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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 February 28, 2006, pursuant to section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), 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, Cast, Inc., Woodcliff Lake, NJ; and Beijing Sanda Development Center, Beijing, People's Republic of China have been added as parties to this venture. Also, Dolphin Integration, Meylan, France; Elixent Limited, Bristol, United Kingdom; Infineon Technologies Corporation, Munich, Germany; Microelectronics Centre of Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, People's Republic of China; Palmchip Corp., Santa Clara, CA; Sonics, Inc., Mountain View, CA; and STMicroelectronics SA, Crolles, France have withdrawn as parties to this venture.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 Start Printed Page 14722of Justice published a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to section 6(b) of the Act on March 4, 1997 (62 FR 9812).

The last notification was filed with the Department on October 28, 2005. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to section 6(b) of the Act on November 28, 2005 (70 FR 71333).

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Dorothy B. Fountain,

Deputy Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.

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[FR Doc. 06-2792 Filed 3-22-06; 8:45am]

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