Tuesday, March 2, 2004
System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference and Exhibit
Take advantage of Early Bird Registration and Save $150

System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference and Exhibit, April 19 & 20, 2004,
Radisson Hotel Newport Beach

For complete conference program, list of presenters, and registration
information, visit: http://www.savantcompany.com/SoC_Conf_April_2004/SoC.htm

Conference sponsored by Cal State Fullerton's School of Engineering,
Chartered Semiconductor, Kawasaki LSI, Tensilica, Palmchip, and ARC.

Companies presenting: Cadence, Motorola, TI, LSI Logic, Toshiba,
Magma, UCI, CSU Long Beach, Xilinx, Altera, Lattice, National, and much more

Selected Topics: SoC Platform designs, The latest configurable CPUs and DSPs
for SoC platforms, 90nm and post 90nm challenges, Latest EDA Tools for
Nanometer SoCs, and much more

Acadia Files for $86M IPO
San Diego-based Acadia Pharmaceuticals (www.acadia-pharm.com) has filed for a $86M IPO on the Nasdaq. The company develops small molecule drug candidates using a chemical-genomics platform. The company is backed by Oxford Bioscience Partners, Orbimed Advisors, Federated Kaufmann Fund, Hambrecht & Quist, ABN AMRO, Carnegie Fund, and Dansk Kapitalanlaeg Aktieselskab.

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Dot Hill Buys Storage Controller Company for $72M
Carlsbad-based Dot Hill Systems (www.dothill.com) has purchased Colorado-based Chaparral Network Storage for $72M in cash and assumption of debt. The move brings in disk controller technology, providing Dot Hill with in-house technology for its next generation products. Dot Hill has been using third party disk array controllers and did not develop its own technology.

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Viterbi Makes $52M Gift to USC Engineering School
Andrew Viterbi and his wife Erna have given $52M as a gift to the USC School of Engineering (www.usc.edu), endowing the school and renaming it the Viterbi School of Engineering. Viterbi, co-founder of Qualcomm (www.qualcomm.com) and Linkabit. Viterbi will also join the school as a professor of electrical engineering-systems and hold the Presidential Chair of Engineering. Viterbi graduated from USC with a PhD in Electrical Engineering in 1962, and went on to develop the information theory and the (More info...)

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Microfabrica Raises $15M B
Burbank-based Microfabrica (www.microfabrica.com), which develops processes for fabricating microdevices and microsystems, has raised a $15M second round from WK Technology Fund and existing investors Dynafund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Partech International, ChevronTexaco, Zone Ventures, and Atherton Venture Partners. Microfabrica was previously known as MemGen.

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Accruent Teams with Documentum
Santa Monica-based Accruent has signed a independent software vendor agreement with Documentum, which calls for the two companies to jointly market their contract management and content management solutions. Accruent will integrate parts of Documentum's software into its solutions. Accruent provides contract management software for corporations.

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