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Motorola puts Shlapak in No. 2 post
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Motorola Inc.'s Semiconductor Products Sector has beefed up its top management ranks by creating a new No.2 position, assistant to the president, and naming Fred Shlapak, a 28-year company veteran, to the post.
Intel floats free PC concept
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Intel Corp. has floated the concept of a "free PC" as a means of gaining entry into PC-less homes.
Motorola Chip Unit Creates Executive Post
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The company's Semiconductor Products Sector appointed a 28-year veteran to fill the newly-created senior vice-president slot, overseeing day-to-day operations and restructuring.
Adaptec introduces 64-bit RAID controller
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Adaptec Inc. has introduced a 64-bit RAID (redundant array of independent disks) controller with double the I/O bandwidth of conventional 32-bit controllers.
Conexant begins independent operations
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Conexant Systems Inc., the $1.2 billion semiconductor spin-off of Rockwell International Corp., began operations Monday (Jan. 4) as the largest independent company focused exclusively on providing semiconductor products for communications electronics. The company's stock, which has been trading on a "when issued" basis since Dec. 9, began regular trading Monday on the NASDAQ system.
New horizon seen in semiconductors
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Courting trouble
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Architecture ups, downs
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Intel reveals low-end strategy for 1999
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Intel Corp. executive vice president Paul Otellini opened the 1999 business year today with a new assault on the retail low end of the personal computer CPU market. New Celeron CPU speed grades and prices, further reliance on less expensive plastic PGA packaging in place of the ill-accepted single-edge Slot-1 card format, and promised new core logic chip sets will be Intel's weapons of choice.
Of gatherings, music and kids
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Heads up for '99
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EEs take EV for a ride
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Greg Hanssen bounces around with youthful energy showing a visitor the sleek, Buck Rogers lines of his electric car at, of all places, a gas station in the smoggy heart of Southern California.
Microtec to address system-on-a-chip designs
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Mentor Graphics' Microtec division, a real-time operating system (RTOS) and tools vendor, is launching a strategy to drive into deeply embedded applications in 1999. To that end, Microtec today (Jan. 4) will name Michael Kaskowitz its general manager.
Cadence extends layout tools to 0.18-micron designs
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Promising a next-generation placement-and-routing solution for 0.18-micron design, Cadence Design Systems Inc. this week will announce Silicon Ensemble ultra, a high-end product that complements the company's Silicon Ensemble DSM tool. The major enhancements to the ultra offering are concurrent placement and optimization, the integration of "quasi-3D" extraction and nine-layer metal routing.
Enhanced security characterizes new HomeRF spec
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The HomeRF Consortium will uncloak details of its specification for wireless home networking at the Consumer Electronics Show this week. The Shared Wireless Access Protocol packs a surprising wallop in the security arena, with an optional 56-bit encryption capability. But that may not be enough to knock out a competing home network technology, based on phone lines, to be shown at CES that hits lower prices in products that are ready to roll out to market.
WD, Sony collaborate on AV drives
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Standard LED light pipes debut
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Outlook: New year should top '98
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Micron inching out of the red
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LG won't comply; gov't fights back
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Card vendors face harsh market
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