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But Synopsys didn't get everything it wanted, Jackson noted. Synopsys had asked for answers to be struck for all of the Nassda defendants, and succeeded only with one. Further, Jackson acknowledged, the new ruling objects to the phrasing that Synopsys used to describe some of the allegedly stolen trade secrets.

SEMI of San Jose also reported worldwide semiconductor equipment bookings of $9.60 billion in the first quarter of 2004. The figure is 118 percent above the same quarter a year ago and 9.3 percent above the bookings figure for the fourth quarter of 2003.

The data is gathered in cooperation with the SemiconductorEquipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) from more than 150 global equipment companies that provide data on a monthly basis.

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The strength of the first quarter billings and bookings supports the outlook for a robust growth year for the semiconductor equipment market,” said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI, in a statement. Billings levels in all regions were strong sequentially, and based on bookings will remain so in the second quarter.”

In terms of regions, Japan was the world's largest chip-equipment market in the first quarter, followed by Taiwan, Rest of World, Korea, North America, and Europe.

Taiwan was the fastest growing market in Q1, as billings hit $1.99 billion in the period, up 70.1 percent sequentially and up 290.2 percent from a year ago.

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Korea was second, as billings hit $1.45 billion in the period, up 51 percent sequentially and up 31.8 percent from a year ago. Meanwhile, Japan was third in Q1, as billings hit $2.18 billion in the period, up 47.3 percent sequentially and up 74.4 percent from a year ago.

The Rest of World region was fourth, as billings hit $1.54 billion in the period, up 45.3 percent sequentially and up 102.6 percent from a year ago. Europe was fifth in Q1, as billings hit $760 million in the period, up 11.8 percent sequentially and up 52 percent from a year ago.

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North America was last, as billings hit $1.22 billion in the period, up 10.9 percent sequentially but down 14.7 percent from a year ago.

LONDON &#151 Hynix Semiconductor verkauft seinen System-IC-Bereich an ein neues Unternehmen in Südkorea. Der Deal wurde mit der System Semiconductor Ltd. abgeschlossen, einer gemeinschaftlichen Gründung von Citigroup Venture Capital Equity Partners LP und der CVC Asia Pacific Ltd.

Suwanee, Ga. — The SQmon passive monitoring solution has been unleashed for voice-over-IP (VoIP) equipment designs. This family combines a probe with mediation/aggregation functions. The probe monitors high-speed packet streams; automatically detects and monitors active VoIP calls; and produces real-time call quality metrics. The mediator is a call-quality correlation and aggregation function that works with the probe. The mediator allows designers to monitor a service across a network, summarize call quality metrics, and integrate with SNMP-based reporting applications.

Additional Info: www.telchemy.com/SQmon/Backgrounder.pdf

Telchemy, www.telchemy.com

LONDON — STMicroelectronics has started sampling chips and reference boards for its CopperWing12 device, a 12-channel ADSL2+ part that supports up to 24-Mbit/s downstream and embeds an Internet Protocol/Asynchronous Transfer Mode cell processor.

The devices are targeted at central office designs and will be demonstrated at SuperComm next week.