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posted in October 2005
Qualcomm: Claims to EU have no merit
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
CDMA technology supplier Qualcomm Inc. said the allegations of withholding intellectual property made to the European Commission by six rivals are factually inaccurate and legally meritless.
Sales, earnings slide at AMIS, Vitesse
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
AMIS Holdings Inc. and Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. saw earnings and sales decline in their September fiscal quarters.
Conexant achieves profit ahead of schedule
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
Broadband communications semiconductor company Conexant Systems Inc. reported net earnings of $50.1 million, or 10 cents per share on revenue of $214.9 million in its fourth fiscal 2005 quarter ended September, compared with a net loss of $370.5 million, or 79 cents per share on sales of $213.1 million in the year-ago quarter.
MagnaChip Semiconductor narrows loss
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
Korean semiconductor supplier MagnaChip Semiconductor posted a net loss of $13.2 million on sales of $243.1 million in the third quarter, compared to a loss of $33.5 million on sales of $236.0 million the previous quarter.
1st Silicon, ZFoundry to deliver auto technology
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
Malaysian foundry 1st Silicon and Germany's ZFoundry announced progress in their joint effort to deliver advanced process technology for the automotive sector.
Bridging device connects PCIe-based host processors to ASI fabrics
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
Kestrel, the latest member of StarGen's AXSys switching and software product family, is a PCI Express (PCIe) to Advanced Switching Interconnect (ASI) bridge designed to connect PCIe-based host processors to ASI fabrics.
Programmable PCIe solution costs less than $13 in volume
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
For less than $13 in volume, Lattice Semiconductor Corp. is offering a programmable PCI Express (PCIe) solution that combines its LatticeECP and LatticeEC field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) with the Genesys Logic GL9711 PCIe PHY, and Northwest Logic’s PCIe IP core.
Rambus signs Taiwan's SiS for PCI Express
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
Rambus Inc. will net another licensee for its PCI Express PHY cells by signing up Taiwanese PC core logic firm Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.
ESS posts loss, Zoran profitable
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
Video processor and imaging sensor supplier ESS Technology Inc. posted a net loss in its third fiscal quarter, while digital imaging semiconductor supplier Zoran Corp. was profitable.
Micronas to acquire WISchip for $80 million
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all shares of privately-held fabless semiconductor company WISchip International Ltd.
Altera, Wi-LAN to partner on WiMAX modems
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
FPGA supplier Altera Corp. has formed a partnership with Canadian broadband wireless technology provider Wi-LAN Inc. to deliver a programmable, low-cost WiMAX-compliant base transceiver station (BTS) modem solution supporting the IEEE 802.16-2004 standard.
Agere appoints Clemmer CEO, posts fiscal year loss
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Agere Systems Inc. has appointed Richard Clemmer president and chief executive of semiconductor supplier Agere Systems, replacing John Dickson who has decided to retire.
Integrated graphics processor chipset features DirectX 9 support
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
VIA Technologies Inc.'s VIA K8M890 core logic chipset features the new S3 Graphics DeltaChrome integrated graphics processor (IGP) core designed to meet the requirements of the upcoming Microsoft Windows Vista operating system.
Multiplexer brings dual-ported interface to SATA drives
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10/25/2005   Post a comment
As serial ATA (SATA) technology quickly penetrates many types of enterprise storage applications, SiliconStor has developed a device that transforms a single-ported SATA drive into a dual-ported active-active drive.
Fluidigm opens Singapore's first biochip plant
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10/25/2005   Post a comment
Fluidigm unveiled a new facility in Singapore that will support rising demand for its integrated fluidic circuits and the firm's regional expansion plans.
Mindspeed narrows loss, meets guidance
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10/24/2005   Post a comment
Network semiconductor supplier Mindspeed Technologies Inc. posted net loss of $4.3 million, or 4 cents per share on sales of $31.1 million for the fourth 2005 fiscal quarter ended Sept. 30, 2005.
Atheros posts profit
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10/24/2005   Post a comment
Wireless semiconductor supplier Atheros Communications Inc. reported net earnings of $2.2 million, or 4 cents per share on sales of $45.8 million in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with a net loss of $0.2 million on sales of $43.4 million the previous quarter.
Mux-buffer extends reach of serial interconnect
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10/24/2005   Post a comment
Dual signal-conditioning multiplexer/repeater supports data transfers from 1 Gbps to 4 Gbps
H.264 video encoding with Stretch's S5000 software-configurable processor
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10/24/2005   Post a comment
From a technical perspective, the primary difference between H.264 and other MPEG standards is the use of multiple reference frames, wider search ranges, and smaller macro blocks for motion estimation, all of which ultimately translate to increased computational intensiveness. A Stretch engineer explains how the new S5000 software-configurable processor offers unusual scalability and flexibility.
Freescale acquires fabless company CommASIC
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10/20/2005   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has acquired CommASIC, a San Diego-based fabless semiconductor company, to strengthen its offerings in wireless broadband technologies.
PMC-Sierra in discussions to acquire semi firm
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10/20/2005   Post a comment
PMC-Sierra Inc. is "advanced" discussions to acquire a semiconductor company and plans to offer $215 million aggregate worth of senior convertible notes to possibly help fund the acquisition.
Cypress posts another loss
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10/20/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Cypress Semiconductor Corp. reported a GAAP net loss of $5.9 million, or 4 cents per share on sales of $227.1 million in the third quarter, compared to earnings of $4.3 million, or 12 cents per share on sales of $219.6 million in the year-ago quarter.
SerDes chipset converts 24 bits of data over a single LVDS differential pair
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10/20/2005   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp.’s latest high-speed, low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) serializer/deserializer (SerDes) chipset can serialize 24 bits of data over a single differential pair in flat-panel display applications.
Connectorless Probing Enables HyperTransport Debug at 2.4Gb/s
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10/20/2005   Post a comment
HyperTransport is becoming one of the most popular links for chip-to-chip communication. As HyperTransport continues to appear in more and more platforms, system engineers are requiring sophisticated debug tools to aid in validation. In most cases, engineers select a logic analyzer as their debug tool of choice. One of the biggest challenges facing engineers as they try to debug HyperTransport links is making the physical connection between their logic analyzer and the target system. Brock J. La
PMC-Sierra, Power Integrations post gains
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10/19/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor suppliers Power Integrations Inc. and PMC-Sierra Inc. posted sequential sales and earnings gains.
CPT develops display with RGBW technology
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10/19/2005   Post a comment
Taiwan display supplier Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd. has developed a high-brightness, low-power 2.0-inch qVGA display utilizing Clairvoyante’s PenTile RGBW technology.
Fibre Channel controller features four-lane native PCI Express bus
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10/19/2005   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced a dual-port entry-level 4-Gbits/s PCI Express (PCIe) Fibre Channel controller for cost-sensitive storage systems used in small- and medium-sized business environments.
Update: Intel falls short of earnings guidance on charges
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10/18/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Intel Corp. posted third-quarter earnings of $2 billion, or 32 cents per share on sales of $9.96 billion, compared with year-ago third quarter earnings of $1.9 billion, or 30 cents per share on sales of $8.5 billion in the year-ago quarter.
Tarari debuts 4th-generation content processor
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10/18/2005   Post a comment
Tarari Inc. has introduced the fourth generation of Regular Expression content processors for application-layer acceleration.
Mobile silicon could propel China's 3G market
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10/18/2005   Post a comment
Two companies focused on China’s domestic third-generation mobile standard have made advances this week with silicon platforms badly needed by system vendors to seed the emerging market.
RF Monolithics posts loss as auto sales slump
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10/13/2005   Post a comment
Dallas-based RF wireless solutions provider RF Monolithics Inc. posted a loss of $0.2 million, or 3 cents per share on sales of $11.5 million in the fourth fiscal 2005 quarter ended Aug. 31, 2005, compared with net earnings of $0.56 million, or 7 cents per share, on sales of $12.5 million in year-ago quarter.
Matsushita to launch UniPhier LSI business
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10/13/2005   Post a comment
Japan-based Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. has announced that its UniPhier integrated platform is ready for production, with the first chip going into an SD card movie camera due out this month.
IC provides 1.65-V to 5.5-V level translation using dual supplies
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10/7/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. latest addition to its Widebus+ family, the SN74LV4320A, is a low-cost level translating device for interfacing core processors to compact flash memory cards in consumer electronics applications.
Intel acquires Zarlink's digital broadcast business
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10/7/2005   Post a comment
Intel Corp. has agreed to acquire the digital broadcast business and IP of troubled UK-based chipmaker Zarlink Semiconductor Ltd., to strengthen its platform solution offerings for home consumer electronics.
Tiny package meets random number generation needs
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10/6/2005   Post a comment
Japan-based FDK Corp. announced it would in November introduce a IC package for random physical number generation that occupies 69 percent of the mounting area of the standard RPG100 package.
Broadcom acquires fabless semi company Athena
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10/6/2005   Post a comment
Wireless and broadband semiconductor supplier Broadcom Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Athena Semiconductors Inc., a fabless semiconductor company that specializes in the design and development of mobile digital television tuner and low-power Wi-Fi technology.
Environmentally friendly USB 2.0 hub controller consumes less power
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10/6/2005   Post a comment
The PD720114, the first device in NEC Electronics Corp.'s ECOUSB family of USB devices, is an integrated USB 2.0 hub controller manufactured with environmentally friendly materials.
SoC embeds flash memory yielding cost-effective designs
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10/6/2005   Post a comment
AMI Semiconductor is now offering flash memory embedded in its 0.35-micron high-voltage CMOS-based SoC designs. The integration of High Injection MOS (HiMOS) non-volatile memory (NVM) with the company’s established I3T80 SmartPower technology allows its customers access to fully integrated solutions that achieve important cost and space savings plus performance benefits for automotive, medical and industrial applications.
SigmaTel acquires Apogee's digital amp technology
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10/5/2005   Post a comment
Mixed-signal semiconductor supplier SigmaTel Inc. has acquired the Direct Digital Amplification (DDX) technology, design team and intellectual property from Apogee Technology Inc., for an undisclosed amount of cash.
U.S. funding MRAM, night-vision sensor research
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10/5/2005   Post a comment
Seeking to shed more light on focal-plane array technology, the U.S. military is investing in larger arrays and MRAM technology to improve the range of night-vision gear.
Jazz Semi adopts Legend's tools for SoC design
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10/5/2005   Post a comment
Legend Design Technology Inc., a supplier of IP characterization and circuit simulation software, announced that wafer foundry Jazz Semiconductor has adopted its CharFlo-Memory and MSIM tools to recharacterize on-chip memory instance models at various process, voltage and temperature (PVT) corners.
TSMC launches 65-nm CyberShuttle service
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10/5/2005   Post a comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. said it has completed the first run of its 65-nm CyberShuttle prototyping service carrying customer designs.
Vitesse lowers guidance
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10/3/2005   Post a comment
Communications and storage semiconductor supplier Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. has announced that it expects revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005 ending Sept. 30 to be $48 million, compared to an earlier guidance range of $52 to $53 million established in July.
MediaTek steps up patent dispute with Zoran
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10/3/2005   Post a comment
Taiwan's MediaTek Inc. has struck back at Sunnyvale-based Zoran Corp., in a war of words over ongoing patent infringement cases in the U.S. and China.


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