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posted in February 2004

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Dangerous cycle may be ahead, Altera CEO warns
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2/23/2004   Post a comment
ohn Daane's 15 years at LSI Logic Corp. and three-plus years as president and CEO of Altera Corp. are reflected in the snapshot of the semiconductor industry's first quarter and preview of the coming year he provided EE Times' editor-in-chief, Brian Fuller, earlier this month.
And then the tears
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2/23/2004   Post a comment
Nearly two years ago I wrote about our daughter, Maggie, and her eighth-grade science project, a Rube Goldberg machine designed to pull taffy.
La croissance reprend dans le secteur des semi-conducteurs mais à un rythme plutôt lent
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2/18/2004   Post a comment
« Le taux de croissance dans le secteur des semi-conducteurs ralentira pour s'établir autour de 10 à 12% en moyenne au cours des années à venir, un ralentissement certes par rapport au rythme traditionnel, mais quand même une croissance par rapport aux prédictions émises plus tôt, a commenté un vice-président de STMicroelectronics (16 février).
IP business model under fire: panel
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2/16/2004   Post a comment
The days of the small IP (intellectual property core) vendor aren't numbered, but the barriers to entry and customer interest in vendor consolidation are making the survival of that sector of the business increasingly difficult, panelists suggested Monday (Feb. 16).
Growth returns but at slower pace: experts
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2/16/2004   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry's growth rate will slow to 10-12 percent on average in the coming years, slower than the traditional rate but slightly more robust than earlier predictions, an STMicroelectronics vice president said Monday (Feb. 16).
Altera-Chef: Der nächste Zyklus wird gefährlicher
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2/16/2004   Post a comment
In allen Chip-Geoemtrien stoßen die Fab-Kapazitäten allmählich an ihre Grenzen. Doch der kommende Elektronik-Zyklus soll "noch gefährlicher" als die vorhergehenden Zyklen werden, prophezeit Altera-Chef John Daane. Als Ursache nennt er die Folgen eines "emotionalen Schadens", den die Branche in der letzten Rezession einstecken musste.
Le prochain cycle sera plus « dangereux »
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2/12/2004   Post a comment
Les capacités de production se réduisent actuellement dans toutes les géométries, mais le prochain cycle électronique sera « plus dangereux » que les cycles précédents en raison des effets du « dommage émotionnel » provoqués par la récente récession, a indiqué Altera Corp. mercredi (11 février).
Next cycle more 'dangerous,' CEO predicts
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2/11/2004   Post a comment
Fab capacity is tightening across all geometries now, but the next electronics cycle will be "more dangerous" than previous cycles because of the effects of "emotional damage" wreaked on the industry in the past recession, Altera Corp. said Wednesday (Feb. 11).
IC vendors lock horns over design approaches
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2/11/2004   Post a comment
ASIC and programmable logic vendors sparred here in their continuing war over the propriety of each design approach at a panel session here in which they did agree on one thing: Sending designs offshore isn't a cure all.
Slippery slope
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2/10/2004   Post a comment
Does it really matter that Sony may have fudged a bit in claiming that its EE+GS@90nm device processor for the PSX game machine is partly implemented at 130-nanometer design rules?
On their shoulders
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2/9/2004   Post a comment
The greatest tip I've received in the past year came from an octogenarian IEEE member I sat with at a banquet. "Empires of Light," she whispered in a conspirational tone. "Read it. She hasn't learned how to spell 'Jones' yet so she spells it Jonnes, Jill Jonnes."
Small solace
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2/2/2004   Post a comment
My digital recorder captured my reaction as a protracted silence.

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