Infineon to cut capital spending in half during next fiscal year News & Analysis 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.
Aehr's sales drop 26% sequentially in quarter, causing wider loss News & Analysis 9/25/2001 Post a comment FREMONT, Calif. -- Aehr Test Systems here today reported net sales fell 68% to $2.8 million in the company's fiscal first quarter, ended Aug. 31, compared to $8.7 million in the period last year. Sales sequentially declined 26% from $3.8 million in the prior fiscal quarter, said the company.
Micron posts $576 million loss on sales of $480 million in quarter News & Analysis 9/25/2001 Post a comment BOISE, Idaho--Micron Technology Inc. today posted a net loss of $576 million on net sales of just $480.3 million for the company's fiscal fourth quarter, ended Aug. 30. Micron's revenues plunged 40% sequentially from $802.3 million in the prior quarter, and sales were 79% lower than a year ago.
Update: Micron posts loss for fiscal 2001 News & Analysis 9/25/2001 Post a comment With rising inventories and plunging prices, Micron Technology posted a net loss of $576 million on sales of $480 million for its fiscal fourth quarter. The memory chip maker had a net loss for the full fiscal year of $521 million.
ASIC vendors will not benefit from upcoming chip recovery, says report News & Analysis 9/25/2001 Post a comment EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- There's good and bad news in the application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) market. The worldwide ASIC market will fare better than the overall semiconductor industry in 2001, but the business will not enjoy the full benefits of the coming recovery, according to a report from iSuppli Corp. here today.
Worldwide ASIC revenues will decline by 22% in 2001, compared to a 28% decrease in overall semiconductor revenue for the year, said Jordan Selburn, who tracks the industr
California Micro says orders continue to strengthen News & Analysis 9/25/2001 Post a comment MILPITAS, Calif.--California Micro Devices Corp. here said orders for products have continued to strengthen despite a brief pause following terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington on Sept. 11. The supplier of analog semiconductors and integrated thin-film passive devices estimated that revenues would be closer to the high end of its $7-to-$7.5 million forecast for the current quarter.
RTOS: Buy or Roll Your Own? News & Analysis 9/25/2001 Post a comment Considering whether to buy or develop the real-time operating system for your next embedded system? CMX's J.R. Rodrigues gives some compelling reasons why you should never "roll your own" RTOS.
Canada's IceFyre aims three-engine modem IC at 5-GHz wireless LANs News & Analysis 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.
Taiwan's SIS rolls out Pentium 4-compliant chip set with graphics News & Analysis 9/24/2001 Post a comment TAIPIE, Taiwan -- Taiwan's Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SIS) here today rolled out another integrated chip set that supports PCs, based on Intel Corp.'s Pentium 4 microprocessor line.
The new SiS650 chip set from Taipei-based SIS is geared for Pentium 4-based computers in the $800-to-$1,200 range, according to the company.
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.