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posted in September 2001
Genesis Microchip to buy display processor supplier Sage for $241 million in stock
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9/28/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Genesis Microchip Inc. here today announced plans to acquire digital display processor supplier Sage Inc. in nearby Milpitas for $241 million in stock to expand growth in consumer video IC applications worldwide.
Infineon launches 32-bit telematics controller based on TriCore architecture
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9/27/2001   Post a comment
MUNICH--Infineon Technologies AG today introduced a dedicated telematics controller for information and entertainment applications in consumer systems and automobiles. The "infotainment" telematics controller is based on Infineon's 32-bit TriCore Unified Processor.
Intel creates Web-based telematics center for wireless computing systems in cars
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9/27/2001   Post a comment
BADEN, Germany--During an automotive trade show here today, Intel Corp. announced a telematics design center to offer Web-based development and technical support for deployment of new wireless computing solutions in cars.
Intel expands chip-set patent fight with Via into Germany, U.K. and Hong Kong
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9/26/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Intel Corp. today announced an expansion of its Pentium 4 chip-set patent fight with Taiwan-based Via Technologies Inc., which is now being sued in Germany, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong in addition to the United States.
Winbond packs speech synthesizer in system-monitoring chip
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9/26/2001   Post a comment
HSINCHU, Taiwan -- Winbond Electronics Corp. today announced the first hardware-monitoring ICs with speed functionality and compliance to the new Alert Standard Forum (ASF) specification for Internet protocol (IP) capable systems.
Infineon to cut capital spending in half during next fiscal year
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9/26/2001   Post a comment
MUNICH -- Infineon Technologies AG today described details of a previously announced initiative to save over 1 billion euros ($920 million) in costs from its semiconductor operations, including new plans to cut capital spending in half during the 2002 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.
IDT integrates multi-queuing logic and FIFO memory for fast networks
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9/25/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Integrated Device Technology Inc. here has integrated high-speed queuing logic and first-in, first-out memory to offer a new series of multi-queue FIFOs for fast networking applications, such as terabit routers, multi-service switching platforms, and wireless base stations.
Canada's IceFyre aims three-engine modem IC at 5-GHz wireless LANs
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9/24/2001   Post a comment
OTTAWA, Ontario -- Seven-month-old IceFyre Semiconductor Inc. here today disclosed plans to introduce the industry's first single-chip modem solution for 5-GHz wireless local area networks using a proprietary architecture of three signal-computational engines to simplify waveform processing and lower power consumption.
UMC to port MoSys' one-transistor SRAM cell to advanced logic processes
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9/24/2001   Post a comment
HSINCHU, Taiwan--Silicon foundry supplier United Microelectronics Corp. here and memory developer MoSys Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif., today announced an extension to their cooperation in one-transistor SRAM technology for 0.15- and 0.13-micron logic-IC processes.
Agere says new 2.5G chips, support will cut one year from handset launch
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9/24/2001   Post a comment
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- In a move to raise the bar in chip sets for 2.5G handsets, Agere Systems Inc. today rolled out a new platform series, software, and testing support to reducing the total number of components in GSM-based cellular phones by nearly 50%, while accelerating product introductions by up to one year.
Via accuses Intel of violating patent for storage of formats in MPUs
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9/20/2001   Post a comment
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Via Technologies Inc. today stepped up its legal counterattack against Intel Corp. by providing more details about a U.S. patent lawsuit filed against the microprocessor giant for infringement of patented MPU technology. Last week, Via said it has filed a counter suit against Intel, which is suing the Taiwan chip maker for infringement of its Pentium 4 technology.
Altera works with Virginia Tech to put programmable devices in new wireless systems
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9/19/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE--Altera Corp. today announced a partnership with the Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to collaborate in development of cutting-edge wireless communications technology for manufacturers, government and consumer service providers.
SiGe Semi uses ASAT's chip-carrier to reduce size of Bluetooth amplifier
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9/18/2001   Post a comment
OTTAWA -- Hong Kong-based ASAT Holdings Ltd. today announced it will supply leadless plastic chip-carrier (LPCC) packages to SiGe Semiconductor Inc. here for Class 1 Bluetooth power amplifiers. The 3-by-1.6-mm form factor is the industry's smallest size for a fully encapsulated Class 1 Bluetooth power amplifiers, said the two companies.
Infrared Communication Controller for Wireless Communications
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9/18/2001   Post a comment
Authors from Agilent Technologies describe an infrared transceiver, supporting IrDA standards, for communicating between computers and mobile devices such as PDAs and mobile phones. The transceiver operates in medium infrared (MIR) mode, using directed half-duplex serial infrared communication links.
Motorola unleashes its first complete 2.5G cell-phone chip solution
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9/17/2001   Post a comment
AUSTIN, Tex. -- In an effort to redefine its semiconductor business, Motorola Inc. today publicly disclosed details of its first complete solution for 2.5-generation cellular phones, including a highly integrated four-component chip set that reduces electronics parts count in 2.5G handsets from more than 250 devices (passives and active circuits) to as low as 125.
Broadcom, French software supplier collaborate in interactive TV applications
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9/14/2001   Post a comment
AMSTERDAM -- During the International Broadcast Convention here today, Broadcom Corp. announced a partnership with Paris-based Canal+ Technologies to develop compatible products for set-top box systems in interactive television applications.
ARM, MathWorks combine tools to expand RISC cores in automotive systems
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9/13/2001   Post a comment
AACHEN, Germany -- U.K-based ARM Ltd. today announced a collaborative project with the German subsidiary of The MathWorks Inc. in Aachen to jointly create a new software design environment for automotive systems using embedded RISC processor cores.
Clare, Legerity pair up in chip offerings for voice communications
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9/13/2001   Post a comment
AUSTIN, Tex. -- Clare Inc. of Massachusetts has struck a semiconductor applications partnership in voice telecommunications and voice-over-broadband systems with Legerity Inc., the communications chip spin-off from Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Dialog, NTT DoCoMo to develop circuits for low-cost 3G phones in Japan
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9/12/2001   Post a comment
KIRCHHEIM-NABERN, Germany--Dialog Semiconductor GmbH here today announced a development pact with Japan's top mobile telephone carrier, NTT DoCoMo, to create integrated high-voltage and analog circuits for complex ICs used in future third-generation (3G) handsets.
Samsung adds 16-bit smart-card chip, aims to lead segment by 2005
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9/12/2001   Post a comment
SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today announced it has begun volume production of a new 16-bit RISC-based processor for smart-card applications in a move to expand its product offering and become the world's largest supplier of smart-card chips by 2005.
Mosaid fails to strike DRAM licensing pact, restructures and plans aggressive actions
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9/11/2001   Post a comment
OTTAWA, Ontario -- Mosaid Technologies Inc. here today announced a restructuring of its operations, partly because patent-licensing negotiations broke down with an unidentified major memory manufacturer. The company also announced other actions, including the end to its module test business.
Oki, Intersil team up to offer circuits for analog voice/data communications
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9/11/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd.'s semiconductor operation today announced a partnership with Intersil Corp. of Irvine, Calif., to address wireless and other communications analog markets with coder-decoder (CODEC) and Subscriber Line Interface Circuit (SLIC) chip solutions.
Internet Machines taps TI's 0.13-micron process to offer fourfold performance in switch fabric ICs
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9/10/2001   Post a comment
ATLANTA -- At the Networld + Interop trade show here today, Internet Machines Corp. announced the highest capacity single-chip switch for multi-gigabit-per-second networking systems, and the fabless startup detailed its lineup of protocol independent network processors, which will be fabricated in 0.13-micron CMOS technology by Texas Instruments Inc.
STMicro says integrated line-card IC for China's Huawei could reach huge volumes
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9/10/2001   Post a comment
GENEVA--STMicroelectronics here today announced a development agreement with China's Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. to create a new integrated power and network-processing IC for telephone line cards in switching office equipment.
Mindspeed's new device will run rings in faster optical networks
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9/10/2001   Post a comment
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Mindspeed Technologies Inc. here today announced a device that will enable a new breed of optical networking equipment, based on the emerging resilient packet ring (RPR) standard.
Intel and Via go to war over Pentium 4 chipsets
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9/10/2001   Post a comment
In what is lining up for a rerun of the argument over Via Technologies' ability to sell chipsets for Pentium III PCs, Intel and Via have launched lawsuits against each other over the Pentium 4.
ASICs won't fall victim to programmable ICs, says LSI Logic chairman
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9/7/2001   Post a comment
MILPITAS, Calif. -- The death of ASICs has been greatly exaggerated, quipped Wilfred Corrigan, chairman and chief executive officer of LSI Logic..
LSI Logic still sees communications as growth of the future, says Corrigan
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9/7/2001   Post a comment
MILPITAS, Calif. -- While executives from LSI Logic Corp. remain upbeat despite a downturn in its core communications-chip business, the company is quietly hedging its bets by rushing into some new and long-awaited IC markets.
Strong growth in wireless LAN chips hinges on 5-GHz segment, says IDC
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9/5/2001   Post a comment
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Despite the current industry slump, semiconductor revenues for wireless local area networks are expected to increase at a strong 29% compound annual growth rate between 2000 and 2005, said International Data Corp today.
Philips to offer digital AM/FM radio ASICs for iBiquity's technology in U.S.
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9/5/2001   Post a comment
NEW ORLEANS -- During a radio broadcasters conference here today, Philips Semiconductors announced plans to develop and market application-specific ICs for iBiquity Digital Corp.'s digital AM and FM radio technology.


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