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Despite strong industry beliefs to the contrary, interest in making more remote measurements remained flat. Though people are fascinated by the concept of Ethernet- or Internet-based test, these measurements remain difficult and relatively expensive,” Keithley said. Other results of the survey are equally informative. Check out www.keithley.com/ whats_new/whatsnew.html for the full survey. It's free.

However, the growth rates of individual companies will differ significantly from the industry average. Positioning for the 3G transition, market-share shifts among handset OEMs and wider implementation of software-upgrade solutions will cause significant share shifts among semiconductor suppliers. The share shifts and profitability changes will be most pronounced in the baseband arena. Solutions based on Texas Instrument's DSP gain will share in W-CDMA, while Qualcomm retains more than 60% of cdma2000.

The culling of winners and losers will be determined by external factors. In particular, Texas Instruments would benefit significantly from further market-share consolidation and quick resolution of the W-CDMA licensing issues. Conversely, OEM-market fragmentation favors second-tier suppliers and Qualcomm.

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The possibility of delayed W-CDMA adoption in Europe could help Qualcomm catch up in W-CDMA ASIC development and may increase the likelihood of rogue” cdma2000 deployment in Europe. This would also help some of the new GSM entrants, such as Analog Devices Inc.

Handset, RF, and semiconductor sales are likely to have a slower but more stable growth relative to the baseband market. The share shifts in the RF and infrastructure semiconductor segments are driven by higher levels of integration, in part enabled by SiGe (silicon geranium) and tighter linkages between baseband and RF/IF functionality.

Infineon, Motorola, and Philips should retain leadership, with Analog Devices, STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments having the best opportunities to gain share. With the introduction of the highly integrated 3100 MSM chipset and associated RF components, Qualcomm is well positioned to capture an increasing percentage of the handset value-added market, especially among second-tier vendors.

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PHOENIX — Rodel Inc. here has promoted Samir Sleiman to the newly created position of chief information officer. Sleiman will report directly to Tony Khouri, president and CEO of Rodel.

Rodel's core product lines are consumables for chemical mechanical planarization (CMP). Sleiman is chartered with guiding Rodel's expansioninto the electronic-commerce arena. He will direct Rodel's e-business objectives, specifically the initial growth of Internet accessibility to its supply chain, quality control, engineering information and marketing information.

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An industry veteran with over 18 years of experience in software product development and product line management, Sleiman will direct and manage Rodel's IT team.

As Rodel continues to build momentum in the e-business arena, Samir is the ideal candidate to lead the company in achieving its objectives in this challenging area,” commented Khouri. Specifically, his experience within the IT field and building market share will benefit Rodel as it evolves into a web-empowered technology company. With nearly two decades of industry experience behind him, I am confident that Samir will successfully navigate Rodel through the intricacies of effective e-business.”

However, Joshua could have a limited life in the marketplace. Steve McMahan, Via's director of engineering, acknowledged that the chip's seven-stage processing pipeline will only allow an additional 200 MHz or so to be tacked on to the current design. Via's two new Joshua cores are said to operate at 500 and 533 MHz. However, the chips are actually performance-rated,” a term the company uses to assign an artificial clock speed to its processors when comparing them with Intel Corp.'s Celeron MPU.

Through its development history, Via's new processor has worn many faces. The chip carried several code names while it was under design at Cyrix Corp., but then was re-tagged as the Joshua when Via acquired Cyrix last year.

As he noted during an EBN interview in December, Chen said he renamed the core after the biblical figure, Joshua, as a sign of his deep religious faith. Chen even offered his perspective on challenging larger, established microprocessor companies by citing a passage from Joshua 1:9: Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed.”

Whatever its name, the new core does offer OEMs some advantages, the company claims. Douglas Phillips, product marketing manager for the new Cyrix subsidiary, Via-Cyrix Inc., said the PR-rated 500-MHz Joshua actually runs at 400 MHz but uses an advanced 133-MHz frontside bus which Intel Corp.'s Coppermine also shares. Like the Coppermine, the Joshua also integrates 256 Kbytes of Level-2 cache. Two versions of the PR533 are available: a 433-MHz chip that uses a 124-MHz bus, and a 450-MHz part that connects to a 100-MHz bus.

Phillips said the company's PR ratings would be reevaluated when Intel shifts the Celeron onto a 100-MHz frontside bus later this year.

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