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Atmel Reports Second Quarter Results
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7/22/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--July 16, 1998--Atmel Corp. (San Jose) reported second quarter revenues of $288,205,000, an increase of 28 percent versus the second quarter of 1997. As previously ...
Si2 ECIX Program Announces 17 Software Products
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7/22/1998   Post a comment
Austin, Texas--July 20, 1998--Several major industry players participatingin the Si2 Electronic Component Information Exchange (ECIX) programannounced and demonstrated new software ...
Hirokazu Hashimoto Named President and CEO of NEC Electronics Inc.,Shigeki Matsue Promoted to Chairman
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7/22/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, CA--July 14, 1998--NEC Electronics Inc. (Santa Clara) announced the appointment of Mr. Hirokazu Hashimoto as its new president and CEO. In addition, former President ...
Philips Semiconductors Announces Price Reductions for 16-bit Microcontroller
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7/22/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--July 20, 1998--Philips Semiconductors announced a price reduction for its 16-bit microcontroller, the XA-G3,by more than 30 percent effective immediately. ...
Schlumberger Introduces Circuit Analyzer Software Option for Its E-Beamand Fib Systems
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7/22/1998   Post a comment
Semicon West, San Jose, Calif.--July 15, 1998--Schlumberger ATE (San Jose) introduced Circuit Analyzer as a new productivity enhancement software option to run on its family of ...
Siemens Racks Up $700M Loss In DRAM Devices
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7/22/1998   Post a comment
Executive touches off speculation that parent company Siemens AG might close some fabs or sell off its memory operation.
AMD Cans IBM Deal After Signing With Motorola
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7/20/1998   Post a comment
Now that it has signed a partnership with Motorola, AMD says it doesn't need IBM's manufacturing capacity anymore.
Fairchild Will Cut 200 Jobs
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7/20/1998   Post a comment
The semiconductor company becomes the latest chip maker to succumb to the industry's sharp downturn.
AMD, Motorola Will Announce Alliance
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7/19/1998   Post a comment
The deal is the latest in a series of partnerships for Motorola, as it seems to be moving to acquire more technology needed to pursue systems-on-a-chip.
Mentor Graphics, MEMSCAP, MCNC Get $1.3 Million in DARPA Funding
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7/17/1998   Post a comment
Wilsonville, Ore.--July 13, 1998--Mentor Graphics Corp.(Wilsonville) announced that the Defense Advanced Research ProjectsAgency (DARPA) has awarded a major contract option ...
Quickturn Wins Emulation Order From 3DFX Interactive
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7/17/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--July 13, 1998--Quickturn Design Systems, Inc. announced that 3DFX Interactive, Inc. (both in San Jose) has selected Quickturn System Realizer technology and time-to-market ...
Synopsys Will Release 31 NT-Ported Products Ahead of Schedule
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7/17/1998   Post a comment
Synopsys Will Release 31 NT-Ported Products Ahead of ScheduleMountain View, Calif.--July 13, 1998--Synopsys, ...
Schlumberger Introduces ETC 1000 for Test Site Thermal Control
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7/17/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--July 15, 1998--Schlumberger Automated Test Equipment (ATE; San Jose) introduced the ETC 1000, a thermal control system providing precision in semiconductor device thermal ...
IBM Licenses Superflash Technology from SST
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7/17/1998   Post a comment
Fishkill, N.Y./ Sunnyvale, Calif.--July 15, 1998--IBM Microelectronics (Fishkill) and Silicon Storage Technology, Inc. (SST; Sunnyvale) announced an agreement in which IBM will ...
Denali Software Joins Synopsys's Tap-In Program
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7/16/1998   Post a comment
Denali Software Joins Synopsys's Tap-In ProgramPalo Alto, Calif.--July 13, 1998--Denali Software (Palo Alto) ...
Mentor Graphics Program Boosts Advanced Chip Yield, Performance for Foundries' Customers
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7/16/1998   Post a comment
Wilsonville, Ore.--July 13, 1998--Mentor Graphics Corp.(Wilsonville) announced DFM (design for manufacturability)Silicon Partners, a program aimed at customers of major chip ...
IPC & ITRI Part Of Management Team For New PCB R&D Center
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7/16/1998   Post a comment
Northbrook, Ill.--July 15, 1998--The US Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) has announced that it's awarding a contract for the development and management of a printed circuit ...
EDS Forms Semiconductor & Electronics Group
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7/16/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--July 13, 1998--Electronic Data Systems (Santa Clara) announced the formation of a Semiconductor & Electronics Group designed to provide information technology ...
Altera Announces Release of Max+Plus II Version 9.0
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7/16/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--July 13, 1998--Altera Corp. (San Jose)began shipping version 9.0 of its Max+Plus IIprogrammable logic development software.The Max+Plus II version 9.0 software ...
Sagantec Names Japanese Distributor
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7/16/1998   Post a comment
Milpitas, Calif.--July 14, 1998--Sagantec (Milpitas) named Innotech Corp. of Shin Yokohama, Japan, as its Japanese distributor effective July 1, 1998.Innotech, the Japanese ...
Altera Ships Flex 10K Device
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7/15/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--July 13, 1998--Altera Corp. (San Jose)announced the availability of the 3.3-V EPF10K10A programmable logicdevice (PLD), the 10,000-gate member of its 3.3-V ...
Mentor Graphics Introduces Seamless Co-Designer
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7/15/1998   Post a comment
Wilsonville, Ore.--July 13, 1998--Mentor Graphics Corp.(Wilsonville) announced Seamless Co-Designer, whichenables Seamless Co-Verification Environment (CVE) to include systemmodels, ...
Credence Launches Digital Mixed-Signal Test Platform
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7/15/1998   Post a comment
Fremont, Calif.--July 13, 1998--Credence Systems Corp. (Fremont) launched its production solution for testing consumer mixed-signal devices, Quartet One. Credence will debut Quartet ...
AMP Offers Enhanced Signal Integrity Analysis Software
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7/15/1998   Post a comment
Harrisburg, Pa.--July 13, 1998--AMP, Inc. (Harrisburg) announces AMPredictor Signal Integrity Analyzer (SIA) software, an integrated suite of simulation and interface tools that ...
Ambit Partners With ASIC Vendors to Develop Static Timing Signoff
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7/14/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--July 13, 1998--Ambit DesignSystems, Inc. (Santa Clara) announced plans to work with IBM Microelectronics, LSI Logic, Lucent Technologies, Inc. TexasInstruments, ...
Simplex Adds Larry Sonsini to Board of Directors
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7/14/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--July 13, 1998--Simplex Solutions,Inc. (Sunnyvale) announced that Larry Sonsini has joined the board of directors.Sonsini is chairman of the executive ...
Four New Partners Join Synopsys' TAP-In Program
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7/14/1998   Post a comment
Four New Partners Join Synopsys' TAP-In Program Mountain View, Calif.--July 13, 1998--Synopsys, ...
IBM Announces Packaging that Puts System-on-a-Chip Within Reach
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7/14/1998   Post a comment
East Fishkill, N.Y.--July 13, 1998--IBM (East Fishkill) announced new semiconductor packaging products that can help electronicsmanufacturers integrate more components onto a ...
Mentor Graphics' Coverification Environment to Support Green Hills's Multi-Embedded Software Development Tools for Hardware/Software Codevelopment
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7/14/1998   Post a comment
Wilsonville, Ore. July 13, 1998--Mentor Graphics Corp.(Wilsonville) andGreen Hills Software (Santa Barbara, Calif.) announced they will combine theSeamless Coverification Environment ...
Mentor Graphics Receives Patents for Hardware/Software Coverification Inventions
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7/14/1998   Post a comment
Wilsonville, Ore.--July 13, 1998--Mentor Graphics Corp. (Wilsonville)announced it has been awarded two U.S. patents (numbers 5,768,567 and5,771,370) on its coherent memory server ...
Altera Ships 256-Macrocell, 3.3-V Max 7000A Device
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7/14/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--July 13, 1998--Altera Corp. (San Jose)announced the availability of the EPM7256A, from the Max 7000A family. The EPM7256A offerspin-to-pin speeds as fast as 7.5 ...
Novellus, IBM Disclose Partnership In Copper
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7/14/1998   Post a comment
In addition, companies confess to quietly collaborating for two years in development of copper electroplating equipment.
Silicon Valley Seeks Workers Amid Layoffs
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7/13/1998   Post a comment
A new work-force initiative in San Jose, Calif., aims to avert what its backers say is a potential shortage of highly skilled job candidates.
OrCAD Recognized by Oregon Business Publications
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7/13/1998   Post a comment
Beaverton, Ore.--July 9, 1998--OrCAD (Beaverton) announced it was named one of the fastest-growing companies in Oregon on lists in three top Oregon business publications: Oregon ...
Credence Introduces New Configuration of High-Pin-Count Valstar Series Test System
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7/13/1998   Post a comment
Fremont, Calif.--July 9, 1998--Credence Systems Corp.(Fremont) introduced a new, optional configuration of Credence's high-pin-count ValstarSeries' VS 2000 test system, the ...
Cadence Presents Court With New Evidence of Copying in Request for Extended Injunction Against Avanti
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7/13/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--July 9, 1998--Cadence Design Systems, Inc.(San Jose) presented the United States District Court in San Jose withnew evidence of copyright infringement and trade secret ...
Cadabra Appoints Andrea Bush to Vice President, U.S. Sales
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7/13/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--July 9, 1998--Cadabra DesignTechnology, Inc. (Santa Clara) announced the appointment of Andrea Bush as vice president ofU.S. Sales, reporting to Martin ...
Sun Microsystems Purchases Logicvision's Embedded ATE for Corporate-Wide Use
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7/13/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--July 9, 1998--Logicvision, Inc. (San Jose) announced that Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Palo Alto, Calif.) has made a corporate-widepurchase of ICBIST, which establishes ...
VHDL International Board Re-Elects Steve Schulz As President, Gabe Moretti As Chair
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7/13/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--July 13, 1998--The VHDL International (VI; Santa Clara) Board of Directors re-elected Steve Schulz, senior member of the technical staff at Texas Instruments ...
Chip Summit Called To Avert 300-mm Crisis
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7/11/1998   Post a comment
A hastily organized meeting of chip and chip-equipment executives is being planned to revive momentum behind 300-mm wafers.
IPIQ Announces 'On-the-Shelf' Custom Macro Cells
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7/10/1998   Post a comment
Austin, Texas--July 7, 1998--IPIQ (Austin) announced that it isoffering high speed micro-architectural building block macro cells for deep-submicron applications.The macro ...
DSP Group Licenses the TeakDSPcore Family to Sony
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7/10/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--July 7, 1998--DSP Group, Inc. (Santa Clara)announced that it has licensed its TeakDSPcore Digital SignalProcessor Core family to Sony Corp. Sony plans to ...
IMP Wafer Foundry CD-ROM Introduces Eight New Process Technologies
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7/10/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--June 24, 1998-- IMP, Inc. (San Jose), announced the availability of a new Wafer Foundry Services Handbook and companion CD-ROM that describes over thirty CMOS and BiCMOS ...
Dovatron International Wins Ascom Business Systems Contract
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7/10/1998   Post a comment
Boulder, Colo.--July 9, 1998--Dovatron International, thecontract electronics manufacturing unit of The Dii Group, Inc. (Boulder),announced the award of a contract by Ascom ...
V3 Semiconductor Announces System Controller with PCI for MIPS Family of Processors
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7/10/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif. and Toronto, Ont.--June 28, 1998--V3 Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara) announced the introduction of a new series of PCI Bridge Controllers for the MIPS family ...
IMEC Successfully Transfers 0.35-m Front-End Process to Tower Semiconductor
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7/10/1998   Post a comment
Leuven, Belgium--July 7, 1998--Tower Semiconductor, Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel) has collaborated with IMEC (Leuven) to put a new 0.35-m CMOS process on-line, 12 months after ...
ST Announces Non-volatile Clock/RAM with World's Smallest Footprint
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7/10/1998   Post a comment
Lexington, Mass.--July 6, 1998--The latest member of the Timekeeper family of non-volatile Static RAMs fromSTmicroelectronics (Lexington) is the M48T559Y Snaphat.The SRAM ...
Chromatic To Drop Mpact, Redefine Business
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7/10/1998   Post a comment
The graphics-chip company plans to lay off about 150 employees and redefine its product line.
Cadence Claims New Evidence Of Copied Code
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7/10/1998   Post a comment
Design-automation urges the federal court to let its civil case against Avant proceed, and plans to seek $1.2 billion in damages once the trial begins.
Vitesse Posts Record Sales, Profits In 3Q
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7/9/1998   Post a comment
The chip maker defied the current downward trend in the semiconductor industry to earn $13.9 million in its third quarter.
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