U.S. Senate Approves Permanent Normal Trade Relations for China

“This is truly a historic day for the United States, for China and for global free trade,” said Stanley Myers, president and CEO of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI). “Today, we have taken a giant step forward towards realizing the potential of the China market. We salute Congress for recognizing the importance of opening doors with China and for their courageous votes in favor of PNTR.”

Geneva, Switzerland–Sept. 21, 2000–STMicroelectronics recently completed its aquisition of Silicon Valley-based Waferscale Integration, Inc., a leader in flash-based programmable system devices (PSDs). In addition, STMicroelectronics has obtained Waferscale’s intellectual property, portfolio, and technologies developed in the field of non-volatile memories and memory systems.


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