Hong Kong firm offers 'Chinese' CPU for Linux PCs News & Analysis 7/28/2003 Post a comment Culturecom Holdings Ltd., originally a publisher of Chinese language 'fighting' comics that migrated into information technology in the 1990s, said recently that it has started selling its V-Dragon microprocessor intended for use in PCs for the China market.
Philips keeps options open after Adelante sale News & Analysis 7/23/2003 Post a comment Philips Semiconductor executives are downplaying speculation that the Adelante Technologies DSP core unit will be folded back into the parent company after selling the spin-off's key design tool technology to ARM Ltd.
AmberWave gets credit from GE Technology Finance News & Analysis 7/22/2003 Post a comment AmberWave Systems Corp., a supplier of strained silicon technology, said Tuesday (July 22, 2003) that GE Technology Finance, a unit of the GE Structured Finance, has recently expanded its existing line of credit to AmberWave.
Profitable ARM rebuilds revenue slowly in Q2 News & Analysis 7/22/2003 Post a comment ARM Holdings plc made a net profit of £4.3 million (about $6.9 million) on sales revenue of £31.4 million (about $50.3 million) in the second quarter of 2003. This was considerably down on the same period in the previous year but slightly up on the first quarter of 2003.
Betting on the Next Silicon Boom News & Analysis 7/17/2003 Post a comment Chip manufacturers are looking to identify the next big silicon-fueled high-growth market. Companies that choose correctly stand to leapfrog their competitors as the electronics industry starts to turnaround. Jim Lipman takes a look at what some companies are betting will be the next silicon boom.
AMD sees improved sales ahead News & Analysis 7/16/2003 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices Inc. forecasts its third quarter revenue will rise strongly, setting the microprocessor and flash memory manufacturer on track to further reduce its losses and perhaps report a profit sometime in the next few quarters.
ARM ponders a four-processor core News & Analysis 7/12/2003 Post a comment While stressing that his paper at the Multiprocessing System-on-Chip (MPSOC) conference discussed a research project, John Goodacre, multiprocessing core manager at ARM Ltd. (Cambridge, England), disclosed some of the thinking at the company.
Fab utilization above 90% by year-end, says Gartner News & Analysis 7/9/2003 Post a comment The semiconductor industry's utilization of wafer fab capacity should move back above 90 percent for the first time in three years in the first quarter of 2004 and remain there throughout the year, according to a forecast from market research firm Gartner Inc.
June sales down at UMC, half-year up 28% News & Analysis 7/9/2003 Post a comment June 2003 sales revenue at foundry chip supplier United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) was NT$7028 million (about $204 million) up 4.7 percent from the same month a year before and down 4.5 percent from sales revenue in May 2003, UMC said Wednesday (July 9, 2003).
Gartner quantifies back-end led 2003 spending revival News & Analysis 7/8/2003 Post a comment Market research company Gartner Inc. is forecasting 2003 to be a growth year in capital expenditure with equipment for packaging and assembly scoring a 26 percent rise over 2002 and wafer fabrication equipment scoring a more modest 9 percent growth.
This is not your father's HotChips News & Analysis 7/8/2003 Post a comment The recession's toll notwithstanding, the upcoming 15th annual HotChips conference drew a near-record number of paper submissions. But the scheduled lineup shows that HotChips, like the industry it examines, has distinctly changed its flavor.
Via launches mobile CPU News & Analysis 7/8/2003 Post a comment Via Technologies Inc. took the wraps off its mobile processor Tuesday (July 8, 2003), a low-power 1GHz offering dubbed Antaur that will first ship into slim and light notebooks on sale in the China market, and then into the U.S. and Europe.
Microchip grabs MCU unit lead from Motorola News & Analysis 7/7/2003 Post a comment Steve Sanghi likes to think of Microchip Technology Inc. as the Toyota of the microcontroller world.
Like the Japanese auto manufacturer, Microchip, Chandler, Ariz., has built credibility and mass appeal for its 8-bit microcontrollers with bare-bones, low-priced products, gradually mixing in models that offered more features and fetched higher prices.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.