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February 24, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Video Counterfeiting Alleged: The office of the U.S. trade representative is reviewing a request for trade action on a dispute between video game maker Nintendo and a Taiwanese firm. Nintendo of America, a subsidiary of the Japanese electronics giant Nintendo Ltd., petitioned the U.S. government last week, alleging that Taiwan had failed to stop the counterfeiting of its video games.
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September 18, 1998
* Circuit City Group said fiscal second-quarter earnings rose 15% to $32.1 million, or 32 cents a diluted share, matching expectations. Sales rose 17% to $2.12 billion, and sales at stores open at least a year rose 6%. Strength at the company's electronics stores offset widening losses at its Car Max and Digital Video Express businesses. * * United Microelectronics Corp., Taiwan's second-largest microchip maker, halted a massive $14.
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BUSINESS
January 4, 1996
Taiwanese Firm Settles Case With Intel: According to the settlement, United Microelectronics Corp., Taiwan's second-biggest semiconductor maker, agreed to stop making a version of Intel Corp.'s 486 chip and withdrew its challenges contesting the validity of Intel patents in several countries. It also paid Intel's expenses, which a spokesman said were less than $5 million. According to a statement from Santa Clara, Calif.
BUSINESS
January 4, 1996
Taiwanese Firm Settles Case With Intel: According to the settlement, United Microelectronics Corp., Taiwan's second-biggest semiconductor maker, agreed to stop making a version of Intel Corp.'s 486 chip and withdrew its challenges contesting the validity of Intel patents in several countries. It also paid Intel's expenses, which a spokesman said were less than $5 million. According to a statement from Santa Clara, Calif.
BUSINESS
September 18, 1998
* Circuit City Group said fiscal second-quarter earnings rose 15% to $32.1 million, or 32 cents a diluted share, matching expectations. Sales rose 17% to $2.12 billion, and sales at stores open at least a year rose 6%. Strength at the company's electronics stores offset widening losses at its Car Max and Digital Video Express businesses. * * United Microelectronics Corp., Taiwan's second-largest microchip maker, halted a massive $14.
BUSINESS
October 17, 1986
The suit, filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court, seeks to block United Microelectronics Corp. and its local U.S. representative, NMC Technology Inc., from selling in the United States an integrated circuit that National Semiconductor claims is based on its own design. The chip involved in the lawsuit is a universal asychronous receiver transmitter, which has an estimated world market of $25 million to $30 million a year.
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February 2, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Intel Corp.'s biggest rival in the computer processor business, said it would build a chip plant in Singapore with United Microelectronics Corp., the second-largest maker of chips for other companies. The partners said they expected to begin production of microprocessors and other chips in the venture to be known as AU Pte Ltd. by mid-2005. The plant would cut production costs by as much as a third. The companies gave no financial details.
BUSINESS
November 17, 2003 | From Associated Press
A settlement has been reached between SanDisk Corp. and a Taiwanese law firm whose employee allegedly embezzled $83.3 million from the California high-tech company before disappearing last month, SanDisk said. The theft involved the unauthorized sale of 127.8 million shares owned by SanDisk that were under the control of the law firm Lee & Li. Lee & Li has given SanDisk a cash payment of $20 million, the company said in a statement issued Saturday night from its headquarters in Sunnyvale.
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May 18, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Applied Materials Inc., the world's largest maker of semiconductor-production equipment, said Tuesday that fiscal second-quarter profit fell 18% after chip makers slowed expansion, cutting company sales. Net income fell to $304.8 million, or 18 cents a share, from $373.3 million, or 22 cents, a year earlier, the Santa Clara, Calif. company said. Sales for the period ended May 1 fell 7.8% to $1.86 billion.
BUSINESS
September 3, 1986 | DONNA K. H. WALTERS, Times Staff Writer
National Semiconductor won the first round in its trade secrets case against a Taiwanese maker of computer chips, National Semi said Tuesday. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company said it was granted a preliminary injunction on Monday in district court in Taipei that blocks United Microelectronics Corp. from selling a certain type of integrated circuit. The injunction will remain in effect until the issue is decided at trial.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Video Counterfeiting Alleged: The office of the U.S. trade representative is reviewing a request for trade action on a dispute between video game maker Nintendo and a Taiwanese firm. Nintendo of America, a subsidiary of the Japanese electronics giant Nintendo Ltd., petitioned the U.S. government last week, alleging that Taiwan had failed to stop the counterfeiting of its video games.
BUSINESS
September 5, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
With its stock down 70% in the last year, Conexant Systems Inc. moved Tuesday to boost morale and keep key employees on the payroll by offering workers the chance to exchange worthless options they have on 30.2-million shares. The Newport Beach communications chip maker also took the first step in its previously announced plan to transfer its basic in-house manufacturing overseas.
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July 7, 2001 | KAREN ALEXANDER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Conexant Systems Inc., mired in a communications equipment slump, is expected to announce Monday that it will fire more than 400 employees, its second round of cuts in the last four months. The latest cuts represent about 6% of Conexant's 6,900 employees, company sources said Friday. The Newport Beach company slashed more than 1,500 jobs in March and April. Company officials declined to comment.
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