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Atmel's Patents Concluded Valid by ITC
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3/24/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--March 20, 1998--Atmel Corp. (San Jose) announced that the International Trade Commission (ITC) Administrative Law Judge's (ALJ) Conclusions of Law found Atmel's ...
Industry's First ASIC Sign-Off Simulator Based On Intel Architecture and Windows NT Now Available from Model Technology
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3/24/1998   Post a comment
Beaverton, Ore.--March 16, 1998--Model Technology, Inc., a wholly ownedsubsidiary of Mentor Graphics Corp., announced the availability of the industry's first IA/NT-based ASIC ...
IPC Sets New Standards For PWB Design
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3/24/1998   Post a comment
Northbrook, Ill.--March 20, 1998--The Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits (IPC) has released the first three documents in a series of design standards ...
Etec Awarded Photronics Order for Two Alta 3500 Systems
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3/24/1998   Post a comment
Hayward, Calif.--March 19, 1998--Etec Systems, Inc. (Hayward, Calif.)announced that Photronics, Inc. has placed an order for two of Etec'sadvanced, production 0.25 (m, Alta ...
Triquint Semiconductor, Inc. Announces New Rep/Distribution Agreements With Memec (Asia Pacific) Ltd.
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3/24/1998   Post a comment
Hillsboro, Ore.--March 12, 1998--Triquint Semiconductor, Inc. (Hillsboro, Ore.) announced that it has signed sales representation and distribution agreements with the Memec (Asia ...
Cyrix 6x86MX PR266 Delivers Pentium II Performance at Half the Price
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3/24/1998   Post a comment
Richardson, Texas--March 19, 1998--Cyrix Corp., a NationalSemiconductor company, introduced the Cyrix 6x86MX PR266 processor,demonstrating it publicly for the first time at ...
Cadence Acquires Excellent Design
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3/24/1998   Post a comment
Acquisition adds nearly 50 chip designers to Cadence's Japanese operations.
SST Declares Legal Victory In Flash Dispute With Atmel
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3/23/1998   Post a comment
SST Technology says an administrative law judge determined that its flash memory products did not violate patents held by Atmel.
New Israel Office Marks Expansion for Chartered Semiconductor
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3/23/1998   Post a comment
Tel-Aviv, Israel--March 11, 1998--Chartered Semiconductor (Singapore)Manufacturing announced the opening of a new office in Tel-Aviv,Israel.The new office establishes ...
Microelectronic Packaging Announces 36 percentage Increase in Net Sales and a 52 Percentage Increase in Net Income from Continuing Operations for the Fourth Quarter of1997 from the Third Quarter of 1997
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3/23/1998   Post a comment
San Diego, Calif.--March 18, 1998--Microelectronic Packaging, Inc. (San Diego)announced a 36 percentage increase in net sales and a 52 percentage increasein income from continuing ...
Credence Systems Announces New Chief Financial Officer
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3/23/1998   Post a comment
Fremont, Calif--March 19, 1998--Credence Systems Corp.(Fremont, Calif.), a manufacturer of automatic test equipment(ATE) for the semiconductor industry, announced the hiringof ...
North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts February 1998 Book-To-Bill Ratio of 0.92
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3/23/1998   Post a comment
Mountain View, Calif.--March 18, 1998--The North American semiconductorequipment industry posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.92 for February 1998,according to Semiconductor Equipment ...
Compilogic Automates Another Step in High-Level Hardware Design with C2Verilog+Test
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3/23/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--March 19, 1998--Compilogic (San Jose),developers of software that accelerate system to hardware design,introduced C2Verilog+Test, a new option for its ANSI ...
Silicon Architects of Synopsys Delivers Industry's Largest Silicon Library in New CBAII Technology
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3/23/1998   Post a comment
Silicon Architects of Synopsys Delivers Industry's Largest Silicon Library in New CBAII TechnologyMarch ...
Dallas Semiconductor Corp.'s First Quarter 1998 Results to Be Below Expectations
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3/23/1998   Post a comment
Dallas, Texas--March 19, 1998--Dallas Semiconductor Corp.said that it expects sales and earnings for its first quarterending March 29, 1998 to be lower than in the preceding ...
Cymer Promotes Industry Veteran Pascal Didier to Senior Vice President of Worldwide Customer Operations
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3/23/1998   Post a comment
San Diego, Calif.--March 19, 1998--Cymer, Inc. (San Diego)has promoted Pascal Didier to the new position of senior vice president of worldwide customer operations, reporting ...
LSI Logic Shares Bounce On New Chip Technology
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3/23/1998   Post a comment
LSI Logic shares up after the company unveils new system-on-chip technology.
Synopsys Offers Platform Interoperability for VCS
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3/20/1998   Post a comment
Synopsys Offers Platform Interoperability for VCS Mountain View, Calif.--March 16, 1998--Synopsys, ...
Mentor Graphics' Microtec Division Announces Support for Motorola's New MPC850 Communications Processors
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3/20/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--March 16, 1998--Underscoring its commitment toMotorola's PowerPC microprocessors and the embedded communicationsmarketplace, the Microtec Division of Mentor ...
Ikos Introduces Gemini VCS For Super-Acceleration
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3/20/1998   Post a comment
Cupertino, Calif.--March 17, 1998--Ikos Systems, Inc. introduced Gemini VCS. With Gemini VCS, Ikos's NSIM hardware accelerator supercharges simulation performance for the VCS ...
Platform Computing to Showcase LSF Suite Integration with EDA Solutions from Compaq and Cadence At IVC
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3/20/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--March 16, 1998--Attendees at this year's International Verilog Conference (IVC) will see demonstrations of a Windows NT-based compute simulation farm for ...
Tom Dille Joins CAE Plus as VP Marketing
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3/20/1998   Post a comment
Austin, Texas--March 16, 1998--CAE Plus, Inc., an EDAsupplier of virtual prototyping tools for system-on-a-chip (SoC)integrated circuit (IC) design and verification, announced ...
Veribest Supports Actel and Timing Analysis in New Release of FPGA Software
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3/20/1998   Post a comment
Boulder, Colo.--March 16, 1998--Veribest, Inc. (Boulder, Colo.) introduced Veribest 98.0A, a new software upgrade that includes enhancements to its FPGA development environment. ...
DAI Names Mark Glasser as Director of Verification Engineering
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3/20/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--March 16, 1998--Design Acceleration, Inc. announced that Mark Glasser had been named director of verification engineering, reporting to Dean Drako, DAI president ...
Cadence Logs On with European Wireless Consortium to Develop Advanced RF IC Design Methodology
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3/20/1998   Post a comment
Munich, Germany--March 16, 1998--Cadence Design Systems GmbH announced it has joined a consortium of leading European electronics companies to develop an advanced methodology ...
Quality Semiconductor Expects Loss
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3/20/1998   Post a comment
Company blames soft demand for products in Asia, seasonal slowdown in networking markets for quarter's expected revenue loss.
ISD's New Compactspeech Digital Voice Processor Series Provides Flexible Flash Memory Support, Full Duplex Speakerphone, and Caller ID Functionality
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3/19/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--March 16, 1998--ISD (Information Storage Devices, Inc., San Jose) introduced the ISD-T267 Compactspeech series, a family of digital voice processors with advanced ...
Gatefield Signs Bay Area Sales Rep Organization, I Squared
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3/19/1998   Post a comment
Fremont, Calif.--March 18, 1998--Gatefield Corp. has appointed I Squared, Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) as a sales representative for all of its products. The agreement calls for ...
New AGP Graphics Accelerator from ELSA Provides High-Performance 3D Graphics
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3/19/1998   Post a comment
Chicago, Ill.--March 16, 1998 -- ELSA, Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) announced the GLoria-XXL, a high-end 3D graphics accelerator designed to meet the demanding requirements of CAD ...
Xilinx Announces New Core Generator Tool with Xilinx Smart-IP Technology
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3/19/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--March 16, 1998--At the Silicon Strategies '98 Conference, Xilinx (San Jose) announced the availability of its new Core Generator software. The Core Generator ...
Artisan Components Announces Agreement with TSMC for IP Components
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3/19/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--March 16, 1998--Artisan Components, Inc. announced an agreement to provide Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSMC) with Artisan Components' ...
AMCC Adds 8-Bit Transmitter/Receiver Chipset to Sonet OC-48 Family
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3/19/1998   Post a comment
San Diego, Calif.--March 9, 1998--Applied Micro Circuits Corp. announcedthe latest additions to its planned family of +3.3-V, high-performance silicon solutions for 2.4-GHz Sonet ...
Synopsys Establishes Simulation Tools Group
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3/19/1998   Post a comment
Synopsys Establishes Simulation Tools Group Mountain View, Calif.--March 16, 1998--Synopsys, ...
Mentor Graphics Teams with Siemens Semiconductors to Provide Coverification Support for Leading Embedded Processor
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3/19/1998   Post a comment
Wilsonville, Ore.--March 16, 1998--Mentor Graphics Corp. (Wilsonville, Ore.) announced an agreement with Siemens Semiconductors (Munich, Germany) to provide coverification support ...
SpeedFam Third Quarter Hits Target
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3/19/1998   Post a comment
Shares of semiconductor equipment supplier jump after company reports third quarter earnings in line with Wall Street estimates.
Synopsys Announces Multimillion-Gate VHDL System Verification Solution
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3/18/1998   Post a comment
Synopsys Announces Multimillion-Gate VHDL System Verification SolutionMountain View, Calif.--March 16, ...
Sierra Research and Technology, Inc. and Chip Express Corp. Achieve Working Silicon of Synthesizable R3000 Microprocessor Core
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3/18/1998   Post a comment
Mountain View, Calif.--March 16, 1998--Sierra Research and Technology, Inc.(SRTI, Mountain View, Calif.) and Chip Express Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.)announced the availability ...
Altera Unveils Enhanced Flex 10KE PLD Family
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3/18/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--March 16, 1998--Altera Corp. introduced its Flex 10KE family of high-performance, high-density programmable logic devices, an enhanced version of the original ...
Artisan Components and Siemens Enable System-On-a-Chip Capability
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3/18/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--March 16, 1998--Artisan Components, Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) announced an agreement to provide Siemens Semiconductor Group (Munich) with the company's Process-Perfect ...
Ikos Introduces Gemini VCS For Super-Acceleration
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3/18/1998   Post a comment
Cupertino, Calif.--March 17, 1998--Ikos Systems, Inc. introduced Gemini VCS. Gemini VCS, Ikos's NSIM hardware accelerator, supercharges simulation performance for the VCS simulator, ...
Mentor Graphics Partners with Harness Software to Provide Industry's First Integrated Design and Manufacturing Process
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3/18/1998   Post a comment
Micad, Paris--March 17, 1998--Mentor Graphics Corp. and HarnessSoftware Limited announced a strategic partnership, in which the twocompanies will integrate their wire harness ...
Compaq And Design Acceleration to Introduce Next-Generation EDA Verification Tools
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3/18/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--March 16, 1998--Compaq Computer Corp. and Design Acceleration, Inc. announced at the International Verilog Conference and VHDL International Users Forum, ...
Sandcraft, Inc. Announces Completion of Equity Investment
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3/18/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--March 11, 1998--Sandcraft, Inc. announced the completion of an equity investment agreement led by U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), with participation by Wessels, ...
North American Chip Gear Bookings Slip
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3/18/1998   Post a comment
Analyst says it is not surprising that events in the Asian financial markets may be impacting the equipment industry.
Cadence Launches Verilog-XL Desktop Simulator
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3/17/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--March 16, 1998--Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (San Jose)introduced the Verilog-XL Desktop simulator, a lower cost version ofits industry standard Verilog-XL ...
Synopsys Announces VCS 4.1
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3/17/1998   Post a comment
Synopsys Announces VCS 4.1 Mountain View, Calif.--March 16, 1998--Synopsys, ...
Verilog-C Cosimulation at 100 MIPS with Detailed Timing
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3/17/1998   Post a comment
March 13, 1998--Fintronic USA and VaST Systems Technology Corp introducedthe FinSwHw and Comet families of hardware-software cosimulation tools withextremely high simulation ...
Cypress Delivers 100-MHz Clocks for Next-Generation PC Designs
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3/17/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--March 16, 1998--Cypress Semiconductor (San Jose) introduced a line of 100-MHz CY228x clock generators and CY231xNZ SDRAM buffers for next-generation PC designs. ...
MMC Standardizes On Gambit For All Cell-Based Array and Standard Cell Layout Chips
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3/17/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--March 16, 1998--Gambit Automated Design, Inc. announced an initial agreement with MMC Networks, Inc. valued at $1.2 million. MMC will standardize on Gambit's ...
AMI Announces Popular Design for Portability Seminars
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3/17/1998   Post a comment
Pocatello, Idaho--March 9, 1998-- American Microsystems, Inc. (AMI) announced the availability of a comprehensive FPGA-to-ASIC conversion seminar. This half-day seminar is developed ...
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