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Bell Microproducts Announces Fourth Quarter Outlook
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12/19/1997   Post a comment
San Jose--Dec. 18, 1997--Bell Microproducts Inc. (San Jose) announced that its revenues for the fourth quarter ending December31, 1997 are expected to be between $140 million ...
Panasonic Develops First Single-Chip Digital Television Video Decoder
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Burlington, N.J.--Dec. 18, 1997--Panasonic AVC AmericanLaboratories, Inc. (PAVCAL; Burlington) announced that it has completed development of the world's first single-chip ...
NDS, Motorola, And Alps Deliver World's First Available DTTV Chip Set Solution
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London--Dec. 16, 1997--NDS, Motorola, and Alps announcedthat they have completed collaborative development and are nowintroducing the world's first front-end solution for the ...
Enhanced And IBM Enter Memory Manufacturing Agreement
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Colorado Springs, Colo.--Dec. 17, 1997--Enhanced Memory Systems, Inc. announced an agreement with IBM Microelectronics to manufacture the Enhanced synchronous dynamic random ...
TMCI Electronics Awarded A Multimillion Dollar Order From Silicon Valley Group
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San Jose, Calif.-- Dec. 17, 1997--TMCI Electronics, Inc. has receiveda multimillion dollar order from Silicon Valley Group (SVG; SanJose) to provide custom enclosures and wire ...
Semiconductor Laser International Closes Final Stage Of Funding Agreement
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12/18/1997   Post a comment
Binghamton, N.Y.-- Dec. 16, 1997--Semiconductor Laser InternationalCorp. (SLI) announced closing of the second and final stage of itspreviously announced capital funding ...
NEC's VR4305 Processor Offers 64-Bit Processing Below $10
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12/18/1997   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--Dec. 17, 1997--NEC Electronics, Inc. introducedto the North American market the VR4305 processor, a new versionof its proven VR4300 family of 64-bit MIPS ...
United Microelectronics Adopts Mentor Graphics' Calibre And Xcalibre For Deep-Submicron Verification
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12/18/1997   Post a comment
Wilsonville, Ore.--Dec. 17, 1997--Mentor Graphics Corp. announced thatUnited Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) has adopted Mentor Graphics'Calibre and xCalibre tools for its advanced ...
Telcom Semiconductor Announces Space-Saving, Versatile 100-mA Charge Pump Voltage Converter With Shutdown
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12/18/1997   Post a comment
Mountain View, Calif.-- Dec. 17, 1997--Telcom Semiconductor,Inc. introduced the TC1121, a versatile, space-saving 100-mAcharge pump voltage converter with shutdown. An ...
Pioneer, Promis, And Digital Offer Manufacturing Companies A Cost-Effective Migration Path To 64-Bit Alpha Technology
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Cleveland, Ohio--Dec. 16, 1997--Three computer industry leaders(Promis Systems Corp., Digital Equipment Corp., and Pioneer-StandardElectronics, Inc.(have formed a VAX-to-Alpha ...
Chip Equipment Index Slips Slightly
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12/18/1997   Post a comment
Although the ratio slips to its lowest point this year, officials say it is not an indicator of a cooling off of capital spending by semi companies.
Motorola Targets Latin America
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To expand its chip sales in Latin America, Motorola opens semiconductor technology center in Campinas, Brazil.
Planergy And Sematech Complete Ground-Breaking Pilot Study Of Energy Use InSemiconductor Fabrication
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12/17/1997   Post a comment
Austin, Texas--Dec. 16, 1997--Sematech, the semiconductor industry'snational research consortium, and Planergy, one of the nation's leadingenergy services companies, have completed ...
Intel and Sun Announce Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement
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Santa Clara, Calif.-- Dec. 16, 1997--Intel Corp. and SunMicrosystems, Inc. announced a royalty-free patent cross-licensing agreement covering microprocessors, systems,and software ...
Second Annual Test, Assembly, And Packaging Automation And Integration Conference Set For February
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12/17/1997   Post a comment
Mountain View, Calif.--Dec. 15, 1997--Leading users and suppliersinvolved in the development of automated and integrated systems forsemiconductor back-end processes will meet ...
AMD Agrees To Purchase Cadence Tools
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12/17/1997   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--Dec. 16, 1997--Cadence Design Systems, Inc.announced that its place-and-route software and other EDAtools optimized for deep-submicron IC design have been purchased ...
Open Verilog International Approves Library Standard That Improves TheWorld's Most Popular Hardware Design Language
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12/17/1997   Post a comment
Los Gatos, Calif.--Dec. 15, 1997--Open Verilog International (OVI) announcedthat its board of directors approved a library standard for the Verilog HardwareDescription Language ...
National Combines Bridge-Connected Monolithic Audio Power Amplifier, Dual Headphone Stage, Microphone Preamp, And DC Volume Control In Single IC
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12/17/1997   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.-- Dec. 16, 1997--National SemiconductorCorp. introduced the latest addition to its line of Boomer audiopower amplifiers. The LM4834 audio power ...
Telcom Semiconductor Announces Voltage Inverters/Doublers
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Mountain View, Calif.-- Dec. 16, 1997--Telcom Semiconductor,Inc. introduced the TCM828/829 switched capacitor voltage converters. These devices can both invert and double ...
Sipcore Licenses Mixed-Signal Data Conversion Cores to LSI Logic
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San Jose, Calif.--Dec. 16, 1997--Sipcore, Inc., announcedthat LSI Logic Corp. will license several high-performance, dataconversion mixed-signal cores from Sipcore. These ...
Taiwan DRAM Makers Look For New Revenue
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Growing bunch of dynamic RAM makers rush into IC-wafer foundry business because of what seems like an endless downturn in memory market.
DRAM Losses Mount In Taiwan
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Texas Instruments-Acer and Powerchip Semi are two joint ventures that aren't boasting about being in the black.
Lucent Technologies Licenses NEC's 32-Bit V850 Family Microcontroller Core
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12/16/1997   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--Dec. 15, 1997--Lucent Technologies' Microelectronics Group (Murray Hill, N.J.) and NEC Corp. (Santa Clara) announced that Lucent has licensed NEC's 32-bit ...
Mentor Graphics, Synopsys, And TSMC Partner For Silicon Verification Of Portable Hard IP
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Mentor Graphics, Synopsys, And TSMC Partner For Silicon Verification Of Portable Hard IPSan Jose, Calif.--Dec. ...
Synopsys Announces FPGA Compiler II
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Synopsys Announces FPGA Compiler II Mountain View, Calif.--Dec. 15, 1997--Synopsys, ...
CFM Technologies Wins Patent Suit over Steag
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12/16/1997   Post a comment
West Chester, Pa.--Dec. 15, 1997--CFM Technologies, Inc. (West Chester)announced that a jury, following trial in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, ...
Zero-Delay Low-Skew PLL Clock Driver From QSI
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12/16/1997   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--Dec. 15, 1997--Quality Semiconductor, Inc. announcedproduction release and availability of a 3.3-V the full synchronous DRAMPLL (phase-locked loop) clock ...
Motorola/EXD Agreement Brings Object Code Performance to MC68000 Processor Family
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12/16/1997   Post a comment
Yokohama, Japan--Dec. 15, 1997--Motorola and Excellent Design, Inc. of Japan have signed a license agreement that extends the capabilities of Motorola's MC68000 microprocessor ...
Tundra Qspan Chip Features 50-Mhz Speed For PCI Bus Bridges
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12/16/1997   Post a comment
Kanata, Ont.--Dec. 15, 1997--Tundra Semiconductor has announced a new50-MHz version of its Qspan bus bridge chip, which supports Motorola'snew family of MPC8XX 50-MHz embedded ...
DSP Communications Announces Additional Share Repurchase
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12/16/1997   Post a comment
Cupertino, Calif.--Dec. 15, 1997--DSP Communications, Inc. announcedthat it has completed the repurchase of 100,000 additional shares of itscommon stock pursuant to the repurchase ...
Integrated Circuit Systems Foresees Strong Second Quarter Fiscal 1998 Revenue And Earnings
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12/15/1997   Post a comment
Valley Forge, Pa.--Dec. 12, 1997--Integrated Circuit Systems,Inc. confirmed its expectation that for the company's second quarter,ending Dec. 27, 1997, revenues and earnings ...
Rockwell Semiconductor Systems Moves Boulder Operations Into New, Larger Facility
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12/15/1997   Post a comment
Newport Beach, Calif.--Dec. 11, 1997--Rockwell Semiconductor Systemshas moved its Boulder, Colo., design center into new, larger facilities nearby. The move will allow Rockwell ...
V3 Semiconductor Makes Announcement
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12/15/1997   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif. and Toronto--Dec. 12, 1997--V3 Semiconductor introduced its joint design with Hitachi Semiconductor (America) Ltd. The Tsunami SH-3 evaluation board ...
KLA-Tencor Announces Record Multiple Thin-Film Measurement Tool Order From White Oak Semiconductor
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12/15/1997   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--Dec. 11, 1997--KLA-Tencor Corp. has been chosenby White Oak Semiconductor to be its sole thin-film measurementtool provider, following a competitive evaluation. ...
Aptix And Gatefield Provide Hardware Platform For New IP Distribution Model
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12/15/1997   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif. and Fremont, Calif.--Dec. 12, 1997--Aptix Corp.and Gatefield Corp., developer of the flash-based field programmablegate array (FPGA) technology, announced ...
Analog Devices And Kyocera Produce SHARC Multiprocessor In Ceramic Ball Grid Array (CBGA) Package
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12/15/1997   Post a comment
Norwood, Mass.--Dec. 11, 1997--Analog Devices, Inc. ADI) and technology(partner Kyocera announced the availability of a 452-lead ceramic ball gridarray (CBGA) package for the ...
Integrated Circuit Systems Continues Share Repurchase Program; Strong Operating Cash Flow Cited
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12/15/1997   Post a comment
Valley Forge, Pa.-- Dec. 12, 1997--Integrated Circuit Systems, Inc.announced that the previously reported stock repurchase of up to 1million shares of common stock is continuing. ...
Burr-Brown Introduces High-Speed A/D Converter Family Ideal For Medical Imaging Applications
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12/15/1997   Post a comment
Tucson, Ariz.-- Dec. 12, 1997--Burr-Brown Corp. announced the ADS822family of 10-bit, high-speed analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) offeringthe industry's best combination ...
Cirrus Logic Recognizes Credence Systems With Supplier Excellence Award
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12/12/1997   Post a comment
Fremont, Calif.--Dec. 11, 1997--Credence Systems Corp., a leadingmanufacturer of automatic test equipment (ATE) for the worldwidesemiconductor industry, was recently honored ...
In-Stat Analysis Shows SRAM ASPs Have Bottomed Out And Are Starting to Rise
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12/12/1997   Post a comment
Scottsdale, Ariz.--Dec. 11, 1997--In-Stat announced that while the MOS SRAM aggregate ASP has already dropped approximately 26.6 percent from 1996 levels of $4.92, it appears ...
QC Optics Announces Order For QCO-4000 Automatic Photomask Inspection System
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12/12/1997   Post a comment
Wilmington, Mass.--Dec. 11, 1997--QC Optics, Inc. has receivedan order for its latest generation photomask inspection system,the QCO-4000, from its distributor in Japan, Dainippon ...
100-MHz Turboclock Family From QSI
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12/12/1997   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--Dec. 10, 1997--Quality Semiconductor, Inc. announced theavailability of a new family of 100-MHz Turboclock clock management devices. ...
VRML Consortium And 3D Design Magazine Organize VRML Contest
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12/12/1997   Post a comment
San Ramon, Calif.--Dec. 10, 1997--The VRML (Virtual Reality ModelingLanguage) Consortium is sponsoring a VRML contest in collaborationwith 3D Design Magazine, an industry recognized ...
Next-Generation Gigabit Ethernet Controller IC Offers Full RMON and 3.3-V Operation; New 8101 Gigabit Ethernet Controller from SEEQ Offers IEEE 802.3z Draft D3.3 Compliance
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12/12/1997   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.-- Dec. 10, 1997--SEEQ Technology Inc. announcedthe 8101, the newest member of SEEQ's growing Gigabit Ethernet Controller family. Following closely on ...
Xilinx Achieves Additional Quality Milestones; Company Earns QML Status, Expands Scope Of ISO Registration To ISO 9001
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12/12/1997   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.-- Dec. 11, 1997--Xilinx, Inc., announced that its quality processes have been certified by two key standards-settingorganizations. The Defense Supply Center ...
Peak Collects 100 Millionth Recycled Semiconductor Matrix Tray
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12/12/1997   Post a comment
Hong Kong and Austin, Texas--Dec. 11, 1997--Peak International Ltd.has recycled its 100,000,000th semiconductor matrix tray. The company's unique recycle-for-reuse program ...
Asia DRAM Makers See Price Plunge
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12/12/1997   Post a comment
Prices for 16-megabit dynamic RAM on the spot market in Taiwan fall by a staggering 25 percent, analyst says.
Dense-Pac Microsystems Inc. Receives $1.5 Million Order From Deskstation Technology To Supply Newly Released 256-Mbyte Synchronous DRAM Memory Devices
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12/11/1997   Post a comment
Garden Grove, Calif.-- Dec. 10. 1997--Dense-Pac Microsystems Inc.has received an initial $1.5 million annual order to supply DeskStationTechnology with high-density 256-Mbyte ...
Mentor Graphics Provides Tower Semiconductor Ltd. With Deep-Submicron Physical Libraries For Foundry Customers
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12/11/1997   Post a comment
Wilsonville, Ore.--Dec. 10, 1997-- Mentor Graphics Corp. willprovide physical libraries to Israel's Tower Semiconductor Ltd.for support of Tower's deep-submicron chip-manufacturingtechnology. ...
Opti Announces Formation Of AVIVA To Provide Backend Design Services; Opti Offers Its Design & Layout Capabilities To Semiconductor Industry
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12/11/1997   Post a comment
Milpitas, Calif.-- Dec. 10, 1997--Opti, Inc. has formed a new group to provide IC design and implementation services to the electronics industry. Called AVIVA, this group will ...
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