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Visual Circuits Ships 4-ReelTime/P
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9/30/1996   Post a comment
Minneapolis, MN--September 27, 1996--Visual Circuits Corp. (Minneapolis, MN) announced that it has commenced volume shipment of a MPEG add-in solution for PCs that enables playback ...
Greg Miller Joins LSI Logic as Vice President and Corporate Controller
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Milpitas, CA--September 27, 1996--Greg Miller has joined LSI Logic Corp. (Milpitas, CA) as vice president and corporate controller. Miller, 45, was most recently vice president ...
Integrated Device Sees Lower Second Quarter Profits
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Santa Clara, CA--September 26, 1996--Integrated Device Technology Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) said on Thursday that revenues and earnings are expected to be lower than anticipated ...
National Semiconductor's Newest Op Amp Features Rail-to-Rail Operation, 4MHz GBW and 1.8V to 32V Voltage Range
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Santa Clara, CA--September 27, 1996--Adding to its family of rail-to-rail op amps, National Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) introduced a single-supply op amp for space-constrained ...
Head of Digital's European Operations Retires
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9/30/1996   Post a comment
Maynard, MA--September 27, 1996--Digital Equipment Corp. (Maynard, MA) announced that Vincenzo Damiani, president of Digital Europe, has decided to retire from the company. Digital ...
Cisco Systems Completes Acquisition of Granite Systems
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San Jose, CA--September 27, 1996--Cisco Systems Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced it has completed the purchase of privately held Granite Systems Inc. (Palo Alto, CA). The ...
New Speech Recognition Software Technology From Texas Instruments
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Dallas, TX--September 27, 1996--A voice-enabled approach to Internet browsing has been developed by Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX). The new software technology, dubbed Speech ...
AMD Reduction in Force will Affect Approximately 200
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Sunnyvale, CA--September 26, 1996--AMD (Advanced Micro Devices; Sunnyvale, CA) announced a work-force reduction which will affect up to 200 employees. AMD employs 12,500 people ...
Cisco Systems Selects the Netherlands for European Operations Center
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San Jose, CA--September 26, 1996--Cisco Systems Inc. (San Jose, CA) has selected Amsterdam, the Netherlands, as the site for its new centralized European fulfillment center. ...
NEC Electronics Inc. Announces OpenCAD Version 5.0 for 0.25-Micron System-on-a-Chip Devices
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Santa Clara, CA--September 23, 1996--NEC Electronics Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) announced OpenCAD Version5.0, an enhanced version of the OpenCAD Design System that enables customers ...
Information Storage Devices Ranked No. 3 Fastest Growing Silicon Valley Technology Company by Silicon Valley Technology Fast 50
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San Jose, CA--September 26, 1996--The second annual Silicon Valley Technology Fast 50 has ranked Information Storage Devices Inc. (ISD; San Jose, CA) the third fastest growing ...
Applied Microsystems Reinforces Commitment To Power PC Platform
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San Jose, CA--September 26, 1996--Applied Microsystems Corp. (Redmond, WA) announced the new CodeTAP 860 for Motorola MPC 860 developers working with Wind River's (Alameda, CA) ...
Standard Microsystems Sees Third Quarter Profit
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9/27/1996   Post a comment
Hauppauge, NY--September 26, 1996--Standard Microsystems Corp. (Hauppauge, NY) said on Thursday it expects a profit for the third quarter ending November 30, 1996, despite a $4 ...
IMP Analog Magic Software Supports New Programmable Analog Devices
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9/27/1996   Post a comment
San Jose, CA--September 24, 1996--IMP Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced Release 2.0 of Analog Magic design software for its electrically programmable analog circuit (EPAC) family. ...
Siemens-Nixdorf Eyes Five Percent Share Of Polish Market
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9/27/1996   Post a comment
Warsaw, Poland--September 26, 1996--German computer giant Siemens-Nixdorf Informationssysteme AG aims to boost its sales in Poland five fold to more than 100 million marks in ...
Avant! Announces Fast Full-Chip Smart Extraction For Deep Submicron IC Designs
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Sunnyvale, CA--September 19, 1996--Avant! Corp. (Sunnyvale, CA) announced the availability of Star-R version 2.0, the full-chip Smart Extraction package for deep submicron IC ...
Hitachi Data Systems' Midrange Raid Storage Certified For Microsoft NT
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9/26/1996   Post a comment
Santa Clara, CA--September 25, 1996--Hitachi Data Systems (HDS; Santa Clara, CA) announced that the 5700 Midrange Disk Series is now certified by Microsoft (Redmond, WA) to support ...
Sun and Baan Formalize Strategic Initiative
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9/26/1996   Post a comment
Mountain View, CA--September 24, 1996--Sun Microsystems Inc. (Mountain View, CA) and The Baan Co. (Menlo Park, CA) announced a broad agreement aimed at enhancing the Java Enterprise ...
Integrated Systems Announces Resignation of Chief Financial Officer
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Sunnyvale, CA--September 25, 1996--Integrated Systems Inc. announced that Steven Sipowicz, vice president of finance and CFO, will be leaving Integrated Systems effective October ...
Xilinx Shipment of Five Millionth Device Marks Major Industry Milestone
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Xilinx Shipment of Five Millionth Device Marks Major Industry MilestoneSan Jose, CA--September 24, 1996--Xilinx Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced that it has shipped ...
Wind River Systems to Support Advanced Communications Controller From TEMIC Semiconductors
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Alameda, CA & Nantes, France--September 17, 1996--Wind River Systems Inc. (Alameda, CA) and TEMIC Semiconductors (Nantes, France) announced that Wind River's Tornado development ...
Precedence Announces Plans To Integrate Cadence's Leapfrog Simulator Into The Simmatrix' Co-Simulation Backplane
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Campbell, CA--September 25, 1996--Precedence (Campbell, CA) announced an agreement with Cadence Design Systems (San Jose, CA) to expand the technical alliance between the two ...
V3 Semiconductor Introduces A New Family Series Of I2O Intelligent I/O PCI Bridge Controllers In Single And Dual Configurations
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Santa Clara, CA--September 25, 1996--The V96xPBC and V292PBC product families of single PCI Bridge Controllers and the V96DPC of dual Bridge Controllers are now available. The ...
Cadence Expands Lab Operations In Europe
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Rome, Italy--September 25, 1996--Cadence Design Systems Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced the expansion of its advanced research operations into Europe. Based in Rome, Cadence European ...
National's New Monolithic Triple CRT Amplifier Drives CAD Monitors With 60Hz Refresh Rate
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9/25/1996   Post a comment
Santa Clara, CA--September 24, 1996--National Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) introduced a triple-channel CRT driver with 7 ns rise and 5.5 ns fall time typically required ...
Samsung Communications Systems R&D Center Acquires Production Rights for Microtec's VRTX Real-Time Operating System for Embedded Motorola 68000 Telecommunications Projects
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9/25/1996   Post a comment
Santa Clara, CA--September 24, 1996--Microtec (Santa Clara, CA) revealed that Samsung Communications Systems Research & Development Center in Korea has acquired production licensing ...
NEC Boosts Power, Scalability of ProServa SH
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9/25/1996   Post a comment
Mountain View, CA--September 24, 1996--NEC Computer Systems Division (Mountain View, CA) introduced a new, more powerful version of the ProServa SH, its quad-capable, Pentium ...
Cirrus Logic Unveils Family of Arcade-Action 3D Solutions for the PC Market
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9/25/1996   Post a comment
San Francisco, CA--September 24, 1996--Cirrus Logic Inc. introduced the first two members of its Laguna3D family of multimedia accelerators for the mainstream PC market. These ...
Dialogic's GammaLink Developers Kit Now Supports Windows NT 4.0
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9/25/1996   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, CA--September 24, 1996--Dialogic Corp. (Parsippany, NJ) announced that its GammaLink Developer's Kit will support version 4.0 of the Microsoft (Redmond, WA) Windows ...
Sun To Include Monotype Core Fonts With Solaris Operating System
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9/25/1996   Post a comment
Elk Grove, IL--September 24, 1996--Monotype Typography(Elk Grove, IL) announced that Sun Microsystems has elected Monotype as the source for the core fonts to be included with ...
Mentor Graphics Earns International Award for Serving as a Model Company for Working Families
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9/25/1996   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Earns International Award for Serving as a Model Company for Working Families Wilsonville, ...
Overland Data signs Box Hill as partner for LibraryXpress
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9/25/1996   Post a comment
San Diego, CA--September 24, 1996--Overland Data Inc. (San Diego, CA) announced that it has signed Box Hill Systems Corp. (New York, NY) as a Premier Partner of its award-winning ...
Dallas Semiconductor Corporation Expects Lower Earnings For The Third Quarter Of 1996
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9/25/1996   Post a comment
Dallas, TX--September 24, 1996--Dallas Semiconductor Corp. (Dallas, TX) announced that it expects third quarter 1996 earnings per share to decline from the comparable period ...
VLSI Unveils VISTA Architecture
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9/24/1996   Post a comment
San Jose, CA--September 23, 1996--VLSI Technology Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced the VISTA System-Level Silicon solution. VISTA is VLSI's comprehensive suite of digital video ...
Symbios Logic Announces Disk Drive Controller With Ultra2 SCSI Performance
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9/24/1996   Post a comment
Fort Collins, CO--Sept. 23, 1996--Symbios Logic Inc. announced the first headerless disk drive data controller with an integrated Ultra2 SCSI interface. The new SYM201F40 drive ...
Roy McGuffin Appointed President and CEO of Ultima Interconnect Technology
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9/24/1996   Post a comment
Cupertino, CA--September 23, 1996--Ultima Interconnect Technology Inc. (Cupertino, CA) announced that Dr. Roy McGuffin was appointed the company's new president and CEO. McGuffin ...
Applied Materials Releases Integrated CVD/PVD System for Lining Critical Contact and Via Structures
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9/24/1996   Post a comment
Santa Clara, CA--September 23, 1996--Applied Materials (Santa Clara, CA) launches a unique, fully integrated system that combines a new chemical vapor deposition (CVD) titanium ...
PC Week Gives SCO XVision Eclipse Overall Performance Leadership
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9/24/1996   Post a comment
Santa Cruz, CA--September 23, 1996--SCO (Santa Cruz, CA) XVision Eclipse, the 32-bit PC X Server for Windows NT and Windows 95, has been confirmed the fastest PC X Server in a ...
VLSI Announces MPEG 2 Audio/Video Decoder
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9/24/1996   Post a comment
San Jose, CA--September 23, 1996--VLSI Technology Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced an advanced MPEG 2 audio/video decoder chip as the cornerstone product of the VISTA (VLSI Integrated ...
Sun Microsystems and The Baan Co. to Enhance Java Enterprise APIs
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9/24/1996   Post a comment
Menlo Park, CA--September 23, 1996--Sun Microsystems Inc. (Mountain View, CA) and The Baan Co. (Menlo Park, CA) announced that Sun's JavaSoft business unit (Cupertino, CA) and ...
ARM Expands Its Partnership Into System Design
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9/24/1996   Post a comment
San Jose, CA--September 23, 1996--Advanced RISC Machines (ARM; Cambridge, England) announced at DiskCon '96 a strategic partnership with PalmChip (San Jose, CA). PalmChip ...
Atmel Adds 3-Volt One-Megabit EEPROM
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9/24/1996   Post a comment
San Jose, CA--September 23, 1996--Atmel Corp. (San Jose, CA) announced that it has added the industry's first 3-V, one-Mbit electrically erasable programmable read-only memory ...
VenturCom Launches Component Integrator v3.4 for Windows NT
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9/23/1996   Post a comment
San Jose, CA--September 17, 1996--VenturCom Inc. (Cambridge, MA) unveiled its Component Integrator version 3.4--a graphical tool for integrating, configuring, and building dedicated ...
Digital Unveils New Passive Backplanes
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9/23/1996   Post a comment
San Jose, CA--September 16, 1996--Digital Equipment Corp. (Shrewsbury, MA) unveiled new passive backplanes and new processors in its Digital Modular Computing Components (DMCC) ...
Microchip Technology Launches QuickASIC Family for FPGA/CPLD Conversions
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9/23/1996   Post a comment
Chandler, AZ--September 16, 1996--Microchip Technology Inc. (Chandler, AZ) introduced the QuickASIC gate array family which can replace standard FPGAs and CPLDs with a masked ...
Meta-Software Automates Library Generation Process
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9/23/1996   Post a comment
Geneva, Switzerland--September 16, 1996--Meta-Software Inc. (Campbell, CA) announced that its MASTER Toolbox cell characterization and model generation toolset now automatically ...
New Free Internet Resource for EEs: Virtual Conference
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9/23/1996   Post a comment
Newark, CA--September 15, 1996--Eg3 Communications has announced a new free WWW resource for design engineers in the electronics area: The EE Virtual Trade Conference. The EE ...
EDAC Selects New Executive Director
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9/23/1996   Post a comment
San Jose, CA--September 16, 1996--With the appointment of Pamela Parrish as its first full time executive director, the restructure of EDAC is now complete. Parrish has experience ...
Synopsys Donation Enhances Open Standards
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9/23/1996   Post a comment
Synopsys Donation Enhances Open Standards Mountain View, CA--September 16, 1996--Synopsys ...
EDAC Announces the Availability of its Worldwide EDA License and Revenue Data for First Quarter of 1996
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9/23/1996   Post a comment
San Jose, CA--September 16, 1996--The Electronic Design Automation Companies Assoc. (EDAC; San Jose, CA) announced the availability of its first quarter 1996 Market Statistics ...
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