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Siemens Sues LG Over DRAM Patents
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8/31/1998   Post a comment
The German chip maker accuses LG Semiconductor of violating seven Siemens patents related to 16- and 64-mega dynamic RAM chips.
PDF Solutions Names Senior Executives
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8/31/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--August 27, 1998--PDF Solutions, Inc. (San Jose) announced the appointment of four new members to its senior executive team. Andrzej Strojwas, chief technologist, P. K. ...
Lucent Technologies Introduces DSP Flash Memory Technology for High-Volume Manufacturing
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8/31/1998   Post a comment
Allentown, Pa.--August 27, 1998--Lucent Technologies, Inc.'s Microelectronics Group (Allentown) introduced flash memory technology for high- and low-volume manufacturingthat can ...
Ikos Emulation Solution Plays Role in Development of IDT's New IDT77252 and IDT77222 SAR Chips
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8/31/1998   Post a comment
Cupertino, Calif.--August 24, 1998--Ikos Systems, Inc. (Cupertino)announced that IDT (Santa Clara, Calif.) purchased and utilized the Ikos'Virtualogic emulator for its newly ...
Design Acceleration Releases DAI Coverscan/Statescan
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8/31/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--August 26, 1998--Design Acceleration, Inc. (San Jose) announced immediate availability of its newly enhanced DAI Coverscan/Statescan product, which provides a single ...
Japanese, S. Korean DRAM Makers Neck And Neck
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8/28/1998   Post a comment
Both countries will hold a 37.6 percent share of the worldwide manufacturing capability for DRAMs in 1998, says Japanese reserach firm.
Microelectronics Packaging Industry Analyst Joins Flip Chip Technologies
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8/28/1998   Post a comment
Phoenix--August 26, 1998--Thomas W. Goodman, technology andmarket analyst for the microelectronics packaging industry, has joined FlipChip Technologies, LLC (Phoenix) as the ...
Quicklogic Names Mindy West Director of Worldwide BusinessMarketing
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8/28/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--August 25, 1998--Quicklogic Corp. (Sunnyvale) announced that Mindy West has joinedthe company as director of worldwide business marketing. She will oversee ...
Asset Releases Two New Products with Diagnostic System's New Version
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8/28/1998   Post a comment
Richardson, Texas--August 24, 1998--Two new products are included with the new release (Version 2.3) of Asset Intertech, Inc.'s (Richardson) boundary-scantest and programming system, ...
TSMC Sees Broad-Based Momentum in 0.25-m Demand
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8/28/1998   Post a comment
Hsin Chu, Taiwan--August 24, 1998--Taiwan Semiconductor ManufacturingCo. (Hsin Chu) has ramped its 0.25-m process to high yield productionto support sharply accelerating customer ...
Lattice Semiconductor Selects Britain for Its European R&D Center for Advanced IC Design
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8/27/1998   Post a comment
Bristol, U.K.--August 26, 1998--Lattice Semiconductor Corp. (Hillsboro, Ore.) announced plans to open a research and development center for in-system programmable ICs in western ...
Actel and Quicklogic Settle Litigation
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8/27/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--August 25, 1998--Actel Corp.and Quicklogic Corp. (both in Sunnyvale) announced anout-of-court settlement of all pending litigation between thecompanies. ...
Verilog Releases Rulechecker
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8/27/1998   Post a comment
Dallas, Texas--August 15, 1998--Verilog, Inc. (Dallas) has announced the addition ofRulechecker to the Logiscope C for Windows product line. The tool checks coding, naming convention, ...
Microcode Announces New Product Lineup for EDA Software Industry
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8/27/1998   Post a comment
Orem, Utah--August 20, 1998--Microcode Engineering Inc. (Orem) has announced a new product lineup. The new lineup includes two professional products and two new releases of the ...
Altera and Integrated Silicon Systems Celebrate Successful Implementation of Intellectual Property for PLDs
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8/26/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--August 24, 1998--Altera Corp. (San Jose) andIntegrated Silicon Systems, Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) celebrated a milestone of three yearsof providing their mutual ...
RPCG Uses Aisys's Driveway to Provide Design Flow for PowerPC-Based Embedded Systems
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8/26/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--August 24, 1998--RPCG, LLC (Cleveland) and Aisys, Inc. (Santa Clara) have combined production-ready boards with the tools to configure board support packages ...
Asset Adds Marketing Expert to Board of Directors
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8/26/1998   Post a comment
Richardson, Texas--August 17, 1998--The board of directors of Asset Intertech, Inc. (Richardson) voted recently to add Andy Mindlin of Corona del Mar, Calif., as another member. ...
Analogy Announces Testify for Board and System Test Development
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8/25/1998   Post a comment
Beaverton, Ore.--August 17, 1998--Analogy, Inc. (Beaverton) announced Testify, a simulation product for development of mixed-signal board- and system-level test program sets. ...
Actel Signs EBV Electronics as North American Distribution Partner
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8/25/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--August 21, 1998--Actel Corp. (Sunnyvale)announced it has signed with EBV Electronics in San Diegoas a distribution partner in North America. EBV Electronics, ...
Open Verilog International Moves Forward on Standards Efforts, Approves Analog and Mixed-Signal Standard for Verilog HDL
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8/25/1998   Post a comment
Los Gatos, Calif.--August 24, 1998--Open Verilog International announcedthat the organization has approved the analog and mixed-signalstandard-Verilog-AMS-for the Verilog hardware ...
VSIA Defines On-Chip Bus Attributes for System-on-a-Chip Integration
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8/24/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--August 17, 1998--The Virtual Socket Interface Alliance (San Jose) announced that it has released its on-chip bus specification for the design, integration, and testing ...
Philips Electronics Selects Mentor Graphics's Custom Parts Services
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8/24/1998   Post a comment
Wilsonville, Ore. and Eindhoven, the Netherlands--Aug. 18, 1998--Mentor Graphics Corp. (Wilsonville) announced that Royal Philips Electronics (Eindhoven) has selectedMentor's ...
Aspec Technology Takes OakDSPcore and PineDSPcore to 0.35- and 0.25-m Process Technologies
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8/24/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--August 12, 1998--Aspec Technology, Inc. (Sunnyvale) announced that it has verified both theOakDSPcore and PineDSPcore 16-bit digital signal processor (DSP) ...
UMC Group Produces 0.25-m 3D Chip for S3 Engineers
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8/24/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--August 17, 1998--UMC Group (Sunnyvale) announced full productionshipping of S3, Inc.'s (Santa Clara, Calif.) 128-bitSavage3D accelerator chip, using 0.25-m ...
Quickturn Says No To Mentor's Share Bid
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8/24/1998   Post a comment
CEO says Mentor's offer comes at a moment of weakness for Quickturn's stock price and a moment of desperation for Mentor's design verification strategy.
Varian Will Split Into Three Companies
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8/21/1998   Post a comment
The company says there is no longer enough synergy between the three businesses to keep them together.
Speakers at Embedded Systems Conference Address Evolution Toward a World of More Intelligent Electronics
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8/21/1998   Post a comment
San Francisco--August 18, 1998--The evolution toward a world of more intelligent electronics is the topic of two featured speakers at the Embedded Systems Conference, which runs ...
Accel Announces Personal PDM For Electronic Systems Design
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8/21/1998   Post a comment
San Diego, Calif.--August 10, 1998--Accel Technologies, Inc. (San Diego) announced the release of Accel Personal PDM, which promotes work-in-process management for users of Accel ...
Morphics Technology to Provide Solutions for Low-Cost 'Software Radio' Handsets
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8/21/1998   Post a comment
Cupertino, Calif.--Aug 17, 1998--Morphics Technology, Inc., a privately-funded Silicon Valley startup, has been formed to provide solutions to make Software-Defined Radio (SDR) ...
VSI Alliance Names Howard Sachs President
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8/21/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--August 17, 1998--The Virtual Socket Interface Alliance (San Jose) announced that veteran Silicon Valley semiconductor executive Howard Sachs has been elected ...
Silicore Releases 8-Bit VHDL RISC Microprocessor Core
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8/21/1998   Post a comment
Minneapolis, Minn.--August 17, 1998--Silicore Corp. (Minneapolis) announcedthe release of its latest VHDL microprocessor core, for useon FPGA or ASIC devices. Typical applications ...
AMRC & TMRC Conference Peeks into Future of Technology
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8/20/1998   Post a comment
Northbrook, Ill.--August 18, 1998--The Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits (Northbrook) announces the Assembly Marketing Research Council & Technology ...
PADS Software to Hold First Annual User's Conference in Newport Beach
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8/20/1998   Post a comment
Marlboro, Mass.--August 19, 1998--PADS Software (Marlboro) will hold its First Annual User's Conference at the Hyatt Newporter in Newport Beach, Calif., from November 2-4. The ...
DSP Chip Market to Grow 20 Percent in Spite of Industry Slide
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8/20/1998   Post a comment
Tempe, Ariz.--August 18, 1998--The market for programmable DSP chips will grow20 percent in 1998 to the $3.9 billion level, according to a new report publishedby DSP market research ...
North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts July 1998 Book-To-Bill Ratio of 0.69
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8/20/1998   Post a comment
Mountain View, Calif.--August 18, 1998 -- The North American semiconductor equipment industry posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.69 for July 1998, as reported by Semiconductor Equipment ...
Intel, TI Downgraded As Chip Woes Continue
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8/20/1998   Post a comment
Recent optimism about the near future for the semiconductor industry should be tempered.
Analog Devices Plans Plant Shutdowns
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8/20/1998   Post a comment
The utilization rate of the company's analog wafer fabs is "well below our original plans," CEO says.
Altera Ships First 0.25-m Flex 10K Device
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8/19/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--August 17, 1998--Altera Corp. (San Jose) announced the availability of the EPF10K100B programmable logic device, the first 0.25-m, 2.5-V member of the Flex 10K ...
Synplicity Moves Worldwide Headquarters to Larger Facility
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8/19/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--Aug. 17, 1998--Synplicity, Inc. (Sunnyvale),a provider of logic synthesis software for programmable logic design, announced it has relocated its worldwide headquarters ...
Joe G. Xi Joins Ultima Interconnect Technology as Vice-President of Marketing;Company Relocates to Larger Facility in Sunnyvale, CA
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8/19/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, CA--August 17, 1998--Ultima Interconnect Technology, Inc., anEDA technology and tool developer,announced the appointment of Joe G. Xi, Ph.D., as the company's vice-president ...
Chip-Gear Index Hits New Low
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8/19/1998   Post a comment
Despite hints of stability, the 1998 slump in chip-production investments keeps digging deeper into the hole.
Manufacturers Get Online Chip Exchange
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8/19/1998   Post a comment
The Virtual Chip Exchange will provide worldwide digital trade of semiconductors for OEMs without the need for chip brokers.
Applied Microsystems Hires John Stressing as VP of Worldwide Sales; Promotes Doug Fullaway to Executive VP
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8/18/1998   Post a comment
Redmond, Wash.--August 17, 1998--Applied Microsystems Corp.(Redmond) announced that John Stressing has been hired as vice president of worldwide sales. Douglas Fullaway, Applied's ...
Verisity and Denali Enter Joint Marketing Agreement to Address System-on-a-Chip Designs
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8/18/1998   Post a comment
Mountain View, Calif.--Aug. 17, 1998--Verisity, Inc. (Mountain View)announced that it has entered into a joint marketing agreement withDenali Software, Inc. (Palo Alto, Calif.) ...
OrCAD to Present at Three Leading Financial Conferences
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8/18/1998   Post a comment
Beaverton, Oregon--August 17, 1998--OrCAD, Inc. (Beaverton) announced its participation in three upcoming financialconferences: the AEA Classic, Black & Company Technology Tour, ...
AMI Offers Field-Programmable Timing Generator
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8/17/1998   Post a comment
Pocatello, Idaho--August 3, 1998--American Microsystems, Inc. (Pocatello) introduced the FS6370, the world's first timing generator with onboard EEPROM.The EEPROM allows the timing ...
UMC Group Names Christopher Bettis Vice President of Information Technology and Group Planning
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8/17/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif., August 3, 1998 - UMC Group (Sunnyvale) announced the appointment of Christopher A. Bettis as vice president of information technology and group planning. Bettis ...
Time-Rover Introduces Temporal-Rover
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8/17/1998   Post a comment
Cupertino, Calif.--August 3, 1998--Time-Rover Co. (Cupertino) introduces Temporal-Rover, a specification-based verification tool. In this new release, C++ code generation supports ...
Actel Announces New FPGA Design Software With Enhanced Timing Features
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8/17/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--August 17, 1998--Actel Corp. (Sunnyvale)announced the latest revision to its Designer Series FPGA designsoftware, version R2-1998.Actel's R2-1998 Designer ...
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