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Xicor becomes fabless, sells California plant to Standard MEMS
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10/26/2000   Post a comment
MILPITAS, Calif. -- Completing its previously announced plan to become a fabless-IC design company, Xicor Inc. here today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Milpitas wafer fabrication plant and assets to Standard MEMS Inc. for approximately $12.5 million.
Philips files suit against six chip makers over IC-based bus technology
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10/2/2000   Post a comment
NEW YORK -- U.S. Philips Corp., the subsidiary of Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands, here today filed suit against six chip makers, claiming these companies infringed upon its IC-based bus technology. The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court in New York, claims the following companies infringed upon its so-called inter-integrated circuit bus (I2C) technology: Analog Devices, Cirrus Logic, Cypress Semiconductor, Fairchild Semiconductor, Linear Technology, and Standard Microsystems


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