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Anite on the hunt for staff
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5/25/2001   Post a comment
A Hampshire-based company specialising in GSM, GPRS and 3G testing technology is on a major recruitment drive.
Consortium reviews new standards for testing networking chip and board technologies
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5/23/2001   Post a comment
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- A consortium that hopes to set new IC-testing standards for high-speed networking chip and board-level technologies has narrowed its proposals to three separate solutions. The so-called AC-Extest Working Group--an organization that consists of automatic-test equipment suppliers, chip makers, and OEMs--plans to review IC-testing proposals from three different companies: Agilent Technologies, Cisco Systems, and Philips.
SEMI predicts chip-equipment sales will drop 27% in 2001
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5/23/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) trade organization here today slashed its forecast for the worldwide chip-equipment industry, saying the business will decline by 27% this year. Citing the downturn in the semiconductor and equipment markets, SEMI said that worldwide chip-equipment shipments will drop from $47.7 billion in 2000 to $35 billion in 2001.
Statemate becomes a formal tool
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5/23/2001   Post a comment
I-Logix has brought formal verification techniques into its Statemate Magnum software and systems design tool, using technology bought in from Germany-based Offis Systems and Consulting.
SEMI equipment book-to-bill hits new low at 0.42 in April
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5/22/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- It's gone from bad to worse for chip-equipment makers. In what is arguably the worst semiconductor downturn ever, North American-based suppliers of chip production systems posted a record low book-to-bill of 0.42 in April, said the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) trade group here today.
AMD's HyperTransport bus gains support from Teradyne testers, Dolphin IC interface
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5/16/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today said chip testers from Teradyne Inc. and physical interface (PHY) design cores from Dolphin Technology Inc. will be available to support AMD's next-generation I/O data bus, called HyperTransport.
LTX tester revenues drop 37% from prior quarter
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5/15/2001   Post a comment
WESTWOOD, Mass.--Semiconductor tester supplier LTX Corp. today reported sales sequentially declined 37% to $65.6 million in the company's fiscal third quarter, ended April 30, compared to $104.7 million in the prior three-month period. Compared to a year ago, LTX's sales were 20% lower than $82.1 million in the quarter last year.
Karl Suss tailors probers for test of sensors and MEMS components
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5/2/2001   Post a comment
MUNICH -- The Karl Suss unit of Suss MicroTec AG here today announced it was expanding its wafer prober portfolio into address testing applications for infrared sensor arrays, superconductors, and microelectromechnical systems (MEMS) for pressure- and vacuum-related applications.


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