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Hitachi to eliminate 14,700 jobs, cut chip capital spending 57%
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8/31/2001   Post a comment
TOKYO -- Hitachi Ltd. today outlined massive cutbacks in its businesses, including the elimination of 14,700 jobs worldwide--about 4% of its workforce--and restructuring of its trouble semiconductor division. The company called the moves "emergency management measures" aimed at reviving turnaround efforts that began two years ago.
Intel's chip-set integration will soon gobble up USB 2.0 function
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8/29/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Intel Corp. is at it again. The world's largest chip maker today outlined plans to integrate more functions on PC chip sets, ostensibly to drive down the costs of personal computer platforms.
Mindspeed claims successful test of XAUI optical interface to 10-Gbit Ethernet
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8/29/2001   Post a comment
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--Conexant Systems Inc.'s Mindspeed Technologies business unit today announced a partnership with Tyco Electronics, Blaze Network Products, and Alvesta to prove the feasibility of 10-Gigabit Attachment Unit Interface technology, known as XAUI.
Philips settles serial bus patent suit against Linear Technology
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8/29/2001   Post a comment
NEW YORK -- Royal Philips Electronics N.V. today announced a patent lawsuit settlement with Linear Technology Corp. related to technology for two-wire bus systems for controlling communications between ICs.
Intel pushes Gigabit Ethernet to lower-cost copper cabling networks
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8/29/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Intel Corp. announced a trio of new switch-chip controllers, including a product that promises to lower the cost of copper cabling-based Gigabit Ethernet networks at below the "magic" $100-per-port barrier.
Samsung, Micronas to develop single-chip solution for TV sets
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8/28/2001   Post a comment
SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today announced a partnership with Germany's Micronas GmbH to develop highly integrated ICs for next-generation, low-cost televisions.
TI attempts to speed adoption of high-speed 1394b link
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8/27/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Texas Instruments Inc. today announced it was the first chip supplier to demonstrate 800-megabit-per-second devices for the industry's new 1394b serial bus standard, which doubles the speed of existing 1394 links and increases distances by more than 20 times to 100 meters.
Mosaid revenues slip in quarter, but licensing business makes profit
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8/24/2001   Post a comment
OTTAWA -- Mosaid Technologies Inc. here reported a 10% sequential drop in revenues to $21.8 million in the company's fiscal first quarter, ended July 27, compared to a record $24.3 million in the prior three-month period. Revenues were 19% higher than $18.3 million in the quarter last year.
Intel prepares for server chip set revival
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8/23/2001   Post a comment
Intel Corp. this week made its most comprehensive public disclosure to date of a chip set designed to propel its CPUs into highly scalable, multiprocessing systems. The microprocessor giant said at the Hot Chips conference that its forthcoming 870 chip set will allow OEMs to build 16 processors into a single system.
Via accuses Intel of 'scare tactics' to block DDR chip set for Pentium 4
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8/23/2001   Post a comment
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Via Technologies Inc. here today accused Intel Corp. of trying to stop it from selling chip sets for Pentium 4 processor-based PCs by using "scare tactics" and warning customers that the Taiwan company is infringing upon protected technology in a recently introduced product.
Tundra expects another sequential sales drop after posting net loss
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
OTTAWA--Tundra Semiconductor Corp. today reported a 43.7% sequential drop in revenues to $9.8 million in the company's fiscal first quarter, ended July 29, compared to a record $17.4 million in the prior fiscal quarter.
Acer Laboratories plans HyperTransport I/O in Southbridge chips
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Taiwan's Acer Laboratories Inc. (ALi) today announced plans to integrate HyperTransport data bus technology in future Southbridge chips to support the interconnect format launched by Advanced Micro Devices Inc. earlier this year.
Nishan shows switch chip for upcoming storage routers
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
Storage-area network vendor Nishan Systems Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) described an ASIC at the Hot Chips conference on Tuesday (Aug. 21) that will power its next generation of Internet Protocol-based storage routers.
TDK, Seiko create single-chip modem for embedded Internet connections
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
TUSTIN, Calif. -- TDK Semiconductor Corp. here today announced it is collaborating with Seiko Instruments USA in nearby Torrance to develop the industry's first streaming media socket technology based on an Internet modem.
Agere to use Bluetooth technology from Austria's NewLogic
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8/21/2001   Post a comment
LUSTENAU, Austria -- NewLogic Technologies AG here today announced it has licensed IC design cores and software for Bluetooth wireless connections to Agere Systems Inc., which will embed the functions in baseband processors and new chip sets for Bluetooth-enabled cellular phones.
Cypress to acquire In-System Design
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8/20/2001   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire In-System Design, Inc. of Boise, Idaho, a privately-held system-on-chip design company specializing in personal communication applications.
Cypress will buy In-System Design to expand in personal communications segment
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8/20/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today announced plans to acquire In-System Design Inc. of Boise, Idaho, a seven-year-old supplier of system-on-chip (SoC) designs for personal communications applications.
OmniVision, TI bundle CMOS camera chip set with 1394 link
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8/20/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- OmniVision Technologies Inc. here today announced a partnership with Texas Instruments Inc. aimed at easing the development of low-cost digital cameras with CMOS-based image sensors and IEEE 1394 connections for high-speed data transfer.
NeoMagic still has $98 million in cash as it attempts to reinvent itself
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8/17/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Hoping to find new success in multimedia Internet appliances, NeoMagic Corp. here posted revenues of $188,000 in its second fiscal quarter, ended July 31, compared to $31.9 million in the same period last year. NeoMagic is attempting to reinvent itself as a chip supplier for next-generation handheld systems after its PC graphics business disappeared.
Marvell posts 7% increase in revenues over prior quarter
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8/16/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Marvell Technology Group Ltd. today reported a 7% sequential gain in net revenues to $68.7 million in the company's second fiscal quarter, ended July 28, compared to $64.2 million in the prior three-month period.
Music's new CAMs perform over 100 million searches per second
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8/16/2001   Post a comment
MILPITAS, Calif. -- Music Semiconductors Inc. has rolled out the first in series of new ternary CAMs (content addressable memories) that performs over 100 million packet searches per second.
Intel to use IBM chip set to test new processors in large server applications
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8/15/2001   Post a comment
ARMONK, N.Y.--IBM Corp. today said Intel Corp. has selected its server and chip set technology as a verification platform to test the upcoming Xeon MP and next-generation Itanium microprocessors. These tests will focus on "mainframe-like" features using multiple Intel processors.
Motorola to phase out two wafer fabs in Mesa
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8/15/2001   Post a comment
Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector will phase out two wafer fabrication lines at its Mesa, AZ facility over the next two and a half years, the company said.
Tower to make logic ICs for ON Semiconductor
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8/14/2001   Post a comment
Tower Semiconductor Ltd., Migdal Haemek, Israel, announced today the signing of a five-year wafer supply agreement to manufacture CMOS logic ICs for ON Semiconductor, Phoenix.
Excess inventory still huge, report claims
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8/13/2001   Post a comment
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--Despite worldwide efforts to reduce chip inventories in the current downturn, the industry's supply chain is still awash with too many semiconductors--about $8 billion in excess inventory, based on new estimates released today by iSuppi Corp. here.
Ramtron, Fujitsu move next-generation FRAM process into production fab
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8/13/2001   Post a comment
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-- Ramtron International Corp. here and Fujitsu Ltd. in Japan today announced development of an "embeddable" 0.35-micron ferroelectric RAM manufacturing process. The new 3-volt process technology is now being installed at Fujitsu's production facility in Iwate, Japan.
Infineon offers quad-port framer-mapper for 40-Gbit networks
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8/13/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Munich-based Infineon Technologies Inc. today announced the first quad-port, framer-mapper device for 10- and 40-gigabit-per-second networking applications. The new device is the first product introduced by Infineon as a result of its recent acquisition of Catamaran Communications Inc. here.
Cirrus Logic to acquire Stream Machine for $110 million in stock
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8/9/2001   Post a comment
AUSTIN, Tex. -- Cirrus Logic Inc. here has announced plans to acquire multimedia chip supplier Stream Machine Co. of Milpitas, Calif., for $110 million in stock.
Philips offers 'Glue Chip 4' to reduce part count on PC motherboards
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8/8/2001   Post a comment
EINDHOVEN, the Netherlands -- Philips Semiconductors today announced a highly integrated ASIC device, called "Glue Chip 4," which integrates a range of logic and analog functions for PC motherboards.
Fujitsu to integrate fingerprint sensors on ICs for Internet security cards
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8/2/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE--Fujitsu Microelectronics Inc. here is planning to enter the silicon fingerprint sensor market, which the company said is expected to grow from about $16 million to $800 million in sales by 2004.
Chip sales plunge 8.8%
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8/2/2001   Post a comment
Worldwide sales of semiconductors fell another 8.8% sequentially in June, and were 30.7% below June 2000 levels, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. "Based on the inventory reduction that has occurred in the first half of 2001 and the further reductions projected for the third quarter, we believe the industry will return to sequential growth in the fourth quarter of this year," Scalise added.
SiS in Taiwan to use ARM cores in system-on-chip PC products
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8/1/2001   Post a comment
CAMBRIDGE, England -- ARM Ltd. today announced it has licensed its ARM7TDMI processor core to Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. in Taiwan, which plans to use the RISC microprocessor block in IC products that will be available in the fourth quarter this year.
Via runs into resistance on its Pentium 4 chipset
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8/1/2001   Post a comment
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Via Technologies Inc., the major PC chipset rival of Intel Corp., is running into resistance from some important motherboard makers who are reluctant to use the company's Pentium 4-compatible chipset.
Vitesse, Vixel develop 12-port Fibre Channel chip for storage networks
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8/1/2001   Post a comment
CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. and Vixel Corp. announced the first in series of jointly developed Fibre Channel chips for storage area networks (SANs).
I-Cube launches crosspoint switch with 667-Mbit-per-second ports
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8/1/2001   Post a comment
CAMPBELL, Calif. -- I-Cube Inc. here announced a new crosspoint switch-matrix device that delivers 667 megabits per second of data bandwidth per port.
STMicro to ship 170,000 chip sets for U.S. digital radio by year's end
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8/1/2001   Post a comment
GENEVA--STMicroelectronics today announced it has received orders for 170,000 receiver chip sets from consumer electronics manufacturers planning products for U.S. digital radio service that's scheduled to be launched by XM Satellite Radio Inc. this summer.


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