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Semicon West 98 Ready for San Francisco and San Jose
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4/6/1998   Post a comment
Mountain View, Calif.--March 27, 1998--Semicon West will againspan the length of the San Francisco Bay Area for an entire week, July13-17, 1998. The exposition is sponsored ...
Metrowerks Creates New Subsidiary to Offer Technical Support Services forGCC Technologies
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4/6/1998   Post a comment
Chicago--March 31, 1998--Metrowerks, Inc. announced atEmbedded Systems Conference Spring that the company has incorporated a newsubsidiary, Quorom Technologies, to provide ...
Chip Sales Grow In Anemic Proportions
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4/6/1998   Post a comment
Still bothered by side effects of Asian "flu," worldwide chip sales grew 0.9 percent in February compared with same month last year.
Cadence Breaks Down Barriers to High-Speed PCB Design
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4/3/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--March 23, 1998--At the PCB Design Conference West, Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (San Jose) announced the availability of a Windows NT-based Allegro viewer; ...
IPC Releases Book-To-Bill Ratios For February, 1998
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4/3/1998   Post a comment
Northbrook, Ill.--April 1, 1998--The Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits (IPC) has released the U.S. Printed Wiring Board Industry Book-to-Bill Ratio ...
HID, IBM, and Atmel Announce Breakthrough in Protection of Corporate Computers
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4/3/1998   Post a comment
Las Vegas, Nev--March 24, 1998--Demonstrating their commitment tohelping computer customers better protect their assets from theft, HID,IBM, and Atmel announced Asset ID--an ...
Mentor Graphics and Ikos Deliver Verification Environment to AccelerateTelecom and Datacom System Design
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4/3/1998   Post a comment
Wilsonville, Ore.--March 30, 1998--Mentor Graphics Corp. and IkosSystems, Inc. have partnered to integrate their leading-edge products to provide a high-performance embedded ...
Atmel to License Motorola's Flex Stack Software for Its Microcontrollers
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4/3/1998   Post a comment
San Jose--March 31, 1998--Atmel Corp.announced an agreement to license Motorola's Messaging Systems Products Group (MSPG) Flex Stack software, supported by Atmel's AVR and ARM ...
Java Virtual Machine and Enterprise Messaging Framework Combined to Provide Desktop Power on 16- and 32-Bit Embedded Processors
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4/3/1998   Post a comment
Chicago--March 31, 1998--Mantha Software, Inc.( Charlotte, N.C.) and Etsee Soft, Inc. (Pennington, N.J.) announced a strategic alliance to develop Java products. Working together, ...
Embedded Systems Conference Producer Provides Bridge to Burgeoning Japanese Market
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4/3/1998   Post a comment
San Francisco--March 24, 1998--Miller Freeman, Inc. announced a partnershipwith the producers of the Microcomputer Systems and Tools Fair (MST), the largestannual embedded technology ...
HP Publishes Comprehensive Application Note for EMI Compliance Measurements
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4/3/1998   Post a comment
Palo Alto, Calif.--March 23, 1998 -- Hewlett-Packard Company announced anew publication that provides detailed test procedures for compliance testing with HP 8542E and 8546A ...
Motorola Semiconductor Launches Joint Research Program With Nanjing University
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4/3/1998   Post a comment
Project is intended to promote rapid development of non-volatile memory technology and spur applications of this kind of material.
Elie Antoun Named Executive Vice President of LSI Logic Consumer Products
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4/2/1998   Post a comment
Milpitas, Calif.--March 23, 1998--Elias (Elie) Antoun, who has been managing LSI Logic Japan, was named executive vice president of the company's Consumer Products Division.Antoun ...
A History Of Printed Circuits to Be Displayed in April at IPC Expo
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4/2/1998   Post a comment
Marietta, Ga.--March 23, 1998--Printed Circuit Fabrication magazine will be displaying "A History of Printed Circuits" at IPC Expo to be held April 28-30 in Long Beach, Calif.The ...
Space Electronics and Actel Corp. Announce Strategic Alliance
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4/2/1998   Post a comment
San Diego, Calif--March 23, 1998--Space Electronics, Inc. has signeda memorandum of understanding with Actel Corp. (Sunnyvale, Calif.)to develop and market a new line of high-reliability, ...
Tektronix Embraces Java Technology
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4/2/1998   Post a comment
Beaverton, Ore.--March 24, 1998--Meeting market demand for swift access to application-specific measurement capabilities, Tektronix, Inc. Introduce a test and measurement instrument ...
Cadence Enhances Design Services Operation in Japan with Acquisition of Excellent Design
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4/2/1998   Post a comment
Shin Yokohama, Japan--March 24, 1998--Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (San Jose) has expanded its design services capacity with the acquisition of design firm Excellent Design, Inc. ...
The Mathworks and Delphi Delco Electronics Systems Join Forces to Define and Develop Tools for Automotive Production ECU Development
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4/2/1998   Post a comment
Natick, Mass.--March 27, 1998--The Mathworks, Inc. (Natick, Mass.)announced that it is working with Delphi Delco Electronics Systems to define toolsfor vehicle production electronic ...
Palmchip to Deliver IP Cores Using Escalade Design Tools
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4/2/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--March 23, 1998--Escalade Corp. (Santa Clara) and Palmchip Corp. (San Jose) jointly announced that Palmchip will bundle its portfolio of silicon intellectual ...
Genrad Appoints President of Electronic Manufacturing Systems
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4/2/1998   Post a comment
Westford, Mass.--March 26, 1998--Genrad, Inc. appointedMichael W. Schraeder president, electronic manufacturing systems.Mr. Schraeder, who will continue reporting to James F. ...
KLA-Tencor Anticipates Lower Third Quarter Results
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4/2/1998   Post a comment
Company takes action to reduce spending and adjust to lower revenue level.
3Dlabs and TI Announce Agreement to Expand Relationship and Settle PendingLitigation
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4/1/1998   Post a comment
Hamilton, Bermuda--March 26, 1998--3Dlabs, Inc., Ltd. and TexasInstruments announced that they have entered into a definitiveagreement to expand their Permedia 2 business relationship.Under ...
Fluoroware Rounds Out Comprehensive Line Of 300-mm Products with Introduction of 300-mm Voyager Wafer Shipper
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4/1/1998   Post a comment
Chaska, Minn.--March 24, 1998-- Fluoroware Inc. introduced its 300-mm Voyager wafer shipping system. Designed to protect valuable raw silicon wafers as they are transported from ...
OrCAD Expands Management Team
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4/1/1998   Post a comment
Beaverton, Ore.--March 30, 1998--OrCAD announced that Phil Kilcoin has been promoted to the position of vice president of product operations, and Graham Sheldon has been named ...
Researchers at Cornell Develop Flat Silicon
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4/1/1998   Post a comment
March 26, 1998--As reported in an article in "Wired News," Chemists at Cornell University are working on a new etching process that would create "perfectly" flat silicon. Because ...
Genrad's GR Pilot Wins Vendor Evaluation At K*Tec
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4/1/1998   Post a comment
Westford, Mass.--March 26, 1998--Genrad, Inc. announced K*TEC Electronics, upon completion of its vendor evaluation,purchased a GR Pilot fixtureless "flying probe" test system. ...
Gasonics International Opens New R&D and Service Facility in Israel
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4/1/1998   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.--March 24, 1998--Gasonics International (San Jose) announced it has opened a new product development and customer support facility in Israel. The Israeli facility ...
Aonix's StP Provides Round-Trip Development For Java
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4/1/1998   Post a comment
San Francisco, Calif.--March 23, 1998--Aonix (San Francisco) announced the release of Software through Pictures (StP) version 2.5. As a component-based visual modeling toolset, ...
Actel Expands Rad Hard FPGA Product Line
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4/1/1998   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif.--March 24, 1998--Actel Corp. announcedthe availability of a new radiation-hardened, nonvolatile, FPGA,the 2,000-gate RH1020, specially designed for use in the ...
European Initiative Targets Potential Shortage Of Skilled Labor
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4/1/1998   Post a comment
Officials at the Semicon Europa 98 trade show in Geneva warn of skills shortage in semiconductor manufacturing and chip engineering.
Chip Gear Spending Remains Weak Except For Europe, U.S., and Taiwan
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4/1/1998   Post a comment
A revised forecast calls for chip equipment spending to reach $38.8 billion in 1998 -- up only slightly from last year.
A Next Generation Multiple Processor Architecture for Real-Time DSP
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4/1/1998   Post a comment
This article provides a thorough discussion of the issues facing any embedded systems designer or DSP engineer. A collaborative effort by Traquair Data Systems and Hunt Engineering, this is a MUST READ that discusses a novel, extensible architecture addressing key factors that have limited the benefits of multiple DSPs when utilized within conventional multiple-processor architectures.
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