Alliance Semiconductor

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Alliance Semiconductor
Alliance Semiconductor
Traded as OTC Pink: ALSC
Industry Electronics Industry
Founded 1985 (1985)
Headquarters Santa Clara
Key people
C. N. Reddy (Co-Founder)

Alliance Semiconductor Corporation designs and manufactures memory and memory-intensive logic. Alliance's product lines include Static Random Access Memory (SRAM), Pseudo SRAM (PSRAM), Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM), Flash Memory, and embedded memory and logic solutions. For a little while they also sold some video chipsets for PCs. Founded in 1985, Alliance is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with design centers in Santa Clara, as well as Hyderabad and Bangalore, India.


ProMotion AT24[edit]

  • Fast 128-bit GUI accelerator
  • Optimized 24- and 32-bit truecolor
  • 256 raster operations
  • Source and destination transparencyNo-cost motion video(TM)
  • Smooth scaling and color conversion
  • 16 step bilinear filter
  • On-chip line buffer
  • DirectDraw/Direct Video/DCI support
  • ../image and 24-bit video in 1MB buffer
  • Hardware occlusion
  • Integrated DAC and clock generator
  • Refresh rates to 120 Hz
  • Gamma correction
  • BetterHalf(TM) cost-saving technology
  • VESA(R) standards support
  • VAFC advanced feature connector
  • DPMS power management
  • DDC 2.0B Bi-directional monitor data
  • High throughput PCI interface
  • Zero wait state bursts - 66 MHz/PCI 2.1 compliant
  • Fast 64-bit interleaved DRAM interface
    • 400MB/second peak bandwidth
    • EDO and fast page DRAM
  • Programmable resolution to 1600X1200

Sale of business units[edit]

Alliance semiconductors sold all its 3 business units (Memory, Mixed signal, System) recently in the wake of mounting losses and reduced growth. Memory Division was an MBO and is now known as Alliance Memory Inc. Its Mixed signal business renamed as Pulsecore Semiconductor Inc. (now part of ON Semiconductor) and it is managed by world's prominent venture capital firms like August capital, Shah capital. Alliance sold its system division to Tundra Semiconductor, a Canadian networking company.

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