Embedded Systems October 2000 Vol13_11

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News Vectors STMicroelectronics Swallows Wafer French semiconductor company STMicroelectronics has signed an agreement to acquire Waferscale Integration. a programmable sys- tem device (PSD) manufacturer. Before the deal. STMicroelectronics held a minority interest in Waferscale Integration. By investing $68 million more. it will achieve full ownership. WSI will continue to operate out of its Silicon Valley headquarters. but will function as a business unit of STMicroelectronics Memory Products Group. ST. it would seem. sees an opportunity to use its extensive resources to facilitate the marketing of PSDs. "We have been impressed by the performance of these devices." said Carlo Bozotti. corporate vice president and GM of STs Memory Products Group. "as well as the advantages they offer embedded microcontroller applications." "STs vision. commitment. and resources will help us realize our product strategies." said Reza i

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