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In the United States, available engineering talent isn't a problem like other locations around the world, but Chang believes changes are needed in the U.S. manufacturing culture before wafer fabs can complete with Taiwan foundry operations. Foundries must be customer centric and aware of problems impacting the customer, whether it is yields, delays of deliveries, or other issues,” he explained. This is much different than a DRAM plant or standard products fab, which are measured by yields and output, but the customer is almost anonymous.

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In the United States, available engineering talent isn't a problem like other locations around the world, but Chang believes changes are needed in the U.S. manufacturing culture before wafer fabs can complete with Taiwan foundry operations. Foundries must be customer centric and aware of problems impacting the customer, whether it is yields, delays of deliveries, or other issues,” he explained. This is much different than a DRAM plant or standard products fab, which are measured by yields and output, but the customer is almost anonymous.

IBM has a growing business in several types of SRAMs. IBM makes an 8-Mbit ZBT SRAM and late-write and DDR SRAMs. Verhelst said none of those are in short supply. IBM has the necessary capacity to satisfy our customers' projected needs, even though this is a year of generally short capacity,” he said.

EBN: Can you discuss eConnections, and how that fits into your Internet strategy?

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Vallee: There are a couple of things. First, I think it’s fairly important that Marshall was a pioneer with regard to the Internet; Rob [Rodin] personally was a driving force behind that. I think, to be candid, he saw the Internet as a differentiating strategy for Marshall, as a vehicle to compete with Avnet and Arrow. He couldn’t compete on the basis of line card and value-added services anymore. He was looking for a new way to compete and what he saw was the Internet.

EBN: Are you exchanging your ownership of certain assets like ENEN and MacroLink for a stake in eConnections? How does that work? You’re putting some cash into it, but you’re also exchanging your ownership of these properties.

Vallee: That’s correct.

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EBN: Could you put a valuation on these assets?

Vallee: We typically don’t disclose that.

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EBN: I know it’s early, but are you planning to take the company public?

Vallee: That will be a decision for Rob and the board of directors of eConnections to make. I think it’s a fairly safe assumption because the capital markets are putting high valuations on these kinds of companies. In order for eConnections to maintain and grow its position in the marketplace, it’s going to need access to capital. So I think it’s a pretty safe assumption they’ll be looking to do an IPO at some point in time.

Macronix is also looking to expand its line of EPROM devices. We are still looking to come out with a 32-Mbit part sometime in the third quarter or so,” said K.C. Shekar, marketing director at the San Jose-based company. We are not backing off from the OTP marketplace, and we already have product up to 16 Mbits.”

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My friend Wilfried in the Netherlands continues to root out the most incredible websites. My problem is that once he's pointed me at one I get sucked in and spend way more time than I should meandering around the little rapscallions.

Wlifried's latest offering is a website that falls under the auspices of NASA, and that presents the most amazing Astronomical Images from the Spitzer Space Telescope.

Honestly, these images are gorgeous: baby stars being born – old stars exploding – galaxies colliding – and the list goes on. The great thing is that in addition to seeing small versions of these images at the site, they allow you to download really beautiful high-res versions to use as wall paper on your computer screen.

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