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August 5, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Joint Chip Deal Scrapped: Intel Corp. is selling its stake in VLSI Technology Inc. as the two companies ended an agreement to jointly develop chips for hand-held computers, VLSI said. Under the 1992 agreement, the companies developed a chip set called Polar for hand-held computers. While both companies will support Polar customers, they have decided that it no longer serves their business interests to extend the original agreement, San Jose-based VLSI said.
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August 5, 1998 | Bloomberg News
VLSI Technology Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer Richard M. Beyer quit the maker of specialized semiconductors, which has seen profit fall on slowing sales of its chips used in wireless phones. San Jose-based VLSI said it has no immediate plans to name a replacement for Beyer, who it said left for "personal reasons." Chairman and Chief Executive Alfred J. Stein will assume Beyer's duties.
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May 1, 1987
David A. Handorf has been named president, CEO and a director of Zymos Corp., Sunnyvale. He replaces the president's office of Haller Moyers, B.J. Chang and Alex Young, who were appointed to serve jointly until their successor was elected. Handorf was previously general manager of memory products and a director of VLSI Technology Inc.
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August 5, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Joint Chip Deal Scrapped: Intel Corp. is selling its stake in VLSI Technology Inc. as the two companies ended an agreement to jointly develop chips for hand-held computers, VLSI said. Under the 1992 agreement, the companies developed a chip set called Polar for hand-held computers. While both companies will support Polar customers, they have decided that it no longer serves their business interests to extend the original agreement, San Jose-based VLSI said.
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August 5, 1998 | Bloomberg News
VLSI Technology Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer Richard M. Beyer quit the maker of specialized semiconductors, which has seen profit fall on slowing sales of its chips used in wireless phones. San Jose-based VLSI said it has no immediate plans to name a replacement for Beyer, who it said left for "personal reasons." Chairman and Chief Executive Alfred J. Stein will assume Beyer's duties.
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November 28, 1990 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Apple Computer, chip maker VLSI Technology and British computer vendor Acorn Computers announced Tuesday that they had formed a joint venture company to design and market computer chips based on reduced instruction set computing (RISC) technology. The new venture, based in Cambridge, England, will further develop chip technology that was pioneered by Acorn. Apple has invested about $3 million (roughly 1.5 million pounds) for a 30% interest in the company, dubbed Advanced Risc Machines Ltd.
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October 17, 1998 | (P.J. Huffstutter)
Rockwell International Corp. said Bala Iyer will become chief financial officer of its soon-to-spin-off semiconductor unit. Officials have not chosen a new name for the division. Iyer, 42 who joins Rockwell Semiconductor Systems' staff Monday as vice president of finance, is currently CFO of VLSI Technology Inc., a San Jose-based company that makes integrated circuits for consumer electronic products.
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October 17, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Texas Instruments Wins Patent Round: Dallas-based Texas Instruments Inc. said the U.S. International Trade Commission has made a preliminary finding that five companies are infringing on its "bottom-gating" semiconductor technology. The companies are VLSI Technology Inc., LSI Logic Corp., Integrated Device Technology Inc., Cypress Semiconductor Corp. and Analog Devices Inc.
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March 5, 1999 | Reuters
Philips Electronics of the Netherlands said it would formally launch a $777-million hostile takeover bid for chip maker VLSI Technology Inc. The Philips statement came after San Jose-based VLSI said it needed more time to evaluate the unsolicited $17-a-share offer, disclosed last week. The news sent VLSI's stock up $1 to close at $18.38 on Nasdaq on speculation VLSI may eventually be sold at a price above Philips' bid. The tender offer will expire on April 1, Philips said.
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May 4, 1999 | Bloomberg News
Philips Electronics, Europe's largest semiconductor maker, raised its offer for VLSI Technology Inc. by 24%, winning VLSI management approval for the $1.27-billion purchase. Ending two months of wrangling, Philips agreed to buy all VLSI shares outstanding for $21 each. Philips also will assume about $161 million in debt.
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November 28, 1990 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Apple Computer, chip maker VLSI Technology and British computer vendor Acorn Computers announced Tuesday that they had formed a joint venture company to design and market computer chips based on reduced instruction set computing (RISC) technology. The new venture, based in Cambridge, England, will further develop chip technology that was pioneered by Acorn. Apple has invested about $3 million (roughly 1.5 million pounds) for a 30% interest in the company, dubbed Advanced Risc Machines Ltd.
BUSINESS
May 1, 1987
David A. Handorf has been named president, CEO and a director of Zymos Corp., Sunnyvale. He replaces the president's office of Haller Moyers, B.J. Chang and Alex Young, who were appointed to serve jointly until their successor was elected. Handorf was previously general manager of memory products and a director of VLSI Technology Inc.
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