAM powerhouse Micron Technology Inc. is intent on expanding into the logic market, but will no longer focus on general-purpose devices to get there.
Micron Technology fine-tunes logic
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
Crafting a road map that includes a range of embedded memory products, DRAM powerhouse Micron Technology Inc. is intent on expanding into the logic market, but will no longer focus on general-purpose devices to get there.
Rambus invests $5 million in NurLogic
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
SAN DIEGO -- NurLogic Design Inc. here today announced $5 million in funding from Rambus Inc., which is helping the four-year-old company to finance development of new communications and connectivity chip technologies.
Alcatel preps Gigabit Ethernet core for Altera FPGAs
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
Alcatel has developed a Gigabit Ethernet media access controller (MAC) core for use in Altera's high-density Apex PLD family, a move the companies said will help address a growing trend to marry communications functionality with programmable logic devices.
IBM licenses LSI Logic's ZSP digital signal processor for ASICs
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
EAST FISHKILL, N.Y. -- In a move to expand its ASIC offerings in fast-growing communications applications, IBM Corp. here today announced it will offer embedded DSP functions in 0.13-micron system-on-chip designs, based on the ZSP digital signal processor from LSI Logic Corp.
Intel and AMD duel on pricing, capital spending fronts
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- If Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has its way, there will be no processor price war with arch-rival Intel Corp. this quarter, AMD chairman Jerry Sanders told financial analysts last week.
Velio rolls out CMOS-based backplane transceivers
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1/22/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Looking to lower the costs of networking equipment, Velio Communications Inc. here today announced its first products--a family of four- and eight-port serializer/deserializer backplane transceivers based on a CMOS process technology.
Silicon Image chips add audio support to DVI link
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1/18/2001   Post a comment
Silicon Image has developed a new version of the Digital Visual Interface that includes support for audio for the first time. Though not yet accepted as the next spin of the DVI standard, the work is stirring the ongoing debate over which digital interface, DVI or IEEE 1394, will become the mainstay for consumer electronics systems such as set-top boxes.
STMicro to buy Ravisent's consumer unit
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1/18/2001   Post a comment
GENEVA--STMicroelectronics today announced plans to acquire the consumer electronics business of U.S.-based Ravisent Technologies Inc. for $55 million. The European chip maker said the purchase will cover a range of assets, including software for DVD systems and other consumer electronics technologies.
Getting Connected with Residential Gateways
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1/17/2001   Post a comment
What do consumers want? Well, a number of companies have hedged their bets on residential gateways in the past year with massive marketing campaigns. APPLIANCEnet's Veronica Hendricks presents the evidence supporting this trend that was plentiful at CES 2001.
Cypress to buy timing circuit supplier IMI for $125 million
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1/16/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. here today announced plans to acquire timing circuit supplier International Microcircuits Inc. for $125 million in cash. Cypress said the acquisition will help it keep up with strong growth in timing-chip sales and compliment its position in communication clock devices.
Cypress to buy clock chip maker International Microcircuits
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1/16/2001   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today announced an agreement to purchase International Microcircuits Inc., a $50 million supplier of computer clock ICs, based in Milpitas, Calif.
inSilicon rolls out latest core for single-chip USB 2.0 designs
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1/16/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE --In a move to support single-chip designs for the Universal Serial Bus 2.0 specification, inSilicon Corp. today announced its initial USB 2.0 physical layer (PHY) core aimed at reducing component count in systems with integrated mixed-signal functions. The mixed-signal USB 2 PHY core results from inSilicon's collaboration with Tality LLP, a design services supplier spun out of Cadence Design Systems Inc.
TSMC delivers first 0.18-micron Bluetooth IC to startup Zeevo
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1/16/2001   Post a comment
HSINCHU, Taiwan--Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. here today announced delivery of its first 0.18-micron IC for Bluetooth wireless systems to silicon foundry customer Zeevo Inc., a fabless chip startup in Santa Clara, Calif.
Acer Labs, Trident announce integrated chip sets for notebooks
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1/15/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Trident Microsystems Inc. and Acer Laboratories Inc. today jointly launched a pair of double-data-rate SDRAM-enabled integrated chip sets for notebook PCs. The integrated chip sets include CyberAladdin and CyberMagik. CyberAladdin supports microprocessors from Intel Corp., while CyberMagik is geared for chips from Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
VIA begins shipping DDR chipsets to support AMD processors
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1/15/2001   Post a comment
Taipei, Taiwan -- VIA Technologies Inc., the biggest rival of Intel Corp. in computer chipsets, has started volume shipment of its double data rate (DDR) chipsets that support the Athlon processor made by Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
BOPS links alliances to offer 'SoC in a Box' DSP-based solutions
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1/15/2001   Post a comment
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Digital signal processor core supplier BOPS Inc. today announced a complete pre-packaged system-on-chip solution for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) as part of a new campaign, called "SoC in a Box."
Motorola, Power X to develop communications chip platform
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1/15/2001   Post a comment
MANCHESTER, England -- Power X Ltd. here today will announce its latest alliance with a major network-processor vendor, this time with Motorola Inc.'s C-Port subsidiary.
Marvell doubles ports on Gbit Ethernet chip
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1/12/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Eight months into its campaign to seize the initiative from Broadcom Corp. in the Gigabit Ethernet chip market, Marvell Technology Group has developed a quad-port Gigabit Ethernet transceiver chip that supports both copper and fiber-optic Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.
ATI can make chip sets for Intel processors under licensing pact
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1/10/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- ATI Technologies Inc. today announced a broad cross-licensing pact with Intel Corp., including technology rights to build integrated chip sets for computers based on Intel's microprocessors. Details of the licensing agreement were not released.
TI offers royalty-free access to 22-Mbit/sec. wireless LAN technology
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1/10/2001   Post a comment
SANTA ROSA, Calif. -- In a move to accelerate the use of high-speed wireless networking systems, Texas Instruments Inc. today announced it will offer royalty-free access to patents related to its proposal for a faster implementation of the IEEE 802.11b standard.
NEC plans to spin off its optical and microwave chip operations
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1/10/2001   Post a comment
WASHINGTON -- NEC Corp. plans to spin off its optical and microwave semiconductor operations into a new company that will have $1 billion in annual sales.
Broadcom/ServerWorks deal may spawn 10-Gbs chipset in 2002
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1/9/2001   Post a comment
The acquisition of ServerWorks by Broadcom Corp. will quickly lead to a new generation high speed chipset obsoleting even the forthcoming PCI-X I/O bus and replacing some silicon germanium and gallium arsenide network switching chips, officials of the two firms told EBN Monday.
Framer IC bridges optical nets to copper lines
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1/8/2001   Post a comment
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (San Diego) this week will release a framer chip intended to bridge optical networks with high-speed copper lines.
Infineon's chip set runs Ethernet over VDSL using patented technology
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1/8/2001   Post a comment
MUNICH -- Infineon Technologies AG today announced that it and 3Com Corp. have been awarded a patent for Ethernet Transport Facility over digital subscriber line (DSL) technology. Infineon also announced it has begun offering a chip set for the broadband communication capability as part of its 10BaseS modem product series.
UMC claims system-on-chip CMOS image sensors possible with 0.18-micron process
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1/8/2001   Post a comment
HSINCHU, Taiwan --United Microelectronics Corp. here today announced an enhanced 0.18-micron CMOS process technology for image sensors that are capable of functioning in low-light conditions. The mixed-mode process supports system-on-chip integration and is targeted at image sensors in high-end digital still cameras, video camcorders, and scanners, said UMC.
Broadcom to buy I/O chip supplier ServerWorks for $957M
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1/8/2001   Post a comment
IRVINE, Calif. -- Broadcom Corp. today announced plans to acquire high-speed I/O chip supplier ServerWorks Corp. for $957 million in stock to significantly increase the performance of products for networked servers and systems connected to the Internet.
Broadcom to buy ServerWorks for $957 million
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1/8/2001   Post a comment
IRVINE, Calif. -- Broadcom Corp. today announced plans to acquire high-speed I/O chip supplier ServerWorks Corp. for $957 million in stock to significantly increase the performance of products for networked servers and systems connected to the Internet.
S3 Graphics joint venture in Taiwan finally starts up
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1/5/2001   Post a comment
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- It took more than a year to accomplish, but Via Technologies Inc. here and U.S.-based Sonicblue Inc. (formerly S3 Inc.) announced the formal launch of a PC chip set venture after clearing regulatory hurdles in Taiwan and receiving shareholder approval. The joint venture is called S3 Graphics Inc., and its focus will be high-performance graphics cores for a range of products in desktop and notebook PCs.
Opinion: Despite turbulence, the chip market will grow in 2001
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1/4/2001   Post a comment
Driven by strong 30% unit growth and a moderate 8% price increase, the world chip market passed the $200 billion mark in 2000, growing at 38% over 1999. Remember, it was $50 billion in 1990, $10 billion in 1980, $2 billion in 1970, and just $1 billion in 1960. What a race!
Waves Ltd. forms semiconductor division, hires managers
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1/4/2001   Post a comment
SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Audio signal processing specialist Waves Ltd. today announced the formation of a semiconductor division to market its Maxx technologies for a variety of consumer product applications. The semiconductor division has set up sales offices in San Mateo, Tokyo, and Austin, Tex.
LSI Logic launches ADSL front-end chips from Datapath acquisition
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1/4/2001   Post a comment
MILPITAS, Calif. -- LSI Logic Corp. has added a pair of integrated analog front-end ICs to its portfolio of broadband products for asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) systems. The two new SpeedReach devices require a single power supply--unlike competing solutions--and LSI Logic said mixed-signal integration reduces the number of components required in systems.


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