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July 20, 1993 | Dean Takahashi / Times staff writer
For years, Yamaha Corp. was content to be known as a maker of motorcycles, pianos, guitars, keyboards and other musical equipment. But now the Japanese company's Yamaha Corp. of America subsidiary in Buena Park wants everyone to know that it has the know-how to blend music and personal computers. Since 1973, the company has manufactured semiconductor chips for its musical instruments. Since 1986, it has become a leading producer of chips that enhance the sound of PCs.
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January 15, 2008 | Victoria Kim, Times Staff Writer
To get the right sound in the little-known world of high-caliber musical instrument repair, some say it takes a certain touch, perhaps even a degree of voodoo. Musical instrument giant Yamaha Corp. has a different approach, involving cryogenics, fiber optic endoscopy and an ultrasonic cleaning lab.
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September 2, 1988 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
Yamaha Corp. of America, in the midst of a booming market for its musical instruments, said Thursday that it has reorganized the management team at its Buena Park headquarters and appointed a new president. What was formerly the corporation's largest subsidiary, Yamaha Music Corp. USA, representing 70% of its sales, was merged into the Yamaha Corp. of America effective immediately in an effort to cut administrative duplication and increase cost efficiency.
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October 26, 1998 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yamaha Corp. of America's consumer products division plans to make a push into the consumer computer market during the holiday shopping season, trying to extend its brand from keyboards into computer speakers, sound cards and compact disc recording devices. Starting in November, the company will have prominent displays at retailers such as Fry's Electronics Inc.
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September 12, 1995
Western Digital Corp. has formed a partnership with Yamaha Systems Technology Inc. of San Jose to develop technologies to improve 3-D graphics for video computer games. Western Digital and Yamaha said their first project will be a graphics accelerator to boost graphics capabilities of personal computers. Irvine-based Western Digital designs and manufactures hard-disk drives, integrated circuits and graphics controller board-level products. San Jose-based Yamaha Systems, a unit of Yamaha Corp.
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July 10, 1997 | (Reuters)
Stanford University and Japan's Yamaha Corp. said they have joined in a program to license audio technologies they say can produce electronically synthesized sound virtually indistinguishable from instrumental sound. There are more than 400 patents and patent applications for the technology, dubbed Sondius-XG and previously marketed under the names Sondius and Virtual Acoustic. The program also includes patents and applications covering Yamaha's XG format.
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October 26, 1998 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yamaha Corp. of America's consumer products division plans to make a push into the consumer computer market during the holiday shopping season, trying to extend its brand from keyboards into computer speakers, sound cards and compact disc recording devices. Starting in November, the company will have prominent displays at retailers such as Fry's Electronics Inc.
BUSINESS
January 15, 2008 | Victoria Kim, Times Staff Writer
To get the right sound in the little-known world of high-caliber musical instrument repair, some say it takes a certain touch, perhaps even a degree of voodoo. Musical instrument giant Yamaha Corp. has a different approach, involving cryogenics, fiber optic endoscopy and an ultrasonic cleaning lab.
BUSINESS
July 10, 1997 | (Reuters)
Stanford University and Japan's Yamaha Corp. said they have joined in a program to license audio technologies they say can produce electronically synthesized sound virtually indistinguishable from instrumental sound. There are more than 400 patents and patent applications for the technology, dubbed Sondius-XG and previously marketed under the names Sondius and Virtual Acoustic. The program also includes patents and applications covering Yamaha's XG format.
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August 8, 1996 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police arrested a 34-year-old employee of Yamaha Corp. of America on Wednesday on suspicion of killing a newborn girl whose body was stuffed inside a plastic bag and hidden in a locked file cabinet, authorities said. Police allege that Lisa Kay Fetchel, a parts clerk at the company for 10 years, stashed the baby's body in a cabinet in the area where she worked. A judge issued an arrest warrant for Fetchel after blood tests linked her to the infant, found two months ago by a custodian, Lt.
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June 8, 1996 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Workers at the sprawling Yamaha Corp. of America building made a grisly discovery Friday morning when the body of a full-term infant was found stashed in a locked filing cabinet, police said. The infant had been wrapped in a towel and placed in a plastic bag along with a pair of women's underwear and shorts, Buena Park Police Sgt. Lloyd Schwengel said. A coroner's examination determined that the body had likely been in the cabinet for one or two weeks, Schwengel said.
BUSINESS
September 12, 1995
Western Digital Corp. has formed a partnership with Yamaha Systems Technology Inc. of San Jose to develop technologies to improve 3-D graphics for video computer games. Western Digital and Yamaha said their first project will be a graphics accelerator to boost graphics capabilities of personal computers. Irvine-based Western Digital designs and manufactures hard-disk drives, integrated circuits and graphics controller board-level products. San Jose-based Yamaha Systems, a unit of Yamaha Corp.
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July 20, 1993 | Dean Takahashi / Times staff writer
For years, Yamaha Corp. was content to be known as a maker of motorcycles, pianos, guitars, keyboards and other musical equipment. But now the Japanese company's Yamaha Corp. of America subsidiary in Buena Park wants everyone to know that it has the know-how to blend music and personal computers. Since 1973, the company has manufactured semiconductor chips for its musical instruments. Since 1986, it has become a leading producer of chips that enhance the sound of PCs.
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August 8, 1996 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police arrested a 34-year-old employee of Yamaha Corp. of America on Wednesday on suspicion of killing a newborn girl whose body was stuffed inside a plastic bag and hidden in a locked file cabinet, authorities said. Police allege that Lisa Kay Fetchel, a parts clerk at the company for 10 years, stashed the baby's body in a cabinet in the area where she worked. A judge issued an arrest warrant for Fetchel after blood tests linked her to the infant, found two months ago by a custodian, Lt.
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March 21, 1989 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
Yamaha Corp. of America, the nation's largest marketer of musical instruments, said Monday that it has eliminated 101 positions at its Buena Park headquarters. The action was an apparent response to declining sales and profits at the company, which has suffered from a softening of the electronics instruments market and stiffer competition from other manufacturers. The company's intention to reduce staff was disclosed in a letter sent to Yamaha employees in late January.
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March 21, 1989 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
Yamaha Corp. of America, the nation's largest marketer of musical instruments, said Monday that it has eliminated 101 positions at its Buena Park headquarters. The action was an apparent response to declining sales and profits at the company, which has suffered from a softening of the electronics instruments market and stiffer competition from other manufacturers. The company's intention to reduce staff was disclosed in a letter sent to Yamaha employees in late January.
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