News – 2006.10.27

  • Mentor Graphics to Keynote at Global Signal Processing Conference
    Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced that Walden C. Rhines, the company’s chairman and CEO, will presents a keynote speech on what’s next for the digital signal processor (DSP), based on the DSP’s history and evolution at the Global Signal Processing Conference and Expo (GSPx) in Santa Clara on October 31, 2006.
  • Freescale Improves Testability, Manufacturability with Cadence
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) announced that Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (NYSE:FSL, FSL.B) is continuing its successful migration to Cadence(R) Encounter(R) Test to improve the testability and manufacturability of its nanometer products. This move reflects the close relationship between the two companies at all levels as Freescale builds upon its long-term commitment to streamline design technology operations and establish common tools and methodologies based primarily on Cadence platforms for its broad line of semiconductor applications.
  • Kontron Introduces CP6923 GBit Ethernet 6U CompactPCI Switch
    Kontron announced today the latest member of the 6U CompactPCI product family for communication networks – the CP6923. The Kontron CP6923 is a high-end solution with superior features at a low cost. It provides built-in switching capabilities for CPCI installations at an unmatched price-to-performance ratio by implementing the latest technologies including the highly compact Broadcom BCM56502 Gigabit Ethernet switch chip.
  • Kontron Debuts KT965/FLEX Embedded Motherboard with Core 2 Duo E6400
    Kontron – a leading embedded computer technology company – announced the Kontron KT965/FLEX embedded motherboard. The Kontron KT965/FLEX is the first of a series of two new long life motherboards from Kontron based on the latest Intel(R) Q965 Express chipset that supports the high-performance low power Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo E6400 processor. The Kontron FLEX-ATX motherboard will be followed in Q1 2007 by the ATX form factor based KT965/ATX.
  • Kontron Launches ETX-CD Computer-On-Module with Intel Core Duo
    With the launch of the Kontron ETX-CD based on the Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo processor at the autumn European trade fairs, Electronica (hall A6, booth A6.706) and SPS/IPC/Drives (hall 7, booth 7-306), Kontron underscores the long-term availability of the worldwide top-selling Computer-On-Module (COM) standard ETX(R). This and other planned additions to the ETX product line represent Kontron’s commitment to offering extensive investment assurance and upgrade possibilities on existing ETX-based designs.
  • Artila Rolls Out M-501 ARM9-based, Linux-ready System on Module
    Artila Electronics Co., Ltd., an emerging force in the industrial PC solutions field, announcesd their ARM9-based, Linux-ready System on Module (SoM) — the M-501, in an 80 x 50 mm small form factor. The M-501, powered by a 180MHz ATMEL AT91RM9200 RISC SoC, comes with onboard 32MB SDRAM and a 16MB Flash memory which has the Linux 2.6 kernel, BusyBox utility collection, boa Web server, and various hardware device drivers pre-installed.
  • USPTO to Review Validity of Broadcom’s Patents Print Version
    QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced that on October 20 the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) determined that it will reexamine the validity of one of the patents Broadcom has asserted against QUALCOMM in the International Trade Commission (ITC).
  • Soitec, ARM Team on Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) Development
    Soitec (Euronext Paris: SOI) today announced that they have entered into a joint development agreement with ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)] to support the future development of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) libraries for the fabless/foundry arenas. ARM(R) will leverage its existing microprocessor intellectual property portfolio, its Physical IP and its partnership with Soitec—the world’s leading innovator and provider of SOI substrates—to provide designers with the tools, resources and standards needed to further enable and accelerate SOI adoption.
  • SigmaTel Adopts Magma Blast Create, Fusion, Noise, Power, Rail, Plan Pro
    Magma Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of semiconductor design software, today announced SigmaTel (Nasdaq: SGTL), a leader in mixed-signal multimedia semiconductors, has adopted Blast Create(TM), Blast Fusion(R), Blast Noise(R), Blast Power(TM), Blast Rail(TM) and Blast Plan(TM) Pro for large, complex nanometer (nm) designs. SigmaTel cited the Magma system’s tight integration and ability to handle large designs flat as key to the decision. Superior customer support also played an important role.
  • Cadence, Source III Improve Test Validation, Speed Test Conversion
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, and Source III, Inc., a leading developer of test conversion and verification programs, have announced a collaboration to enable improved test validation and faster test conversion for enhanced chip quality.