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Compaq Becomes First Windows NT-Based Workstation Vendor To Join EDA Consortium
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12/4/1997   Post a comment
Houston--Dec. 3, 1997--Compaq Computer Corporation and the ElectronicsDesign Automation (EDA) Consortium announced that Compaqhas become the first Windows NT-based workstation ...
Analog Devices To Provide DSP For 3Com 56k Modems--Integrated DSP & Mixed-Signal Solution Enables Modem System-On-A-Chip
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Norwood, Mass.--Dec. 3, 1997--Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI)announced that 3Com will use a new ADI chip that integrates all the analogand digital signal processing components of ...
DuPont Photomasks Breaks Ground For New Production Facility In Gresham, Oregon
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Gresham, Ore.--Dec. 3, 1997--DuPont Photomasks, Inc. (DPI)broke ground for its new production facility in Gresham, Oregon. A ceremony was held at the site of the new plant on ...
Hyundai Electronics Industries Orders 86 Additional K&S Gold Ball Bonders
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12/3/1997   Post a comment
Willow Grove, Pa.-- Dec. 2, 1997--The Semiconductor Assembly &Test Division of Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd.,a major assembly subcontractor, has ordered 86 additional ...
Electronic Designs, Inc. Introduces High Density Synchronous DRAM Module
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Westborough, Mass.--Dec. 2, 1997--Electronic Designs, Inc. (EDI)introduced the highest density synchronous DRAM (SDRAM) module, packaged inthe 168 pin DIMM standard. The new ...
Cadence Adds Design Centers In Dublin And Paris
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San Jose, Calif.--Dec. 2, 1997--Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced further expansion of its international Design Factory Network with the openingof Design Centers in Dublin ...
OrCAD Expands Management Team; New Vice President To Manage Integration Of Acquisitions And Organizational Development
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Beaverton, Ore.--Dec. 2, 1997--OrCAD announced that Leb Tannenbaum has joined the company as its new vice president of integration and development. Tannenbaum joins ...
Minc Acquires Synario
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Colorado Springs, Colo.--Dec. 2, 1997--Minc, Inc. announced ithas acquired selected assets of Synario Design Automation (Redmond, Wash.), aleading supplier of ready-to-use ...
Next Wave Technology's NW601 Available To Support C-Cube CL-550/560 Customers
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Sunnyvale, Calif.-- Dec. 2, 1997--Next Wave Technology announced thatits 70MB/s NW601--the world's fastest codec--is fully compatiblewith C-Cube's recently discontinued CL-550/560 ...
Coryphaeus Software And TSC To Develop Integrated Infrared Sensor Simulation
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Orlando, Fla.-- December 1, 1997 -- Coryphaeus Software, Inc.(Los Gatos, Calif.) and Technology Service Corporation (TSC)(Los Angeles, Calif.) announced a joint agreement to ...
New Bus Enhancement From Philips Semiconductors Reduces Costs In Mixed-Voltage System Design
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Sunnyvale, Calif.--Dec. 2, 1997--Philips Semiconductors has enhancedthe I2C bus, the de facto standard for communications betweenintegrated circuits. With the enhanced ...
North American Chip Spending Surges While Asia Cools Off
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Global chip-production equipment market should grow 7.7 percent in 1997, survey says, but no so for Japan.
Tundra Names New Customer Service Director
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Kanata, Ont.--Dec. 1, 1997--Tundra Semiconductor has appointed Nancy Hawkins to the newly created position of directorof customer service. Ms. Hawkins reports to Ed Hacker, ...
Prolinx's New Copper-Core BGA Elevates Performance And Thermal DissipationStandards In PBGA Packaging
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12/2/1997   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--Dec. 1, 1997--ProLinx Labs announcedits Copper-Core BGA (C2BGA), a thermally-enhanced,plastic ball grid array (PBGA) substrate used for fabricatinghigh pin-count ...
Cadence Partners With Electronics Innovators To Accelerate Delivery Of NewEnvironment For Software And Hardware System Design
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San Jose, Calif.--Dec. 1, 1997--Cadence Design Systems, Inc.announced the formation of a technology initiative(code named "Felix") to deliver new methodologies and tools for ...
National Semiconductor Announces Appointment Of Vice President Of CorporateMarketing And Communications
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Santa Clara, Calif.-- Dec. 1, 1997--National SemiconductorCorporation announced that Steve Tobak, a Cyrix Corporationvice president, will join National's senior management team ...
Tundra Eighty-X Chip Connects Texas Instruments 'C80 And 'C82 DigitalSignal Processors To PCI
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Kanata, Ont.--Dec. 1, 1997--Tundra Semiconductor, a leader inPCI bus bridges, has introduced the Tundra Eighty-X PCI bus bridge for theTexas Instruments TMS320C80 ('C80) and ...
Toshiba Expands Its Line Of Power Integration Modules
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Deerfield, Ill.--Dec. 1, 1997--Toshiba America ElectronicComponents, Inc. (TAEC) has added two new powerintegration module (PIM) families to its line of insulated gate bipolartransistors ...
Copal to Sell Xicor's EEPOT Digitally Controlled Potentiometers
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Milpitas, Calif.-- December 1, 1997--Xicor, Inc. and CopalElectronics Co., Ltd. of Japan, have joined forces to further expand the market in Japan for Xicor's EEPOT digitally ...
Kawasaki LSI's Suite Of USB Interface Controllers Offers Systems Developers Numerous Design Options
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San Jose, Calif.--Dec. 1, 1997--Kawasaki LSI is now offering the first three members of its family of USB (universal serial bus) controllers, each with increased integration ...
AMD Hints Of Major K6 Win In China
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Advanced Micro Devices managers say AMD scores major design win for K6 processor line with China's largest PC maker.
TI Vice Chairman Weber To Retire
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Pat Weber led company through major transition from mostly commodity devices to higher-value integrated circuits.
Atmel Sues Vitesse
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12/1/1997   Post a comment
Company files suit, claiming misappropriation of proprietary info regarding chip-processing tech.
New Report Charts Course For Chip Industry
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Microprocessors and dynamic RAM are pushing separate but equally important aspects of chip technology.
Reliable Real-Time Performance in Windows NT
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12/1/1997   Post a comment
Hard as it may seem to fathom, Windows NT is being considered for many of the next generation embedded systems, particularly in the telecommunications field. Though NT has many features that make it an appropriate operating system for these applications, it also has some serious limitations such as the lack of determinism. This article addresses many of the limitations and shows at least what Radisys is proposing as fixes.
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