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Axis Systems Selects Altera for New Reconfigurable Computing Engine
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San Jose, Calif.--May 26, 1998--Altera Corp. (San Jose) announced that Axis Systems, Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.), a new EDA company addressing the verification market, has selected ...
WDC Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary
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Mesa, Ariz.--May 26, 1998--The Western Design Center, Inc. (Mesa)announces its 20th anniversary. WDC is the source andIP owner of the patented CMOS 65C02 8-bit and65C816 ...
Xilinx and Aldec Partner to Deliver Complete VHDL Design Environment for Programmable Logic Design
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San Jose, Calif.--May 25, 1998--Furthering its leadership instandards-based HDL design methodologies for programmable logic, Xilinx,Inc. (San Jose) announced a joint marketing ...
Advanced Packaging Ensemble Suite from Cadence Bridges Design Gap between Silicon and System
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San Jose, Calif.--May 25, 1998--Cadence Design Systems, Inc.(San Jose) introduced the Advanced PackagingEnsemble software to design and analyze complex packages for ICs. ...
Toshiba to Support Logicvision's Memory BIST for SLI ASICs
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San Jose, Calif.--May 25, 1998--Logicvision, Inc. (San Jose) announced that Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC; San Jose) is now supporting Logicvision's memBIST-IC ...
SMI '98 to Have Top-Notch Educational Program
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Northbrook, Ill.--May 21, 1998--SMI '98 is a conference and exposition on surface mount technology. The Electronics Industries Association (EIA), Surface Mount Technology Association ...
Semiconductor Executives to Debate Pressing Issues of System-on-a-Chip Technology at Wescon/IC Expo '98 Keynote
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Los Angeles, Calif.--May 26, 1998--Organizers of the Wescon/ICExpo '98 electronics trade show and conference announced preparations for an opening-day keynote roundtable. ...
Synopsys Promotes Chi-Foon Chan to President and COO
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Synopsys Promotes Chi-Foon Chan to President and COO Mountain View, Calif.--May 26, 1998 -- Synopsys, ...
Legend Releases IP Characterization Tools for Embedded Memories
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Los Altos, Calif.--May 26, 1998--Legend Design Technology, Inc. (Los Altos)introduced its IP characterization tools for embedded memory designs. This set of tools includes GDS-Cut, ...
TMRC Report: Customers Demand More from PWB Manufacturers
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Northbrook, Ill.--May 27, 1998--Suppliers of printed wiring boards (PWB) need to reduce cycle times, lead times, and inventories; move to just-in-time and turnkey models of inventory ...
Ikos Systems and Sorenson Vision Partner in Development of Next-Generation Core-Based Chips for Video Compression Processor
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Cupertino, Calif.--May 26, 1998--Ikos Systems, Inc. (Cupertino), announced that its Consulting Services organization has successfully completed a project for Sorenson Vision, ...
Pacific Numerix and Cadence Team Up to Deliver Integrated Flow for Advanced Package Design
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San Jose--May 25, 1998--Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (San Jose) and Pacific Numerix Corp. announced a technology relationship: Pacific Numerix has been chosen as a platinum member ...
Cygnus Solutions Names Alex Daly President and CEO
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Sunnyvale, Calif.--May 26, 1998--Cygnus Solutions (Sunnyvale) announced that it has named Alex Daly as president and CEO.Daly, 37, had been senior vice president worldwide ...
Systems Science Announces Full System Verification Solution
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Palo Alto, Calif.--May 26, 1998--Systems Science, Inc. (Palo Alto) introducedVera System Verifier (Vera-SV), a tool for verifying complete systems comprising hardware, software, ...
Altera and Eureka Technology Announce Delivery of First 64-bit PCI Master/Target Megafunction
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San Jose--May 26, 1998--Altera Corp. (San Jose) and AMPPSM partner Eureka Technology, Inc. (Los Altos, Calif.) announced delivery of the first 64-bit PCI Master/Target solution ...
Schlumberger Launches Saber Business Unit to Provide Technical and Business Management Services to Semiconductor Clients
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San Jose--May 26, 1998 -- Schlumberger Automated Test Equipment, Ltd.(ATE; San Jose) announced the formation of Schlumberger Advanced BusinessEngineering Resources (SABER), ...
Alliance Semiconductor Expects Loss
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Company tells investors financial results this quarter will be well below levels recorded in first three months because of weakness in dynamic RAM devices.
Deal Falls Through -- Opti Still For Sale
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CEO does not know why the offer to sell the systems logic group was withdrawn, but he is in discussions with other companies that may be interested.
Xilinx Unveils New QPRO Products for Aerospace, Defense, and High-Reliability Markets
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San Jose--May 19, 1998--Xilinx, Inc. (San Jose), announced itsnew QPRO line of programmable logic devices designed to meetevolving requirements in the aerospace and defense ...
UMC Group Posts Record Sales for Fiscal Year 1997
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Sunnyvale, Calif.--May 18, 1998--UMC Group (Hsinchu, Taiwan) reported record sales of $1.2 billion (using the 1997 average exchange rate of 29.45), for fiscal year 1997. That ...
Synopsys Announces New Strategy to Deliver Broad Range of Silicon Libraries
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Synopsys Announces New Strategy to Deliver Broad Range of Silicon LibrariesMountain View, Calif.--May 26, ...
Interra Offers New Software Building Blocks for EDA and CAD Tool Developers
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San Jose--May 26, 1998--Two new software products were unveiled from Interra, Inc. (San Jose). Concorde, a fully-customizable RTL synthesis engine, combines algorithms and data ...
Silicon Access and UMC Form IP and Foundry Alliance
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San Jose--May 14, 1998--Silicon Access, Inc. (San Jose) announced an agreement with United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) Group to provide customers high-performance standard cell ...
Xicor to License Shellcase Technology and Buy Their Wafer-Level CSPs
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Jerusalem, Israel and Mountain View, Calif.--May 18, 1998-- Shellcase, Ltd.(Mountain View) has announced that Xicor, Inc. (Milpitas, Calif.)has agreed to license the Shellcase ...
Verplex to Preview Fast and Complete Formal Verification Solution at DAC '98
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Santa Clara, Calif.--May 18, 1998--Armed with $1 million in seed funding, Verplex Systems, Inc., located in Santa Clara, Calif., will be entering the formal verification software ...
Integrated Bit Error Rate Tester on a Single IC Simplifies 2.5Gbit/s and 10Gbit/s Sonet/SDH Testing
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Camarillo, Calif.--May 18, 1998--Vitesse SemiconductorCorp. (Camarillo) introduced the VSC8109, the first IC tointegrate a complete set of Bit Error Rate Tester (BERT) functions ...
Motorola Gets Downgraded On Low Profits
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Standard & Poor's says sales growth has been affected by increased competition and weak markets in several of the company's main product lines.
Hewlett-Packard Buys Out Samsung In Korean Venture
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HP's CEO also announces the company will invest $250 million in Korea this year to demonstrate its commitment to the Korean market.
Court Rules Avant Can Continue Selling Aquarius
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Court finds Cadence Design Systems has not shown Aquarius contains copyright-protected code that is substantially similar to Cadence's.
Etec Reports Flat Revenues
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Supplier of patterning tools for chip-making says its net income decreased to $10.7 million compared with $11.5 million in the company's third quarter last year.
PRI Automation Forms Korean Joint Venture
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PRI Korea will provide the company's customers with sales, service and app engineering, project management, and planning and design services.
Applied Materials To Cut Jobs
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Company tries to trim operating costs by offering workers the opportunity to voluntarily terminate their employment and receive a severance package.
SpeedFam Expects 50 Percent Drop In Sales
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Semiconductor production systems supplier says chemical mechanical planarization tools sales were slower than expected because of delays in wafer fab investments.
Cadence Adds Embedded Software to Systems Design Capabilities
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San Jose--May 25, 1998--Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (San Jose)announced the expansion of its design services organization to include oneof the electronic industry's largest ...
Synplicity Adds New Vice President of Engineering
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Sunnyvale, Calif.--May 18, 1998--Synplicity, Inc. (Sunnyvale) announced it has hired industry veteran Bob Erickson as vice president of engineering, a newly created position. ...
Siemens AG Signs Multi-Year Agreement For Simplex Interconnect Verification Tools
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Sunnyvale, Calif.--May 18, 1998--Simplex Solutions, Inc. (Sunnyvale) and Siemens Semiconductors (Munich, Germany) have reached a multi-year agreement to incorporate the Simplex ...
Synopsys Upgrades FPGA Design Tools with Extensive New Device Support
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Synopsys Upgrades FPGA Design Tools with Extensive New Device Support Mountain View, Calif.--May 18, 1998--
Micrel Appoints Barry Small to Vice President, Wafer Fab
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San Jose--May 15, 1998--Micrel, Inc. (San Jose) has announced the appointment of Mr. Barry Small to the position of VicePresident, Wafer Fab. His responsibilities will include ...
New Affirma Simulators from Cadence Aim to Transform Deep-Submicron Methodology
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San Jose--May 18, 1998--Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (San Jose) introducedthe Affirma software product family, which includes the new Affirma co-execution simulator, Affirma NC ...
Advent Technology Signs Distributor Agreement With Integrated Intellectual Property, Inc.
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5/26/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--May 25, 1998--Advent Technology Corp. of Japan, asubsidiary of Sumitomo Corp., has signed a distributor agreement with Integrated Intellectual Property, ...
Phoenix Technologies and Award Software Announce DOJ Response to Hart-Scott-Rodino Filing
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San Jose and Mountain View, Calif.--May 20, 1998--Phoenix Technologies, Ltd. (San Jose) and Award Software International, Inc. (Mountain View) announced that the Department of ...
U.S. Electronics Sales Up 10.6 Percent
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President of Electronic Industries Alliance says first quarter results are higher than original forecasts, indicating continuation of double-digit growth.
PADS Software Enters Advanced Packaging Arena with the Introduction of PowerBGA
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5/22/1998   Post a comment
Marlborough, Mass.--May 18, 1998--PADS Software, Inc. (Marlborough, Mass.) introduced its new high-density interconnect tool, PowerBGA, which has resulted from a partnership with ...
Cadence Chooses Austin, Texas as Site for New State-of-the-Art Customer Support Center
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5/22/1998   Post a comment
Austin, Texas--May 20, 1998--Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (San Jose)has chosen Austin, Texas as the site of a new NorthAmerican customer support center and a design services ...
Analog Devices Announces Share Repurchase Program
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5/22/1998   Post a comment
Norwood, Mass.--May 21, 1998--Analog Devices, Inc.'s (Norwood, Mass.) board of directors has authorized the company to repurchaseup to 4 million shares of its common stock ...
Enhanced Memory Systems Releases Memory Product CD-ROM
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Colorado Springs, Colorado--May 18, 1998--Enhanced Memory Systems, Inc. introduces a product-oriented CD-ROM containing a complete database of information about its enhanced ...
IPC Printed Circuits Expo Continues Success in New Venue
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Northbrook, Ill--May 20, 1998--IPC Printed Circuits Expo '98, produced by the Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits, broke attendance records for the ...
VLSI Expands Scope of ViSTA '98 Digital Set-Top Box Silicon Product Line
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5/22/1998   Post a comment
London--May 20, 1998--VLSI Technology, Inc. (San Jose) launched four new products,expanding the company's ViSTA (VLSI Integrated Set-Top Architecture). One of ...
North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts April 1998 Book-to-Bill Ratio of 0.79
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Mountain View, Calif.--May 18, 1998--Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI; Mountain View, Calif.) reported that the North American semiconductor equipment ...
Scenix Semiconductor Builds European Representative Network
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5/22/1998   Post a comment
Santa Clara, Calif.--May 18, 1998--Scenix Semiconductor, Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.)has completed agreements with a network of technical distributors and stocking representatives ...
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