Consortium reviews new standards for testing networking chip and board technologies Product News 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
LTX tester revenues drop 37% from prior quarter News & Analysis 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.