News – 2007.01.04

  • Microcross Rolls Out GNU X-Tools v4.0 Embedded Development Tools
    Microcross released GNU X-Tools(TM) v4.0 professional embedded development tools for six (6) microprocessor families: ARM, M68K/ColdFire, MIPS, PowerPC, SuperH, and XScale. GNU X-Tools(TM), now in its sixth release over seven years, is setting the benchmark for quality, low-cost, and professional development tools for embedded systems. The GNU X-Tools(TM) are based the Free Software Foundation GNU tools; Microcross’ value add is in the productizing of stable releases of GNU tools for embedded development. The GNU X-Tools(TM) are built, patched, tested, branded and supported by Microcross for Linux and Windows hosts.
  • AXIOMTEK Introduces 15-in TFT Fanless Touch Panel Computer
    AXIOMTEK has announced a new GOT (Graphic Operator Terminal) system to complement its fanless touch panel computer product line. The company is a leading supplier of applied computing platforms for advanced communication, industrial, and human machine interface applications. The new 15″ TFT fanless touch panel computer, the GOT-3150T, supports an ultra low power consumption processor and supports a wide operating temperature range of -20°C to + 55°C for harsh industrial-grade environments.
  • eASIC Announces Availability of Embedded ARM926EJ Processor
    eASIC Corporation, a provider of Structured ASIC devices and Configurable Logic IP, announced the immediate availability of an ARM926EJ processor, offered in eASIC’s Nextreme 90nm product family. Now, FPGA, ASIC and System-on-Chip designers can benefit from a low-cost, fast-turnaround design with no-minimum order quantity. Under the agreement signed between ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)] and eASIC, this partnership will enable a broad range of users to have access, for the first time, to a 32-bit CPU core on a configurable fabric, while meeting the power, price and performance requirements of their Structured ASIC or Platform Designs.
  • UMC Characterizes 65-nm Library with Magma SiliconSmart
    Magma(R) Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq:LAVA), a provider of semiconductor design software, announced that UMC (NYSE:UMC)(TSE:2303), a world-leading semiconductor foundry, has characterized its internally developed libraries for 65-nanometer (nm) and smaller process geometries using Magma’s SiliconSmart(TM). The libraries support composite current source (CCS), effective current source model (ECSM) format and are developed to give customers timing and noise enhancements in their nanometer designs.
  • Toshiba Rolls Out USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drives
    Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD), the industry pioneer in mobile storage products, will capitalize on its 2.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD) technology expertise and consumer brand leadership with a new line of USB 2.0 portable external hard drives in 100GB, 120GB and 160GB1 capacities. Available in North America, Toshiba’s new personal storage line of 2.5-inch HDDs provides a unique solution for data back-up by enabling automatic power-on and save capabilities for worry-free content management.
  • Lattix Unveils LDM 3.0 Software Architecture Management Solution
    Lattix Inc., the leading provider of innovative software architecture management solutions, announced the release of its newest solution, Lattix LDM 3.0. With this major release, Lattix enables managers, architects and developers to visualize, specify and maintain the architecture of a complex enterprise software system.
  • Big Faceless PDF Library 2.7.6 Supports Duplex Printing
    Big Faceless Organization (BFO), provider of high quality Java software components, have released version 2.7.6 of the Big Faceless PDF Library to coincide with Adobes introduction of duplex printing in Acrobat 8.0. The PDF Library can also boast a large speed increase when reading documents – around 25% for large files – as well as numerous bug fixes.
  • Samsung Electronics Creates Double-Sided Mobile LCD Panel
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world’s largest provider of thin-film transistor, liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels announced that it has created the first LCD panel that can produce independent images on each side of a mobile LCD display. Samsung’s new double-sided LCD can show two entirely different pictures or sets of visual data simultaneously on the front and back of the same screen. Other conventional double-sided LCDs can only show a reverse image of the same video data.
  • Re-Examination to Proceed in Synopsys-Magma Patent Litigation
    Magma(R) Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq:LAVA) said that a U.S. district court’s decision in the patent litigation between Magma and Synopsys Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS) denied Synopsys’ requests to halt the re-examination process of one of the patents at issue.
  • Symmetricom Acquires QoSmetrics, QoE for IPTV, Triple Play Services
    Symmetricom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMM), a worldwide leader in precise time and frequency products and services, announced the acquisition of QoSmetrics S.A., a privately held provider of QoE solutions for IPTV and other triple play services. The purchase price of approximately $16 million was paid in cash.
  • Synopsys Retains Ownership of Fixed Timing Patents
    Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) announced that the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has ordered Magma Design Automation to immediately withdraw its claim of ownership to the ’446 and ’438 patents and to transfer title to Synopsys. These patents are at the heart of the ongoing litigation between Synopsys and Magma.
  • Cirrus Logic Acquires Caretta Integrated Circuits
    Cirrus Logic Inc. (Nasdaq:CRUS), a leading designer of high-precision analog, mixed-signal and embedded integrated circuits, announced that it has purchased all of the outstanding stock of Caretta Integrated Circuits, a fabless integrated circuit (IC) design company based in Shanghai. In connection with the acquisition, Cirrus Logic paid Caretta’s stockholders $10.5 million in cash and has agreed to pay certain employees a potential earn-out based on financial performance over the next two years.
  • EVE Acquires Tharas Systems, Hammer Hardware Accelerators
    EVE, a leading provider of high-performance, hardware-assisted verification solutions, announced that it acquired Tharas Systems, Inc., developer of the Hammer line of hardware accelerators. The acquisition is driven to strengthen and expand EVE’s position in the hardware-assisted verification market from leading supplier of extremely fast emulation/prototyping solutions to provider of best-in-class accelerators.
  • Xyratex RAID Integrates with DVS-SAN for Film-HD Post Production
    Xyratex Ltd. (NASDAQ: XRTX), a leading provider of storage systems for OEMs and Solution Integrators, announced that DVS Digital Video Systems GmbH will integrate Xyratex’s F5402E FC-SAS/SATA RAID system into selected products from its line of Film/HD Post Production solutions.
  • Critical Links edgeBOX OEM Program Targets Network Equipment Vendors
    Critical Links, an international networking technology company, announced the launch of a program to make its award-winning edgeBOX software solutions available to OEM network equipment manufacturers. Under the program, OEM partners gain access to a complete and integrated software platform for the development of converged and sophisticated “all in one” networking devices targeted at SMBs and Branch Offices. A number of new partnerships with “OEM ecosystem” partners, including silicon vendors, ODMs and ISVs, are to be announced in early 2007.