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Chip-Making Robotic Tools See Strong Growth
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According to a new study, chip manufacturers increased spending on robotic hardware and software by 27 percent in 1997.
AlliedSignal Electronic Materials Appoints Key Management Executives to Aid In Rapid Growth
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Los Gatos, Calif.--Feb. 2, 1998--AlliedSignal ElectronicMaterials, a leading provider of advanced materials to the global semiconductor industry, announced three strategic ...
Tripolar Primary Protection For Telecom Applications
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Lincoln, Mass.--Feb. 3, 1998--SGS-Thomson Microelectronics has introduced a family of Transil protection devices housed in compact surface mounting SMA packages. Ideal for use ...
Toshiba Presents New Single-Chip Low-Power Video Encoder And Decoder IC Prototype at ISSCC
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San Francisco, Calif.--Feb. 4, 1998--Toshiba America ElectronicComponents, Inc. (TAEC) announced at the International Solid-StateCircuits Conference (ISSCC) that Toshiba Corp. ...
Analogy Announces New Product for Advanced Power Supply Design onWindows NT
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Beaverton, Ore.--Feb. 2, 1998--Analogy, Inc. announced Powerexpress NT, the first application-specific design and analysis software product in Analogy's new Express family of ...
PNY to Offer Direct Rambus System Memory Modules
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Parsippany, N.J.--Feb. 3, 1998--PNY Technologies, Inc. jointlyannounced with Rambus, Inc. that PNY will manufacture and distributememory modules that support the Direct Rambus ...
Design Planning Key Ingredient For SGS-Thomson Microelectronics'System-On-A-Chip Recipe
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San Jose, Calif.--January 26, 1998--Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced the successful integration of its Logic Design Planner-DSM into SGS-Thomson Microelectronics' advanced ...
Cadence Unveils New Alta BONeS Designer
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San Jose, Calif.--Jan. 26, 1998--Cadence debuted at DesignCon98 a new release of its Alta BONeS designer that improves productivity for designers of digital communications, multimedia, ...
Analogy Introduces Customized EDA Simulation Solutions
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Beaverton, Ore.--Feb. 2, 1998-- Analogy announced an addition to the way it will develop, package, and market its products. Moving away from the usual "one size fits all" strategy, ...
Toshiba Develops MPEG 4 Chip
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Toshiba's prototype chip -- the first to support the proposed MPEG 4 format -- is aimed at wireless communications applications.
Sematech To Expand Research Activities Globally
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U.S. consortium Sematech announces an international expansion of its semiconductor manufacturing research.
Artisan Components, Inc. Announces Initial Public Offering of Common Stock
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Sunnyvale, Calif.--Feb. 3, 1998--Artisan Components, Inc.(Sunnyvale) announced the initial public offering of 2.9 million sharesof its common stock at an initial public offering ...
Tripolar Primary Protection for Telecom Applications
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Lincoln, Mass.--Jan. 27, 1998--SGS-Thomson Microelectronics has introduced a family of Transil protection devices housed in compact surface mounting SMA packages. Ideal for use ...
PNY First To Ship PC-100 Memory Modules
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Parsippany, N.J.--Feb. 3, 1998--PNY Technologies, Inc. (Parsippany) is now offering l00-MHz synchronous DRAM (SDRAM), dual in-line memorymodules (DIMMs) based on Intel's current ...
Veribest Signs Quicklogic As Its First OEM Partner
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Boulder, Colo.--Jan. 26, 1998--Veribest, Inc. has announced its first ever OEM agreement with Quicklogic Corp. (Sunnyvale, Calif.). Under the terms of the multiyear agreement, ...
UTMC Announces Turn-Key Circuit Card Assembly Service Geared For Commercial Satellites
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Colorado Springs, Colo.--UTMC Microelectronic Systems, Inc. (UTMC) introduces a new turn-key service that will allow designers of commercial satellite systems to procure from ...
Mentor Graphics Reports Moderate Revenue Growth For The 1997 Fourth Quarter
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Wilsonville, Ore.--Feb. 3, 1998--Mentor Graphics Corp. reported fourthquarter 1997 revenues of $122,524,000 and a net loss of $8,791,000,or $0.14 per share. As a result of special ...
Semiconductor Packaging Materials Co., Inc. Agrees To Terminate Letter Of Intent With Polisher Of Silicon Wafers
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Armonk, N.Y.--Feb. 3, 1998--Semiconductor Packaging Materials Co., Inc.has mutually agreed to terminate a letter of intent to acquire InternationalSilicon Solutions, Inc. (ISS) ...
Single Chip DSP Technology Acquired
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Laguna Niguel, Calif.--Feb. 2, 1998--On Jan. 29, 1998, Tensleep Design, Inc. (Laguna Niguel) announced an agreement to acquire ownership rights to DSP corearchitectures (called ...
Intel And National Settle Cyrix Suit
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Intel and National agree to extend the terms of their patent cross-license agreement to include patents owned by Cryix.
Micron CEO Says Korea Is Violating Bailout Terms
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Appleton says International Monetary Fund package is being used in a subsidy to Korean IT companies "to help ease their financial difficulties."
OrCAD Reports Record Revenue For Q4 And Fiscal Year 1997
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Beaverton, Oreg.--Jan. 29, 1998 -- OrCAD reported that demand for its Windows NT-based electronic design and component information software drove record revenues for the fourth ...
Xilinx And Coreel Microsystems Announce ATM Cores
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San Jose, Calif.--January 26, 1998--Xilinx, Inc., with Coreel MicroSystems, Inc.,a Xilinx Alliancecore partner, announced the immediate availability of five new cores targeted ...
Globespan Expands HDSL Chipset Family with 2B1Q Offering
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Globespan Expands HDSL Chipset Family with 2B1Q Offering Red Bank, N.J.-- Feb. 2, 1998-- Globespan Semiconductor announced the worldwide availability of ...
Mentor Graphics Names Five New Vice Presidents
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Wilsonville, Ore.--Feb. 2, 1998--Mentor Graphics Corp. has namedfive vice presidents to its ranks. The appointees' mission is to continuedeveloping Mentor Graphics' emerging ...
Sensormatic And Avo Standardize On OrCAD For Windows NT EDA And Component Information Management
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Beaverton, Ore.--Jan. 29, 1998--OrCAD announced two large standardizationorders for its Windows NT EDA and component information managementsolutions. AVO International ...
Cubus Corporation Unveils Reviewit
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Palm Springs, Calif.--Feb. 2, 1998--Cubus Corp. unveiled Reviewit,the industry's first collaborative design review software for the Internet.Engineered to revolutionize the ...
Semiconductor Equipment And Materials International Forms Working Group To Address Asian Financial Crisis
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Mountain View, Calif.--Jan. 30, 1998--The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International trade association announced the formation of a working group of chief financial officers ...
Altera's Megawizard Plug-Ins Offer the First Tool-Independent Parameterized Logic Cores
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San Jose, Calif.--Feb. 2, 1998--Altera Corp. introduced Megawizard Plug-Ins, parameterization tools linked to its industry leading MAX+PLUS II development software, which offer ...
Opti Looking For Buyers
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Lousy fiscal year prompts board to ask investment banker for advice: to sell off some of its businesses or find a company to buy Opti.
Synopsys Reports Revenue And Earnings For First Quarter Of Fiscal 1998
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Synopsys Reports Revenue And Earnings For First Quarter Of Fiscal 1998Mountain View, Calif.--Jan. 29, 1998--
AMI Doubles San Jose Design Center To Better Serve Silicon Valley Customers
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Pocatello, Idaho--Feb. 2, 1998--American Microsystems, Inc. (AMI) has doubled the size of its San Jose-based design center and hired additional staff to better serve AMI's customers ...
Anadigics, Inc. Reports 1997 Results
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Warren, N.J.--Jan. 29, 1998--Anadigics, Inc. reported financial results forthe fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 1997. Net sales for the 1997 fourth quarter increased ...
Microsemi Announces Investment in Xemod Inc.
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Santa Ana, Calif.--Jan. 29, 1998--Microsemi Corp. has made an equityinvestment of approximately $1 million in Xemod, Inc.Founded in 1994 and having headquarters in Sunnyvale, ...
Escalade Joins The Cadence Connections Program
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Santa Clara, Calif.--Jan. 30,1998--EscaladeCorp.has becomeamemberoftheCadenceConnectionsSMthird-partysoftwareprogramtoofferintegrated, best-in-class design flowsforusersofEDAsoftware.Escalade's ...
Micrion Reports Second Quarter Results
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Peabody, Mass.--Jan. 29, 1998--Micrion Corp., a leading supplier of focused-ion-beam (FIB) equipment for the worldwide semiconductor and data storage industries, reported operating ...
Cirrus Logic Announces Stock Repurchase Program
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Fremont, Calif.--Jan. 29, 1998--Cirrus Logic, Inc. announced that its board of directorsapproved a plan whereby the company may repurchase up to 10,000,000shares of its Common ...
Semitool Reduces Workforce In Cost Cutting Measure
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Kalispell, Mont.--Jan. 29, 1998--Semitool, Inc. will reduce itsheadcount by approximately 85 jobs in order to decrease operatingexpenses and improve margins. The company reported ...
Equipment Suppliers To Aid Troubled Asian Chip Makers
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Trade organization forms working group of CFOs is to explore sources of capital for long-term growth and financing in Asia's troubled markets.
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