July 10, 1997 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1996 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1996 |
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.
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.
July 20, 1993 |
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.