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STD Bus power bows out
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7/31/2000   Post a comment
After more than 20 years as a power in the STD Bus board and system business, Ziatech Corp. is bailing out, choosing to focus all of its efforts on the CompactPCI bus and telecommunications systems.
Bell Labs shows electrically powered organic laser
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An electrically activated laser device with an active region formed from an organic material, rather than typical compound semiconductors such as gallium arsenide or indium phosphide, has been demonstrated here for the first time at Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories.
FCC accepting second round of low-power FM applications
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The FCC is starting its second round of low-power FM (LPFM) applications, starting on August 28 and finishing on September 1, despite the fact that petitions for reconsideration of the LPFM Report and Order are pending.
Infineon Licenses Monterey's Dolphin
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Sunnyvale, CA - July 28, 2000 - Monterey Design Systems announcedthat Infineon Technologies has signed a multi-yearbusiness agreement to provide the Dolphin place and ...
Cadence and Cadabra Team to Improve Library Development for Subwavelength ICs
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San Jose, CA - July 31, 2000 - Cadabra Design Automation, Inc., a provider of automated layout creation tools, and Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced that Cadence's ...
NEC Licenses Magama'a Blast Fusion
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Cupertino, CA - July 31, 2000 - Magma Design Automation, Inc. today announced that NEC Electronics Inc., has licensed the Blast Fusion physical design system and has selected ...
Synopsys to Acquire Innoveda's Virsim Tool
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Marlboro, MA - July 31, 2000 - Innoveda, Inc. today announced that it has signed an agreement with Synopsys, Inc. in which Synopsys will acquire Innoveda's Virsim electronic ...
Mentor and Artisan Join Forces for IP Test Solutions
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Wilsonville, OR - July 31, 2000 - Mentor Graphics Corp. and Artisan Components, Inc. today announced a three-year agreement to partner on IP testsolutions. According to the ...
Artisan libraries to support Mentor test tools
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Physical library supplier Artisan Components Inc. and EDA tools vendor Mentor Graphics Corp. will announce this week a three-year agreement to partner on IP test solutions.
Three customers invest in CoWare
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CoWare Inc., a provider of hardware/software co-design tools, has received a combined $14 million in equity investments from STMicroelectronics, ARM Ltd. and Sony Corp. The investment, which is unusually large for a small EDA company, comes on top of another $14 million received by CoWare in two previous venture financing rounds.
Bacteria pressed into service as living transistors
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State University of New York (SUNY) researchers who were studying the problem of bacteria that sabotage the yield on semiconductor lines may have found a way to use them to create "biotransistors," harnessing a particular bacterium's photosensitivity to create an optoelectronic switching element.
Startup rolls switched-capacitor analog array
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Anadyne Microelectronics Ltd. has announced its first product, the AN10E40, a re-spin of a switched-capacitor field-programmable analog array developed by Pilkington Microelectronics Ltd. and sold to Motorola in 1997.
NEC boosts tantalum capacitor production
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Responding to a component shortage fueled by sales of mobile devices, NEC Corp. said it will spend more than $18 million to boost production of tantalum capacitors at a subsidiary in Thailand.
Outsourcing service directories are available online
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As designs become more complex, companies need to review their core competencies and decide if they will hire, train or buy the next set of engineers.
Same old money woes plague chaebol
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A Closer Look
Special Report: Global Procurement
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Global Procurement
Executive Comment: Meeting the data demands of b2b
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Global Procurement
Rambus DRAMs exceed 1-GHz speeds
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Memory Chips Boost Samsung, Hyundai Rankings
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List of leading suppliers undergoes some changes.
Analysis: FPGAs muscle in on ASICs' embedded turf
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The two programmable-logic titans, Altera and Xilinx, are lining up heavyweight CPU and intellectual-property partners in an attempt to propel high-density PLDs into communications and embedded designs, areas previously ruled by ASIC vendors.
Sony to test movie downloads over the Net
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Sony is preparing a trial to securely download movies over the Internet. The trial is planned to take place at the end of this year.
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