Intel to develop advanced compilers with Chinese organization News & Analysis 4/26/2001 Post a comment BEIJING -- In an effort to optimize its microprocessors for next-generation applications, Intel Corp. will team up with the Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences here to develop advanced software compilers for R&D purposes.
The research is targeted to develop compilers that improve the performance of Intel's Itanium processor family, said Patrick P. Gelsinger, vice president and chief technology officer of the Intel Architecture Group.
SEMI chief sees changes in chip cycle News & Analysis 4/26/2001 Post a comment As the US book to bill ratio for March fell to 0.64, Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) president Stanley Myers told Electronics Times further falls could follow, and talked about how the cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry was set to change.
Lights-out fab in three years possible News & Analysis 4/26/2001 Post a comment Fully automated fabs, which do not employ any manufacturing staff at all, could be a reality in just three years but semiconductor producers will have to deal with incompatible equipment.
Microfab sector unlikely to develop News & Analysis 4/26/2001 Post a comment The efficiency of 'superfabs' which churn out thousands of wafers each week and the rising cost of equipment mean that forecasts suggesting a parallel specialist microfab sector will open up are likely to be disappointed.
ISSI revenue slips from fourth quarter News & Analysis 4/25/2001 Post a comment Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., today reported revenue for the second fiscal quarter ended March 31 was $52 million, compared with revenue of $30 million for the March 2000 quarter.
QuickLogic reports loss on falling revenues News & Analysis 4/25/2001 Post a comment QuickLogic Corp. today announced net revenues for the quarter ended March 31 were $10.8 million, down 11% from net revenues of $12.2 million reported in both the same period last year and in the previous quarter.
Silicon foundry PolarFab inks deal with Cadence News & Analysis 4/25/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Silicon foundry PolarFab Inc. and Cadence Design Systems Inc. here announced an electronic design automation tool that will accelerate the manufacturing flow in PolarFab's BiCMOS-based wafer fab.
The companies announced the availability of the Process Design Kit (PDK), a product that promises to accelerate the time-to-tapeout for customers. The PDK is based on Cadence's analog, mixed-signal, and radio-frequency (RF) IC design tools.
Atmel says flash parts from SST and Winbond are seized News & Analysis 4/25/2001 Post a comment Atmel Corp. said today that the U.S. Customs Service has begun detaining shipments of flash memory devices made by Silicon Storage Technologies Inc., and Winbond Electronics Corp. of Taiwan and Winbond Electronics North America Corp. of California.
Fairchild revenues slipped 18% from fourth quarter News & Analysis 4/24/2001 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor International, South Portland, Me., reported that revenues for the first quarter ended April 1, were $385.3 million, down 18% from the fourth quarter of 2000 and roughly flat from the first quarter of 2000.
LSI Logic expects 10-15% drop in revenues News & Analysis 4/24/2001 Post a comment LSI Logic Corp. today reported first quarter revenues of $517 million, a 31% decrease from the $751 million reported in the
fourth quarter, and 16% lower than the $615 million recorded in the first quarter of 2000.
Silicon Image files complaint against Genesis Microchip News & Analysis 4/24/2001 Post a comment Silicon Image, Sunnyvale, Calif., announced today that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Genesis Microchip in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia as well as filed a complaint before the International Trade Commission of the United States Government.
LSI Logic's Q1 profits fall 89.2%, projects loss for Q2 News & Analysis 4/24/2001 Post a comment MILPITAS, Calif. -- LSI Logic Corp. today reported sales of $517 million in its first quarter ended March 31, a 16% decline from the like period a year ago and a 31% drop sequentially.
Net income, before amortization of goodwill and other special items, was $9.5 million, or 3 cents a share, compared to $116 million, or 34 cents a share, a year ago. The company was expected to earn 3-to-4 cents a share, according to First Call/Thomson Financial.
IDT's revenues slipped 24% from previous quarter News & Analysis 4/24/2001 Post a comment Integrated Device Technology Inc. today announced revenues for the quarter ended April 1, were $212.9 million, an increase of 8% over the fourth quarter of fiscal 2000 and a decrease
of 24% from the fiscal quarter ended December 31.
Bel Fuse warns of slower second quarter News & Analysis 4/24/2001 Post a comment
Bel Fuse Inc., Jersey City, NJ, announced that net earnings for the first quarter ended March 31 increased 69% to $7.5 million, or 68 cents per diluted share, from $4.4 million, or 41 cents per diluted share, for the same period last year.
SEZ and Pure Wafer to evaluate double-sided cleaning of 300-mm wafers News & Analysis 4/24/2001 Post a comment VILLACH, Austria --The SEZ Group here today announced a partnership with Pure Wafer Ltd. of Wales to evaluate double-sided wafer cleaning of 300-mm substrates using SEZ's spin-process technology. The partnership is the first evaluation of SEZ's new 300-mm cleaning technology, which was introduced in March.
After the big boom, Semicon Europa tries to look beyond the bust News & Analysis 4/24/2001 Post a comment MUNICH -- What a big difference just one year makes. At the opening the annual Semicon Europa trade show here today, semiconductor equipment and materials suppliers wondered if the worst of the 2001 downturn would be over by mid-summer. A year ago, at this same industry gathering, suppliers wondered if business could get any better.