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Schlumberger Introduces Circuit Analyzer Software Option for Its E-Beamand Fib Systems
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7/22/1998   Post a comment
Semicon West, San Jose, Calif.--July 15, 1998--Schlumberger ATE (San Jose) introduced Circuit Analyzer as a new productivity enhancement software option to run on its family of ...
Philips Semiconductors Announces Price Reductions for 16-bit Microcontroller
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7/22/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--July 20, 1998--Philips Semiconductors announced a price reduction for its 16-bit microcontroller, the XA-G3,by more than 30 percent effective immediately. ...
Chronology Announces Motorola's Participation in the Synchrony Program
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7/22/1998   Post a comment
Redmond, Wash.--July 14, 1998--Chronology Corp. announced Motorola's participation in its Synchrony Program, enabling Motorola to deliver interactive design specifications for ...
Atmel Reports Second Quarter Results
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7/22/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--July 16, 1998--Atmel Corp. (San Jose) reported second quarter revenues of $288,205,000, an increase of 28 percent versus the second quarter of 1997. As previously ...
Si2 ECIX Program Announces 17 Software Products
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7/22/1998   Post a comment
Austin, Texas--July 20, 1998--Several major industry players participatingin the Si2 Electronic Component Information Exchange (ECIX) programannounced and demonstrated new software ...
Siemens Racks Up $700M Loss In DRAM Devices
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7/22/1998   Post a comment
Executive touches off speculation that parent company Siemens AG might close some fabs or sell off its memory operation.
AMD Cans IBM Deal After Signing With Motorola
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7/20/1998   Post a comment
Now that it has signed a partnership with Motorola, AMD says it doesn't need IBM's manufacturing capacity anymore.
Fairchild Will Cut 200 Jobs
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7/20/1998   Post a comment
The semiconductor company becomes the latest chip maker to succumb to the industry's sharp downturn.
AMD, Motorola Will Announce Alliance
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7/19/1998   Post a comment
The deal is the latest in a series of partnerships for Motorola, as it seems to be moving to acquire more technology needed to pursue systems-on-a-chip.
Synopsys Will Release 31 NT-Ported Products Ahead of Schedule
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7/17/1998   Post a comment
Synopsys Will Release 31 NT-Ported Products Ahead of ScheduleMountain View, Calif.--July 13, 1998--Synopsys, ...
Quickturn Wins Emulation Order From 3DFX Interactive
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7/17/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--July 13, 1998--Quickturn Design Systems, Inc. announced that 3DFX Interactive, Inc. (both in San Jose) has selected Quickturn System Realizer technology and time-to-market ...
Schlumberger Introduces ETC 1000 for Test Site Thermal Control
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7/17/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--July 15, 1998--Schlumberger Automated Test Equipment (ATE; San Jose) introduced the ETC 1000, a thermal control system providing precision in semiconductor device thermal ...
IBM Licenses Superflash Technology from SST
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7/17/1998   Post a comment
Fishkill, N.Y./ Sunnyvale, Calif.--July 15, 1998--IBM Microelectronics (Fishkill) and Silicon Storage Technology, Inc. (SST; Sunnyvale) announced an agreement in which IBM will ...
Mentor Graphics, MEMSCAP, MCNC Get $1.3 Million in DARPA Funding
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7/17/1998   Post a comment
Wilsonville, Ore.--July 13, 1998--Mentor Graphics Corp.(Wilsonville) announced that the Defense Advanced Research ProjectsAgency (DARPA) has awarded a major contract option ...
IPC & ITRI Part Of Management Team For New PCB R&D Center
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7/16/1998   Post a comment
Northbrook, Ill.--July 15, 1998--The US Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) has announced that it's awarding a contract for the development and management of a printed circuit ...
Denali Software Joins Synopsys's Tap-In Program
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7/16/1998   Post a comment
Denali Software Joins Synopsys's Tap-In ProgramPalo Alto, Calif.--July 13, 1998--Denali Software (Palo Alto) ...
Sagantec Names Japanese Distributor
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7/16/1998   Post a comment
Milpitas, Calif.--July 14, 1998--Sagantec (Milpitas) named Innotech Corp. of Shin Yokohama, Japan, as its Japanese distributor effective July 1, 1998.Innotech, the Japanese ...
Altera Announces Release of Max+Plus II Version 9.0
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7/16/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--July 13, 1998--Altera Corp. (San Jose)began shipping version 9.0 of its Max+Plus IIprogrammable logic development software.The Max+Plus II version 9.0 software ...
Mentor Graphics Program Boosts Advanced Chip Yield, Performance for Foundries' Customers
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7/16/1998   Post a comment
Wilsonville, Ore.--July 13, 1998--Mentor Graphics Corp.(Wilsonville) announced DFM (design for manufacturability)Silicon Partners, a program aimed at customers of major chip ...
EDS Forms Semiconductor & Electronics Group
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7/16/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--July 13, 1998--Electronic Data Systems (Santa Clara) announced the formation of a Semiconductor & Electronics Group designed to provide information technology ...
Credence Launches Digital Mixed-Signal Test Platform
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7/15/1998   Post a comment
Fremont, Calif.--July 13, 1998--Credence Systems Corp. (Fremont) launched its production solution for testing consumer mixed-signal devices, Quartet One. Credence will debut Quartet ...
Mentor Graphics Introduces Seamless Co-Designer
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7/15/1998   Post a comment
Wilsonville, Ore.--July 13, 1998--Mentor Graphics Corp.(Wilsonville) announced Seamless Co-Designer, whichenables Seamless Co-Verification Environment (CVE) to include systemmodels, ...
Altera Ships Flex 10K Device
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7/15/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--July 13, 1998--Altera Corp. (San Jose)announced the availability of the 3.3-V EPF10K10A programmable logicdevice (PLD), the 10,000-gate member of its 3.3-V ...
AMP Offers Enhanced Signal Integrity Analysis Software
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7/15/1998   Post a comment
Harrisburg, Pa.--July 13, 1998--AMP, Inc. (Harrisburg) announces AMPredictor Signal Integrity Analyzer (SIA) software, an integrated suite of simulation and interface tools that ...
Simplex Adds Larry Sonsini to Board of Directors
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7/14/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--July 13, 1998--Simplex Solutions,Inc. (Sunnyvale) announced that Larry Sonsini has joined the board of directors.Sonsini is chairman of the executive ...
IBM Announces Packaging that Puts System-on-a-Chip Within Reach
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7/14/1998   Post a comment
East Fishkill, N.Y.--July 13, 1998--IBM (East Fishkill) announced new semiconductor packaging products that can help electronicsmanufacturers integrate more components onto a ...
Mentor Graphics Receives Patents for Hardware/Software Coverification Inventions
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7/14/1998   Post a comment
Wilsonville, Ore.--July 13, 1998--Mentor Graphics Corp. (Wilsonville)announced it has been awarded two U.S. patents (numbers 5,768,567 and5,771,370) on its coherent memory server ...
Altera Ships 256-Macrocell, 3.3-V Max 7000A Device
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7/14/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--July 13, 1998--Altera Corp. (San Jose)announced the availability of the EPM7256A, from the Max 7000A family. The EPM7256A offerspin-to-pin speeds as fast as 7.5 ...
Ambit Partners With ASIC Vendors to Develop Static Timing Signoff
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7/14/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--July 13, 1998--Ambit DesignSystems, Inc. (Santa Clara) announced plans to work with IBM Microelectronics, LSI Logic, Lucent Technologies, Inc. TexasInstruments, ...
Four New Partners Join Synopsys' TAP-In Program
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7/14/1998   Post a comment
Four New Partners Join Synopsys' TAP-In Program Mountain View, Calif.--July 13, 1998--Synopsys, ...
Mentor Graphics' Coverification Environment to Support Green Hills's Multi-Embedded Software Development Tools for Hardware/Software Codevelopment
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7/14/1998   Post a comment
Wilsonville, Ore. July 13, 1998--Mentor Graphics Corp.(Wilsonville) andGreen Hills Software (Santa Barbara, Calif.) announced they will combine theSeamless Coverification Environment ...
Novellus, IBM Disclose Partnership In Copper
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7/14/1998   Post a comment
In addition, companies confess to quietly collaborating for two years in development of copper electroplating equipment.
Silicon Valley Seeks Workers Amid Layoffs
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7/13/1998   Post a comment
A new work-force initiative in San Jose, Calif., aims to avert what its backers say is a potential shortage of highly skilled job candidates.
Sun Microsystems Purchases Logicvision's Embedded ATE for Corporate-Wide Use
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7/13/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--July 9, 1998--Logicvision, Inc. (San Jose) announced that Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Palo Alto, Calif.) has made a corporate-widepurchase of ICBIST, which establishes ...
VHDL International Board Re-Elects Steve Schulz As President, Gabe Moretti As Chair
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7/13/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--July 13, 1998--The VHDL International (VI; Santa Clara) Board of Directors re-elected Steve Schulz, senior member of the technical staff at Texas Instruments ...
Cadabra Appoints Andrea Bush to Vice President, U.S. Sales
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7/13/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--July 9, 1998--Cadabra DesignTechnology, Inc. (Santa Clara) announced the appointment of Andrea Bush as vice president ofU.S. Sales, reporting to Martin ...
OrCAD Recognized by Oregon Business Publications
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7/13/1998   Post a comment
Beaverton, Ore.--July 9, 1998--OrCAD (Beaverton) announced it was named one of the fastest-growing companies in Oregon on lists in three top Oregon business publications: Oregon ...
Cadence Presents Court With New Evidence of Copying in Request for Extended Injunction Against Avanti
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7/13/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--July 9, 1998--Cadence Design Systems, Inc.(San Jose) presented the United States District Court in San Jose withnew evidence of copyright infringement and trade secret ...
Credence Introduces New Configuration of High-Pin-Count Valstar Series Test System
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7/13/1998   Post a comment
Fremont, Calif.--July 9, 1998--Credence Systems Corp.(Fremont) introduced a new, optional configuration of Credence's high-pin-count ValstarSeries' VS 2000 test system, the ...
Chip Summit Called To Avert 300-mm Crisis
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7/11/1998   Post a comment
A hastily organized meeting of chip and chip-equipment executives is being planned to revive momentum behind 300-mm wafers.
IMP Wafer Foundry CD-ROM Introduces Eight New Process Technologies
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7/10/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--June 24, 1998-- IMP, Inc. (San Jose), announced the availability of a new Wafer Foundry Services Handbook and companion CD-ROM that describes over thirty CMOS and BiCMOS ...
Dovatron International Wins Ascom Business Systems Contract
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7/10/1998   Post a comment
Boulder, Colo.--July 9, 1998--Dovatron International, thecontract electronics manufacturing unit of The Dii Group, Inc. (Boulder),announced the award of a contract by Ascom ...
IMEC Successfully Transfers 0.35-m Front-End Process to Tower Semiconductor
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7/10/1998   Post a comment
Leuven, Belgium--July 7, 1998--Tower Semiconductor, Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel) has collaborated with IMEC (Leuven) to put a new 0.35-m CMOS process on-line, 12 months after ...
V3 Semiconductor Announces System Controller with PCI for MIPS Family of Processors
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7/10/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif. and Toronto, Ont.--June 28, 1998--V3 Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara) announced the introduction of a new series of PCI Bridge Controllers for the MIPS family ...
DSP Group Licenses the TeakDSPcore Family to Sony
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7/10/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--July 7, 1998--DSP Group, Inc. (Santa Clara)announced that it has licensed its TeakDSPcore Digital SignalProcessor Core family to Sony Corp. Sony plans to ...
ST Announces Non-volatile Clock/RAM with World's Smallest Footprint
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7/10/1998   Post a comment
Lexington, Mass.--July 6, 1998--The latest member of the Timekeeper family of non-volatile Static RAMs fromSTmicroelectronics (Lexington) is the M48T559Y Snaphat.The SRAM ...
IPIQ Announces 'On-the-Shelf' Custom Macro Cells
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7/10/1998   Post a comment
Austin, Texas--July 7, 1998--IPIQ (Austin) announced that it isoffering high speed micro-architectural building block macro cells for deep-submicron applications.The macro ...
Chromatic To Drop Mpact, Redefine Business
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7/10/1998   Post a comment
The graphics-chip company plans to lay off about 150 employees and redefine its product line.
Cadence Claims New Evidence Of Copied Code
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7/10/1998   Post a comment
Design-automation urges the federal court to let its civil case against Avant proceed, and plans to seek $1.2 billion in damages once the trial begins.
Vitesse Posts Record Sales, Profits In 3Q
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7/9/1998   Post a comment
The chip maker defied the current downward trend in the semiconductor industry to earn $13.9 million in its third quarter.
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