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HP-led splinter group to proceed with real-time Java spec
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The latest salvo in the war between Hewlett-Packard Co. and Sun Microsystems Inc. for control of real-time Java will be fired this week, when an HP-led coalition is expected to announce it has linked up with a standards body to formally oversee its effort to forge a real-time specification.
Intel, Cisco take stake in optical component pioneer
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Intel Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) and Cisco Systems Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) have each invested about $10 million for minority stakes in Bookham Technology Ltd., a pioneer in the use of silicon for the fabrication of optical and opto-electronic components. Intel and Cisco are each thought to have received a little over 5 percent of Bookham in return for their investments.
Wafer Capacity Could Fall Short In 2000
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Third-party wafer capacity could end up in short supply if chip manufacturers increase their use of contract manufacturing.
LG boosts LCD production
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LG Group will realign its thin-film transistor (TFT) LCD business to attract foreign investment and ramp up display production.
Verisity adds spec-based verification
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Verisity Design Inc. has added temporal language support to its Specman test-bench development software, embracing a new methodology it calls "spec-based verification." The company's Specman Elite brings some of the advantages of formal model checking into a familiar simulation environment.
Syntest Announces Its First European and Israeli Distributors
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Sunnyvale, Calif.---Nov. 23, 1998--Syntest Technologies, Inc. (Sunnyvale) announced that it has signed with distributors in Germanyand Israel. TRIAS Mikroelektronik (Krefeld, ...
Actel Announces Future SX Device Volume Pricing to Drop by as Much as 63Percent
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Sunnyvale, Calif.--Nov. 30, 1998--Actel Corp. (Sunnyvale) announced that list prices for its fastest FPGA devices will be reduced by up to 63 percent in the secondhalf of 1999. ...
John Sanguinetti Joins Novas Software's Board
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Milpitas, Calif.--Nov. 24, 1998--Novas Software, Inc. announced that John Sanguinetti has joinedthe company's board of directors. John Sanguinetti is the founder of ...
National builds a scanner chip
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National Semiconductor Corp.'s just released integrated scanner chip promises to lower the price and improve the quality of desktop color scanners. Though the 36-bit scanner-on-a-chip follows devices from Exar Corp., Burr-Brown and others into an increasingly competitive market, National's LM-9830 fulfills the company's long-term promise to use its analog components as building blocks for mixed-signal integration.
Prototype FPGA cracks GHz barrier
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Xilinx Inc. claims to have reached GHz speeds with a prototype FPGA, attributing the feat to the power of pure-play foundries.
Wafer foundry shortage possible in 2000, warns report
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Third-party wafer foundry capacity could end up in short supply by the year 2000 if chip manufacturers increase their use of contract manufacturing, warns a new report from Semico Research Corp. here.
Intel puts specs for 440ZX chipset online
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Intel Corp. is now providing technical documentation on its web site for its forthcoming 440ZX and 440ZX-66 chipsets for mid-range and low-cost PCs.
Via signs patent license with Intel
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In a move that lifts some of Taiwan's core logic for Pentium II systems from legal limbo, Via Technologies Inc. announced today (Nov. 30) that it has reached a joint patent license agreement with Intel Corp. The agreement solidifies the legality of Via's Pentium II Slot 1 core logic products, and helps to resolve several outstanding intellectual property issues relating to Via's chip sets.
Hitachi's losses top $1 billion
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Hitachi's losses top $1 billion
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Analysis: Cable industry not set for 'super' set top
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With standards still in flux, set-top and semiconductor makers in the United States and Europe are being left largely to their own devices in the drive to define a feature-rich, reliable "super set-top" box for next-generation TV. Chip and system vendors face a tough balancing act: They must design their platforms flexibly enough to accommodate evolving specifications for the U.S. cable industry while also ensuring that the same platform complies with individual set-top requirements from potenti
Equator debuts "software TV" engine
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Equator Technologies this week will take the wraps off a device that it calls a "software television." Fully programmable in C, the MAP1000 media processor-scheduled to roll out at the Western Show, here-formats digital video and graphics for display on high-resolution monitors. It also provides NTSC image enhancement and MPEG-4 decoding, and anticipates advanced video services such as videoconferencing and interactive gaming.
National Semi Puts Scanner On A Chip
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The system-on-a-chip solution incorporates all the functions of a high-performance color scanner.
Samsung Increases Alpha Production
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The company has set a target of $100 million in sales for the Alpha product next year.
Actel to reduce FPGA prices
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Samsung ramps up new Alpha processor
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Briefs
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Vishay holds steady course
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TSMC cuts VISC, ups Etron stake
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ScanFact tracks inventory online
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SPT intros low-power ADC
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PC makers delay move to DVD-ROM
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Online brands still up for grabs
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NEMI mulls embedded future
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Lucent steps up GSM platform
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Level One in major telecom push
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Koreans boost DRAM output
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Ixys, Siemens sign IGBT deal
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IT offers competitive advantage
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Fab shutdown leaves 2 cos. in lurch
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Cos. join to close sourcing loop
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CPOs must forge links to CEOs
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Back to business
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