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Micron Shares Rise On DRAM Price News
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7/31/1998   Post a comment
The chip maker defied Friday's downward trend among stocks, after an executive reported Dynamic RAM prices rose in July.
AMCC Signs Long-term Access Agreement with IBM for Silicon-Germanium (SiGe) BiCMOS Process Technologies
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7/31/1998   Post a comment
San Diego--July 22, 1998--Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (San Diego) announced a long-term agreement with IBM Corp. entitling AMCC to advancedaccess and use of IBM's current and ...
CAD-Migos Announces BSIM3 v3.2 Support in Spice-It
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7/31/1998   Post a comment
San Francisco--July 23, 1998--CAD-Migos Software Tools, Inc. (Redwood City, Calif.)announced two new feature enhancements to their flagship product, Spice-Itfor Windows. The ...
Embedded Systems Event Features Expanded Conference Program, New Classes
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7/31/1998   Post a comment
San Francisco--July 21, 1998--The 1998 Embedded SystemsConference is the largest ever, with 148 classes and 12 full-day tutorials,nearly 20 percent more educational sessions ...
Cadence Releases Timing-Driven Design Flow
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7/31/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--July 27, 1998--Cadence Design Systems, Inc.(San Jose) announced a new, multi-tool timing-driven design flow thataddresses the remaining technical obstacles preventing ...
Cadence Acquires Esperan
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7/30/1998   Post a comment
Bracknell, U.K.--July 27, 1998--Cadence Design Systems,Inc. (San Jose) announced the expansion of its Education Servicesoperation with the acquisition of Esperan, Ltd., a privately-held ...
PCB Design Conference East Changes Venue to Accommodate Attendee Requests
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7/30/1998   Post a comment
San Francisco--July 29, 1998--This year's PCB Design Conference East will be held at the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlboro, Mass. October 12-16, 1998 (exhibitions on October ...
Sagantec Enhances Dream, Design Migration Software
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7/30/1998   Post a comment
Milpitas, Calif.--July 27, 1998--Sagantec (Milpitas) began shipping the latest version of Design Rule Enforcement and Migration (DREAM), physical design migration software that ...
Virtual Silicon Technology Announces Executive Appointment
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7/30/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--July 27, 1998--Virtual Silicon Technology (Sunnyvale)named Al Lipinski as vice president of global business operations.Lipinski has two decades of experience ...
BTA Technology Introduces Service that Enables RC Extractors to Match Silicon Data
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7/30/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--July 27, 1998--BTA Technology, Inc. (Santa Clara) announced that it is introducing aninterconnect characterization service, Verisure, that tunes RC layoutextraction ...
Quicklogic Names Clifton G. Ho Director of Sales for Asia Pacific
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7/29/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--July 21, 1998--Quicklogic Corp. (Sunnyvale) announced that Clifton G. Ho has beennamed as the company's director of sales for Asia Pacific. Hewill be responsible ...
Jam Programming and Test Language Provides Vendor Independence
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7/29/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--July 27, 1998--Altera Corp. (San Jose)announced the availability of the new SVF2JAM utility for the Jamprogramming and test language, which allows users to convert ...
Oki Semiconductor Introduces Family of 0.25-m ASICs
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7/29/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--July 27, 1998--Oki Semiconductor (Sunnyvale)announced immediate availability of its 0.25-m ASIC product seriestargeting the networking, telecommunications, ...
Cadence Announces Second Quarter 1998 Results
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7/29/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--July 22, 1998--Cadence Design Systems, Inc.(San Jose) announced record revenue and strong operating results for thesecond quarter of 1998.Revenue of $291.8 million ...
The Dii Group, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Results
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7/29/1998   Post a comment
Niwot, Colo.--July 22, 1998--The Dii Group, Inc. (Niwot)reported second quarter 1998 net revenues of $221.9 million, up 21 percentfrom $184.1 million a year ago. Net income ...
Lattice Semiconductor Releases ISPHDL System for Synplicity
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7/29/1998   Post a comment
Hillsboro, Ore.--July 27, 1998--Lattice Semiconductor Corp. (Hillsboro) announced the shipment of Lattice's new ISPHDL System for Synplicity for high-density ISP device design. ...
IEEE 1076.6 VHDL Synthesis Standard Passes Balloting
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7/28/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--July 27, 1998--VHDL International (VI; Santa Clara) announced that the VHDL register-transfer level (RTL) Synthesis Standard, known as IEEE 1076.6 and based ...
Altera Appoints Vice President of Europe
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7/28/1998   Post a comment
High Wycombe, U.K.--July 24, 1998--Altera Corp. (San Jose)announced that it has appointed Nigel Toon to the position of vicepresident and managing director of Altera Europe. ...
Lattice Releases ISPGDX 80A for Production
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7/28/1998   Post a comment
Hillsboro, Ore.--July 27, 1998--Lattice Semiconductor Corp. (Hillsboro) released the ISPGDX80A for production. The release completes Lattice Semiconductor's 5-volt family of three ...
Xynetix Announces $4.2 million Round of Financing and New Customers
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7/28/1998   Post a comment
Fishers, N.Y.--July 27, 1998--Xynetix Design Systems, Inc. (Fishers) announced that the company has closed $4.2 million in new financing from a group lead by its original investors ...
Nikon's Shoichiro Yoshida Elected Chairman Of SEMI
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7/28/1998   Post a comment
Mountain View, Calif.--July 14, 1998--Shoichiro Yoshida, president of Nikon Corp. (Japan), has been elected chairman of the board of directors of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials ...
35th Design Automation Conference Most Successful Ever
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7/28/1998   Post a comment
Boulder, Colo.--July 13, 1998--At the 35th Design Automation Conference (DAC), held June 15-19 in San Francisco's Moscone Center, more than 230 exhibitors (up from last year's ...
KLA-Tencor Feels Effects Of Slowdown
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7/28/1998   Post a comment
Lower capital spending by semiconductor makers depress revenue and earnings, as the equipment maker reports a decline from revenue in the same period last year.
Is The DRAM Industry Headed For A Shakeout?
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7/27/1998   Post a comment
Less technologically advanced DRAM suppliers could fall by the wayside, Toshiba official says.
Ikos Systems Reports Third Quarter Results
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7/27/1998   Post a comment
Cupertino, Calif.--July 22, 1998--Ikos Systems, Inc. (Cupertino) announced results for the third fiscal quarter ending July 4, 1998, which are in line with the Company's preliminary ...
Xynetix Introduces New Data Validation Tool
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7/27/1998   Post a comment
Fishers, N.Y.--July 27, 1998--Xynetix Design Systems, Inc. (Fishers) unveiled EDAvalidator 2.0, the EDA industry's first automated systems design validation product. Alleviating ...
SI2 Membership Elects 1997-98 Board of Directors
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7/27/1998   Post a comment
Austin, Texas--July 27, 1998--At its annual membership meeting held in conjunction with the recent Design Automation Conference, Si2 members elected the 1997-1998 Board of Directors. ...
Mentor Graphics Names Former Sun Microsystems Executive As Vice President of Marketing
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7/27/1998   Post a comment
Wilsonville, Ore.--July 22--Mentor Graphics Corp. announced Anne Wagner has joined Mentor Graphics as vice president of marketing, reporting to the office of the president.Wagner ...
Avanti Announces Stock Buy Back
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7/27/1998   Post a comment
Fremont, Calif.--July 21, 1998--Avanti Corp. (Fremont) announced that its board of directors approved a stock buy back program. Under the terms of the program, Avanti will purchase ...
Escalade Reports Strong Product Sales and Strategic Partnerships
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7/27/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--July 27, 1998--Escalade Corp. (Santa Clara) announced strong sales growth for its family of high-level design automation (HLDA) products, with new sales to ...
Top EDA Veteran Joins Synopsys to Lead Epic R&D
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7/27/1998   Post a comment
Top EDA Veteran Joins Synopsys to Lead Epic R&D Mountain View, Calif.--July 23, 1998--Synopsys ...
PC Market Growth Gets Mediocre Rating
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7/27/1998   Post a comment
Don't expect the PC market to pull the semiconductor industry out of its doldrums for a little while yet, says International Data Corp.
Synopsys Acquires Systems Science, Inc.
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7/24/1998   Post a comment
Synopsys Acquires Systems Science, Inc.Mountain View, Calif.--July 21, 1998--Synopsys ...
Mentor Graphics' Renoir '98 First EDA Tool to Garner Microsoft 98/NT Logo
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7/24/1998   Post a comment
Wilsonville, Ore.--July 23--Mentor Graphics Corp. announced that Renoir '98 has become the first EDA tool qualified to receive the Designed for Windows NT and 98 logo.To ...
OrCAD Reports Q2 Financial Results
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7/24/1998   Post a comment
Beaverton, Ore.--July 23, 1998--OrCAD (Beaverton) reported results for second quarter 1998. Revenue for second quarter 1998 increased 9 percent to $11.9 million from $10.9 million ...
Atmel and Honeywell Team to Develop Radiation Hardened Reconfigurable FPGAS
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7/24/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, CA--July 22, 1998--Atmel Corp. (San Jose) announced the signing of a license for Honeywell to develop a radiation hardened version of Atmels 30,000 gate, 6,400 register ...
QED's RM7000 Next-Generation High-Performance MIPS Microprocessor Now Available
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7/24/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--July 20--QED, Inc. (Santa Clara) announced theavailability of the RM7000 MIPS RISC microprocessor.The RM7000 is the first high-performance embedded microprocessor ...
Altera Ships 250,000-Gate Embedded PLD
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7/24/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--July 20, 1998--Altera Corp. (San Jose) announced the availability of the 250,000 gate EPF10K250A PLD. The EPF10K250A offers the highest gate count of any PLD ...
Enhanced Memory Systems Ships 200 MHz ESDRAM Samples and Announces Chipset Support
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7/24/1998   Post a comment
Colorado Springs, Colo.--July 16, 1998--Enhanced Memory Systems, Inc. (Colorado Springs) announced that it is shipping JEDEC Superset enhanced synchronous dynamic random access ...
Mitel Chip Sales Jump 146 Percent
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7/24/1998   Post a comment
Sales totaled $154.7 million in the three-month period vs. $63 million in the same quarter last year, as a result of the company's purchase of Plessey.
Ikos Accelerator Adopted by Transwitch
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7/23/1998   Post a comment
Cupertino, Calif.--July 20, 1998--Ikos Systems, Inc. (Cupertino) announced that Transwitch Corp. (Shelton, Conn.) has purchased its NSIM simulation accelerator product. Transwitch ...
Altera Unveils New 2.5-V MAX 7000B PLD Family
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7/23/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--July 20, 1998--Altera Corp. (San Jose) announced the development of its MAX 7000B family of PLDs. Developed using a 0.25-m (drawn) process and five-layer metal, ...
QED Introduces the RM52x1 Microprocessor Family
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7/23/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--July 20--QED, Inc. (Santa Clara) announced the RM52x1 MIPS RISC microprocessor family. The new QED product family includes the RM5231, RM5261 and RM5271. ...
Siemens to Commercialize PSGA Packaging Technology Developed With IMEC
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7/23/1998   Post a comment
Semicon West '98, San Jose, Calif.--July 15, 1998--Siemens announced the commercialization of a new electronics packaging format called a Polymer Stud Grid Array Package (PSGA), ...
3Dlabs Announces New Oxygen RPM 3D Graphics Accelerator
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7/23/1998   Post a comment
Siggraph 98 (Booth #1265), Orlando, Fla.--July 20, 1998--3Dlabs, Inc. (San Jose) announced the Oxygen RPM 3D AGP graphics accelerator card. Designed around the third-generation ...
IPC Links Up With Barnes and Noble to Become Source for PWB Publications
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7/23/1998   Post a comment
Northbrook, Ill.-- July 20, 1998--The Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits (IPC) and Barnes and Noble have just made it easier to find books on the ...
Atmels USB Hub Receives Microsoft Approval
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7/23/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--July 20, 1998--Atmel Corp. (San Jose) announced that Microsoft Corp. has approved its high-speed USB hub controller and associated development kit, easing the ...
Falling Prices Squeeze General Semiconductor
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7/23/1998   Post a comment
With pricing on discrete devices falling at a steep rate, the company says its earnings could be more than 40 percent below the first half of this year.
Virtual Silicon And Amkor Jointly Offer Second-Generation 0.25 m COT Solutions
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7/22/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--July 20, 1998--Virtual Silicon Technology, Inc. and AmkorTechnology, Inc. announced that they have entered into a joint marketing and technology agreement to ...
Chronology Announces Motorola's Participation in the Synchrony Program
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7/22/1998   Post a comment
Redmond, Wash.--July 14, 1998--Chronology Corp. announced Motorola's participation in its Synchrony Program, enabling Motorola to deliver interactive design specifications for ...
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