Ikanos acquires Doradus technologies
News & Analysis 7/31/2006 Post a comment
Ikanos Communications Inc. has acquired the privately-held Doradus Technologies Inc., a digital TV DSP specialist founded by Ikanos' former director of engineering Sam Heidari.
Conexant loss widens despite higher sales, margins
News & Analysis 7/27/2006 Post a comment
Broadband communications semiconductor supplier Conexant Systems Inc. reported a GAAP net loss of $67.1 million, or 14 cents per share on sales of $251.6 million in its third fiscal quarter ended June 30. By comparison, Conexant lost $10.1 million, or 2 cents per share on sales of $242.6 million in the previous quarter.
Atmel, Tundra team on interconnects
News & Analysis 7/26/2006 Post a comment
Semiconductor suppliers Atmel Corp. and Tundra Semiconductor Corp. have made an agreement enabling Atmel to deliver leading-edge system interconnect products to the extended-reliability markets.
IDT acquires SigmaTel's codec lines
News & Analysis 7/25/2006 Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Integrated Device Technology Inc. has agreed to acquire SigmaTel's AC-97 and High Definition Audio (HD-Audio) PC and Notebook audio codec product lines, for $72 million in cash.
Chip switches USB 2.0, audio signals in single package
Product News 7/25/2006 Post a comment
Pericom recently developed 3.3-V devices that it claims are the first to support both USB 2.0 High Speed and high-fidelity audio signals in a single chip. Housed in a 3.5-mm X 1.5-mm TDFN package, the PI3USB411 and PI3USB412 are aimed at handheld applications such as mobile phones and MP3 players.
TI results meet guidance
News & Analysis 7/24/2006 Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Texas Instruments Inc. posted second quarter sales of $3.7 billion, up 11 percent sequentially and 24 percent from a year ago. Earnings from continuing operations were $2.4 million or 47 cents per share, up 42 percent sequentially and 34 percent from a year ago.
SMBus interface bridges analog and digital circuits
Product News 7/20/2006 Post a comment
Check out this SMBus to analog interface device that digitizes analog signals for use with digital microprocessors. Microsemi's LX1800 can be paired with its ambient light sensors to incorporate microprocessor-controlled digital dimming of backlight lamps in LCD displays.
Vimicro cuts Q2 guidance as expenses pile up
News & Analysis 7/17/2006 Post a comment
Fabless semiconductor supplier Vimicro International Corp. said Monday it expects to record $3.6 million in unanticipated costs and expenses for its second quarter, reducing its earnings by 9 cents per share.
Broadcom takes $750M charge for stock options
News & Analysis 7/14/2006 Post a comment
Communications semiconductor supplier Broadcom Corp. said it plans to restate results for the past five years and record additional noncash expenses of more than $750 million related to granting stock options to employees.
RAID-on-Chip controller brings SAS storage to the masses
Product News 7/9/2006 Post a comment
Product reviewVitesse has developed a pair of PCI Express-based SAS RAID-on-Chip controller ICs that are sharply lower in price than conventional devices. The VSC7250 and VSC7251employ RAID on Demand technology, which allows customers to use a single board design to meet various data protection requirements with a pay-as-you-need model that cuts development costs.