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Tech research centre planned for Belfast
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8/30/2001   Post a comment
Queen's University Belfast (Northern Ireland) is creating a research institute for electronics, communications and information technology (ECIT)
LTX posts loss and takes charges for outsourcing tester production
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8/28/2001   Post a comment
WESTWOOD, Mass.--Semiconductor test systems supplier LTX Corp. today reported a net loss of about $5.0 million on sales of $47.3 million in the fiscal fourth quarter, ended July 31. The loss included a $14 million charge related to LTX's announced plans to transfer test systems production to contract manufacturer Jabil Circuit Inc., while cutting 15% of its full-time workforce.
Mosaid revenues slip in quarter, but licensing business makes profit
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8/24/2001   Post a comment
OTTAWA -- Mosaid Technologies Inc. here reported a 10% sequential drop in revenues to $21.8 million in the company's fiscal first quarter, ended July 27, compared to a record $24.3 million in the prior three-month period. Revenues were 19% higher than $18.3 million in the quarter last year.
Tellabs closes Irish site
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
Communications infrastructure specialist Tellabs has dealt the latest blow to the Irish Republic's high technology sector by announcing the closure of its site in County Clare, with the loss of 204 jobs.
Agilent's order cancellations ease, but still at $240m in quarter
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
There's good and bad news for Agilent Technologies
Agilent's CEO sees no relief in sight for slumping test business
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
Executives from Agilent Technologies Inc blamed the company's financial woes on several factors, especially "very weak" sales and losses in its flagship test and measurement business
Credence promotes two executives to lead company's growth
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8/21/2001   Post a comment
FREMONT, Calif. -- Credence Systems Corp. here today announced that Graham Siddall, president and CEO of the automatic test equipment (ATE) supplier, has been elected chairman. Siddall, who will remain the company's CEO, succeeds retiring chairman William G. Howard Jr. Howard will continue to serve on the company's board.
Agilent's CEO sees no relief in sight for slumping test business
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8/21/2001   Post a comment
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Executives from Agilent Technologies Inc. blamed the company's financial woes on several factors, especially "very weak" sales and losses in its flagship test and measurement business. As reported, Agilent on Monday reported a smaller-than-expected loss in its fiscal third quarter, but it also announced plans to cut 4,000 jobs, or 9% of its workforce, to restore profitability "as soon as possible" (see Aug. 20 sto
Agilent to layoff 4,000 as it downsizes for slow recovery
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8/21/2001   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc has reported a smaller-than-expected loss in the company's fiscal third quarter, but it also announced plans to cut 4,000 jobs, or 9% of its workforce, to restore profitability "as soon as possible"
FLIR Systems chosen to check Artesyn's designs
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8/21/2001   Post a comment
Power conversion supplier Artesyn Technologies' power group has chosen FLIR Systems' thermography system to check its designs.
A System for Real-Time Signal Processing in Cardiovascular Modeling
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8/21/2001   Post a comment
Real-time signal processing is a critical factor when dealing with heart data. Authors for the Cardiovascular Engineering Department of Italy's Istituto Tecnologie Biomediche describe a PC-based system for cardiovascular signal acquisition and elaboration.
Antimatter detects defects in semiconductors
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8/17/2001   Post a comment
Antimatter may soon be living up to its science fiction reputation as a useful commodity. Researchers from Germany have developed a scanning positron microscope which is sensitive enough to detect defects in semiconductors.
Credence sales fall to $18.8 million from $204 million in quarter last year
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8/15/2001   Post a comment
FREMONT, Calif. -- How bad it is in the chip tester business? Look no further than Credence Systems Corp., which today reported a 91% drop in sales to $18.8 million its fiscal third quarter, ended July 31, compared to $204.0 million in the period last year.
Credence combines units to expand test offerings
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8/15/2001   Post a comment
In a move that looks to expand the breadth of its test offerings, Credence Systems Corp. recently merged its wholly owned DFT subsidiary, Fluence Technology, with the newly acquired Integrated Measurement Systems Inc. (IMS).
Amkor creates fully-automated assembly/test system for multimedia cards
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8/15/2001   Post a comment
CHANDLER, Ariz.--Amkor Technology Inc. today announced development of a fully automated system for packaging and testing multimedia cards, which are used to finish flash memory-based storage products for portable and handheld systems.
Zarlink job cuts could signal closure of Plymouth test facility
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8/13/2001   Post a comment
Zarlink Semiconductor is shedding two thirds of its test operations staff in Plymouth
Scope picks out rogue waveforms
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8/13/2001   Post a comment
Tektronix has created a technique for showing up rogue waveforms on an oscilloscope to identify intermittent faults more quickly.
Credence completes acquisition of ATE supplier IMS for $155 million
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8/2/2001   Post a comment
FREMONT, Calif. -- Credence Systems Corp. here announced that it has completed its acquisition of Integrated Measurement Systems Inc. (IMS), a supplier of automatic test equipment (ATE) for engineering and characterization applications. The deal is worth approximately $155 million in stock. Under the terms, IMS of Beaverton, Ore. will become a subsidiary of Credence, a supplier of ATE systems in Fremont. Keith Barnes, chairman and chief executive, will become executive vice president of Credenc
Teradyne will buy GenRad to expand in board-level test, inspection
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8/2/2001   Post a comment
BOSTON -- In a move to expand in board-level test systems, Teradyne Inc. today announced it will acquire GenRad Inc. for $260 million in stock. The acquisition price includes the assumption of $85 million in debt.


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