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Mitsubishi to join ETI effort
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LSI Logic to acquire Seeq
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JPM poised to break out in '99
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Intel going after the high end
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How To Buy Embedded Processors
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Clear Logic aligns with Marshall
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Belmont expands to Mexico
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HP lays foundation for embedded's future
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Beyond the flood of compilers, debuggers and controller cores that will roll out at the Embedded Systems Conference Spring next week, a fresh vision of the embedded future is beginning to take shape. A project still in the research stage at Hewlett-Packard Co. promises to catapult beyond the patchwork-quilt approach of systems-on-a-chip, and for the first time make it economically feasible to quickly roll custom processors, in low volumes, for specialized, deeply embedded applications.
Optical schemes pick up steam in LAN, WAN
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A record attendance of 10,000 and a flood of venture-backed startups at the Optic Fibers Conference this week betrayed the rising belief that optical networks will become ubiquitous as we head into the new millennium.
JEIDA adopts digital-interface spec for monitors
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The Japan Electronic Industry Development Association has approved the Digital Interface Standards for Monitor (DISM) as the JEIDA-59-1999 standard. DISM defines the connection among video boards in a personal computer and the monitor display.
Gore pledges support for increased funding of IT research
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The report drafted by the Presidential Information Technology Advisory Committee has come back from Vice President Al Gore's desk along with an increase of $366 million in this year's funding for long-term information-technology research.
Analog-test bus standard nears completion
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The proposed analog and mixed-signal testability bus standard, IEEE P1149.4, is out for ballot once again, but this time looks good for adoption.
Bell Micro's sales strong in '98
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Applied Materials, Steag Settle Litigation
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The parties dismiss their patent suits and countersuits concerning rapid thermal processing technologies.
Motorola may shift channel strategy
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Delay of Intel Camino chip set roils market
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Having pinned themselves to Intel Corp.'s coattails in search of more-profitable markets, some semiconductor suppliers are beginning to wonder if they should have come along for the ride.
IBM seeks right to make Alpha MPU
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IBM Microelectronics Inc. is still in talks for rights to make the Alpha 64-bit microprocessor of Intel Corp., sources said.
Harris makes WLAN double play
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Philips bids for VLSI Technology
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Royal Philips Electronics has made what is being seen as a friendly bid for VLSI Technology Inc. In a proposal that values VLSI at about $800 million, Philips is offering to pay $17 a share for the U.S. ASIC vendor— approximately a 60 percent premium over VLSI's closing NASDAQ share price on Thursday, Feb. 25.
Wireless transceivers support HomeRF spec
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New 2.4-GHz integrated transceivers announced at the Wireless Symposium this week show that manufacturers are eyeing the potentially explosive wireless home-networking consumer market. Offerings from Harris Semiconductor (Melbourne, Fla.), National Semiconductor (Santa Clara, Calif.) and Philips Semiconductors (Sunnyvale, Calif.) demonstrated an affinity for wireless consumer schemes, though they were not specifically intended for products based on an emerging HomeRF specification.
IDF: Intel promises Merced samples by midyear
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Intel Corp. said its Merced processor development effort has reached a significant milestone: the running of the Unix operating system in a software simulation of a four-way Merced implementation.
Standards dispute hits IC physical design
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Attempts to link logical and physical design ran into partisan squabbling this week, as a group of Cadence Design Systems Inc. competitors formed a new standards organization that calls on Cadence to provide an open, textual version of its Library Exchange Format (LEF). The organization, Open Physical Exchange Format (OPEF), claims that Cadence's plan to provide an LEF applications programming interface (API) is "anti-competitive and inadequate."
Philips Seeks To Buy VLSI
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Dutch electronics giant says the acquisition would strengthen its semiconductor portfolio and boost its presence in the United States.
GaAs foundry open to orders
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Network Device Inc. (NDI), a startup backed by large investors from Taiwan, has emerged as the world's first pure-play foundry making gallium arsenide (GaAs) chips. NDI has begun taking its first orders for its newly-completed, 4-inch GaAs wafer-processing plant in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Philips seeks to buy VLSI Technology
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Royal Philips Electronics NV here today announced a proposal to buy VLSI Technology Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) for $17 a share in cash, making the value of the offer about $806 million.
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