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Infineon chip set targets multi-tenant/multi-dwelling unit networks
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7/30/2001   Post a comment
MUNICH -- Infineon Technologies AG today introduced an eight-channel chip set for high-density Ethernet or Digital Subscriber Line Multiplexers (DSLAM) applications based on the company's proprietary 10BaseS technology, which extends Ethernet networks over existing copper-wire infrastructure.
Mobile Pentium III revs to 1.13 GHz; three new chip sets add support
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7/30/2001   Post a comment
SAN FRANCISCO -- At a press event here today, Intel Corp. officially rolled out its awaited 0.13-micron Pentium III processor-M series with speeds up to 1.13-GHz at a price of $625 each in quantities of 1,000.
Intel content to let Rambus sink or swim, Barrett says
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7/30/2001   Post a comment
Intel Corp. chief executive officer Craig Barrett signaled on Monday (July 30) that he was quite content to let synchronous DRAMs and not Rambus DRAMs serve as the dominant memory in Pentium 4 systems.
Update: Group delays vote on 3GIO support
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7/30/2001   Post a comment
A PCI standards organization decided Friday (July 27) to delay a vote on support for a next-generation I/O scheme backed by Intel Corp. until Aug. 3, saying it needed more time to review the spec.
Intel and TI license ARM's upcoming 'v6' core for future processor products
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7/30/2001   Post a comment
CAMBRIDGE, England -- ARM Ltd. here today announced an extension of its RISC processor-licensing pact with Intel Corp. to include a next-generation ARMv6 architecture and other core designs. The Cambridge company today also announced a licensing agreement for ARMv6 cores with Texas Instruments Inc., which will use the low-power consuming RISC processor core in chip sets for 2.5 and 3G cellular phone handsets.
Can Motorola bend rules, take over cell-phone chips with 'open' strategy?
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7/27/2001   Post a comment
AUSTIN, Tex. -- When Motorola Inc. this week announced it was unleashing its entire arsenal of semiconductors, software, and embedded systems technologies for cellular phone manufacturers worldwide, the press, financial analysts, and competitors were justifiably confused as well as downright skeptical.
Agere, ARM to develop RISC-based platform for handset applications
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7/23/2001   Post a comment
CAMBRIDGE, England -- ARM Holdings plc here today announced several agreements, including a joint development pact with Agere Systems Inc. to create a reusable microprocessor-based platform for the wireless systems market.
Oki aims to jumpstart Bluetooth with module, chip set and software package
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7/23/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Oki Semiconductor today launched a complete Bluetooth systems solution, including a module with chip set, software, an antenna and connector for products connecting to the short-range wireless link. The 18-by-38-mm module and Bluetooth protocol-stack software are intended to help accelerate product introductions in the marketplace.
STMicro to apply fingerprint technology to TouchChip series after acquisition
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7/23/2001   Post a comment
GENEVA--STMicroelectronics today announced it has completed the acquisition of technologies and products for fingerprint biometric security systems from Veridicom Inc. The European chip maker also said it has hired Veridicom's software development team for Protector Suite of products in Prague, the Czech Republic.
Infineon says losses will continue after posting sharply lower results in quarter
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7/23/2001   Post a comment
MUNICH -- Warning that losses will continue in the current fiscal quarter, Infineon Technologies AG today posted a 23% sequential drop in revenues to 1.28 euros ($1.11 billion) for the just-ended fiscal third quarter from 1.65 billion euros ($1.4 billion) in prior three-month period.
Here comes a shakeout in cell-phone chips, warns new research report
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7/20/2001   Post a comment
OYSTER BAY, N.Y--Wireless-chip set vendors face a rapidly evolving market that is going to lead to consolidation among the makers of handset ICs, according to a new report from Allied Business Intelligence (ABI) here.
Processor technology pace may slightly accelerate in 2001 technology roadmap
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7/19/2001   Post a comment
SAN FRANCISCO -- The 2001 International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors now being drafted may slightly accelerate the timetable for new microprocessor generations, but so far it is keeping the existing schedule for introducing new DRAM process generations, said industry officials here during the Semicon West trade show.
Altera's Atlantic to 'mediate the I/O standards war'
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7/17/2001   Post a comment
Altera is trying to create a common on-chip channel for communications functions using an approach that has made ARM's Amba hardware bus the most commonly used peripheral bus in system-on-chip designs.
U.S. emergency 911 wireless system is in trouble, say GPS chip suppliers
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7/10/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Chip problems and other factors are reportedly causing more delays in the mass deployment of emergency 911 (E911) wireless services in the United States, SBN has learned.
NeoMagic hopes to weave new magic with RISC-based chips for handhelds
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7/10/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Making its way on the comeback trail, NeoMagic Corp. here today announced the first in a family of chips for next-generation handheld appliances and other portable products. The new MiMagic line of chips are systems-level products based on a 32-bit RISC processor core from Mips Technologies Inc. Based on the Linux operating system, the chip line also includes other components on the same device, such as embedded DRAM, graphics, audio, video, Universal Serial Bus, and peri
Virage unveils self-test/repair memory for system-on-chip designs
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7/9/2001   Post a comment
FREMONT, Calif. -- Virage Logic Corp. today claimed development of the industry's first on-chip self-test and repair memory solution for system-on-chip designs. The STAR (self-test/repair) memory system will lower costs and increase SoC production yields by making embedded memory blocks more intelligent, said the Fremont company.
Resonext, IMEC labs team up to develop 5-GHz wireless networking products
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7/9/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Resonext Communications Inc. here today announced a three-year partnership with the IMEC technology development organization in Belgium to offer chip products for 5-GHz wireless local area networks.
Music Semi chops cost of CAM chips; move could trigger price war
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7/9/2001   Post a comment
MILPITAS, Calif. -- In another sign that the wireless-chip business is still in trouble, Music Semiconductors Inc. here today announced that it has cut the prices for its content-addressable memory (CAM) devices by more than a staggering 30%.
MIPS expects revenues to fall 45-50% from prior quarter
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7/2/2001   Post a comment
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--MIPS Technologies Inc. here today said its revenues for the just-ended quarter are expected to be 45-to-50% lower than the prior three-month period. The supplier of RISC processor cores estimated that revenues would be $14-to-$15 million in the company's fiscal fourth quarter, ended June 30, with earnings per share near breakeven.
STMicro works with Analog Devices to create 'DSP system memory' chip
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7/2/2001   Post a comment
GENEVA--STMicroelectronics today announced it has collaborated with Analog Devices Inc. to introduce the world's first "DSP system memory"--a device that integrates a large block of flash storage, programmable logic, input/output ports, and interfaces for a digital signal processor.


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