News – 2006.09.01

  • Sena Bundles TTYredirector for Linux with Device Servers
    Sena today announced that the Tactical Software TTYredirector for Linux will be bundled with Sena device servers, providing commercial-grade serial port redirector software to Sena customers using Red Hat, Fedora Core, SUSE, Debian, and other Linux x86 distributions.
  • e-con Systems Adds Windows CE 5.0 to Sirius Reference Platform
    e-con Systems announces the availability of Windows CE 5.0 on Sirius. The Sirius platform runs Windows CE 5.0 and features 3.5″ LCD with touch screen and includes a range of I/O and expansion slot including SD/MMC slots, USB host and client, 10/100 Ethernet, Blue tooth and Audio in/out. For storage the platform consists of 8gigabit of NAND flash and provides file system support on the same on Windows CE. Among other things the platform has an expansion bus connector through which customer specific application modules can be plugged in. e-con foresees that the Windows CE platform can ease the time to market for products like Kiosks, hand-held billing terminals, Video on demand terminals and industrial applications.
  • SIDSA Takes to the Air at IBC with Mobile TV Platform
    SIDSA, the international provider of Digital TV, IPTV, Mobile TV and broadband solutions, products and services (booth 12,311 and M133), will provide and operate at the IBC show the DVB-H platform set up by the DVB Project (Digital Video Broadcasting) through its Polar Plus Headend which is fully compliant to the DVB standards. National Grid Wireless will provide a modulator, transmitter and antenna, and MIER Comunicaciones the gap fillers (on-channel repeaters).
  • Tritech, Radiocrafts Unveil Wireless Communication Platform
    Tritech MeshNET is a scalable and robust architecture for narrowband wireless network communication where all nodes in a network cooperate to transport information, almost like on the Internet. By using many small low-power radio modems, a narrowband wireless network can cover large geographical areas utilizing the license-free frequency bands. A mesh network is by nature self configuring and self healing thus offering redundancy and low maintenance.
  • Hitachi Designs Endurastar Hard Drive for Extreme Driving Conditions
    Hitachi Global Storage Technologies today announced two new automotive hard drives that are tough enough to take on the harshest roads — even those less traveled. The Endurastar(R) J4K50 and N4K50 are Hitachi’s fourth-generation hard drives geared for automotive applications, such as navigation, digital entertainment (music/books/video), telematics and truly mobile computing.
  • Hitachi Debuts CinemaStar Hard Drive for Slim Digital Video Recorders
    Hitachi Global Storage Technologies today introduced the newest member of its CinemaStar(TM) product line. With an upper capacity of 160 gigabytes (GB), the new 2.5-inch hard disk drive is tailor made for the next iteration of slim digital video recorders (DVR) by incorporating features that optimize the storing, retrieving, streaming and editing of digital video. The new product, called CinemaStar C5K160, is based on the Travelstar 5K160 notebook hard drive, Hitachi’s reliability-focused, debut perpendicular recording product.
  • Companies Demonstrate Digital Radio Mondiale Receiver Prototype
    At the IFA Consumer Electronics trade fair in Berlin today, STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leader in technologies for digital radio, in cooperation with Kenwood and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (Fraunhofer IIS), presented a fully working prototype of a Digital Radio Mondiale(TM) (DRM(TM)) receiver that would pave the way to the development of a low-power Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) for DRM applications such as fixed and portable radios, car receivers, software receivers, and Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs).
  • Analog Devices Accelerates Development of Mobile TV Receivers for China
    Analog Devices, a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal-processing applications, today announced it has collaborated with Legend Silicon Corp., a leading supplier of silicon solutions for broadband wireless broadcasting, to accelerate the development of mobile TV receivers for China with the industry’s first digital TV standard-compliant receiver solution. The companies will demonstrate this solution for China’s newly established terrestrial TV broadcast standard at the International Mobitv Summit & Show 2006 in Shenzhen, China, on September 1 and 2.
  • Jasper Design Automation Offers GamePlan Verification Planner for Free
    Jasper Design Automation, provider of breakthrough high-level formal verification solutions, today announced immediate availability of GamePlan(TM) Verification Planner, an intuitive, free downloadable tool that generates and tracks the progress of verification plans. This first-of-its-kind tool promotes easy collaboration between verification team members through a single, comprehensive structured environment that identifies the design features that need to be tested and the verification technologies required for testing.
  • Free Click ‘N Run Service for Linspire and Freespire Users
    Linspire, developer of the commercial desktop Linux operating system of the same name and Freespire, the free community desktop Linux operating system, announced the immediate change in pricing for its popular CNR (“Click ‘N Run”) Service from an annual subscription fee based offering to a completely free service. The CNR Service, with access to over 20,000 desktop Linux applications, has previously been available only with annual subscriptions, ranging from $20 to $50, but will now be offered as a free service for all Linspire and Freespire users.
  • Goodbye Philips Semiconductors, Hello NXP
    Philips Semiconductors CEO Frans van Houten today revealed the company will move forward as NXP, marking a milestone in its 53 year history as it becomes independent from Royal Philips. The name change announcement follows an agreement between Royal Philips and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), Bain Capital, Silver Lake Partners, Apax and AlpInvest Partners NV that will see the consortium take an 80.1 percent stake in the semiconductor operation with Philips retaining a 19.9 percent interest. NXP is Europe’s second largest semiconductor company and a global top 10 player.
  • EMCORE Sells GELcore to GE for $100 Million
    EMCORE Corporation (Nasdaq: EMKR), a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the broadband, fiber optic, satellite, and solar power markets, today announced that it has sold its 49% membership interest in GELcore, LLC to the Lighting operations of GE Consumer & Industrial, a division of General Electric (GE) for $100 million in cash. GE owned a 51% membership interest in GELcore prior to acquiring the remaining 49% from EMCORE.
  • MOSAID Adds Two More Patents to Infringement Complaint
    MOSAID Technologies Incorporated (TSX:MSD) today announced that it has filed an amended complaint asserting two additional patents to its patent infringement claims against Micron Technology, Inc., Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation and ProMOS Technologies. Filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, the complaint now alleges infringement of 11 of MOSAID’s U.S. patents.
  • Parco, Sysgen Track Patients at Assisted Living and Nursing Homes
    Parco Wireless, a leading provider of Precision Indoor Location Technologies used for real-time tracking of assets and people, today announced a new $4 million deal with Sysgen Data, LTD for applications within the nursing home and retirement care communities. Sysgen Data is a U.S. based developer and integrator of information services and closed looped applications using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). The arrangement calls for the development and deployment of Parco Wireless’ tracking system for more than 75 long-term care facilities in the New York tri-state area.
  • TEK Microsystems Opens Center in UK for Design and Engineering
    TEK Microsystems, Inc. of Chelmsford MA today announced the formation of TEK Microsystems Limited, a subsidiary design, engineering and support center in Malvern, United Kingdom. The center will continue to extend the product development and distribution relationship between TEK Microsystems and the Real Time Embedded Systems (RTES) group of QinetiQ. Under the direction of Dr. Bill Smith and initially staffed by several former QinetiQ RTES engineers, the Malvern center will focus on further development of the VXS-based products and cores originally designed by QinetiQ and now licensed to TEK Microsystems.
  • ATEME Selects Claude Stoffel for Broadcast & Broadband Sales Director
    ATEME, a world-leading provider of MPEG-4 video compression solutions announced that Claude Stoffel has been appointed as Sales Director for Broadcast & Broadband solutions.