PMC-Sierra's Q4 up 152% News & Analysis 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.
TI says slumping demand--not capacity--plagues chip markets News & Analysis 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.
Memory maker Micron fine-tunes logic roadmap News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
Velio rolls out CMOS-based backplane transceivers News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 Design How-To 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 News & Analysis 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.
inSilicon rolls out latest core for single-chip USB 2.0 designs News & Analysis 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.
Acer Labs, Trident announce integrated chip sets for notebooks News & Analysis 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.
Marvell doubles ports on Gbit Ethernet chip News & Analysis 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.
Broadcom/ServerWorks deal may spawn 10-Gbs chipset in 2002 News & Analysis 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.
Infineon's chip set runs Ethernet over VDSL using patented technology News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
Waves Ltd. forms semiconductor division, hires managers News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
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.