June 2, 1998 |
NEC Corp.'s NEC Electronics Inc. unit said it will build a $1.4-billion advanced semiconductor plant at its facility in Roseville, about 30 miles northeast of Sacramento. The Japanese company said the new plant will start operation in 2002 and will create 700 jobs. It would make high-performance multimedia chips, system-on-a-chip processors and 256-megabit and 1-gigabit dynamic random-access memory chips, or DRAMs.
August 29, 1997 |
NEC Corp.'s NEC Electronics Inc. said it will invest $120 million in its California facility to support a new technology. The money will go for new equipment that will enable the plant to build products previously only manufactured at its plants in Japan. NEC makes microprocessors, 3-D graphics accelerators and components including flat-panel displays. The Roseville-based plant makes microprocessor and memory devices. The new equipment will be installed in the fourth quarter.
January 15, 1990 |
U.S. authorities are investigating a second bid-rigging case at a military base in Japan on the heels of a major victory that has increased pressure to open the Japanese construction market to U.S. firms. Stuart M. Gerson, assistant attorney general in charge of the civil division, confirmed that the second inquiry involves contracts at another U.S. base in Japan, but he declined to disclose any details. "There is at least one other case," Gerson said in an interview.
October 7, 1988 |
On the eve of a trial that might have aired the growing resentment of some American workers toward their Japanese bosses, two Americans who ran a Silicon Valley electronics firm agreed Thursday to settle a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against their Japanese former employers. Thomas McDannold and Edward A. Neubauer had charged that NEC Electronics, a Mountain View, Calif.
December 22, 1987 |
A judge who issued a landmark ruling that the internal design of microchips is protected by U.S. copyright law has removed himself from the case, apparently because he owns $80 worth of stock. The move by U.S. District Judge William A. Ingram to quit the legal battle between Intel Corp. of Santa Clara, Calif., and NEC Corp. of Japan means that the two sides will have to start the case again from the beginning. It began in 1984.