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Consultancy picks Hyundai to run merged operations
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12/28/1998   Post a comment
Hyundai Electronics Industries Co. was selected by a U.S. consultancy to head the newly merged chip operations of Hyundai and LG Semicon Co., and LG Semicon immediately rebuked the recommendation.
ATMI Unit to Extend BST Expertise with New Contract
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12/24/1998   Post a comment
Danbury, Conn. and Austin, Texas--Dec. 22, 1998--ADCS, thesemiconductor materials and delivery systems business of ATMI, Inc.(Austin), announced a new barium strontium titanate(BST)-related ...
Logicvision and WSMC Jointly PromoteEmbedded ATE Solution
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12/24/1998   Post a comment
San Jose and Hsinchu--Dec. 22, 1998--Logicvision, Inc. (San Jose) announced that it has signed a joint marketingagreement with Worldwide Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. (WSMC; ...
Viewlogic Appoints Vice President of European Operations; Dennis Nye Returns to Viewlogic
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12/24/1998   Post a comment
Marlboro, Mass.--Dec. 22, 1998--Viewlogic Systems, Inc. (Marlboro) announced the appointment of Dennis Nye to the position of vice president of European operations. Working ...
Simplex and UMC First 0.18-m Process Models Validated and Released through Simplex's Foundry Program
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12/24/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--Dec. 21, 1998--Simplex Solutions, Inc. (Sunyvale) and UMC Group (Sunnyvale) jointly announced the availability of 0.18 m extraction models for UMC Group's ...
Chip Express Names Alex Leupp President & CEO
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12/24/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--Dec. 17, 1998--Chip Express Corp.(Santa Clara) announced the nomination of Dr. Alex Leupp as President & CEO of the company. Chip Express' Board of Directors ...
Hyundai Chosen To Head LG Semicon Merger
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12/24/1998   Post a comment
The two conglomerates are under a year-end deadline by the South Korean government to combine their chip operations.
Consumer Electronics To Boost Chip Market
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12/24/1998   Post a comment
Consumer electronics continues to be very good to chip suppliers despite the economic troubles plaguing the Far East.
Iridium acquires in-flight phone company, gains funding
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12/24/1998   Post a comment
Iridium LLC capped the calendar year with a series of announcements today (Dec. 23) to promote the viability of its low-earth orbit satellite communication service. The Iridium partnership acquired in-flight phone specialist Claircom Communications Group Inc. (Seattle) for $65 million, and received additional financing that it expects will carry it to the break-even point.
ISD rolls digital engines for advanced cordless phones
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12/23/1998   Post a comment
Information Storage Devices Inc. today launched its first series of all-digital engines for advanced telephony and voice processing in cordless and wired phone.
ADI circuit powers 3Com modems
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12/23/1998   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. calls the "Winmodem" AD1806 chip, introduced last week, the most integrated modem part it's ever built. The single-chip data pump builds PCI-based controller-less modems for data, fax and voice transmission. Built to 3Com Corp.'s specifications, it is expected to account for more than 40 percent of the modems 3Com sells this year.
Chip Express Names Alex Leupp President & CEO
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12/23/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--Dec. 17, 1998--Chip Express Corp.(Santa Clara) announced the nomination of Dr. Alex Leupp as President & CEO of the company. Chip Express' Board of Directors ...
Logicvision and WSMC Jointly PromoteEmbedded ATE Solution
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12/23/1998   Post a comment
San Jose and Hsinchu--Dec. 22, 1998--Logicvision, Inc. (San Jose) announced that it has signed a joint marketingagreement with Worldwide Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. (WSMC; ...
Viewlogic Appoints Vice President of European Operations; Dennis Nye Returns to Viewlogic
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12/23/1998   Post a comment
Marlboro, Mass.--Dec. 22, 1998--Viewlogic Systems, Inc. (Marlboro) announced the appointment of Dennis Nye to the position of vice president of European operations. Working ...
ATMI Unit to Extend BST Expertise with New Contract
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12/23/1998   Post a comment
Danbury, Conn. and Austin, Texas--Dec. 22, 1998--ADCS, thesemiconductor materials and delivery systems business of ATMI, Inc.(Austin), announced a new barium strontium titanate(BST)-related ...
Simplex and UMC First 0.18-?m Process Models Validated and Released through Simplex's Foundry Program
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12/23/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--Dec. 21, 1998--Simplex Solutions, Inc. (Sunyvale) and UMC Group (Sunnyvale) jointly announced the availability of 0.18 ?m extraction models for UMC Group's ...
DynaChip ships third-generation FPGA family
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12/23/1998   Post a comment
DynaChip Corp. has begun shipping its third generation of FPGAs targeting the high end of the market. The family arrives as DynaChip watches competitors such as Xilinx Inc. beginning to encroach on its high-speed niche.
HP PCs to standardize on 3Com NICs, modems
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12/23/1998   Post a comment
Hewlett-Packard Co. announced Tuesday (Dec. 22) that it will standardize on 3Com Corp. LAN network interface cards and modems for its entire line of personal computers. No dollar value was placed on the pact.
Group reviews strategies on Oak buyout
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12/23/1998   Post a comment
With the expiration earlier this week of its tender offer for shares of Oak Technology Inc., Gold Acquisition Group is reviewing its strategies for its attempted takeover of Oak.
U.S. approves export of crypto product without key recovery
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12/22/1998   Post a comment
Network security specialists ODS Networks Inc. has won government approval to export its strong encryption products to companies in 42 countries without a government-backed key recovery feature.
SanDisk flash replaces drives in Intermec PCs
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12/22/1998   Post a comment
SanDisk Corp. will supply Intermec Technologies Corp. with 60-megabyte FlashDrives for use in Intermec's industrial PCs in a deal that highlights a trend to replace standard disk drives with solid-state flash memory.
Foreign chip suppliers make inroads in Japan
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12/22/1998   Post a comment
Foreign chip makers owned 33.9 percent of the Japanese semiconductor market in the second quarter of 1998, marking the second highest share on record for foreign suppliers, according to the U.S. Trade Representative office.
FCC faces congressional scrutiny
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12/22/1998   Post a comment
The Federal Communications Commission will come in for renewed congressional scrutiny in 1999 as lawmakers consider changes to the FCC's rules and to the agency itself.
STMicro buys Vision Group
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12/22/1998   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics Inc. will purchase Vision Group plc (Edinburgh, Scotland), a CMOS image sensor supplier, for about $39.08 million in an effort to further its system-on-a-chip strategy, the company said.
Philips Internet Controller Aimed At Set-Tops
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12/22/1998   Post a comment
Philips announces Net terminal controller designed for Net and Windows-based terminals.
Santa comes loaded for an electronic Christmas
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12/22/1998   Post a comment
Still searching for a gift for mom or the kids? This year, try something that will not only give them pleasure but will also help them understand just exactly what it is you do for a living.
Court bars U.S. sale of power devices by Samsung
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12/22/1998   Post a comment
The U.S. federal district court in Los Angeles is preparing an order for a preliminary injunction that would bar Samsung Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) from selling any of its planar power MOSFET or SenseFET devices in the United States. The injunction is being prepared as Samsung's parent company, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., announced its intent to sell its power semiconductor division to Fairchild Semiconductor Corp.
Cypress Expects 4Q Loss
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12/21/1998   Post a comment
The shortfall is due to a manufacturing problem in its Philippines assembly and test plant, says the company.
Opinion: Impeachment and the Internet
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12/21/1998   Post a comment
The criminalization of American politics is complete. The impeachment of Bill Clinton over the wishes of a majority of the American people ushers in a new and dismal era of deepest cynicism and the decline of participatory government. The ruling class knows what's best for America, the electorate be damned.
TransEDA Inc. Signs Distributors in Asia to Support Growing AsianSystem-on-Chip Market
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12/21/1998   Post a comment
Los Gatos, Calif.--Dec. 18, 1998--TransEDA, Inc. (Los Gatos) announced the addition offour distributors to their worldwide sales team. The new distributors will market, ...
Ikos Announces New Board Members
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12/21/1998   Post a comment
Cupertino, Calif.--Dec. 18, 1998--Ikos Systems, Inc. (Cupertino) announced that it has added two new members to the company's board of directors. The new Directors are Jackson ...
Design And Reuse opens IP Exchange Assistance Services
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12/21/1998   Post a comment
Grenoble, France--Dec. 15, 1998--Design And Reuse announced the opening of IP Exchange, a sales and marketing assistant for design centers providing reusable cores. The ...
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