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Mitsubishi Electric And Lucent Technologies Deliver Complete Digital Television (DTV) Chip Set--The Industry's Only End-To-End, Receiver-To-Display HDTV Chip Set
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Las Vegas, Nev.-- Jan. 8, 1998--Mitsubishi Electric America and LucentTechnologies have jointly developed the industry's only end-to-end,receiver-to-display digital television ...
Hitachi's SuperH RISC Engine Selected By Clarion For Windows CE Automotive Application
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Las Vegas, Nev.--Jan. 8, 1998--The SH-3 series 32-bit microprocessor from Hitachi Semiconductor, Inc.--the most popular processor for Handheld PCs (H/PCs)that use the Windows ...
Atmel Corp. Announces Stock Buyback
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San Jose, Calif.--Jan. 8, 1998--Atmel Corp. announced that its boardof directors has authorized the repurchase of up to 5,000,000 shares of itsCommon Stock, representing approximately ...
Philips, Samsung Develop Software To Convert HDTV Signals
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New software converts high-definition TV signals into standard NTSC format, improving image quality.
OrCAD Announces Delay In Completion Of Merger With Microsim
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Beaverton, Ore.-- Jan. 6, 1998--OrCAD announced that thecompletion of its merger with Microsim Corp. has been delayed.The merger was expected to occur on December 31, 1997.Separately, ...
Telcom Semiconductor Announces Three New 150-mA CMOS LDOs
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Mountain View, Calif.-- Jan. 7, 1998--Telcom Semiconductor, Inc.announced three additional CMOS low dropout voltage regulatorswith output current of up to 150 mA: the TC1185, ...
AMD Begins Shipments of AMD-K6 Processors Utilizing Quarter-Micron Process Technology
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Sunnyvale, Calif.-- Jan. 6, 1998--AMD commenced initialshipments of AMD-K6 processors based on 0.25-(m completedprocess technology during the recently quarter (Q4, 1997). ...
Shipley And Semitool Partner To Speed Adoption Of Copper In ICs
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Marlborough, Mass.--Jan. 7, 1998--The Shipley Company, a fast-growing leader in the electronic chemicals industry, will team upwith Semitool, Inc., a major U.S. equipment company, ...
Artisan Components Wins $1.1 Million Contract From VLSI Technology
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Sunnyvale, Calif.--Jan. 5, 1997--Artisan Components, Inc., a leadingsupplier of physical intellectual property components, announcedthat VLSI Technology has signed a $1.1 million ...
New Lucent Technologies Chip For Phones, Answering Machines, And Internet Appliances Is Three Times Faster Than Its Competitors'
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Las Vegas, Nev.--Jan. 7, 1998-- Lucent Technologies introduceda digital signal processor (DSP) chip for digital cordless phones,answering machines, and Internet appliances ...
Catalyst Semiconductor, Inc. Announces 128-Kb Serial EEPROM Device
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Sunnyvale, Calif.--Jan. 6, 1998--Catalyst Semiconductor, Inc. announces128-Kb density of the 400-KHz extended I2C bus serial EEPROM device.Catalyst has begun sampling ...
Motorola and EmWare To Deliver Networking And Internet Connectivity ToEmbedded-Devices Manufacturers
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AUSTIN, TX -- Jan. 6, 1998 -- A powerful, low-cost solution forcreating embedded-device networks using the Internet to manage andcontrol devices has been announced by Motorola ...
Korean Crisis To Accelerate DRAM Price Plunge
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South Korea's monetary meltdown will fuel more steep cuts in DRAM and memory prices.
National Semiconductor Offers World's First QML Devices In Ceramic SOIC Packages
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Santa Clara, Calif.--Jan. 6, 1998--To meet customer demands for smaller, lighter, hermetic surface-mount ICs, National Semiconductor Corp. introduced thefirst QML-certified ...
Altera Offers Faster MAX 9000A At Lower Cost
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San Jose, Calif.--Jan. 5, 1998(Altera Corp. is shipping the EPM9560A, the highest-density product-term based programmable logic device (PLD) on the market. The latest member ...
BTA Technology Establishes A Deep-Submicron Design Calibration Lab
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Santa Clara, Calif.--Jan. 5, 1998--BTA Technology, a leading providerof device models and reliability solutions for IC design, announcedthat the company has established a full ...
Actel Announces Fastest MX Family Device
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Sunnyvale, Calif.--Jan. 6, 1998--Actel Corp. announced the immediateavailability of the 9,000 gate A42MX09, the fastest device in Actel's new MXfamily of FPGAs. The ...
Microsemi Announces Sale Of Last Noncore Business
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Santa Ana, Calif.-- Jan. 6, 1998--Microsemi Corp. announced thesale of its last noncore business, General Microcircuits, Inc. (GMI),of Mooresville, N.C. GMI is a contract ...
Cyrix Adds MMX-Enhanced Capability To Successful MediaGX Processor
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Richardson, Texas--Jan. 6, 1998--Cyrix Corp., a subsidiary ofNational Semiconductor Corp. unveiled its mobile versionMMX-enhanced MediaGX processor for notebook computers.Cyrix ...
Ramtron And Asahi Chemical Sign Multimillion Dollar FRAM Memory Agreement
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Colorado Springs, Colo.-- Jan. 6, 1998--Ramtron International Corp.announced an agreement with Asahi Chemical Industry Ltd. to developand manufacture Ramtron's ferroelectric ...
Chartered Semiconductor Places First Order With FSI International For Polaris Cluster
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Minneapolis, Minn.--Jan. 6, 1998--FSI International, Inc.'sMicrolithography Division expanded its customer base in Asiaas it shipped its first system order to Chartered SemiconductorManufacturing ...
Silicon Demand Still Strong In Korea
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Despite economic turmoil in Asia, demand among region's chip makers will increase at higher growth rates in '98 compared with '97, analyst says.
S3 Selling Stake In Taiwan's USC
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Santa Clara, Calif., company plans to use money from the sale for investments in R&D, intellectual property, and working capital.
Chip Equipment Spending Remains Big Question
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A poll of executives attending the Industry Strategy Symposium this week show most are expecting a flat year.
IP Quickuse Initiative Rolls Out First Product: IP Quickuse Kit
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1/6/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--Jan. 5, 1998--The IP Quickuse Initiative, consistingof Mentor Graphics Corp., Aptix Corp., and Gatefield Corp., announcedthe availability of a rapid prototyping ...
Burr-Brown Announces World's Smallest Dual-Operational Amplifier
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Tucson, Ariz.-- Dec. 31, 1997--Burr-Brown Corp. announced the world's smallestdual-operational amplifier, the single-supply OPA2337, designed for size and cost-sensitive portable, ...
Fairchild Semiconductor Completes The Acquisition Of Raytheon Electronics Semiconductor
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South Portland, Maine--Dec. 31, 1997--Fairchild Semiconductorhas successfully completed the acquisition of Raytheon ElectronicsSemiconductor, a division of the Raytheon Company, ...
Cadence Introduces Enhanced Logic Design Planner
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San Jose, Calif.--Jan. 5, 1998--Cadence Design Systems, Inc.introduced Cadence Logic Design Planner-DSM, which combinesCadence's industry-standard back-end IC design technology ...
CMC Industries Makes Announcement
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Santa Clara, Calif.--Dec. 30, 1997--CMC Industries, Inc. announcedthat it has received notification from Micron Electronics, Inc. thatMicron intends to terminate its current ...
Amtech Systems, Inc. Reported Income From Continuing Operations Increased 20 Percent And A $5.8 Million Backlog, A 51 Percent Increase
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Tempe, Ariz.--Dec. 31, 1997--Amtech Systems, Inc. reported a32 percent, or $2,697,000, increase in consolidated revenues to$11,111,000 in fiscal 1997, from the $8,414,000 in ...
Veribest Enhances Analog, PCB, and CAE With Latest Software Release
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Boulder, Colo.--Dec. 30, 1997--Veribest, Inc. has announced majorenhancements to its systems design environment with the release of Veribest98.0 (VB 98.0). VB 98.0 enhancements ...
Veribest Now Supports the Industry's Highest-Performance and Highest-Density 3.3-V FPGAs
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Boulder, Colo.--Dec. 30, 1997--Veribest, Inc. has announced majorenhancements to its FPGA Desktop design environment with the release ofVeribest 98.0 (VB 98.0). VB 98.0 enhancements ...
Intel To Spend $5.4 Billion On Chip Gear
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1/6/1998   Post a comment
Compared with $4.5 billion in 1997, the 20 percent increase in spending wows execs at Industry Strategy Symposium.
TI Economist Worries About Japan
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Events in Japan have potential to pull Europe and United States into recessions, says Texas Instruments' chief economist.
Intel, NEC, Motorola, Texas Instruments Top Dataquest Ranking
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1/5/1998   Post a comment
Intel, NEC, Motorola repeat as world's largest semiconductor suppliers in '97, with TI moving up to fourth place from sixth last year.
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