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Micromaster Incorporates All CPU Supervisor Functions in a Single 8-Pin Device
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12/18/1996   Post a comment
Mountain View, CA--December 17, 1996--TelCom Semiconductor Inc. (Mountain View, CA) announced the latest addition to its family of system management products, the TC70/71 Micromaster. ...
Cadence's Connections Program Pioneers New Level of Openness for EDA Vendor Relations
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San Jose, CA--Dec. 16, 1996--Cadence Design Systems Inc. (San Jose, CA) introduced Platinum status relationships in its third-party software Connections Program. Cadence and its ...
Precedence Delivers First Integration Development Environment to Market
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Campbell, CA--December 16, 1996--Precedence Inc. (Campbell, CA) announced its new IDE (Integration Development Environment) Package. Precedence's IDE is a standardized toolkit ...
Symantec and Microsoft Offer Bundle of pcANYWHERE32 and Windows NT Workstation Through Tech Data Corp.
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Cupertino, CA--December 16, 1996--Symantec Corp. (Cupertino, CA) announced the availability through Tech Data Corp. of a bundle of Windows NT Workstation v4.0, the latest version ...
Synopsys Announces Five-Year, Exclusive Relationship with Silicon Logic Engineering
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Synopsys Announces Five-Year, Exclusive Relationship with Silicon Logic EngineeringMountain View, CA--December ...
Seagate Software Inks Worldwide OEM Agreement With Olivetti
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Cupertino, CA--December 16, 1996--Seagate Software (Cupertino, CA) and Ing. C. Olivetti & C. S.p.A. Inc. have signed an agreement under which Olivetti Systems & Services (OS&S), ...
Zilog Debuts 2V Microcontroller Family for Portable Products
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12/17/1996   Post a comment
Campbell, CA--December 16, 1996--Zilog Inc. (Campbell, CA) introduced a new family of low-cost, 2V microcontrollers for battery-powered applications such as wireless phones, ...
LSI Logic Shrinks ASIC Chip Packaging for Consumer and Portable Applications
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Milpitas, CA--December 16, 1996--LSI Logic Corp. (Milpitas, CA) announced the immediate availability of a new Small Form Factor Package (SFP) family for complex ASIC chips, called ...
Microtec and Open Networks Engineering (ONE) Join Forces to Remove Barriers to Embedded Telecommunications Management Network (TMN) Software Development
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Santa Clara, CA--December 16, 1996--Microtec (Santa Clara, CA), a Mentor Graphics ...
Alta Group Announces Verification Environment for Quick and Easy ATM Product Design
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Sunnyvale, CA--December 16, 1996--The Alta Group (Sunnyvale, CA) of Cadence Design Systems Inc. announced the BONeS Asynchronous Transfer Mode Verification Environment (BONeS ...
AMI Validates New Verilog-XL for ASIC Sign-Off
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Pocatello, ID--December 16, 1996--American Microsystems Inc. (AMI; Pocatello, ID) announced sign-off validation for Cadence Design Systems' Verilog-XL simulator. Sign-off support ...
MRC's Advanced Materials Division Receives Two Awards in Recognition for its Quality Products and Service
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Gilbert, AZ--December 11, 1996--Materials Research Corp. (MRC; Gilbert, AZ) announced that its Advanced Materials Division has received two awards in recognition for its high ...
ReproCAD Announces the Appointment of a New President and COO
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Lafayette, CA--December 13, 1996--Philip P. Nowers has accepted the position of president and COO of ReproCAD Inc., a privately held technology company located in the San Francisco ...
Cisco Systems Supports Information Technology Agreement to Eliminate Tariffs on Networking and Telecommunications Equipment
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San Jose, CA--December 13, 1996--Cisco Systems Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced its support for an accord on information technology reached at a meeting in Singapore of the World ...
SEVA Technologies to Offer Two New Training Courses
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Fremont, CA--December 16, 1996--Two new advanced classes highlighting design techniques for complex ASICs and FPGAs are being offered by SEVA Technologies (Fremont, CA). "Advanced ...
SEMI Praises U.S. Government Action on Information Technology Agreement
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Mountain View, CA--December 13, 1996--Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI; Mountain View, CA) applauded the work of the U.S. Trade Representative's office ...
SMART Modular Technologies Announces R5000-Based PCI Single Board Computer for Embedded Applications
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Fremont, CA--December 13, 1996--The Embedded Computer Products division of SMART Modular Technologies Inc. (Fremont, CA) announced the immediate availability of the SMARTengine/50PCI, ...
Merix Corp. and Amkor Electronics Inc. Announce Strategic Supply Agreement and Asset Acquisition
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Forest Grove, OR--December 9, 1996--Merix Corp. (Forest Grove, OR) and Amkor Electronics Inc. (Chandler, AZ) have signed an agreement for a long-term strategic partnership to advance ...
High-Speed, Fuzzy Co-processor Implements High-Level Control in Cost-Sensitive Applications
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Lincoln, MA--December 9, 1996--SGS-THOMSON Microelectronics (Lincoln, MA) has introduced the latest member in its fuzzy logic product family. Designated the W.A.R.P.2.0 (Weight ...
Majority of Americans Favor Voting by Internet
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Washington D.C.--December 12, 1996--A new survey suggests that the historically low turnout in last month's elections could increase in the future through a single mechanism--voting ...
ESI Ships Systems to Samsung in Excess of $2 Million
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Portland, OR--December 12, 1996--Electro Scientific Industries Inc. (Portland, OR) announced the shipment of Model 9250B Memory Yield Improvement Systems, in excess of $2 million, ...
MRC Director of Technology Receives Distinguished ASM Fellow
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Gilbert, AZ--December 10, 1996--Materials Research Corp. (MRC; Gilbert, AZ) announced that Dr. Paul S. Gilman, director of technology for the company's Advanced Materials Division, ...
Motorola Introduces 4-Mbit BurstRAM Offering Fast Static Memory Performance
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Austin, TX--December 9, 1996--Motorola's Fast Static RAM Division (Austin, TX) has announced its new 4 Mbit BurstRAM product family designed to meet the growing demand for fast ...
Cirrus Logic Clarifies Settlement of Class Action Lawsuits
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Fremont, CA--December 12, 1996--As a clarification and update to Cirrus Logic's (Fremont, CA) prior news release with respect to settlement of the various securities claims pending ...
OrCAD Expands Management Team
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Beaverton, OR--December 9, 1996--Mike Bosworth, president and CEO of OrCAD (Beaverton, OR) announced three additions to the company's management team and the promotion of Greg ...
Avista Design Announces New Release for RF/Microwave Engineers
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Folsom, CA--December 6, 1996--Avista Design Systems (Folsom, CA) announced a new release of Spectre/XL for RF & Microwave Design. The high-frequency version of Spectre/XL provides ...
THOMSON SUN Interactive to Provide Internet Access via Digital Set-Top Box
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12/12/1996   Post a comment
Anaheim, CA--December 11, 1996--THOMSON SUN Interactive LLC (Mountain View, CA) announced the introduction of its OpenTV Web Internet access software. Implemented in conjunction ...
Motorola and Mitsubishi to Deliver DINOR MobileFLASH Memory for Portable and Handheld Applications
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Austin, TX--December 9, 1996--Motorola's Microprocessor and Memory Technologies Group (Austin, TX) and Mitsubishi Electronics America's Electronic Device group (Sunnyvale, CA) ...
HP and Com21 Announce Plans To Make HPBroadband Internet Delivery System and Com21 Cable Modem Interoperable
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Anaheim, CA--December 11, 1996--Hewlett-Packard Co. (Palo Alto, CA) and Com21 Inc. (Milpitas, CA) announced that they are working together to add the ComPORT cable modem to the ...
DiviCom Introduces an MPEG-2/DVB Encoding Solution for Non-Broadcast Applications
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Anaheim, CA--December 11, 1996--DiviCom Inc. (Milpitas, CA) introduced a new MPEG-2/DVB program encoder that extends the company's reach into the non-broadcast market. The ...
New Java Web Server Products on Tap from Sun Microsystems
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Mountain View, CA--December 11, 1996--Sun Microsystems Inc.'s JavaSoft business unit (Mountain View, CA) unveiled a new family of Java Server products that bring the multi-platform, ...
VLSI Introduces New VISTA Digital Cable Receiver IC
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Anaheim, CA--December 11, 1996--VLSI Technology Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced the VES1520, a single-chip, DVB (digital video broadcasting)-compliant, wide-range digital cable ...
Sun Microsystems Inc. Announces JavaBeans Development Kit
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12/12/1996   Post a comment
Mountain View, CA--December 11, 1996--Sun Microsystems Inc. (Mountain View, CA) announced that the beta version of the JavaBeans Development Kit will be released on Dec. 16, 1996, ...
ISI and Lucent Technologies Agree on Producing SCALPEL Submicron E-Beam Prototyping System
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Murray Hill, NJ--December 11, 1996--Integrated Solutions Inc. (ISI; Austin, TX) and Lucent Technologies (Murray Hill, NJ) have signed a contract to develop and sell manufacturing ...
Motorola Announces Memos Support for Cirrus Logic's CL-PS7110 Family
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12/11/1996   Post a comment
Atlanta, GA--December 10, 1996--Motorola's Platform Software Division (Atlanta, GA) announced that the Cirrus Logic ARM710-based CL-PS7110 family will run Memos, an open software ...
NEC Announces ProServa V Plus--Multiprocessor Pentium Workgroup Server For Windows NT
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12/11/1996   Post a comment
Mountain View, CA--December 10, 1996--NEC Computer Systems Division, a division of the newly formed Packard Bell NEC Inc. introduced the ProServa V Plus, a dual-capable, Pentium ...
Cypress Announces Executive Departure
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12/11/1996   Post a comment
San Jose, CA--December 10, 1996--Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (San Jose, CA) announced the resignation of its vice president of marketing, effective immediately. Larry Jordan, ...
SEVA Technologies to Offer Two New Training Courses
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12/11/1996   Post a comment
Fremont, CA--December 16, 1996--Two new advanced classes highlighting design techniques for complex ASICs and FPGAs are being offered by SEVA Technologies (Fremont, CA). The ...
Microware and Tatung to Provide Interactive Digital TV Platform for Private Networks
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12/11/1996   Post a comment
Des Moines, IA--December 10, 1996--Microware Systems Corp. (Des Moines, IA) and Tatung Co. announced a joint effort to provide interactive digital television products aimed at ...
HP Domain Enterprise Server Passes 1,000 Internet Operations-Per-Second Barrier
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New York, NY--December 10, 1996--Hewlett-Packard Co. (Palo Alto, CA) announced that its Internet super server is the first ever to achieve more than 1,000 operations per second ...
Synchronicity Names Vice President of Marketing
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12/11/1996   Post a comment
Boston, MA--December 9, 1996--Mark A. Miller joined Synchronicity (Boston, MA) as vice president of worldwide marketing. Synchronicity is a supplier of Internet/Intranet-based ...
SEMI Announces New Flat Panel Exposition for 1997
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12/11/1996   Post a comment
Makuhari, Japan--December 9, 1996--Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI; Mountain View, CA) announced a new FPD spin-off of its successful SEMICON Kansai ...
Island Data to host HPEEsof Knowledge Bases, Provide 7x24 Online Access to EDA Defects Information
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12/11/1996   Post a comment
San Diego, CA--December 10, 1996--Island Data (San Diego, CA), a provider of online technical support tools and automated customer response call avoidance services, has announced ...
TI Launches Visual Communications Initiative
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12/10/1996   Post a comment
Houston, TX--December 9, 1996--Texas Instruments (TI; Dallas, TX) has announced a new strategic visual communications initiative, known as DSP VisionPoint. It is a collaborative ...
IMP Inc. Issued Dual ISO9001 Certification
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12/10/1996   Post a comment
San Jose, CA--December 9, 1996--IMP Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced that its facilities received certification to ISO9001, 1994 Edition. IMP received dual certification by the American ...
HP Announces Open Market's Secure WebServer Solution for HP 3000 Server Family
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12/10/1996   Post a comment
Palo Alto, CA--December 9, 1996--Hewlett-Packard Co. (Palo Alto, CA) announced that the Open Market Secure WebServer Solution is now available for the HP 3000 server family. ...
StreamLogic Announces 40 Gbyte and 200 Gbyte DLT Tape Solutions
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12/10/1996   Post a comment
Chatsworth, CA--December 9, 1996--StreamLogic Corp. (Chatsworth, CA) announced two new DLT (digital linear tape) solutions: the Stream 40DLT and Stream 200DLT which will ship in ...
HP Cuts Test Development Time for Multiple Versions of Printed Circuit Boards
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12/10/1996   Post a comment
Palo Alto, CA--December 9, 1996--Hewlett-Packard Co. (Palo Alto, CA) announced a test system software that cuts test development time for multiple versions of a basic printed ...
Lucent Technologies Joins the IP Multicast Initiative as a Charter Member
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12/10/1996   Post a comment
Murray Hill, NJ--December 9, 1996--Lucent Technologies (Murray Hill, NJ) announced that it has joined the Internet Protocol (IP) Multicast Initiative, a multi-vendor cooperative ...
Chrysalis Expands Field Organization
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12/10/1996   Post a comment
North Billerica, MA--December 9, 1996--Chrysalis Symbolic Design (North Billerica, MA) announced a major expansion of its field organization. The company has appointed Michael ...
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