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Quality Semiconductor Reports Fiscal 1998 First Quarter Results
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1/23/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--Jan. 21, 1998--Quality Semiconductor, Inc.reported results for the first quarter ended December 31, 1997.The reported results are in line with the company's ...
Sun Standardizes On Schlumberger Leading-Edge Test Systems For Next-Generation SPARC And ASIC Chips
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1/23/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--Jan. 20, 1998--Schlumberger Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) announced that Sun Microsystems, Inc. has taken delivery of multiple Schlumberger ITS 9000IX systems ...
Oak Technology Divests Graphics, Audio Chip Business
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1/23/1998   Post a comment
Company is selling its PC graphics and audio chip business to focus efforts on optical storage, consumer electronics, and digital office equipment.
Kulicke & Soffa Sales Up Despite Asia
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1/23/1998   Post a comment
Asian crisis has no impact on K&S, as revenues in last three months of '97 were up 50 percent compared with sales in last quarter of '96.
Artisan Components Elevates Lanza To Chairman Of The Board
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1/22/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--Jan. 20, 1998--Artisan Components, Inc. appointedDr. Lucio Lanza, a long-term member of its board of directors, chairmanof the board. In addition, the company ...
Artisan Components' New Low-Power Memories Enable AdvancedPortable Applications
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1/22/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--Jan. 20, 1998--Artisan Components, Inc. Introducedits Process-Perfect LP133 (low-power) family of SRAM memorygenerators that will permit a new class of advanced ...
SGS-Thomson Creates New Organization For Emerging Markets And Appoints New Corporate Vice-President
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1/22/1998   Post a comment
Lincoln, Mass.--Jan. 13, 1998--SGS-Thomson Microelectronics has announced the creation of a new sales and marketing organization to address emerging geographical markets around ...
Mentor Graphics Is The Exclusive IP Supplier For Taiwan's FaradayTechnology Corporation
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1/22/1998   Post a comment
Wilsonville, Ore.--Jan. 20, 1998--Mentor Graphics Corp. announcedan exclusive supplier agreement between its Inventra intellectualproperty division and Faraday Technology Corp. ...
Semitool Reports Sales And Earnings Growth For First Quarter Of 1998
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1/22/1998   Post a comment
Kalispell, Mont.--Jan. 20, 1998--Semitool, Inc. reported an 11 percentincrease in net sales and an 18 percent increase in net income for thefirst quarter of fiscal 1998 from ...
OrCAD And Microsim Complete Merger
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1/22/1998   Post a comment
Beaverton, Ore.--Jan. 20, 1998--OrCAD announced the completionof its acquisition of Microsim Corp. The companies' combined revenuesfor the first nine months of 1997 were $31.0 ...
Synopsys And Mentor Graphics Set Precedent For Industry Cooperation Through Technology License Exchange
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1/22/1998   Post a comment
Synopsys And Mentor Graphics Set Precedent For Industry Cooperation Through Technology License Exchange Mountain ...
Avanti Reports Record Results For Fourth Quarter Of 1997
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1/22/1998   Post a comment
Fremont, Calif.--Jan. 20, 1998--Avanti Corp. reported record operatingresults for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 1997.For the year, revenue increased ...
Micron Chairman To Koreans: Close DRAM Fabs, Pay Debt
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1/22/1998   Post a comment
Micron exec says financial community should insist the companies close fab lines in Korea to pay off "tremendous debt owed on them."
Japanese DRAM Makers Shift Gears
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1/22/1998   Post a comment
Hitachi, Toshiba, and NEC are cutting back production sharply on money-losing 16-megabit memories.
Accolade Offers Special Pricing On PeakVHDL Pro+Vital And PeakFPGA Synthesis
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1/21/1998   Post a comment
Duvall, Wash.--Jan. 17, 1998--Accolade Design Automation, Inc. announced special bundled pricing for its PeakVHDL Pro+Vital and PeakFPGA Synthesis products. The combined package, ...
Gatefield's EDA Tools Include Auspy Partition System (APS)
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1/21/1998   Post a comment
Fremont, Calif.--Jan. 19, 1998--Gatefield Corp. announced thattheir ASICmaster 4.0 software packages now include the AuspyPartition System from Auspy Development, Inc. (Cupertino, ...
Gatefield Delivers Enhanced Version Of ASICmaster Tools
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1/21/1998   Post a comment
Fremont, Calif.--Jan. 19, 1998--Gatefield Corp. announced theavailability of a new ASICmaster software production release,offering increased place-and-routing speeds through ...
JMAR Industries' Microelectronics Manufacturing Division Awarded ISO 9001 Certification For Quality
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1/21/1998   Post a comment
San Diego, Calif.--Jan. 20, 1998--JMAR Industries, Inc. announcedthat its Pacific Precision Laboratories (PPL) microelectronics design andmanufacturing division (Chatsworth, ...
Telcom Semiconductor Announces Cost-Effective System Supervisor Circuits
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1/21/1998   Post a comment
Mountain View, Calif.--Jan. 20, 1998--Telcom Semiconductor, Inc.introduced the TCM809/810 system supervisor circuits.These devices are specifically designed to monitor ...
New HP Software Helps Reduce Cost Of RF Semiconductor Test
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1/21/1998   Post a comment
Seoul, South Korea--Jan. 20, 1998--Hewlett-Packard Companyannounced a software revision for the HP 84000 RFIC testsystems designed to reduce the cost of test for RF integrated ...
North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts December 1997 Book-To-Bill Ratio Of 0.97
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1/21/1998   Post a comment
Mountain View, Calif.--Jan. 19, 1998 -- The North American semiconductorequipment industry posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.97 for December1997, it was reported by Semiconductor ...
AMCC Offers Lowest Power 5-V Silicon Solution For 2.4 Gbps SONET OC-48 Clock And Data Recovery
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1/21/1998   Post a comment
San Diego, Calif.--Jan. 20, 1998--Applied Micro Circuits Corp. entered the SONET OC-48 market with the introduction of the first of a planned family of low-power, high-performance ...
Korean Chip Capital Spending May Be Halved
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1/21/1998   Post a comment
Faced with Korea's economic crisis, companies are expected to hold back on adding new capacity, says president of Korea Semi Industry Association.
SGS-Thomson 4Q Net Falls
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1/21/1998   Post a comment
Company's net income for the fourth quarter totals $126.3 million, an 11 percent decline from $142.0 million reported a year ago.
S3 To Lay Off 15 Percent Of Workforce
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1/21/1998   Post a comment
CEO says restructuring effort to reduce expenses will hopefully help the company operate more efficiently and improve its competitive position.
Amelio Joins Investment Firm
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1/21/1998   Post a comment
Former chairman and CEO of Apple and National Semiconductor joins San Francisco's The Parkside Group.
Avanti And Technology Modeling Associates (TMA) Shareholders Approve Merger
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1/20/1998   Post a comment
Fremont, Calif.--Jan. 16, 1998--Avanti Corp. announced that its mergerwith Technology Modeling Associates, Inc. was approved January 15,1998, by the shareholders of each company ...
New ASIC Architecture Offers No-NRE Conversion Of Altera FPGAs
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1/20/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--Jan. 19, 1998--Santa Clara startup,Clear Logic, Inc. announced a new ASIC technology thatpermits the conversion of Altera FPGA designs to laser-configured ...
Lattice Dramatically Expands Densities, Functionality Of Its Popular IspLSI 3000 Products And Offers Ball Grid Array Packaging
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1/20/1998   Post a comment
Hillsboro, Ore.--Jan. 13, 1998--Lattice Semiconductor Corp. released its new ispLSI 3320 device for production and announced that the next device in the expanding ispLSI 3000 ...
Actel and Hirec Form Japanese Alliance
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1/20/1998   Post a comment
Tokyo, Japan--Jan. 13, 1998--Actel Corp. and High Reliability Components Corp. (HIREC) announced a partnership to bring high-reliability FPGAs to the burgeoning Japanese satellite ...
Microtec Announces XRAY BDM Version 4.0 Debugger for Windows 95 And Windows NT
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1/20/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--Jan. 19, 1998--Giving embedded-systems designersan even quicker and more cost-effective way to debug embeddedapplications on target processors, the Microtec ...
Cadence Selects Synplicity For Multifaceted FPGA Relationship
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1/20/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--Jan. 19, 1998--Cadence Design Systems, Inc.and Synplicity, Inc. announced a multiyear business and technologyrelationship to deliver high-performance synthesis ...
Data I/O Announces New President
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1/20/1998   Post a comment
Redmond, Wash.--Jan. 16, 1998--Data I/O Corp. announced the appointmentof James J. David as president. Milton F. Zeutschel, who was recentlyappointed acting president and chief ...
Philips Semiconductors Achieves Major Breakthrough in Zero-IF Satellite Receiver Design with Launch of New Down-Converter IC
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1/20/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--Jan. 19, 1998--Philips Semiconductorsannounced a major technological breakthrough in digital satellitebroadcast receivers with the launch of the world's first ...
Chip Equipment Index Slips Amid Asian Uncertainty
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1/20/1998   Post a comment
Book-to-bill index for North American semi equipment suppliers slips below parity in last two months of '97, says Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International.
Micron Seeks Duties On Taiwan Static RAMs
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1/20/1998   Post a comment
Company's trying to broaden SRAM dumping case, is requesting antidumping duties be applied to imported motherboards containing Taiwan-made SRAMs.
Microchip Technology Reports Third Quarter Results And Lucent Technologies Settlement
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1/19/1998   Post a comment
Chandler, Ariz.--Jan. 15, 1998--Microchip Technology Inc., a leadingmanufacturer of microcontrollers and Serial E2PROM memory devices,reported net sales for its fiscal third ...
Elantec Semiconductor, Inc. Announces First Quarter 1998 Financial Results
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1/19/1998   Post a comment
Milpitas, Calif.--Jan. 15, 1998--Elantec Semiconductor, Inc. reportedfinancial results for the first quarter ended Dec. 31, 1997.Net revenues for the first quarter were ...
Reid Wender Joins ASIC International
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1/19/1998   Post a comment
Knoxville, Tenn.--Jan. 14, 1998--ASIC International (AI), which providesa full range of complex ASIC design services and cores, has appointedReid Wender, to its technical staff. ...
Lattice's IspGDX160 Released For Production
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1/19/1998   Post a comment
Hillsboro, Ore.--Jan. 13, 1998--Lattice Semiconductor Corp. released its high-performance ispGDX160 for production following a period of successful customer preproduction sampling. ...
VLSI Technology Reports Record Revenues and Profits
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1/19/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--Jan. 15, 1998--VLSI Technology, Inc. reportedits second consecutive quarter of record revenues and profits.Fourth quarter revenues were $193.0 million, an ...
Atmel Reports Fourth Quarter And Year End Results
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1/19/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--Jan. 15, 1998--Atmel Corp. reported fourth quarterrevenues of $240,350,000. As previously announced, included in theresults is a pretax charge of approximately ...
Symbios And Alliance Construction Solutions Break Ground In Fort Collins For The Symbios Engineering Center
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1/19/1998   Post a comment
Fort Collins, Colo.--Jan. 16, 1998--Symbios, Inc. and AllianceConstruction Solutions, Inc. officials will break ground for thelong-awaited Symbios engineering center, a three-floor, ...
Alliance Semiconductor Reports Financial Results For The Quarter Ended Dec. 27, 1997
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1/19/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--Jan. 14, 1998--Alliance Semiconductor Corp. reportednet revenues of $24.8 million and a net loss of $2.4 million, or $0.06per share. The net loss ...
Asian Chip Market A Big Puzzle
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1/19/1998   Post a comment
Forecasts for the Asian semiconductor market are changing rapidly as chip makers become increasingly pessimistic.
Chip Outlook Promising Despite DRAM Prices, Asia Woes
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1/19/1998   Post a comment
Despite all the worry over the "Asian Flu" and dynamic RAM prices, 1998 still promises to be a solid year for the chip sector.
Triquint Semiconductor, Inc. Acquires Raytheon/TI Systems' Gallium Arsenide MMIC Operations
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1/16/1998   Post a comment
Hillsboro, Ore.--Jan. 13, 1998--Triquint Semiconductor, Inc. Said that it completed the previously announced purchase of the monolithic microwaveintegrated circuit (MMIC) operations ...
Spatial Technology Acquires ACIS Ownership Stake Held By Three-Space Limited
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1/16/1998   Post a comment
Boulder, Colo.--Jan. 14, 1998--Spatial Technology, Inc. announced a definitiveagreement to acquire Three-Space Limited's (TSL) intellectual property rightsin Spatial's flagship ...
Raphael NES 2.0 Released by TMA
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1/16/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--Jan. 14, 1998--Raphael NES 2.0, a3D physical simulation package capable of accurately extractingcapacitance directly from large, complex VLSI layouts, is ...
Lucent Technologies And Chartered Semiconductor To Open Wafer Manufacturing Facility In Singapore
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1/16/1998   Post a comment
Singapore--Jan. 14, 1998--Lucent Technologies' Microelectronics Pte.Ltd. and Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. announcedthe formation of a $1-billion-plus joint venture ...
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