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Motorola Predicts Double The Chips In Homes
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6/23/1998   Post a comment
Company predicts the number of chips used in the home will double by 2005, and there will be a lot more silicon inside the walls.
Analog Devices Introduces Fastest DSP
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6/22/1998   Post a comment
The company's Sharc DSP will offer customers 10 times the performance of the first-generation 32-bit processors.
Intel Leads Testing Of Rambus DRAM Devices
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6/22/1998   Post a comment
Toshiba and LG Semiconductor also are testing dynamic RAM devices running at 1.6 gigabytes per second, Rambus says.
Cadence Sets the Standard for 'Always Open' Business Practices
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6/19/1998   Post a comment
San Francisco--June 15, 1998--Cadence Design Systems, Inc.(San Jose) announced it will openly license application programminginterfaces (APIs) for enhanced versions of its physical ...
Phoenix Technologies Partners with Sicore Systems
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6/19/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--June 14, 1998--Phoenix Technologies, Ltd. (San Jose) announced that it has signed an agreement with Sicore Systems, Inc. (Campbell, Calif.), who will provide design ...
Mentor Graphics and Ambit Establish IP Alliance
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6/19/1998   Post a comment
San Francisco--June 16, 1998--Mentor Graphics Corp. (Wilsonville, Ore.) and Ambit Design Systems, Inc. announced plans for a multiyear partnership aimed at incorporatingBuildgates ...
OrCAD and Exemplar Logic Form Partnership in FPGA/CPLD Market Push
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6/19/1998   Post a comment
San Francisco--June 15, 1998--OrCAD, Inc. (Beaverton, Ore.) and Exemplar Logic (Fremont, Calif.) announced a strategic partnership and multi-year agreement, whereby OrCAD will ...
Design Acceleration, Inc. Appoints Innotech Corp. as Japanese Distributor
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6/19/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--June 9, 1998--Design Acceleration, Inc. (San Jose) announcedthat they have appointed Innotech Corp. as a Japanese distributor. Innotech has a focus on EDA and ties ...
Ansoft Announces Symphony, Wireless System Simulation Software
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6/19/1998   Post a comment
Pittsburgh--June 9, 1998--Ansoft Corp. (Pittsburgh) announced Symphony, which adds analog and DSP system analysis capabilities for the design of wired and wireless communications ...
Gambit and Oki Announce Availability of Special Floorplanners for Very Deep Submicron IC Designs
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6/19/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--June 11, 1998--Gambit Automated Design, Inc. (San Jose) and Oki Semiconductor unveiled Forecast Basic and Forecast Plus, two new versions of a physical floorplanner ...
Synapticad Documentation, Editing Software Now Available for HP Logic Analyzers
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6/19/1998   Post a comment
Palo Alto, Calif.--June 15, 1998--SynaptiCAD's WaveFormer Pro software now supports logic analyzers and pattern generators integrated with logic analyzers from Hewlett-Packard ...
Micron Technology Becomes No. 2 Memory Maker
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6/19/1998   Post a comment
Micron will immediately become the world's second-largest memory chip maker in the world after absorbing the dynamic RAM operations of Texas Instruments.
Unitrode Not Supporting Merger With Benchmarq
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6/19/1998   Post a comment
Board of directors decides not to support the proposed $135 million marriage, citing concerns about falling sales at Dallas-based Benchmarq.
Texas Instruments Will Lay Off 3,500
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6/18/1998   Post a comment
The job cuts and other actions are in response to soft semiconductor market conditions and the company's decision to exit the memory business.
TI To Sell DRAM Business To Micron
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6/18/1998   Post a comment
The deal includes all of Texas Instruments' own memory assets as well as its shares in two dynamic RAM joint ventures in Singapore and Japan.
Chip Equipment Index May Be Leveling Off
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6/17/1998   Post a comment
Semiconductor trade group reports recent declines in capital investments by chip makers are easing.
Kulicke & Soffa Expects Sales Decline
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6/17/1998   Post a comment
CEO says weakened business and change in demand is expected to result in low June and September quarters.
Avanti's Hercules Verification Design Tool Wins Sign-off Status for Use in IBM ASIC Designs
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6/16/1998   Post a comment
Fremont, Calif.--June 12, 1998--Avanti Corp. (Fremont) announced that IBM's ASIC Division has chosen Hercules as its sign-off verification tool. Hercules was benchmarked against ...
Compaq and OrCAD Ally to Standardize Mainstream EDA Market on Windows NT
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6/16/1998   Post a comment
San Francisco--June 15, 1998--OrCAD, Inc. (Beaverton, Ore.) announced an alliance with Compaq Computer Corp. to provide solutions to customers in the mainstream Windows NT EDA ...
Ansoft Announces Maxwell Strata Version 2.0
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6/16/1998   Post a comment
Pittsburgh--June 9, 1998--Ansoft Corp. (Pittsburgh) announcedMaxwell Strata version 2.0, a planar MoM(method-of-moments) simulator for microwave circuit and planar antennadesign. ...
Novas Software Upgrades Its Debussy Desktop Design Environment
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6/16/1998   Post a comment
San Francisco--June 15, 1998--NovasSoftware, Inc. (Milpitas, Calif.) announced upgrades to its desktop design environment,Debussy, and a new state machine module, nState. In ...
Compilogic Introduces New Product for Accelerating Data Flow and DSP IC Design
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6/16/1998   Post a comment
San Francisco--June 9, 1998--Compilogic Corp. (San Jose) announced C2Verilog Pro, the latest product in its family of EDA tools. C2Verilog Pro will debut at the Design Automation ...
Pivotal Technologies and Chartered Semiconductor Announce Joint Marketing Agreement to Provide Analog and Mixed-Signal Silicon IP
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6/16/1998   Post a comment
San Francisco--June 15, 1998-- Pivotal Technologies, LLC (Pasadena, Calif.) and Chartered SemiconductorManufacturing (Singapore) announced that they have signed a joint marketing ...
OVI Approves Verilog HDL Synthesis Interoperability Standard
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6/16/1998   Post a comment
Los Gatos, Calif.--June 15, 1998--Open Verilog International (OVI; Los Gatos), an EDA industry organization, announced that the Verilog HDL synthesis interoperability standard ...
Lattice's IspDS+ v.5.2 Logic Fitter Debuts at Design Automation Conference
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6/15/1998   Post a comment
Hillsboro, Ore.--June 15, 1998--Lattice Semiconductor Corp. (Hillsboro) introduced a more powerful edition (version 5.2) of its ISP development tool, the ispDS+ HDL Synthesis-Optimized ...
Duet Signs Agreement with TSMC to Deliver Silicon-Verified Submicron IP Foundation Library
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6/15/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--June 15, 1998--Duet Technologies, Inc. (San Jose)announced that the company has signed an agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TSMC) to deliver ...
Snaketech Announces Availability of Cellsnake 2.0
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6/15/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--June 10, 1998--Snaketech, Inc. (San Jose) is pleased to announce the release of Cellsnake 2.0 . Cellsnake produces layouts for standard cell-based designs on both ...
ASIC and EDA Vendors Demonstrate Prototype OLA Libraries
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6/15/1998   Post a comment
San Francisco--June 15, 1998--The Open Library API of Silicon Integration Initiative, Inc.'s ASIC Council (Dallas), along with supporting EDA vendors, are showcasing versions ...
Xentec Announces Shipment of Key IP Cores
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6/15/1998   Post a comment
Oakville, Ont.--June 15, 1998--Xentec, Inc. (Oakville) announced the availability of IP cores for the consumer, communications, security, and image processing markets. The synthesizable ...
Hardware and Software Companies to Battle in Face-Off at DAC
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6/15/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--June 9, 1998--Quicklogic Corp. (Sunnyvale) and CMP Media's EE Times announced the kickoff of the EDA industry's first Design Automation Conference (DAC) Challenge, ...
Genesys Testware Offers System-on-a-Chip Test Solutions
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6/15/1998   Post a comment
San Francisco--June 15, 1998--Genesys Testware, Inc. (Fremont, Calif.) announced major enhancements to Memory Bistcore. It now supports built-in self test diagnosis and repair ...
Chronology's Quickbench Verification Suite Attacks Verification Crisis
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6/15/1998   Post a comment
San Francisco--June 15, 1998--Chronology Corp. (Redmond, Wash.) introduced the Quickbench Verification Suite, consisting of three modular products available as an integrated solution ...
Toshiba Ships 800-MHz Rambus Dynamic RAMs
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6/15/1998   Post a comment
The company says this would make its chips the first such devices to operate at that speed.
ASML Warns Of Lowered Financial Expectations
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6/15/1998   Post a comment
Netherlands company says softness in semiconductor equipment industry and reductions in capital expenditures by major customers in Taiwan are to blame.
Applied Materials, KLA-Tencor Get Downgraded
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6/15/1998   Post a comment
Citing soft conditions in chip markets and excess production capacity, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter downgrades semi capital equipment giant and its rival.
Avanti Introduces 3D TCAD Process and Device Tools
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6/12/1998   Post a comment
Fremont, Calif.--June 9, 1998--Avanti Corp. (Fremont) announced Taurus-Process and Taurus-Device, new TCAD simulation toolsthat allow semiconductor engineers to predict both ...
Duet Signs Agreement with Fujitsu to Deliver Deep-Submicron IP Foundation Library
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6/12/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--June 9, 1998--Duet Technologies, Inc. (San Jose) announced that the company has signed a development agreement with Fujitsu Microelectronics, Inc. (FMI; San Jose) to ...
Prototype Announces Altera Support
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6/12/1998   Post a comment
Beaverton, Ore--June 9, 1998--Prototype Solutions Corp. (Beaverton) announced that it has begun shipping the Altera Flex 10K PLD Component Cards as an option for the Standin SX ...
Simplex Interconnect Extraction Software Validated by UMC Group
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6/12/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--June 8, 1998--Simplex Solutions, Inc. (Sunnyvale) announced that United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC; Hsinchu, Taiwan) Group has validated Simplex's extraction ...
Gambit's New Attenuator Product Cuts Physical Verification Time
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6/12/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--June 8, 1998--Gambit Automated Design, Inc. (San Jose) introduced Attenuator, a tool intended to reduce physical design verification time by up to 50 percent by automatically ...
Ikos and ARM Align in Delivery of System-on-a-Chip Verification Models
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6/12/1998   Post a comment
Cupertino, Calif.--June 9, 1998--Ikos Systems, Inc. (Cupertino) announced it is furthering its efforts to simplify system-on-a-chip designs for end users of microprocessor IP ...
Ansoft Confirms New Matrix Solver and Parameterized Model Library Will Ship with Ansoft HFSS Version 6.0
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6/12/1998   Post a comment
Pittsburgh--June 9, 1998--Ansoft Corp. (Pittsburgh) announced that new matrix solver technology will be included in the upcoming release of the Ansoft High Frequency Structure ...
Scenix Semiconductor Announces Asian Sales Representatives
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6/12/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--June 8, 1998--Scenix Semiconductor, Inc. (Santa Clara) announced that its SX Series 8-bit microcontroller (MCU) family will now be available in Southeast ...
Chip Capital Spending To Fall 20 Percent
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6/12/1998   Post a comment
Investment banking company reports worldwide spending on capital equipment will decline by 20 to 22 percent, a steeper drop than earlier predicted.
Ambit Formalizes Alliance Strategy; Buildbridges Alliance to Join Point Tools and Methodologies
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6/11/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--June 8, 1998--Ambit Design Systems, Inc. (Santa Clara) introduced the Buildbridges Alliance, a third-party program for formal relationships with the synthesis ...
Avanti Introduces Computer Automated Semiconductor Tooling
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6/11/1998   Post a comment
Fremont, Calif.--June 9, 1998--Avanti Corp. (Fremont) announced the Computer Automated Semiconductor Tooling (CAST) framework, which combines Taurus Technology Computer Aided ...
Gatefield-CLK CAD Partnership Brings Place & Route Solution to High-Density PLDs
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6/11/1998   Post a comment
Fremont, Calif.--June 8, 1998--Gatefield Corp. (Fremont) and CLK Computer-Aided Design, Inc. (CLK CAD; Fremont) have signed an agreement that allows Gatefield to incorporate CLK ...
Artisan Components Introduces Commercial Embedded Memories for 0.18-m Technology
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6/11/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--June 8, 1998--Artisan Components, Inc. (Sunnyvale) announced commercial embedded memories for 0.18-m (drawn) processtechnologies. The new Artisan HS500 family ...
Virtual Silicon Expands Distribution Network to Serve Semiconductor IP Market in Europe
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6/11/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--June 8, 1998--Virtual Silicon Technology, Inc. (Sunnyvale) announced it has selected Aquarius Technologies SA/NV to provide sales management throughout Europe ...
Simplex and IBM Team to Develop Interconnect Models and Validate Accuracy of Interconnect Extraction
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6/11/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--June 8, 1998--Simplex Solutions, Inc. (Sunnyvale) announced that IBM will provide pre-validated Simplex interconnect extraction models to IBM microelectronics ...
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