News – 2006.10.26

  • NASA Studies Sun with Radiation-Hardened Computers from BAE Systems
    BAE Systems’ radiation-hardened computers and solid-state recorders are helping to navigate NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) spacecraft on their mission to study the effects of the sun’s solar flares. Two identical STEREO spacecraft were launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla., Oct. 25, on the same rocket. The two satellites will give scientists a three-dimensional view of the sun from different orbits.
  • Virage Logic, Apache Design to Present Low-Power Design Webinar
    Virage Logic Corporation (Nasdaq:VIRL), a pioneer in Silicon Aware IP(TM) and leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property (IP) platforms, today announced that it will partner with Apache Design Solutions, the technology leader in full-chip dynamic power and noise solutions for system-on-chip (SoC) designs, to present a free online technical webinar titled, “Low-Power Design – Tips and Techniques for Extending Battery Life.”
  • XJTAG Speeds Debug and Test of Complex BGA Circuits for Prism
    Prism Electronics, a UK-based contract electronics manufacturer (CEM), has selected the XJTAG boundary scan development system to speed up the process of debugging and testing highly complex printed circuit boards featuring high pin count ball grid array (BGA) devices such as field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
  • Common Platform Gains ARM Low-Power and High-Performance Libraries
    ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)] today announced that Common Platform technology business partners IBM, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., have licensed ARM(R) Metro(TM) low-power and Advantage(TM) high-performance products, part of its Artisan(R) Physical IP family, for the technology alliance’s 45-nanometer (nm) Low-Power (LP) process technology.
  • Neah Power Receives Patent for Bonding Electrodes
    Neah Power Systems, Inc. (Pink Sheets:NPWS), a Nevada corporation announces that it has been issued U.S. Patent No. 7,118,822 titled “Fuel Cell Electrode Pair Assemblies and Related Methods.” Neah’s patented porous silicon fuel cell technology is able to leverage the existing infrastructure of microelectronic packaging technology for semiconductor, photonic and MEMS applications.
  • Mistral Announces VITA 46 (VPX) SBC from Curtiss Wright
    Mistral Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a leading provider of complete technology solutions and professional services in the embedded space, today announced the availability of the industry’s first VITA 46 (VPX)-based single board computer (SBC) from Curtiss Wright Controls Embedded Computing. The VPX6-185 combines the performance and the advanced I/O capabilities of the Freescale 8641 processor with an extensive I/O complement to provide a highly capable processing platform for a wide range of embedded military/aerospace applications.
  • ZiLOG Updates Crimzon RC Express Remote Control Development Software
    ZiLOG(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: ZILG), a leading provider of integrated 8-bit microcontroller (MCU) and universal remote control solutions, today announced the availability of Crimzon RC Express(R) v2.0, an updated version of its configurable and scalable universal infrared remote (UIR) control software development suite which provides customers with a complete software development platform for developing UIR control units for numerous brands and models of devices including TV sets, VCR and DVD players and recorders, satellite, cable and set top boxes, and audio units.
  • LSI Logic Acquires StoreAge Networking Technologies for $50 Million
    LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire StoreAge Networking Technologies Ltd. for approximately $50 million in cash. StoreAge Networking Technologies, a privately held company based in Nesher, Israel with US offices in Irvine, California, provides SAN storage management and multi-tiered, data protection software for the enterprise.
  • Conexant Acquires Zarlink Semiconductor’s Packet Switching Business
    Conexant Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNXT), a worldwide leader in semiconductor solutions for broadband communications and the digital home, today announced that it has acquired Zarlink Semiconductor’s packet switching business in a $5 million all-cash transaction. Zarlink’s packet switching product line includes a range of Fast Ethernet aggregation switches for network access equipment, and is complementary to Conexant’s DSL central office (CO) product offering.
  • PDF Solutions Acquires SIA, Fault Detection and Classification Software
    PDF Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:PDFS), the leading provider of process-design integration technologies to enhance IC manufacturability, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Si Automation S.A. (SIA), a privately held Fault Detection and Classification (FDC) software and services provider, based in Montpellier, France.