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IBM Joins European Research Project: Europe’s semiconductor...

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

IBM Joins European Research Project: Europe’s semiconductor research project JESSI opened its doors to a U.S. firm--IBM Europe--for the first time ever. The Joint European Submicron Silicon group also agreed to formalize its ties to the U.S. semiconductor research program, Sematech, it said in a statement released in Munich, Germany. But JESSI plans to review the role of British International Computers Ltd. following that company’s takeover by Fujitsu Ltd. of Japan. The move reflects a reluctance among some JESSI members to share technology with the Japanese. The $5-billion, eight-year JESSI project was set up in 1989 as part of the 19-nation Eureka high-technology research and development program.


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