News – 2006.09.05

  • SMIC, Synopsys Create Reference Design Flow 3.0 for 90nm Designs
    Synopsys, a world leader in semiconductor design software, and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), the largest foundry in China, today announced that the two companies have jointly developed and deployed reference design flow 3.0. SMIC and Synopsys Professional Services worked together closely on the complete RTL-to-GDSII flow, which is based on the Synopsys Galaxy(TM) Design and Discovery(TM) Verification Platforms and SMIC’s advanced 90-nanometer (nm) process. The proven flow incorporates a broad range of automated low-power and design-for-manufacturing (DFM) capabilities to shorten time-to-market, reduce risk and ensure predictable success for complex system-on-chip (SoC) designs.
  • Calypto, Golden Gate and Sequence Join Power Forward Initiative
    In response to strong industry support to quickly establish a single, open standard for power intent, the Power Forward Initiative (PFI), today announced that it continues to garner broad industry support for the standardization of the Common Power Format (CPF). EDA companies Calypto Design Systems, Inc., Golden Gate Technology Inc. and Sequence Design, Inc. are the latest to join the Initiative.
  • Fujitsu Signs Off with Cadence Encounter Timing System (ETS)
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced that Fujitsu Limited has adopted Cadence(R) Encounter(R) Timing System (ETS) for timing analysis in their implementation flow. ETS delivers superior signoff timing accuracy, usability and functionality for designs at 90 nanometers and below.
  • Cadence Encounter Timing System Offers Superior Signoff Analysis
    Cadence Design Systems today further extended the capabilities of the Cadence(R) Encounter(R) digital IC design platform with the announcement of its Encounter Timing System. This new system provides customers a single source and consistent view of timing, signal integrity and power — from design and physical implementation, through final signoff analysis. In addition to addressing the needs for implementation and signoff analysis, front-end design teams will also benefit from its global timing debug features for accurate root-cause analysis and fast timing closure, which is driven by a powerful graphical user interface.
  • Tricomtek to Distribute ClearSpeech Voice Technologies in Korea
    Cambridge voice technology specialists, NCT, have appointed Tricomtek in Seoul, Korea as a reseller of their ‘ClearSpeech’ voice technologies for the Korean region. Tricomtek will resell NCT’s noise cancellation, echo cancellation and voice enhancement technologies to developers of voice communication products such as mobile phones, radio systems and Bluetooth wireless technology.
  • Texas Memory, HMK Blaze Across Europe with World’s Fastest Storage
    Texas Memory Systems, Inc. (TMS), makers of the World’s Fastest Storage(R), today announced a resale agreement with Germany-based HMK Computer Technologies GmbH. Under the agreement HMK will help large enterprises, research facilities, and universities across Europe to accelerate databases and scientific applications using Texas Memory Systems’ RamSan solid state disks.
  • Aspex Introduces Accelera Advanced Video Encoder (AVE)
    Aspex Semiconductor(TM), a UK -based fabless semiconductor company developing leading-edge software programmable “Extreme Processors”, today introduced the Accelera Advanced Video Encoder, the world’s only multi-format HD video compression accelerator to support all three High Definition video compression standards currently in use – MPEG-2, H.264 and VC-1.
  • Samsung Samples High-Capacity NAND Solution for Mobile Products
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that it is now shipping 1 and 2 gigabyte (GB) samples of moviNAND(TM) — an embedded combination of NAND flash memory, a multimedia card (MMC) controller and onboard firmware — to leading manufacturers of mobile products.
  • Tektronix Expands Compressed Video Test and Measurement Product Line
    Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE: TEK), a leading, worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced that it has expanded its compressed video test and measurement products portfolio. The four new additions, Cerify(TM) 3.0, Cerify(TM) Lite, SyncCert(TM), and MTS4CC, will be showcased at the IBC trade show taking place in Amsterdam from September 8-12. The new additions are designed to help broadcasters and content providers improve the quality of the products and service they provide to their customers and to help drive the transition to digital broadcasting.
  • System General Unveils High-Performance Forward ATX Power Solution
    System General Corporation — the leader in Desktop PC power supply controlling ICs — today announced a complete forward power solution for desktop power supplies and PC servers. The major circuit of this solution consists of System General products, including a PFC/PWM combo control chip, a flyback PWM control chip, and a four channel supervisor IC. Its simple design structure significantly improves the conversion efficiency of power systems and reduces power system cost. This excellent product combination once again demonstrates SG’s predominance in R&D capability.
  • AWR Debuts RF Architectural Planning Tool for Communication Design
    Applied Wave Research, Inc. (AWR(R)), a leading provider of high-frequency electronic design automation (EDA) tools, today announced RFA(TM), a system-level architectural planning tool, which provides an advanced radio frequency (RF) budget analysis feature and “frequency heritage inspection” capabilities for next-generation communication design. This new entry-level product is the latest addition to the company’s Visual System Simulator(TM) (VSS) design suite.
  • SAN in Postproduction Environment: Requirements and Solutions
    The whitepaper’s title “SAN in Postproduction Environment: Requirements and Solutions” defines the content of the whitepaper which addresses the demands and wishes of DI- and postproduction business by examining past, current and future SAN technology, both critically and constructively. The requirement for a central SAN storage is something that is being checked by many people in the business. A number of important questions needs to be answered. The DVS whitepaper provides advice on all the important SAN-related topics from storage size through data rate to configurations and support.
  • IBASE Ships IB799 CN700 5.25-inch Single Board Computer (SBC)
    IBASE Technology, a leading manufacturer of RoHS-compliant single board computers and industrial motherboards, starts shipping 5.25-inch embedded SBC that is based on the CN700 Digital Media chipset for VIA Eden-V4 processors and supports up to 2GB of DDR2 400/533/667 DIMM memory. With the chipset built-in S3 Graphics UniChrome Pro(TM) IGP core, the board performs with exceptional 2D/3D graphics performance and MPEG-2 video playback. The embedded board has a VIA VT1631L LVDS transmitter to support 18-bit and 24-bit panels in single or dual channels. It supports dual independent displays via VGA CRT and LVDS LCD displays.
  • Report Generator Celebrates 5th Anniversary
    Big Faceless Organization (BFO), provider of high quality Java software components, are proud to announce the upcoming 5th birthday of the Report Generator. The Report Generator was first launched in October 2001, and has gone on from strength to strength. It is the leading Java component for converting XML to PDF documents. Clients such as Siemens, Boeing, KPMG and Columbia University have all benefited from implementing Big Faceless Organization’s flagship product within their organizations.
  • Sophia Antipolis Forum on MicroElectronics (SAME Forum)
    SAME 2006 Forum (Sophia Antipolis forum on MicroElectronics) provides an exceptional venue for discussions and demonstrations with the opportunity to meet exhibitors displaying microelectronics related products.
  • Low Power Electronics and Design Symposium
    From October 4th to Oct. 6th, the 2006 ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED) will be held at Rottach-Egern, Lake Tegernsee, close to Munich, Germany, to present and discuss the most recent advancements in design for power and energy efficient nanooelectronic systems.