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Summit Reports Results for Second Quarter and Names William V. Botts As Chairman and Interim CEO
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Beaverton, Ore.--July 27, 1999--Summit Design, Inc.(Beaverton) reported financial results for the second quarter endingJune 30, 1999. Second quarter revenue was $7.2 million, ...
Pericom Semiconductor Corporation Reports Annual and Fourth Quarter Revenues and Profits
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San Jose--July 27, 1999--Pericom SemiconductorCorp. (San Jose) announced net revenues of$59,798,000 for its fiscal year ended June 30, 1999, up 22 percent from$49,198,000 for ...
RF Micro Devices, Inc. Announces New Gallium Arsenide HBT Fabrication Facility
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Greensboro, N.C.--July 28, 1999--RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Greensboro) announced that its board of directors has approved plans to build a second facility to fabricate Gallium Arsenide ...
Trident Microsystems Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Annual Results for Fiscal Year 1999
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Santa Clara, Calif.--July 27, 1999--Trident Microsystems, Inc.(Santa Clara) reported its financial results for the fiscal quarter andyear ended June 30, 1999. The company announced ...
Cos. post sales gains in quarter
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Toshiba sets fast-forward system
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China's IC-card industry draws global players
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China's emerging IC-card industry got a boost earlier this month when the country's powerful Ministry of Information Industry announced the second group of qualified product and system providers. The group includes four chip makers, 14 card makers and two applications developers.
The blind get lift from Java-based design
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Heightened awareness, tight job markets and government action are combining to make it simpler for the blind and visually impaired to work with computers. Several companies are taking advantage of the portability of the Java programming language, and its design for accessibility, to let visually impaired individuals use different types of machines.
Agilent Technologies emerges from HP
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The test equipment and component company chiseled out of Hewlett-Packard Co. will be called Agilent Technologies, a name intended to reflect the company's focus on agility and speed in reacting to customers' needs for new products and services.
Scientific Atlanta invests $13M in Bookham
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Scientific Atlanta Inc. has joined Cisco Systems Inc. and Intel Corp. as a minority investor in Bookham Technology Ltd. (Oxfordshire, United Kingdom), the developer of the Application Specific Optoelectronic Circuit (ASOC) technology able to integrate optical components in a standard silicon process.
STMicroelectronics licenses security feature for smart card controllers
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HyperSecur Corp. here has granted STMicroelectronics an exclusive license to implement its HyperProximity security technology as a standard feature on STM's secure contactless microcontrollers.
Toshiba stacks chips to increase flash density
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Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. (TAEC) today rolled out a 512-Mbit NAND-based flash-memory device for use as solid-state storage in a range of memory-intensive applications.
LSI Logic ASICs to add programmable-logic cores
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LSI Logic Corp. today is expected today (July 29) to announce plans to add small programmable-logic cores to its ASICs, a move that mirrors the efforts of FPGA vendors to combine their chips with soft or hard cores. It also marks an industry consensus that programmability, in some form, will be a vital component of future system-on-chip designs.
TI, USA Digital Radio Collaborate On DSPs
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The U.S. regulatory process for digital AM/FM radio is slated to be completed by mid-2000.
KLA-Tencor Sales Slip, But Profit Rises
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New order growth for the last fiscal quarter was strong and backlog increased across all product lines.
Critics blast U.S. plan to monitor networks
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Privacy groups and congressional critics blasted a recently disclosed Clinton administration plan to monitor computer networks.
Designer creates utilities for Xilinx FPGAs
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Three new tools for users of Xilinx Inc. FPGAs are now available from someone who's been in the trenches. Phil Freidin, president and sole employee of Fliptronics, an FPGA design consulting firm, is offering a module generator, timing-report tool and chip-level viewer that contain features not available from Xilinx's own tools, Freidin said.
Lara launches SuperCAM based on copper CMOS process
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Lara Technology Inc. is sampling a 1-Mbit ternary content-addressable search engine based on a 0.18-micron copper CMOS process from IBM Microelectronics.
Virtual Component Exchange revs IP-exchange initiative
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Virtual Component Exchange has stepped up efforts to recruit more companies as members to participate in the exchange of intellectual property (IP), courting at a luncheon here this week representatives from numerous systems, semiconductor, foundry, EDA and IP companies.
TI to collaborate on DSPs for digital radio receivers
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USA Digital Radio Inc. and Texas Instruments Inc. today announced a partnership to develop digital signal processors for digital AM/FM radio receivers, which are expected to become commercially available in the U.S. market by early 2001.
CEMs: Time ripe for buy-outs
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QuickSilver accelerates sked for 2G soft radio
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QuickSilver Technology Inc. (Campbell, Calif.) is accelerating the introduction of its reconfigurable computing, software-defined approach to intermediate frequency-to-baseband hardware for mobile telephony. It is also accelerating its global efforts by appointing a U.K.-based chairman and through work with Kyocera Corp. in Japan.
Atmel flash booked through year end
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A rise in demand from cellular phone and set-top box customers has cleared Atmel Corp.'s shelves of flash chips, according to B. Jeffrey Katz, the company's vice president of marketing. "We're booked out in flash through the year," Katz said, speaking here Wednesday (July 28) at the BancBoston Robertson Stephens Semiconductor Conference.
IBM, Toshiba discuss telecom, networking chip deal
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IBM Microelectronics and Toshiba Corp. today confirmed Asian press reports that the two companies are in preliminary discussions to jointly develop telecommunications and networking logic chips. Spokesmen for both companies said no agreement has been reached and did not elaborate further.
Trading partners get digital link
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Broadcom opens support center in Singapore
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Broadcom Corp. today dedicated a new design and manufacturing support facility in Singapore that will provide extended coverage for Broadcom operations, especially to customers and suppliers in the region.
Cisco expands packet voice efforts with common DSP base
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Midway through a five-phase program to integrate voice services into Internet Protocol networks, Cisco Systems Inc. this week launched a flotilla of voice-enabled platforms for branch offices and small telco central offices, as well as a gatekeeper platform for H.323 conferencing networks.
Qualcomm to use SST flash in CDMA chip sets
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Silicon Storage Technology Inc. here said it will provide flash memory technology to Qualcomm Inc. (San Diego) for use in chip sets that target new wireless phone applications using code-division multiple-access (CDMA).
Colorado rings up Rocky Mountain hires
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The pending merger of Qwest with U S West has Denver's high-tech community abuzz. But that's not the only action in the Rockies these days.
Cirrus acquires AudioLogic
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Cirrus Logic Inc. has acquired AudioLogic Inc. for an undisclosed sum, as part of Cirrus' bid to extend its leadership in PC audio chips into the emerging market for portable MP3 audio players.
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