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Fujitsu Predicts Weak Chip Sales In '98
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5/22/1998   Post a comment
Company anticipates continuation of "severe business environment" in semiconductors and electronic devices, while other product segments will experience solid growth.
Mitel Chip Sales Jump After Plessey Acquisition
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5/22/1998   Post a comment
Ontario-based company reports semiconductor sales rise 93 percent compared with the same period last year.
New Single-Chip ASIC Alternatives Targets Hand-Held, Portable Markets
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5/21/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--May 19, 1998--Actel Corp. introduced a high-speed, single-chipalternative to masked gate arrays, the MX family of FPGAs.The newest additions to the MX ...
Ultratech Stepper Announces Execution of Definitive Agreement to Acquire the Assets of Integrated Solutions, Inc.
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5/21/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--May 19, 1998--Ultratech Stepper, Inc. (San Jose)has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Integrated Solutions,Inc. a privately held manufacturer ...
Plasma-Therm, Inc. Announces Sale of Versalock to Motorola for High-Volume Compound Semiconductor Fabrication
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5/21/1998   Post a comment
St. Petersburg, Fla.--May 19, 1998--Plasma-Therm, Inc. (St. Petersburg, Fla.) announcedthe sale of a Versalock plasma processing system to Motorola, Inc. The system incorporates ...
Credence Systems Reports Results for Fiscal 1998 Second Quarter
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5/21/1998   Post a comment
Fremont, Calif.--May 19, 1998--Credence Systems Corp. (Fremont, Calif.)reported results for its second quarter ended April 30, 1998.Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal ...
Microchip Technology Announces Additional Stock Repurchase Authorization
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5/21/1998   Post a comment
Chandler, Ariz.--May 18, 1998--Microchip Technology, Inc. (Chandler, Ariz.)announced that its previously authorized share repurchase program has beencompleted and that the ...
National Semiconductor Announces Industry's Smallest Dual Synchronous Step-Down Power Controller for Portable PC Systems
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5/21/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--May 19, 1998--National Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) introduced a high-efficiency synchronous step-down power controller with dual adjustable ...
KLA-Tencor Introduces Ultraviolet-Based Automated Inspection System forReticles Used in DUV Lithography
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5/21/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--May 20, 1998--KLA-Tencor Corp. (San Jose) introduced an automated ultraviolet-based reticle inspection system for deep UV (DUV)lithography. ...
Mentor Graphics' Calibre Sales up Nearly 500 Percent
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5/21/1998   Post a comment
Wilsonville, Ore.--May 19, 1998--Mentor Graphics Corp.(Wilsonville, Ore.), announced that sales of its Calibre physical verificationtool grew 490 percent in 1997. ...
PMC-Sierra Acquires Chip Supplier
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5/21/1998   Post a comment
Acquisition of Integrated Telecom is aimed at expanding PMC-Sierra's lineup of networking integrated circuit solutions.
Synplicity Offers Embedded Synthesis Environment
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5/20/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--May 18, 1998--Synplicity, Inc. (Sunnyvale) announced it will offer the industry's first "embedded synthesis" environment through its popular Synplify product ...
Emulation Solutions Releases New Surface Mount Solution for 208 PQFP Package
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5/20/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--May 18, 1998--Emulation Solutions' (Sunnyvale) 208 PQFP surface mount base solders to a PCB and can be connected to emulators,logic analyzers, and can be ...
DII Group Promotes Mark Herbst and Phil Newbury
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5/20/1998   Post a comment
Niwot, Colo.--May 15, 1998--The DII Group, Inc. (Niwot) announced two senior management promotions. Mark D. Herbst has beenappointed senior vice president of corporate sales ...
Ambit Adds Distributed Synthesis to Buildgates
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5/20/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--May 18, 1998--Ambit Design Systems, Inc. (Santa Clara) announceda "distributed synthesis" capability in its Buildgates synthesis tool toincrease productivity ...
Coware Processor Kit Delivers Programmable Intellectual Property for Napkin-to-ChipDesign in Half the Time
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5/20/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--May 18, 1998--Coware, Inc. (Santa Clara) introducedits new Coware Processor Kit, which speeds the process of integratingprogrammable IP into the Coware ...
Hall-Erickson Takes Over as Management Team for SMI '98
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5/20/1998   Post a comment
Northbrook, Ill.--May 19, 1998--Hall-Erickson is the new management team for SMI '98, taking place August 23-27 at the San Jose Convention Center.Hall-Erickson has made ...
AMI Standardizes on QML for Military Applications
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5/20/1998   Post a comment
Pocatello, Idaho--May 18, 1998--American Microsystems, Inc. (AMI; Pocatello) announced it will comply withthe Department of Defense (DOD) mandates by migrating current MIL-STD ...
Intel Invests In Internet Security Company
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5/20/1998   Post a comment
Company expands presence in network-systems market and hones in on strategy of increasing sales through increasing worldwide computer usage.
Credence Systems Sales Slip 9 Percent
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5/20/1998   Post a comment
CEO says don't expect to see a light at the end of the tunnel just yet, either.
Chronology Corp. Planning Rapid Growth in Functional Verification Market
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5/19/1998   Post a comment
Redmond, Wash.--May 18, 1998--Chronology Corp. (Redmond) announced the worldwide expansion of its sales and marketing teams and additional financing from its lead investor, US ...
Next-Generation MUX/DeMUX Chipset Reduces Cost of 2.5 Gbit/s SONET/SDH Interface
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5/19/1998   Post a comment
Camarillo, Calif.--May 18, 1998--Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. (Camarillo) announced the next generation physical interface chipset for 2.5 Gbit/s SONET/SDH systems, the VSC8161 ...
IPC/SMTA Announce Keynote For Electronics Assembly Expo
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5/19/1998   Post a comment
Northbrook, Ill.--May 18, 1998--Best-selling science fiction author and NASA director Gentry Lee has been slated to deliver the keynote address at the IPC/SMTA Electronics Assembly ...
Denali Software Unveils Specification Language for Memory Components, Cores
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5/19/1998   Post a comment
Palo Alto, Calif.--May 18, 1998--Denali Software (Palo Alto) introduced a specification language designed to simplify the design of memory architectures and enable distribution ...
Frontier Design Opens Southern California Sales Office
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5/19/1998   Post a comment
Leuven, Belgium--May 11, 1998--EDA firmFrontier Design (Leuven) announced that it has opened a sales office inLos Angeles to provide engineering and sales support forFrontier's ...
Vautomation Extends Offering With New USB Core
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5/19/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--May 18, 1998--Vautomation (Nashua, N.H.)announced immediate availability of its Universal Serial Bus (USB) EmbeddedHost Controller Core at the USB Plus Developers ...
Atmel Introduces New FPGA Tool Suite
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5/19/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--May 18, 1998--Atmel Corp. (San Jose) announced its FPGA Designer 5.0 with HDLplanner, the first FPGA design tool to automatically generate architecture-independent Verilog ...
Falling Chip Equip Index Suggests Bottom May Be Close
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5/19/1998   Post a comment
Trade group analyst says decelerating month-over-month decline in orders and modest increase in shipments point to leveling off of cycle.
Zilog To Restructure And Shift Product Focus
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5/19/1998   Post a comment
Company announces a restructuring plan that includes realigning its product mix and trimming some of its non-core elements.
DoD to Move to Commercial IPC Laminate Standard
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5/18/1998   Post a comment
Northbrook, Ill.--May 15, 1998--The introduction of the IPC-4101 standard, "Laminate/Prepreg Materials Standard for Printed Boards," will replace MIL-S-13949, "General Specification ...
RubiCAD Introduces New Version of Its Layout Conversion Environment
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5/18/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--May 12, 1998--RubiCAD Corp. (San Jose) introduced an advancedversion of its design and layout conversion tool--Lace 4.0. The new versionoffers faster, parallel conversions ...
Hyperlynx Offers Signal Integrity and EMC Analysis Tool with Batch Mode Capabilities for Under $10,000
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5/18/1998   Post a comment
Redmond, Wash.--May 18, 1998--Hyperlynx (Redmond) announced the release of Hypersuite v4.6, its Windows-based tool suite for signal integrity and EMC analysis. Using a spreadsheet ...
United Technologies Appoints Tesfaye Aklilu Vice President, Quality
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5/18/1998   Post a comment
Hartford, Conn.--May 13, 1998--Tesfaye Aklilu has been appointedvice president, quality, at United Technologies Corp. (Hartford), reporting to GeorgeDavid, chairman and chief ...
Tanner EDA Unveils a New Approach for MEMS Systems Design and Analysis
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5/18/1998   Post a comment
Pasadena, Calif.--May 14, 1998--Tanner EDA (Pasadena), a supplier of integrated circuit design tools for Windows platforms, unveiled new MEMS design and simulation software available ...
PCI SIG to Host Keynote Session at PC Developers' Conference; Annual Meeting Scheduled for San Jose
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5/18/1998   Post a comment
Portland, Ore.--May 11, 1998--The Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group (PCI SIG; Hillsboro, Ore.) will host a keynote speech and booth (#531) at the PC Developers' ...
Ikos Completes Technology and R&D Expertise Acquisition & Establishes Research and Development Center in India
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5/18/1998   Post a comment
Cupertino, Calif.--May 14, 1998--Ikos Systems, Inc. (Cupertino) announced it has completed the acquisition of certain EDA technology from Interra, Inc. (San Jose) and has opened ...
UMC Group Narrows Gap With TSMC
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5/18/1998   Post a comment
UMC Group sales grew 46 percent and revenues totaled $1.2 billion in 1997.
SGS-Thomson Microelectronics Becomes STMicroelectronics
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5/18/1998   Post a comment
CEO says as company enters new phase of development, it is time to adopt a new corporate identity.
Chip Research Company Sees Zero Growth In 1998
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5/18/1998   Post a comment
There's a silver lining in the dark clouds, though: This year is expected to be the bottom of the curve as sales and consumption pick up in 1999.
Dates Announced For IPC/SMTA Electronics Assembly Expo
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5/15/1998   Post a comment
Northbrook, Ill.--May 13, 1998--The Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits (IPC; Northbrook) and Surface Mount Technology Association have announced ...
Motorola Expands Wireless Design Effort in India
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5/15/1998   Post a comment
New Delhi, India--May 13, 1998-- Motorola Corp. (Austin) hasannounced a $3.5 million investment in India to establish a world class designfacility in Gurgaon, about 15 miles ...
Analog Devices Announces Reduction of Distribution Channel
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5/15/1998   Post a comment
Norwood, Mass.--April 23, 1998--Analog Devices (Norwood) announced changes to its list of authorized distribution partners that the company feels will streamline its channel ...
Integrated Chipware And Nuthena Systems Link Products For Knowledge-Based Systems Design
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5/15/1998   Post a comment
Reston, Va.--May 13, 1998--Integrated Chipware (Reston) and Nuthena Systems (McLean, Va.) announced the integration of their products ICconcept/RTM and Foresight. Both ICconcept/RTM ...
Analog Devices Chipset Enables Newbridge Networks End-to-End ADSL Solution
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5/15/1998   Post a comment
Norwood, Mass.--May 13, 1998--Analog Devices, Inc. (Norwood)announced that Newbridge Networks (Herndon, Va.) is using ADI's AD20msp910 ADSLchipset to build high-density digital ...
CAE Plus Introduces New Versions of its Pro-Active Virtual Prototyping Solutions for Embedded System IC Hardware/Software Development
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5/15/1998   Post a comment
Austin--May 11, 1998--CAE Plus, Inc. (Austin) announced that it isintroducing new versions of its Pro-Active family of products: Archgen 2.0 and ASVP Lab 1.1,used for embedded ...
Atmel Announces CRL to Establish UK-Based European FPGA Design Center
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5/15/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--May 13, 1998--Atmel Corporation (San Jose)and CRL of London announced the establishment of CRL as aEuropean Design Center to provide design services and technical ...
Trade Commission To Probe Oak Complaint Against Taiwan Suppliers
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5/15/1998   Post a comment
ITC will investigate complaint by Oak that says companies are illegally importing CD-ROM components that use its patented technology.
National Semiconductor Sees Fourth Quarter Loss
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5/15/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif., company says it expects sales to decline by as much as 20 percent from the year before. resulting in an operating loss.
HP Comments On Second-Quarter Performance
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5/14/1998   Post a comment
Palo Alto, Calif.--May 13, 1998--Hewlett-Packard Co. (Palo Alto) said that, based on preliminary results, earnings for the 1998 fiscal year's second quarter, which ended April ...
Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. Announces Resignation of Board Member Dr. T.J. Rodgers
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5/14/1998   Post a comment
Camarillo, Calif.--May 13, 1998--Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. (Camarillo) announced that Dr. T.J. Rodgers, president and CEO of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., has resigned from ...
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