Credence warns of 54-65% drop in sales in quarter News & Analysis 7/25/2001 Post a comment FREMONT, Calif. -- Credence Systems Corp. today warned that revenues for the company's fiscal third quarter, ended June 30, will range from $15-to-$20 million, a 54-to-65% decline sequentially from the prior quarter and a 90-to-93% drop from the same period a year ago.
Teradyne announces IP tester to lower the costs for ISPs and call centers News & Analysis 7/23/2001 Post a comment BOSTON -- Teradyne Inc. here today announced a tester that is designed to reduce the costs for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and broadband call centers.
Teradyne's Broadband Test Division announced today the availability of NetFlare, a tester that determines a problem in an ISP network, backbone, or destination website. Based on trial results, Netflare reduces call handling times by up to 65% over current methods, according to Teradyne.
What's this? Applied is shopping for test business, say sources at Semicon West News & Analysis 7/23/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- The surprising buzz at the packaging and test-equipment portion of last week's Semicon West trade show did not revolve around flip-chip packaging, systems-on-a-chip testing, or other hot backend assembly technologies. Instead, rumors were flying around a possible new and surprising entry into the automatic test equipment (ATE) business--Applied Materials Inc.
Keithley sales will likely fall again in current quarter, says CEO News & Analysis 7/19/2001 Post a comment CLEVELAND -- Keithley Instruments Inc. here today reported net sales declined 10% in the company's fiscal third quarter, ended June 30, compared to revenues in the period last year. The supplier of test and measurement systems said it now expects sales decline sequentially in the current quarter due to the industry's sharp downturn.
Teradyne sales hit lowest level since '98 downturn, resulting in loss News & Analysis 7/18/2001 Post a comment BOSTON--Teradyne Inc.'s sales in the second quarter fell to their lowest levels since the last industry downturn in 1998. The supplier of test equipment and interconnect systems late Tuesday evening reported Q2 sales of $365.8 million and a net loss of $20.5 million, or $0.12 per share, excluding special charges.
Hynix moves closer to wafer-level test of fast DRAMs News & Analysis 7/13/2001 Post a comment SEOUL -- Korea's Hynix Semiconductor Inc. has demonstrated the ability to perform high-speed wafer-level testing of DRAM devices using a probe system from Teradyne Inc. and probe cards from FormFactor Inc., the companies announced today.
Agilent reportedly beats Teradyne for ATE order at AMD News & Analysis 7/11/2001 Post a comment PALO ALTO, Calif. -- In a major move to crack the x86-based microprocessor business, Agilent Technologies Inc. has reportedly beaten Teradyne Inc. for an automatic-test equipment (ATE) order at Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD).
Under the terms, AMD will purchase an undisclosed amount of Agilent's high-end VLSI logic testers. The systems will be used for wafer-sort testing applications for AMD's Athlon family of x86-based microprocessors, according to Agilent.
IMS says revenues fell 32% in Q2 from prior quarter News & Analysis 7/11/2001 Post a comment BEAVERTON, Ore.--Integrated Measurement Systems Inc. (IMS) today said it fell short of its revenue targets for the second quarter, based on preliminary results. The supplier of engineering test systems said revenues were $12.5 million in Q2, compared to a previous forecast of $14-to-$16 million.
DAC RevisitedLow Attendance, High Technology Design How-To 7/2/2001 Post a comment This year's Design Automation Conference in Las Vegas had its share of
exciting new products. TechOnLine's Content Director, Jim Lipman, has
picked out and summarized some of the best products in key technology
areas announced at or shortly prior to the show.
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.