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Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-VSI Alliance

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Notice is hereby given that, on January 19, 2005, 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 VSI Alliance has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, Agere Systems, Inc., Allentown, PA; ARC International PLC, Nashua, NH; CNRS-Centre National De Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France; ControlNet, Inc., Campbell, CA; Design and Reuse, Grenoble, France; eSilicon Corp., Sunnyvale, CA; Fraunhofer IPMS, Dresden, Germany; HCL Technologies Indian Pvt., Ltd., Chennai, India; ITRI-Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu, Taiwan; Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA; Macronix International Company, Ltd., Hsinchu, Taiwan; M-Techno Structure IT-Solution GMBH, Vienna, Austria; Morpho Technologies, Irvine, CA; NewLogic Technologies AG, Lustenau, Austria; Renesas Technology Corporation, Tokyo, Japan; Sanyo LSI Technology, India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India; SilTerra Malaysia Sdu. Bhd., Sunnyvale, CA; Synchronicity, Inc., Marlboro, MA; TaraCom Integrated Products, Sunnyvale, CA; Tower Semiconductor, Ltd., Migdal Haemek, Israel; VCX, Limited, Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom; WIS Technologies, San Jose, CA; and Xignal Technologies, AG Unterhaching, Germany have withdrawn as parties to this venture.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 VSI Alliance intends to file additional written notification disclosing all changes in membership.

On November 29, 1996, VSI Alliance filed its 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 March 4, 1997 (62 FR 9812).Start Printed Page 8824

The last notification was filed with the Department on October 8, 2004. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to section 6(b) of the Act on December 3, 2004 (69 FR 70284).

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Dorothy B. Fountain,

Deputy Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.

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[FR Doc. 05-3436 Filed 2-22-05; 8:45 am]