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MIPS licenses architecture to SandCraft
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MIPS Technologies Inc. said that SandCraft Inc. has received a comprehensive intellectual property (IP) license to use the MIPS32 and MIPS64 processor architectures in its own processor designs.
IBM, Infineon open trench warfare over 1-Gbit design
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IBM Microelectronics and Infineon Technologies have developed a base technology for 1-gigabit DRAMs that researchers at other DRAM makers are still scrambling to achieve. The development completes work that had been started years ago, and provides further evidence that trench-cell capacitor DRAMs will have a long lifeline, according to IBM. The work could also give the companies a key tool in their efforts to build embedded DRAM parts.
C-Cube announces sale of DiviCom subsidiary
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C-Cube Microsystems Inc. announced a definitive agreement Thursday (Oct. 28) to sell its DiviCom subsidiary to Harmonic Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.), a manufacturer of digital and fiber optic systems for delivering video, voice and data over cable, satellite and wireless networks. The stock transaction is valued at $1.7 billion, based on Harmonic's current stock price.
Embedded world wary of merged RTOS giant
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Driven by the anticipated explosion in design opportunities — both in Internet appliances and from silicon-core-based technologies — the acquisition by market-leading real-time software house Wind River Systems Inc. of number two vendor Integrated Systems Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) has shaken up the embedded landscape.
Viewlogic Names Hytek Services as VAR in Northern California
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Marlboro, Mass.--Oct. 25, 1999--Viewlogic Systems, Inc. (Marlboro) expandedits comprehensive Value Added Reseller (VAR) coverage for the EDA market with the addition of ...
Monterey Design and Frequency Technology Partner to Ease SOC Design
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Sunnyvale, Calif.--Oct. 25, 1999--Monterey Design Systems (Sunnyvale) and Frequency Technology (Santa Clara, Calif.) announced that the two companies have fully validated ...
Synchronicity IP Gear Powers Up Synopsys IP Catalyst Catalog
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San Jose--Oct. 25, 1999--Synchronicity (San Jose) announced that IP Gear was selected by Synopsys (Mountain View, Calif.) to build their next generation IP Catalyst ...
Monterey and Simplex Sign Interoperability Agreement for Interconnect Verification Flow
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Sunnyvale, Calif.--Oct. 25, 1999--Monterey Design Systems, Inc. (Sunnyvale) and Simplex Solutions, Inc. (Sunnyvale) announced that they have signed an agreement to support ...
Toshiba Announces Five-Pin CMOS Logic Package
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Irvine, Calif.--Oct. 25, 1999--Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (Irvine) announced development of their five-pin package for single-gate CMOS Logic ICs. Toshiba's ...
Intel and ARM Finalize Architecture Roadmap Licensing Agreement
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Cambridge, U.K.--Oct. 25, 1999--Intel Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) and ARM (Cambridge) announced they have finalizeda licensing agreement which will enable Intel to develop ...
Vitesse Appoints New Representative in Israel
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Camarillo, Calif.--Oct. 25, 1999--Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. (Camarillo) announced that it has appointed Telecom Solutions and Marketing Ltd. (TSM)as its sales representative ...
Magma and 3Dlabs Sign Multi-Million Dollar Deal for Blast Fusion Physical Design Software
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Berkshire, U.K.--Oct. 25, 1999--Magma Design Automation (Cupertino, Calif.) announced that 3Dlabs, the UK-based graphics solutions supplier, has signed a multi-million dollar ...
Fujitsu, Hitachi plan second plasma display fab
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In an effort to fire up the market for plasma display panels (PDPs), Fujitsu Hitachi Plasma Display Ltd. (FHP) will build a second PDP fab at its operations in Kyushu. The facility is intended to expand the venture's display-making capacity up to sevenfold by next autumn and bring the production of the displays to a new low cost point.
Agilent takes comm focus, draws IPO plans
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On the heels of its official coming-out party at Telecom 99 earlier this month, Agilent Technologies Inc., a Hewlett-Packard Co. spin-off, is going public in a $1.1 billion initial offering.
Telecom fuels Texas growth
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Texas is now the nation's second-largest high-tech Mecca in terms of engineering employment numbers, according to the American Electronics Association.
'A' distributors post strong results
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Motorola picks up last fragments of Olicom
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Motorola Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Digianswer, the DSP specialist division of Olicom A/S with a focus on short-range wireless protocols for networks such as Bluetooth and HomeRF.
Onward, upward in new millennium
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Harmonic tunes in to DiviCom
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Solectron debuts in Romania
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Dii to buy Stanford division
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TSMC to share quake experience in white paper
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By the end of the year, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) expects to publish an industry white paper by the end of this year that will include more details about the impact of the Sept. 21 earthquake on its five wafer fabs in Taiwan and provide an overall assessment of the precautions it has taken against powerful quakes.
Synopsys passes Cadence in quarterly revenues
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Synopsys Inc. snuck past Cadence Design Systems Inc. with revenues in its fourth fiscal quarter this year of $228.3 million, slightly above the $226 million in revenues that Cadence reported last week for the same calendar period.
MCI lands $4 billion military telecom contract
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MCI Telecommunications Corp. (McLean, Va.) will supply the Defense Information Systems Agency with network transmission services and equipment under a five-year contract with five one-year options that could be worth as much as $4 billion, the Pentagon said Wednesday (Oct. 27).
Netopia raises profile with Covad pact, DSL options
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Netopia Inc. increased its viability as a supplier of digital subscriber line customer-premises products by announcing a key contract with competitive carrier Covad Communications Inc., and offered new hardware options to bond DSL services and provide analog dial-up backup to DSL lines.
Powerchip plans to bring up Mitsubishi 0.18-micron process
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Using 0.18-micron process technology licensed from Mitsubishi Electric Corp., DRAM maker Powerchip Semiconductor Corp. plans to produce 90 percent of its monthly output of 30,000 8-inch wafers in the next-generation technology by the middle of next year. The five-year-old company plans to produce its first 0.18-micron DRAMs in December, when it expects to achieve monthly production of 24,000 wafers, up from 21,000 today.
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Watkins-Johnson nears transformation into wireless chip company
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Watkins-Johnson Co. (WJ) has been acquired by FP-WJ Acquisition Corp., a new company set up by investment firm Fox Paine & Co. LLC to arrange for the acqusition of WJ in a recapitalization merger transaction that is expected to be completed in early 2000.
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