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Bouncing back from DRAM debacle, FMI charts new course
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Fujitsu Microelectronics Inc. (FMI) executives on Wednesday charted a bold course for the once-battered company, with lavish capital expenditures to pay for the company's hoped-for dominance in flash memory and its new 0.11-micron (drawn) process technology.
Cardtools enhances NitroVP verification system
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Cardtools Systems, an embedded software and EDA tools vendor, has upgraded its NitroVP hardware and software co-design and verification system.
Matsushita, Hitachi plan system-on-chip production facilities
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A tight semiconductor market has encouraged Matsushita and Hitachi to quickly expand their system-on-chip (SoC) production capabilities with new fabrication facilities in Japan.
Intel places $100M bet on Internet in India
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Intel Corp. will invest $100 million in venture capital in India this year, the company said. Most of the investment will go to build network infrastructure for the Internet.
Lucent acquires Chromatis for $4.5B
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Lucent Technologies Inc. has offered to acquire Chromatis Networks Inc. (Herndon, Va.) for 78 million shares of Lucent stock, or roughly $4.5 billion.
Mentor Graphics Enters Data Management Market through Acquisition of Descon.
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Wilsonville, OR--May 30, 2000--Mentor Graphics Corp. announced it has acquiredGermany-based Descon Informationssysteme GmbH, a privately held provider ofProduct ...
Numeritech Produces 25 Nanometer Transistor Gates.
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San Jose, CA--May 31, 2000--Numerical Technologies, Inc. announced the successful fabrication of 25 nmtransistor gates produced entirely by optical lithography. The ...
HDAC Announces Change of Name to Averant.
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Sunnyvale, CA--May 30, 2000--HDAC, Inc., a provider of verification technology for RTL designers, announced it haschanged its corporate name to Averant, ...
Simpod Signs Its First European Distributor.
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Santa Clara, CA--May 25, 2000--Simpod, Inc., an EDA company in the embedded systems verification space, announcedthat it has signed its first European distributor: ...
Sun and Blackstone to Deliver End-to-End Compute Farm Solutions.
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Worcester, MA--May 31, 2000--Blackstone Technology Group, a provider of compute farm solutions, announcedthat it is working with Sun Microsystems to provide compute ...
Voice interfaces gain in info appliances
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The dominant user interface for 21st-century computing may well be voice, and it is coming soon.
Infineon opens 3G research center in Austria
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Infineon Technologies AG (Munich, Germany) has opened a development center for universal mobile telecommunication system (UMTS) radio circuits in Linz, Austria.
Philips licenses voice-over-DSL technologies
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Philips Semiconductors has licensed technology for voice-over-digital subscriber line (VoDSL) services from two U.S. companies, Tollbridge Technologies Inc. and CopperCom Corp. Philips will use the technologies in its products and will serve as a semiconductor manufacturing partner for the two companies.
Innoveda offers integrated FPGA tool suite
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Innoveda Inc. has created an FPGA tool package that integrates the Visual graphical entry HDL tool originally sold by Summit Design with several FPGA offerings originally from Viewlogic.
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Monterey adds crosstalk support to Dolphin
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Monterey Design Automation Inc. has announced version 1.2 of Dolphin, its complete IC physical design solution.
Zetex creates blocks for power-management circuits
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Zetex plc (Oldham, England) is developing a range of compiled power-management circuits, including a low drop-out (LDO) regulator and switched capacitor converter, targeted at portable and battery-operated equipment.
Memscap releases inductor library
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Memscap SA (Grenoble, France) is making available a library of inductors based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for the wireless market.
Solectron's move down under
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Cluster project brings cost per Gflop to new low
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Researchers at the University of Kentucky have built a clustered supercomputer — made of groups of PCs — that brings the cost of supercomputing to a new low, they claim.
Mentor buys German tool company
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Mentor Graphics Corp. showed it is getting serious about Product Data Management (PDM) systems, as its Board Systems Division announced this week the purchase of privately held Descon Informationssysteme GmbH (Nuremberg, Germany) for an undisclosed amount of money.
Test automation profile rises in IC design
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Developments on tap for next week's Design Automation Conference in Los Angeles reveal the rising importance of test automation in the chip design process. The new capabilities also show that software-based test companies are quick to put breakthroughs in computer technology to work in test.
Lucent combines networking and opto groups
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Lucent Technologies Inc.'s Microelectronics Division is pulling together its telecom-chip and optoelectronics groups for an unprecedented collaboration, to prepare for bringing packet-handling logic directly into optical transponders to modulate OC-48 (2.5-Gbit/second) and OC-192 (10-Gbit/s) networks.
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