Iraq pre-elect violence

Coalition forces, national guardsmen and party political leaders in IRAQ have suffered a week of violence, assassinations and political uncertainty, with their landmark election fast approaching. Iraqi rebels have taken their battle to the centre of IRAQ’s political and security systems, assassinating BAGHDAD’s governor and killing dozens of American and Iraqi soldiers. But despite the … Continue reading “Iraq pre-elect violence”

First Asia-Pacific digital cable TV rollout for Taiwan, led by major local media, tech firms

Press release; Adam Connors, DigiTimes.com [Wednesday 17 April 2002] Taiwan-based digital STB (set-top box) supplier Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) announced that it has signed an agreement with China Network Systems (CNS) ­ a Koos Group (Taiwan) and News Corp STAR TV joint venture ­ in wiring its Taiwan cable-subscriber households to digital TV by 2005.

IDC: Asia smart handheld device market to grow at 36 per cent CAGR through 2006

Press release; Adam Connors, DigiTimes.com [Monday 15 April 2002] Market intelligence firm International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that sales of smart handheld devices (SHDs) in the Asia/Pacific region, excluding Japan, will continue to rise at a CAGR (compounded annual growth rate) of around 36.5% through 2006, with China continuing to lead the region in market share. … Continue reading “IDC: Asia smart handheld device market to grow at 36 per cent CAGR through 2006”

TSMC announces range of key initiatives, including Nexsys, through US roadshow

Compiled from outside sources; Adam Connors, DigiTimes.com [Thursday 11 April 2002] A wide range of rapid-fire initiatives has already emerged from the beginning of a TSMC roadshow throughout the US, which began in San Jose this week and moves into the next, as the world’s largest foundry unveils some both unexpected and highly progressive directives.

Micron offers samples of revised JEDEC-standard DDR333-based PC2700 DIMM modules

Press release; Adam Connors, DigiTimes.com [Thursday 11 April 2002] Micron Technology announced on April 8 the availability of samples of its PC2700 TSOP (thin small outline package) DIMM (dual in-line memory module) utilizing DDR333 SDRAM, following validation of Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) SiS S551 motherboards using the revised modules and positive results from VIA tests with … Continue reading “Micron offers samples of revised JEDEC-standard DDR333-based PC2700 DIMM modules”

VIA achieves full validation for vendors’ DDR333 chipset modules | DigiTimes

Compiled from outside sources; Adam Connors, DigiTimes.com [Tuesday 9 April 2002] Independent testing by industry certified validation group Advanced Validation Labs (AVL) has given major memory module vendors the green light in their integration of new chipsets from VIA Technologies ­ the Apollo KT333 for the Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Athlon XP processor and the Apollo … Continue reading “VIA achieves full validation for vendors’ DDR333 chipset modules | DigiTimes”

Low-k dielectrics to get push by Dow Chemical, US, Taiwan and Japan

Compiled from outside sources; Adam Connors, DigiTimes.com [Monday 8 April 2002] The process for sub-0.10-micron thin-film, low-resistance (k) material production, stalled under the burden of bad market conditions and slow manufacturing technology advancement, is beginning to achieve acceptance due to a group of key decisions and announcements this past week.

UMC, Germany’s Micronas in co-op to build flat-panel video controller ICs | DigiTimes

Press release; Adam Connors, DigiTimes.com [Thursday 4 April 2002] Taiwan’s United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) and German consumer electronics IC design firm Micronas have announced that they have successfully developed and reached first-pass success with a new 0.18-micron mixed-mode CMOS video controller chip, soon to be ready for the flat-panel display market that includes LCD and plasma … Continue reading “UMC, Germany’s Micronas in co-op to build flat-panel video controller ICs | DigiTimes”