San Jose, Calif.--August 17, 1998--The Virtual Socket Interface Alliance (San Jose) announced that veteran Silicon Valley semiconductor executive Howard Sachs has been elected as the organization's president for the 1998-99 term.The Alliance also announced the results of the recently held elections for five Steering Working Group (SWG) member seats. ST Microelectronics, a global independent semiconductor company, was elected by members along with four others and will be the newest member to join the Alliance's 11-member SWG, which overlooks alliance activities. Roberto Fantechi, R & D director and corporate design reuse program manager, will represent the company. The other four companies that have been re-elected are: Alcatel Microelectronics, Cadence Design Systems, Synopsys, and Toshiba.Sachs is vice president, Worldwide System LSI Technologies, at Fujitsu Microelectronics, Inc., where he provides counsel on general management and semiconductor technologies to worldwide units of Fujitsu that are working on system-on-a-chip designs. He has also served as Fujitsu's SWG representative to the Alliance since its launch in September 1996. He is the second president of the Alliance.
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