National cooperative research notifications: ATM Forum,


[Federal Register: May 20, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 97)]


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Antitrust Division

Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--The ATM Forum

Notice is hereby given that, on April 22, 1998, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (``the Act''), The ATM Forum (``ATM'') has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in the membership status. The notifications were filedfor the purpose of extending the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, the following organizations have joined ATM: ACACIA, Saint-Peray, France; and StorageTek (Storage Technology Corporation), Brooklyn Park, MN. The following members have changed their names: ATM Ltd. to Virata Ltd, Cambridge, United Kingdom; Hitachi Telecom to Hitachi, Norcross, GA; Information Technology Institute to Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore; Integrated Telecom Technology, Inc. to IgT, Gaithersburg, MD; NASA Ames Research Center to NASA Lewis Research Center, Moffettfield, CA; Network General Corporation to Network Associates, Inc., Menlo Park, CA; Lockheed Martin Corporation to Lockheed Martin Telecommunications-- Interactive Technology Center, Sunnyvale, CA. The following have changed their membership from principal to auditing members: Digital Link Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA; DiviCom Inc., Milpitas, CA; Efficient Networks, Inc., Dallas, TX; Qualcomm Incorporated, San Diego, CA; Switched Network Technologies, Inc., Plymouth, MN; Linmor Technologies, Inc., Nepan, Ontario, CANADA; and Xedia Corporation, Littleton, MA. The following have changed their membership from auditing to principal members: AMCC (Applied Micro Circuits Corporation), San Diego, CA; Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Roma, Italy; Audiocodes Ltd, Yehuda, Israel; Secant Network Technologies, Inc., Triangle Park, NC; NDS, Hampshire, United Kingdom; Ficon Technology, Woodbridge, NJ; and Booz Allen & Hamilton, McLean, VA. Also, Allied Telesyn Int'l Corp., Morrisville, NC; Apple Computer, Inc., Cupertino, CA; Asahi Chemical Industry, Tokyo, Japan; Ascom AG, Bern, Switzerland; Bull, Echirolles Cedex, France; CompuServe, Inc., Columbus, OH; David Sarnoff Research Center, Princeton, NJ; Digital Equipment Corp., Littleton, MA; Exar Corporation, Fremont, CA; First Virtual Corporation, Santa Clara, CA; Honeywell Inc., Richardson, TX; KDD, Inc., Tokyo, Japan; Worldcom Inc., Tulsa, OK; National Semiconductor Corporation, Santa Clara, CA; Natural Microsystems Corp., Framingham, MA; Netrix Corporation, Herndon, VA; Network Systems Corp., Minneapolis, MN; Novell, Inc., San Jose, CA; Ollivetti Research Ltd., Cambridge, United Kingdom; Panduit Corporation, Tinley Park, IL; Racal-Datacom, Inc., Sunrise, FL; Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., Norcross, GA; SGS-Thomson Microelectronics, St. Genis Pouilly, France; Siecor Corporation, Hickory, NC; Spectran Specialty Optics Co., Avon, CT; Standard Microsystems Corporation, Irvine, CA; Symbionics Ltd., Cambridge, United Kingdom; Telenetworks, Petaluman, CA; Telstra Corp., Clayton, Australia; Texas Instruments, Inc., Sherman, TX; Toray, Inc., Nagoya, Japan; Unisource Business Networks, Stockholm, Sweden; Verilink Corporation, San Jose, CA; VLSI Technololgy, Inc., San Jose, CA; Whittaker Communications Incorporated, Santa Clara, CA; Boston Optical Fiber Inc., Westborough, MA; Hekimian Laboratories Inc., Rockville, MD; Microm Communications Corp., Simi Valley, CA; Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan; Softcom Microsystems, Inc., Fremont, CA; Leviton Telcom, Botheil, WA; USC/Information Sciences Institute, Arlington, VA; Vertel Corporation, Woodland Hills, CA; Global One, Reston, VA; LGIC, Anyang, Korea; CellIT Inc., Miami, FL; and Virginia Technology University, Blacksburg, VA have been dropped as parties to this venture.

No other changes have been made in either the membership or planned activity of the group research project. Membership in this group research project remains open, and ATM intends to file additional written notification disclosing all changes in membership.

On April 19, 1993, ATM filedits original notification pursuant to Section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on June 2, 1993 (58 FR 31415).

The last notification was filedwith the Department on July 24, 1997. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on September 30, 1997 (62 FR 51145). Constance K. Robinson, Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.

[FR Doc. 99-12726Filed5-19-99; 8:45 am]