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Infineon to buy optical chip supplier Catamaran for $250 million in stock
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4/30/2001   Post a comment
MUNICH -- In a move to expand its IC portfolio in high-speed optical networks, Infineon Technologies AG today announced plans to acquire privately-held Catamaran Communications Inc. of San Jose for $250 million in stock.
Mosaid to step up patent licensing, network IC introductions with new divisions
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4/27/2001   Post a comment
OTTAWA--Mosaid Technologies Inc. here has divided up its Semiconductor Division into two new units in order to focus more attention on intellectual property revenues and new networking products.
QuickLogic takes V3
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4/24/2001   Post a comment
Canadian fabless company V3 Semiconductor is to file for Chapter 11 protection from bankruptcy.
Prices for some discrete logic may rise this year
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4/23/2001   Post a comment
While the standard logic sector lumbers along at a 2% growth rate, the market for some discretes is growing fast enough to lead to higher prices as early as the third quarter, according to a new research report.
Lexra claims 32-bit CPU blazes past MIPS core, eliminates disputed instructions
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4/23/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- In a move to break embedded-processing bottlenecks and to clear at least one legal hurdle in a U.S. patent suit, Lexra Inc. today launched a new 32-bit RISC processor core that's optimized for 0.13-micron processes.
Catalyst plans to fight Xicor's patent suit
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4/18/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Catalyst Semiconductor Inc. today said it will vigorously defend itself against a U.S. patent lawsuit filed by Xicor Inc., which claims that recently introduced digitally programmable potentiometers are violating its technology (see April 17 story).
Vitesse, Vixel to develop ICs for Fiber Channel loop switch systems
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4/18/2001   Post a comment
CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. and Vixel Corp. today announced plans to jointly develop and market semiconductors for Fibre Channel-based loop switch applications in standalone and embedded systems. These embedded systems include disk arrays and redundant array of independent disks (RAID) subsystems.
Altera's net income slides 39% from fourth quarter
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4/18/2001   Post a comment
Altera Corp. announced first quarter earnings per diluted share of $0.16, which meets First Call consensus estimates, and compares to 25 cents per share pro forma results in the fourth quarter and 18 cents per share in the first quarter of 2000.
Conexant, Motorola to develop, produce broadband ICs for Motorola systems
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4/17/2001   Post a comment
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--Conexant Systems Inc. and Motorola Inc. today announced plans to jointly develop and manufacture ICs for broadband communications.
Fairchild extends radio-frequency ID partnership with Intermec
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4/17/2001   Post a comment
EVERETT, Wash. -- Intermec Technologies Corp. here today announced a new long-term partnership with Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. to develop and manufacture radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips for future ID systems sold by Intermec.
AMCC uses Cisco protocol in devices for Resilient Packet Ring networks
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4/17/2001   Post a comment
SAN DIEGO--Applied Micro Circuits Corp. today announced it has developed its first high-speed networking devices using the Spatial Reuse Protocol (SRP) from Cisco Systems Inc. as part of a new technology roadmap for OC-48 and OC-192 Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) systems. AMCC and Cisco are teamed up in development of products in the roadmap.
LSI Logic uses National's Gigabit Ethernet PHY function in transceiver
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4/16/2001   Post a comment
MILPITAS, Calif. -- LSI Logic Corp. here today announced it has licensed physical layer (PHY) technology for Gigabit Ethernet communications from National Semiconductor Corp. to offer a complete solution for a 24+2 switch reference design.
Music's CAM-based IC speeds priority scheduling in networks
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4/16/2001   Post a comment
MILPITAS, Calif. -- Music Semiconductors Inc. today rolled out a new device that combines the company's content addressable memory (CAM) technology with an embedded microsequencer to quickly mange packet prioritization and other network features in routers and switch equipment.
Conexant, Samsung to develop series of cable modems for global markets
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4/16/2001   Post a comment
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--Conexant Systems Inc. here today announced an agreement with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to develop a new series of cable modem products, based on Conexant's InfoSurge family of broadband ICs and software.
IBM claims customizable PowerPC will slash cost of Internet products
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4/13/2001   Post a comment
EAST FISHKILL, N.Y.--IBM Corp. today announced it has combined a PowerPC processor core with a number of optional "pervasive computing" features to create customized system-on-chip designs for low-cost consumer products that connect to the Internet.
Cypress targets new optical networking ICs after buying HiBand
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4/13/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE --Cypress Semiconductor Corp. here said it plans to build next-generation optical communications ICs on technology from HiBand Semiconductor Inc., after completing the purchase of the three-year-old Scotts Valley, Calif.-based startup. Cypress today announced completion of the acquisition, which was announced two months ago to expand company's portfolio in physical-layer ICs for networking applications (see Feb. 5 story<
Philips settles I2C bus suit with Cirrus Logic
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4/11/2001   Post a comment
NEW YORK -- U.S Philips Corp. and Cirrus Logic Inc. today announced a settlement to their patent dispute over technology for the two-wire I2C bus.
Philips and STMicro expand use of ARM cores in system-on-chip designs
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4/10/2001   Post a comment
CAMBRIDGE, England --Microprocessor core supplier ARM Holdings PLC today (April 10) announced expansion of separate licensing agreements with European chip makers Philips Semiconductors and STMicroelectronics. Both companies are adding several ARM RISC cores and technologies to their portfolios for system-on-chip designs targeted at a broad range of applications.
Chartered, Ericsson see working IC from co-developed RF CMOS
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4/9/2001   Post a comment
SINGAPORE -- After more than a year of joint development work, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. here and partner Ericsson Microelectronics today (April 9) announced implementation of a 0.25-micron radio-frequency CMOS chip.
Sharp's new U.S. design unit will use UMC as prototyping foundry
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4/9/2001   Post a comment
CAMAS, Wash. -- Sharp Corp.'s U.S. semiconductor division today (April 9) announced it will use silicon foundry prototyping services at Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) to quickly produce new 0.18-micron microcontrollers and system-on-chip designs.
MoSys, TSMC to develop double-density and low-power 1T-SRAMs for embedded use
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4/9/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- MoSys Inc. here today (April 9) announced a series of new licensing pacts for its 1T-SRAM technology, including a joint-development agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. to create new low-power and double-density derivatives of one-transistor memory cells for TSMC's 0.13-micron foundry processes.
Audio chip makers' hopes tied to digital music rollouts
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4/6/2001   Post a comment
Top suppliers of chips for the digital music player market hope the rollout of online music services aimed at boosting the availability of digital music on the Internet will have a positive impact on portable digital music player sales this year.
Audio chip sales will exceed $2 billion in 2001 despite PC slump, says report
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4/6/2001   Post a comment
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Audio chip sales will increase 20% to nearly $2.04 billion in 2001 from $1.7 billion in 2000, with European and Asian markets primarily fueling growth this year, according to a new report from Forward Concepts here.
LSI Logic to shift 30% of its production to foundries as part of TSMC alliance
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4/5/2001   Post a comment
MILPITAS, Calif. -- LSI Logic Corp. is the latest major chip manufacturer to begin shifting a significant portion of its wafer-processing volume to third-party foundries. The company plans to immediately increase its foundry use to 20% of its processed wafers in 2001, from about 6-to-8% in 2000, and eventually it plans to outsource slightly more than 30% of its silicon.
Tundra reorganizes to strengthen interface portfolio for next two to five years
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4/4/2001   Post a comment
KANATA, Ontario--Tundra Semiconductor Corp. here today (April 4) announced a reorganization, and it has shuffled its top management team to speed the company's response to new requirements in systems for high-speed interconnect interfaces for communications and Internet infrastructure applications.
IDT and TI agree to source 3.3-V octal bus switch devices
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4/2/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Integrated Device Technology Inc. and Texas Instruments Inc. today (April 2) announced an agreement to become alternate sources for octal bus switch devices made with 3.3-volt crossbar low-voltage technology. These devices are used in networking, telecommunications, and enterprise infrastructure systems.
Texas Instruments and IDT extend second-source agreement
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4/2/2001   Post a comment
Texas Instruments inc. and Integrated Device Technology, Inc. today announced an alternate source agreement on 3.3-volt crossbar low-voltage technology (CBTLV) bus switch devices for the networking, telecommunications and enterprise infrastructure markets.
Vitesse to buy Danish chip designer for $104.8 million in stock
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4/2/2001   Post a comment
HERLEV, Denmark--Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. of Camarillo, Calif., announced on Sunday (April 1) that it has agreed to acquire Exbit Technology A/S here to expand its technology for high-speed ICs for communications and networks.
Toshiba to spin off San Jose MPU engineering division
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4/2/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. here today (April 2) announced it was spinning off its San Jose-based microprocessor engineering division as a wholly owned subsidiary, called ArTile Microsystems Inc.
Infineon teams with U.S. software developer in 3G wireless platforms
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4/2/2001   Post a comment
MUNICH -- Infineon Technologies AG here today (April 2) announced a partnership with U.S.-based InterDigital Communications Corp. to develop software for third-generation (3G) mobile products based on ICs from the Munich chip company.
API NetWorks offers first bridge IC to link AMD's HyperTranport to PCI
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4/2/2001   Post a comment
CONCORD, Mass.--API NetWorks Inc. here today (April 2) claimed to be the first to offer a high-speed bridge chip that connects the HyperTransport bus, promoted by Advanced Micro Devices Inc., to the widely used 32-bit PCI bus.
Internet Machines taps TI's 0.13-micron process for network processors, switch fabric ICs
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4/2/2001   Post a comment
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. -- Fourteen-month-old Internet Machines Corp. here today (April 2) unveiled its strategy to supply protocol-independent network processors and high-speed switch fabric ICs, using 0.13-micron copper-chip foundry services at Texas Instruments Inc.
IDT moves into China, telecom segments with $80 million purchase of Newave
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4/2/2001   Post a comment
SHANGHAI, China -- In a bold move to immediately expand in China and voice-communications chip markets, Integrated Device Technology Inc. today (April 2) announced it will spend $80 million in cash to acquire four-year-old Newave Semiconductor Corp., a fabless startup with more than 70 engineers based in the company's Shanghai design subsidiary.


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