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Siemens Announces Highly Flexible, 0.24-(m Embedded DRAM Technology
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3/17/1998   Post a comment
Munich and Cupertino, Calif.--March 16, 1998--Siemens Semiconductor Group (Munich) announced the first embedded DRAM technology to support more than 128 Mbits of on-board memory.The ...
Industry's First ASIC Sign-Off Simulator Based on Intel Architecture and Windows NT Now Available From Model Technology
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3/17/1998   Post a comment
Beaverton, Ore.--March 16, 1998--Model Technology, Inc. (Beaverton, Ore.), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mentor Graphics Corp., announced the availability of the industry's first ...
Brooks Automation Sees Second Quarter Loss
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3/17/1998   Post a comment
Company attributes shortfall to softness in demand equipment, depressed pricing, business conditions in Asia.
Mattson Technology Issues Profit Warning
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3/17/1998   Post a comment
Company attributes its revenue shortfall primarily to further "pushouts" and cancellations of orders from Asian customers.
Micrion Names Steven Berger Chief Scientist
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3/16/1998   Post a comment
Peabody, Mass.--March 12, 1998--Micrion Corp. (Peabody, Mass.)announced the appointment of Steven Berger, Ph.D. as chief scientist.At Micrion, Berger is responsible for the ...
AMI Doubles Boston Design Center To Better Serve Eastern U.S. Customers
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3/16/1998   Post a comment
Pocatello, Idaho--March 9, 1998--American Microsystems, Inc. (AMI; Pocatello, Idaho) is doubling its Boston Design Center and hiring additional staff to better serve AMI's customers ...
Aldec and Cypress Team-Up to Offer Complete VHDL Solution
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3/16/1998   Post a comment
Henderson, Nev.--March 9, 1998--Aldec, Inc. (Henderson, Nev.) announcedthat Cypress's Warp2 synthesis and fitting product is now a bolt-in option toActive-VHDL. By teaming up ...
Data I/O Introduces New Universal Programmer
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3/16/1998   Post a comment
Redmond, Wash.--March 3, 1998--Data I/O Corp. upgraded its line of universal programmers with a new engineering programming product that offers faster boot-up time, faster programming ...
Call For Papers For IPC Surface and Solderability Conference
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3/16/1998   Post a comment
Northbrook, Ill.--March 13, 1998--The Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits (IPC) is issuing a call for papers for the second annual IPC National Conference ...
VRML Consortium Charts Roadmap for VRML Standard
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3/16/1998   Post a comment
San Ramon, Calif.--March 12, 1998--The VRML (Virtual Reality ModelingLanguage) Consortium revealed a technology roadmap for the VRMLspecification designed to drive the continued ...
NEC Electronics Launches High-Performance VR5400 Processor Family for Embedded Applications
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3/16/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--March 9, 1998--NEC Electronics, Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) introduced the VR5400 family of 64-bit MIPS RISC microprocessors, one of the most powerful processor ...
Intel And Microsoft Unveil Migration Assistance Program For Workstation Application Developers
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3/16/1998   Post a comment
Seattle, Wash.--March 6, 1998--In an effort to further help independent software vendors (ISVs) benefit from the popular combination of the Microsoft Windows NT operating system ...
Motorola Says Copper Tests Proved Successful
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3/16/1998   Post a comment
Upon completion of silicon wafer testing, Motorola engineers are now preparing prototypes of chips for numerous applications.
Asian Dynamic RAM Makers Face Dumping Charges In Europe
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3/16/1998   Post a comment
Euro electronics group collects data that could lead to filing of dumping complaint against producers within a month, Siemens exec says.
Venture Funding For Chip Industry Lags
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3/16/1998   Post a comment
Venture capital investments in U.S. tech companies surged 43 percent in 1997, but grew just 8 percent in semi and related equipment industries, survey says.
Industry's First 4-Meg Zero Bus Turnaround SRAM Introduced by Motorola
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3/13/1998   Post a comment
Austin, Texas--March 11, 1998--A new 4-Meg SRAM, which for the firsttime allows systems to process data on every clock cycle, was announced by Motorola.Called a Zero ...
IMP Wafer Foundry Handbook Guides IC designers
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3/13/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.-- IMP, Inc. (San Jose) announced the availability of its new WaferFoundry Services Handbook. The book describes over two-dozen CMOS and BiCMOS processes for ...
Intel Announces Worldwide Program for Workstation Software Developers
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3/13/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--March 6, 1998--Intel Corp. announced that with Intel/NT workstations as one of the fastest-growing segments in the computer industry, it has designed a program ...
Hot Software Upgrades with the OSE Program Handler
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Dallas, Texas--March 6, 1998--Enea OSE Systems introduced the OSE Program Handler, which allows run-time changes and upgrades of program modules in an application based upon the ...
Logical Devices Introduces New Gang Programmer
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3/13/1998   Post a comment
Denver, Colo.--Logical Devices announced the immediate availability of its newest production programmer, the Gangpro-LC. The Gangpro-LC is capable of programming up to 16 EE/EPROMs, ...
Lightspeed to Target Mainstream Opportunity for Complex, High-Performance ASICs
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3/13/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--March 9, 1998--Lightspeed Semiconductor Corp.believes that the real issue for users of high-performance ASICs is time to production, not time to market. The ...
OrCAD Breaks Ground For New Corporate Headquarters
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Beaverton, Ore.--March 10, 1998--OrCAD (Beaverton, Ore.) broke ground for its new world headquarters in Tigard, Ore., just outside of downtown Portland. OrCADis the leading supplier ...
Data I/O Corporation Extends Its Family of Fine Pitch Handlers
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Redmond, Wash.--March 3, 1998--Data I/O Corp. (Redmond, Wash.) expanded its family of automated programming systems for fine-pitch ICs with the introduction of the Promaster 870 ...
Atmel Gets Injunction Against Vitesse
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3/12/1998   Post a comment
Gallium-arsenide chip maker says it has won a preliminary injunction against Vitesse Semiconductor and three former wafer fab managers.
Virtual Silicon and UMC Jointly Enable IP-Rich 0.25-m Systems-on-Silicon Designs
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3/12/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--March 9, 1998--Virtual Silicon Technology, Inc. (Sunnyvale) and United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC; Hsin-Chu, Taiwan) announced that they have entered into ...
New Israel Office Marks Expansion for Chartered Semiconductor
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3/12/1998   Post a comment
Tel Aviv, Israel--March 11, 1998--Chartered SemiconductorManufacturing (Singapore) announced the opening of a new office in Tel Aviv,Israel. The new office establishes ...
Motorola Joins Si2 ECIX Program
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3/12/1998   Post a comment
Austin, Texas--March 9, 1998--Motorola (Austin) has joined other major industry players in the Si2 ECIX program working in cooperation to drive industry adoption of standards ...
Intel Drives Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) Interface Specification for High-Performance Workstation Market Segment
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3/12/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--March 6, 1998--Intel Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) announced it is working with industry-leading workstation OEMs and graphics vendors on a new graphics specification ...
New 0.15-m CMOS Process for System-on-chip Products Introduced
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3/12/1998   Post a comment
Crolles, France -- March 3, 1998 - SGS-Thomson Microelectronics and its partnershave recently completed the first phase of the development of HCMOS-8, the next-generation CMOS ...
Actel Opens Radhard FPGA Availability to Smaller Military and Aerospace Subcontractors
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3/12/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--March 4, 1998 -- Actel Corp. (Sunnyvale) announced that itwill make its Radhard FPGAs available through its North American distribution network. Beginning ...
Chip Express Achieves ISO 9001 Certification
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3/12/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--March 9, 1998--Chip Express (Santa Clara, Calif.) announced that the company was awarded ISO 9001 quality standard registration after concluding the final ...
Intel And Discreet Logic Announce Agreement To DevelopVisual Effects Product For Merced Processor
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3/12/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif. and Montreal, Quebec--March 5, 1998--Intel Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) and Discreet Logic, Inc. announced that they have agreed to work together to develop ...
Atmel Wins Preliminary Injunction Against Vitesse
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3/12/1998   Post a comment
Atmel wins injunction in lawsuit against company that hired former employees to gain access to trade secrets, manufacturing know-how, etc.
Chip Equipment Spending Downgraded By Morgan Stanley
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3/11/1998   Post a comment
Semiconductor capital spending will drop 12 percent to 14 percent in 1998 because of steeper-than-expected cuts in Japan.
ASIC International Announces Representation by E:rep, Inc.
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3/11/1998   Post a comment
Knoxville, Tenn.--March 6, 1998--ASIC International (Ai; Knoxville) has announced the appointment of e:rep, Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) as its technical sales representative ...
Ikos Systems Introduces Next-Generation Virtualogic and Avatar Emulation Solutions
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3/11/1998   Post a comment
Cupertino, Calif--March 9, 1998--Ikos Systems, Inc. announced the release of its next generation of Virtualogic and Avatar in-circuit emulation products. These latest offerings ...
Mentor Graphics Embraces Windows NT-based Intel Workstations for EDA Product Line
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3/11/1998   Post a comment
Fairfax, Va.--March 6, 1998--Datafocus, Inc. (Fairfax), developer of Nutcracker , the enterprise Unix plug-in for Windows, announced an embedded-technology license agreement with ...
Agile Software Announces Support of New Microsoft Windows NT-Based Intel 64-bit Merced Workstations
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3/11/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--March 5, 1998--Agile Software (San Jose) announced that Agile Workplace, thecompany's product data management (PDM) software solution for managing product changes across ...
Burr-Brown Launches Complete Power Driver Solution on a Single Chip
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3/11/1998   Post a comment
Tucson, Ariz.--March 5, 1998--Burr-Brown Corp. (Tucson)announced the DRV101, a single IC used to drive devicessuch as valves and relays in a wide range of applications, includingfluid ...
ILSI Unveils Industry's First Full ASIC Conversion Solution Designed Specifically for Low-End FPGA Users
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3/11/1998   Post a comment
Colorado Springs--March 3, 1998--Integrated Logic Systems, Inc. (Colorado Springs)introduced the MPGA-III, the third generation of its metal programmed gate array (MPGA) integrated ...
Sapien Design Teams With NEC to Provide USB Function Controller IP for ASICs and Standard Devices
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3/11/1998   Post a comment
Fremont, Calif.--Feb. 26, 1998--Sapien Design, Inc. (Fremont) has partnered with NEC Corp. of Japan to provide customers with a drop-in, verified USB controller for ASIC designs. ...
New Release Of Cadence's NC-Verilog Simulator Performs with Sign-Off Quality for Deep-Submicron Designs
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3/11/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--March 9, 1998--Cadence Design Systems, Inc.announced that the latest release of its NC-Verilog hardwareHDL-based logic simulation software enhances the sign-off ...
Research Reports PC Growth Will Likely Ease In 1998
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3/11/1998   Post a comment
Shift in business models, concentration of power, distribution strategies, and product mix cause market changes, IDC exec says.
Semiconductor Capital Spending Will Drop In 1998
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3/11/1998   Post a comment
Chip equipment spending will fall 12 percent to 14 percent worldwide compared with 1997 because of steeper-than-
expected cuts in Japan, Morgan Stanley says.
Log Point Provides Superspeed Soft Coprocessor for National SemiconductorMicroprocessor Family
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3/10/1998   Post a comment
Mountain View, Calif.--March 4, 1998--Log Point Technologies,Inc. (BB: LGPT), announced that it is porting its Superspeed Soft Coprocessor mathematical library for execution by ...
Commercial Component Technology Insertion Workshop Series
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3/10/1998   Post a comment
March 3, 1998--Engineers generally focus on the technical challengesassociated with technology insertion. However, it is importantthat today's engineers take on the responsibility ...
Harris Semiconductor Announces Participation In The Home RF Working Group
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3/10/1998   Post a comment
Melbourne, Fla.--March 5, 1998--Harris Semiconductor is a participant in the just-announced Home Radio Frequency Working Group (HRFWG) that includes PC industry giants Intel, ...
Analog Devices Introduces World's Smallest Digital Signal Processor
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3/10/1998   Post a comment
Norwood, Mass.--March 4, 1998--Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI, Norwood, Mass.) introduced new members of the ADSP-218x family of digital signal processors(DSPs), including the world's ...
SRS Labs Completes its Acquisition of Valence Technology, Inc.
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3/10/1998   Post a comment
Santa Ana, Calif.--March 4, 1998--SRS Labs, Inc. announcedthat it has completed its acquisition of all of the outstanding capitalstock of Valence Technology, Inc., a Hong Kong-based ...
Texas Instruments Continues to Strengthen DSPS Leadership
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3/10/1998   Post a comment
Dallas--March 5, 1998--Texas Instruments (Dallas) discussedits year of strategic change to strengthen leadership in digitalsignal processing solutions (DSPS). The remarks were ...
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