News – 2006.09.08

  • Rim Semiconductor Acquires 1021 Technologies, DSL Patents
    Rim Semiconductor, an emerging provider of semiconductors to the broadband telecommunications industry, today announced that it acquired substantially all of the assets of 1021 Technologies, Inc. of Kanata, Ontario, Canada, and 1021 Technologies KK of Yokohama, Japan. These assets include 16 patents and patent applications in the digital subscriber line (DSL) area, related software and hardware, a technology license agreement and other items used in the business of 1021 Technologies. The Company intends to use these assets in future releases of the Embarq(TM) E30 transport processor and in other potential products in the Embarq(TM) family.
  • SKY MobileMedia Acquires e-SIM, MMI Solutions for Mobile Handsets
    SKY MobileMedia, Inc., a leading provider of application software platforms for the wireless industry, and e-SIM Ltd (OTCBB:ESIMF), a leading provider of Man Machine Interface (MMI) solutions for mobile handsets, today announced they had reached an understanding pursuant to which SKY will purchase substantially all of the assets of e-SIM. The combined company will provide complete, customizable applications software solutions for the mobile industry scaling from ultra-low cost handsets to mass-market feature phones to WiFi-enabled connected multimedia devices.
  • TI Converges at IBC with Converged Platform, DaVinci Technology
    Continuing to pioneer technological advancements by providing developers the flexible and extensive development foundation they need to grow their market presence, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN) will demonstrate at the International Broadcasters Conference (IBC) in Amsterdam, September 8 – 12, a converged platform running on a single digital signal processor and targeting multiple end equipments including video telephony, internet protocol set-top boxes (IPSTB), media centers and portable multimedia players.
  • STMicroelectronics Joins Power Management Bus (PMBus) Implementers Forum
    STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a leading supplier of both microcontrollers and power-management semiconductors, has announced its membership in the Power Management Bus (PMBus) Implementers Forum as a ‘PMBus Adopter.’ The PMBus(TM) protocol is a collaboration among key players in the industry to establish an open communications standard — operating over the industry-standard SMBus interface — that facilitates programming, digital control, and real-time monitoring of power conversion systems without the need to burden the host system with multiple protocols.
  • TI, Widevine Enable Secure Video Distribution to Homes
    Widevine Technologies, the leading provider of content protection and forensic watermarking solutions for IP video, has embedded its protection capabilities into Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI’s) (NYSE: TXN) DaVinci(TM) technology-based digital media processors to facilitate secure consumption of broadcast and VOD content on a wide range of consumer devices.
  • Konka Leverages TI DaVinci Technology for New IP Set-Top-Box Solution
    China-based Konka Group Ltd. has developed a new Internet Protocol (IP) set-top-box (STB) solution based on DaVinci(TM) technology from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN). The Konka IPB5310, ideal for home video and audio entertainment, delivers a low cost solution that is easy to implement, boosting the adoption of IPTV services in China and worldwide.
  • SIDSA to Deliver First Mobile TV Network in Russian Federation
    SIDSA will provide the first commercial mobile TV network in the Russian Federation. The service, to be launched in April next year, with a pre-commercial period from November, will offer 15 TV channels using DVB-H technology. SIDSA will provide the DVB-H platform, the Headend equipment and the Conditional Access System.
  • ARinfotek Launches Teak 3011 Fanless Network Security Appliance
    ARinfotek Inc. is a leading provider of highly reliable network appliance and efficient solution to overcome extremely high workload and different network extremities. Recently, the company launched a trusted high performance fanless solution network security appliance – Teak 3011 for entry-level market.
  • SMIC, Magma Team on Reference Flow for 90nm Low-Power Process
    Magma(R) Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA) and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”, NYSE: SMI and HKSE: 981) jointly announced today the availability of an advanced IC implementation reference flow for SMIC’s 90-nanometer (nm) low-power process featuring Magma’s Blast Power(TM), Blast Fusion(R) and Blast Create(TM). The Magma-SMIC flow utilizes SMIC’s 90-nm standard cell and IO libraries, along with Magma’s low power synthesis and multi-VDD design flow, to address the three major concerns of power management: dynamic power, leakage power and power distribution.
  • OMRON Rolls Out Aluminum RFID Inlay for Tracking
    OMRON Corporation (TSE: 6645, US: OMRNY) today announced the availability of a new aluminum HF inlay which is ideally suited for security and asset tracking applications such as library and access control.
  • Cadence, SMIC Create 90nm Low-Power Digital Reference Flow
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) (NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 0981.HK) today announced the companies have jointly developed the low-power digital reference flow to support SMIC’s advanced 90-nanometer process technology. The reference flow, which includes support for the Cadence(R) Encounter(R) Timing System, is now available to address the increasing needs of designers developing ICs for the computing, consumer, networking and wireless markets.
  • Parco to Release Next Generation Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Tracking System
    Parco Wireless, the leading provider to healthcare of real time tracking technology, has unveiled plans for the release of a new product line based upon its next generation of ultra-wideband (UWB) tracking systems.
  • msystems mDOC Offers MLC NAND Support for Freescale 3G MXC Platform
    msystems (NASDAQ:FLSH), a leader in smart personal storage, today announced that the company’s mDOC is to provide handset vendors designing with Freescale’s MXC300-30 3G platform access to cost-effective multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash in an easy-to-integrate, power-efficient, high-density, bootable storage solution. Freescale’s MXC300-30 platform provides a comprehensive UMTS/HSDPA solution including integrated baseband and applications processor, RF transceiver, power amplifier and power management IC.
  • Microvision Drives Development of Bar Code Scanning for Symbian OS
    Microvision, Inc. (NASDAQ:MVIS), the world leader in the development of scanned beam high-resolution displays and imaging systems, today announced that it has joined the Symbian Platinum Partner Program to support the growing market for Symbian OS(TM). As a Platinum Partner, Microvision is extending its Flic Cordless Laser Bar Code Scanner product to the Symbian ecosystem, to promote the development of feature-rich commercial bar code reading applications for Symbian OS.
  • TI Enables Personal Video Recording, Picture-In-Picture on Mobile Phones
    Television viewers have become addicted to conveniently accessing their favorite shows with personal video recording (PVR) technology. Soon consumers will be able to extend this “on demand” living room experience to their mobile devices with PVR capabilities enabled by Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) technology. This week at IBC (Booth M234), TI, with partners PacketVideo and Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (S3), will showcase advanced mobile DTV solutions. The demonstrations of TI’s Hollywood(TM) DVB-H single chip and OMAP(TM) 2 platform include the industry’s first mobile PVR and picture-in-picture (PIP) functionality using PacketVideo’s pvTV(TM) technology over a live DVB-H network.
  • Thoma Cressey Equity Partners Acquires Embarcadero Technologies
    Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:EMBT), a leading provider of strategic data management solutions, and Thoma Cressey Equity Partners, a leading private equity investment firm, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Embarcadero will be acquired by an affiliate of Thoma Cressey Equity Partners in a transaction valued at approximately $234 million.