September 6, 1990
Carmelo J. Santoro has been appointed a director of AST Research Inc., the Irvine personal computer manufacturer. He succeeds Phillip D. Matthews, who resigned after serving on the AST board of directors since May, 1987. Santoro is the president and chief executive of Silicon Systems Inc., a Tustin manufacturer of integrated circuits. Santoro, with more than 25 years of experience in high-technology manufacturing companies, also serves on several other boards in the electronics industry.
December 21, 1990
Silicon Systems Inc. said Thursday that it has sued a San Jose computer chip company for alleged infringement of two patents covering technology that governs recovery of data in computer disk drives. Martin Jurick, senior vice president of corporate planning for Silicon Systems, said the suit filed in federal court in Los Angeles accuses Exar Corp. of copying the patented circuitry of the firm's SSI 32D532 data recovery product.
February 12, 1992
Silicon Systems Inc., a semiconductor manufacturer, said Tuesday it laid off 90 employees worldwide due to a slowdown in orders because of the recession. Mark Jorgensen, spokesman for the company, said it is reducing its work force because of reduced orders for chips used in varied computer products, such as computer disk drives, which store data. "We had built a work force to accommodate a continued growth market about a year ago, and that did not come about," he said.
July 21, 1992 |
After a brief reconciliation, they're back in court. Silicon Systems Inc., a manufacturer of customer computer chips in Tustin, has filed a second patent-infringement lawsuit in federal court against competitor Exar Corp. in San Jose. The suit, filed in federal court in San Francisco, alleges that Exar infringed on a patent despite a settlement agreement reached in October, 1991, between the two companies.
January 18, 1987
Silicon Systems Inc., a Tustin semiconductor manufacturer, posted fiscal 1987 first-quarter earnings of $302,000, compared with a net loss of $2.4 million for the year-earlier period. Revenue for the first quarter ended Dec. 27 was $17.4 million, a 54% increase from $11.3 million for the year-ago quarter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1995 |
By offering a package of incentives, the city has persuaded Silicon Systems Inc. to remain in Tustin, Mayor Jim Potts announced this week. "This has been over a year in the making," Potts said. "It will be a real boon to the community." As part of the incentive package, the city has agreed to waive all planning, plan check and building permit fees for any improvements the computer chip manufacturer wants to make over the next five years.