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AMI Simplifies Timing Design Of Submicron ASICs
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6/30/1998   Post a comment
Pocatello, Idaho--June 29, 1998--American Microsystems, Inc.'s (AMI; Pocatello) technology roadmap for timing convergence includes a design flow thatintegrates the following ...
CAE Plus Customers Drive Product Development
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6/30/1998   Post a comment
San Francisco--June 15, 1998--CAE Plus, Inc. (Austin, Texas) announced that it is showcasing new versions of solutions for embedded system-on-a-chip development. The new features ...
Ambit Synthesis Tools to Be Added to Samsung 0.25-m Technology Offering
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6/30/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--June 29, 1998--Ambit Design Systems, Inc. (Santa Clara) announced that Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. will add library support for Ambit's ASIC synthesis ...
Philips Semiconductors Teams with MINC to Offer VHDL Design Environment for CPLDs
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6/30/1998   Post a comment
Albuquerque, N.M.--June 29, 1998--Philips Semiconductors, Inc. (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) and MINC, Inc. (Colorado Springs, Colo.) announced the companies have joined forces ...
IMEC and Ericsson Collaborate on Mobile MPEG-4
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6/30/1998   Post a comment
Leuven, Belgium--June 26, 1998--A three-year agreement to demonstrate the feasibility of a mobile MPEG-4 terminal has been signed between Ericsson and IMEC (Leuven). The work ...
STMicroelectronics Incorporates Systems Science's Powerfault-IDDQ in Its Sign-Off Design Flow
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6/30/1998   Post a comment
Palo Alto, Calif.--June 29, 1998--Systems Science, Inc. (Palo Alto) announced the inclusion of the company's design tool, Powerfault-IDDQ, in STMicroelectronics, Inc.'s (Saint-Genis, ...
Quickturn Adds Two Members to Board of Directors
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6/30/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--June 29, 1998--Quickturn Design Systems, Inc. (San Jose) announced that William A. Hasler, dean of the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, ...
ISSI To Sell Taiwan Subsidiary
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6/30/1998   Post a comment
CEO says the company's long-term goal is to have ISSI-Taiwan go public on the Taiwan stock exchange.
Applied Materials Delays Japan Center
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6/29/1998   Post a comment
The semiconductor slowdown claims another victim, as the company delays plans for Japanese technology center.
VLSI VSC9 0.25-m ASIC Process Fully Operational
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6/29/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--June 29, 1998--VLSI Technology, Inc. (San Jose) said that its 0.25-m (drawn gate length; 0.18-m Leff) VSC9 custom circuit process technology has passed its qualification ...
IBM Supercomputer Linked with FTL Systems Auriga Software
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6/29/1998   Post a comment
San Francisco--June 15, 1998--IBM (White Plains, N.Y.) and FTL Systems demonstratedbreakthrough software running on an IBM supercomputer that can test and verify electronic circuits ...
Sun Microsystems Purchases Logicvision's Embedded ATE for Corporate-Wide Use
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6/29/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--June 15, 1998--Logicvision, Inc. (San Jose) disclosed that Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Palo Alto, Calif.) has become a customer of its ICBIST product.Sun is incorporating ...
Summit Offers Dasys's Behavioral Synthesis Tool
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6/29/1998   Post a comment
Beaverton, Ore.--June 15, 1998--Summit Design, Inc. (Beaverton) announced the immediate availability of Dasys's Rapidpath Version 3.2. Summit acquired exclusive distribution rights ...
Dii Group to Acquire HP's German Printed Circuit Organization
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6/29/1998   Post a comment
Niwot, Colo.--June 24--The Dii Group, Inc.(Niwot), announced that its wholly owned printed circuit board fabrication subsidiary, Multilayer Technology, Inc. (Multek), has signed ...
Ball Semiconductor Achieves Experimental Breakthrough for Building Electronic Devices on Sphere
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6/29/1998   Post a comment
Allen, Texas--June 25, 1998--Ball Semiconductor Inc. (Allen) announced that it has proven four initial processes necessary for producing spherical semiconductors: diffusion, deposition, ...
IMS Delivers Virtual Test Emulator Software for Off-Line Test Program Debug
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6/29/1998   Post a comment
Beaverton, Ore--June 29, 1998--Integrated Measurement Systems' (IMS; Beaverton) Virtual Test Division announced the availability of Virtual Test Emulator (VTE), a test emulation ...
Rockwell Spins Off Chip Unit
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6/29/1998   Post a comment
CEO tells shareholders this is one of the actions the company will take to improve the consistency of its earnings and reposition itself for global growth.
Virage Logic And Tower Semiconductor Announce Availability Of EPROM Compiler
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6/26/1998   Post a comment
Milpitas, Calif.--June 23, 1998--Virage Logic Corp. (Milpitas) announced that it has successfully completed the development of what is believed to be the industry's first erasable ...
Analogy Introduces VHDL Co-Simulation Product
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6/26/1998   Post a comment
San Francisco--June 15, 1998--Analogy, Inc. (Beaverton, Ore.) announced an agreement with Model Technology, Inc. to provide a co-simulation interface that allows board and IC designers ...
Sonics And Fujitsu Team Up To Facilitate On-Chip Bus Specification Development
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6/26/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--June 15, 1998--Sonics Inc. (Los Altos, Calif.) announced a Virtual Socket Interface Alliance (VSI) pilot project between Sonics and Fujitsu Microelectronics, Inc. to ...
Genesis Microchip Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 1998 Results
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6/26/1998   Post a comment
Toronto, Ont.--June 23, 1998--Genesis Microchip, Inc. (Toronto) reported record revenues and earnings for its fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended May 31, 1998. Revenues for the ...
Cadence and IBM Form Joint Program Office
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6/26/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--June 15, 1998-- Cadence Design Systems, Inc.and IBMannounced the creation of a joint program office located at theCadence corporate headquarters in San Jose, ...
Xynetix Names Veteran EDA Marketing Executive, Leslie Landers, Vice President of Marketing
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6/26/1998   Post a comment
Fishers, N.Y.--June 15, 1998--Xynetix Design Systems, Inc. (Fishers) announced the appointment of Leslie Landers to the newly created position of Vice President of Marketing.Landers ...
IBM Demonstrates Electronic Design Environment Integrating NT-Based Intellistations and RS/6000s running AIX
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6/26/1998   Post a comment
San Francisco--June 15, 1998--IBM Corp. (Armonk, N.Y.) demonstrated a next-generation electronic design environment that integrates IBM Intellistations running Microsoft's Windows ...
Mentor Graphics Boosts Power, Functionality of Its HDL Graphical Design Environment With Renoir '98
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6/25/1998   Post a comment
San Francisco--June 16--Mentor Graphics Corp.(Wilsonville, Ore.) announced the immediate availability of Renoir '98, an even more powerful version of its HDL graphical design environment. ...
Analogy and Microcosm Technologies Announce MEMS Solution
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6/25/1998   Post a comment
Beaverton, Ore., Raleigh, N.C.--June 15, 1998--Analogy, Inc. (Beaverton) and Microcosm Technologies, Inc. (Raleigh) announced a significant technology agreement and a new product, ...
Actel Extends MX FPGA Family with Three Single-Chip ASIC Alternatives
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6/25/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--June 22, 1998--Actel Corp. (Sunnyvale) announced immediate availability of three new single-chip FPGA devices. PCI-compliant 36,000-gate and 24,000-gatedevices ...
Xynetix Adds Asia-Pacific Director; New Distributors in the Far East
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6/25/1998   Post a comment
Fishers, N.Y.--June 15, 1998--Xynetix has expanded its presence in the FarEast, citing continued demand in this region for specialized advanced ICpackage design software as well ...
Summit Design Licenses IBM's PowerPC-based Models and Simulator
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6/25/1998   Post a comment
Beaverton, Ore.--June 15, 1998--Summit Design, Inc. (Beaverton, Ore.) announced its Virtual-CPU hardware/software co-verification tool now fully supports IBM's PowerPC processor ...
Ikos Names Linda Prowse Senior Director of Product Marketing and Operations
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6/25/1998   Post a comment
Cupertino, Calif.--June 22, 1998--Ikos Systems, Inc. (Cupertino), a leading provider of design verification solutions announced that Linda Prowse has been named senior director ...
Simplex Contributes Breakthrough Test Chip Methodology as Industry Standard
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6/25/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--June 24, 1998--Simplex Solutions, Inc. (Sunnyvale) announced a newmethodology for validating the accuracy of interconnect extraction tools forelectronic circuit ...
FTC Blocks Adaptec's Acquisition Of Symbios
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6/25/1998   Post a comment
The companies terminated the $775 million stock purchase after concluding the Federal Trade Commission was unlikely to approve the transaction.
Lam Research To Restructure, Cut Workforce
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6/25/1998   Post a comment
Supplier responds to weakening in orders by cutting workforce and narrowing its focus on core etch and chemical mechanical planarization product segments.
FSI Announces Cutbacks After Recovery Stalls
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6/24/1998   Post a comment
A third quarter sales increase is not enough to put the semiconductor-equipment supplier back into the black.
David Longfellow of Lucent Technologies Joins Chip Express's Board of Directors
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6/24/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--June 22, 1998--Chip Express Corp. (Santa Clara) announced the appointment of David Longfellow of Lucent Technologies' Microelectronics Group to a new position ...
Chrysalis to Develop Formal Verification for New ARM7TMDI-S Core
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6/24/1998   Post a comment
North Billerica, Mass.--June 15, 1998--Chrysalis Symbolic Design, Inc. (North Billerica) announced that they will develop a formal verification flow for Advanced RISC Machines, ...
Artisan Components Selected By Hitachi, Ltd. to Provide High-Speed Memories
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6/24/1998   Post a comment
San Francisco--June 15, 1998--Artisan Components, Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) announced Hitachi, Ltd. (Tokyo) will use Artisan's HS300 family of synchronous single- and dual-port ...
AMI Announces Complete Front-To-Back Simulation Methodology To Verify Mixed-Signal Circuits
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6/24/1998   Post a comment
Pocatello, Idaho--June 15, 1998--American Microsystems, Inc. (AMI; Pocatello) announced a new methodology for the verification of mixed analog/digital circuits. AMI's Mixed-Signal ...
Mentor Graphics Teams with Motorola on Major System-on-a-Chip Program
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6/24/1998   Post a comment
San Francisco--June 16, 1998--Motorola Corp.'s Semiconductor Products Sector (Austin, Texas) has signed an agreement with Mentor Consulting, Mentor Graphics Corp.'s professional ...
Cypress Introduces 3.3 V Roboclock
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6/24/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--June 23, 1998--Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (San Jose) introduced a 3.3 V version of the Roboclock device, the CY7B991V. It offers the same features as the original Roboclock, ...
Actel, Synplicity, and Model Technology to Deliver CD-ROM FPGA Design Solution
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6/24/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--June 15, 1998--Actel Corp. (Sunnyvale) announced a marketing agreement with Synplicity, Inc. (Sunnyvale) and Model Technology, Inc. (Beaverton, Ore.) to distribute ...
Semi Equipment Woes Slam Eaton's Earnings
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6/24/1998   Post a comment
Because of the drastic downturn in its semiconductor capital equipment business, company is not confident its 1998 earnings would exceed 1997's record results.
Motorola Exits FPGA Business
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6/23/1998   Post a comment
Austin, Texas--June 18, 1998--Motorola Corp. (Austin) has announced that current efforts in the programmable products arena will be discontinued.This includes all FPGA and Analog ...
Siquest Announces Full-Scan Insertion Software for FPGA-to-ASIC Conversion
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6/23/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--June 18, 1998--Siquest, Inc. (San Jose) has developed proprietary software enabling remapping of FPGA netlists into their gate array equivalents without requiring that ...
Mentor Graphics' Design-for-Test and Static Timing Analysis Tools Jump-Start ASIC Council's Open Library API (OLA) Standard
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6/23/1998   Post a comment
San Francisco--June 15, 1998--Mentor Graphics Corp. (Wilsonville, Ore.)unveiled OLA capabilities for its design-for-test (DFT) andgate-level ASIC static timing technology. ...
Atmel Acquires Data Communications Technologies To Target Multimedia & Communications Markets
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6/23/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--June 22, 1998--Atmel Corp. (San Jose)announced the acquisition of Data Communications Technologies (DCT), ofResearch Triangle Park, N.C., to design and market system-levelintegration ...
Analog Devices Introduces 32-Bit DSP
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6/23/1998   Post a comment
Norwood, Mass.--June 22, 1998--Analog Devices, Inc. (Norwood) unveiled its next generation of Sharc digital signal processors (DSPs). The family features a 32-bit general purpose ...
Aristo Signs Four Partnerships for System IC Design
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6/23/1998   Post a comment
Cupertino, Calif.--June 10, 1998--Aristo Technology, Inc. (Cupertino) announced that it has signed partnerships with four vendors.Aristo has joined Ambit Design Systems' ...
Marshall and OrCAD Partner to Deliver Real-Time Component Purchasing Data Via the Internet
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6/23/1998   Post a comment
San Francisco--June 15, 1998--OrCAD (Beaverton, Ore.) announced a partnership with component distributor Marshall Industries to provide free component data via the Internet to ...
Altera Announces New Intellectual Property Business Unit
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6/23/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--June 15, 1998--Altera Corp. (San Jose)announced the creation of its new IP Business Unit. Thenew IP Business Unit will include comprehensive responsibility for marketing,applications, ...
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