News – 2007.01.30

Strategic Test Offers Multiple Recording Option for Oscilloscope Cards
Strategic Test Corporation has introduced the Multiple Recording (MR) option for its new UF2 family of 66 MHz PCI-based Oscilloscope/Digitizer cards. Primarily intended for recording RADAR signals, the MR option can be used to record any high-speed series of waveforms such as sonar, ultrasound and laser.

Payment Card Industry Security Vendor Alliance Forms
Eight leading data security companies announced the formation of The Payment Card Industry Security Vendor Alliance – (PCI SVA). PCI SVA will assist members of the payment card industry and the PCI Security Standards Council — composed of merchants, banks and point-of-sale vendors – in educating the business community on the requirements and business value of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard, a global benchmark intended to improve security throughout the entire payment card transaction process.

Hitachi Develops Liquid-Cooling System for AMD Opteron Processors
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE:HIT) (TOKYO:6501) announced that it will provide its newly developed Liquid-Cooling System for the latest model of AMD Opteron-based workstations by HP. Hitachi is the industry’s leading liquid-cooling manufacturer with products that meet the standards of PC, workstation and server manufacturers worldwide.

S3 Designs Record-Breaking Chip with Cadence Low-Power Solution
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, announced that Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (S3) achieved record-breaking production success for a chip designed at S3′s facilities, using the company’s nanoflowLP(R) low-power system-on-chip (SoC) design flow based on the Cadence(R) Low-Power Solution.

Kocom Selects Opera for Web to Wall Pad Home Networking Product
Opera Software announced that it has now entered the realm of home automation. Kocom Co. Ltd., a Korea-based leader in digital home networking, has selected the Opera browser for its new Wall Pad KHN-U881, the latest addition to Kocom’s family of home networking products.

Carnegie Mellon Certifies First Enterprise Architects
Telelogic (STO:TLOG), the leading provider of software solutions that align advanced systems and software development with business objectives, announced that the first group of enterprise architects have earned their certification in enterprise architecture (EA) from the Carnegie Mellon University’s Institute for Software Research International (“ISRI”).

Enea Teams with Tail-f for Carrier-Grade Network Management Software
Enea (Stockholm: ENEA.ST), the world leader in advanced software for network equipment, and Tail-f Systems, the leader in XML-based network management, announced that they have signed a strategic agreement to deliver the next generation of high availability, on-device network management software to the telecommunications industry.

Critical Links Wins Product of the Year Award for edgeBOX
Critical Links, an international networking technology company, announced that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC(R))’s INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has named edgeBOX as a recipient of a 2006 Product of the Year Award. INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the VoIP Authority Since 1998(TM).

OKI Debuts One Time Programmable Memory-Equipped Voice Synthesis LSI
Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:6703) released the OTP (One Time Programmable) memory-equipped voice synthesis LSI, “ML22P80X Series,” which enables customers to write voice data directly to the chip through a specific tool, and to develop various industrial-use devices where only a few units are required of each of numerous different types. Because the voice data can be written in the field, this capability contributes to shortening the delivery time and facilitating the development of sample products. OKI also succeeded in reducing the space by half, compared to the previous LSI.

ASSET Opens Design-for-Test Lab for Validating JTAG Capabilities
ASSET(R) InterTech, Inc., an international leader in boundary-scan (JTAG/IEEE 1149.1) test and in-system programming (ISP), has opened the industry’s first Design-for-Test (DFT) Lab for validating the JTAG infrastructure in chip and printed circuit board designs.

Spectrum Microwave Acquires EMF Systems, Oscillator-based Products
Spectrum Control, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPEC), a leading designer and manufacturer of electronic control products and systems, announced that Spectrum Microwave, Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary, has acquired substantially all of the assets and assumed certain liabilities of EMF Systems, Inc. (“EMF”). EMF, based in State College, Pennsylvania, designs and manufactures custom oscillator-based products, including phase locked oscillators and synthesizers. The total purchase price of the acquisition was approximately $2.3 million.

LeCroy Unveils Eye Doctor Instrumentation and Co-simulation System
LeCroy(R) Corporation introduces Eye Doctor, a digital oscilloscope (DSO)-based instrumentation and co-simulation system that specifically addresses the challenges of analyzing serial data created by the increase of systems’ symbol rates and adoption of receiver equalization. Designed for use with LeCroy’s SDA (serial data analyzer) instruments, Eye Doctor is a major enhancement that enables interoperability measurements to be made on equalized serial data systems.

Altera Showcases FPGA Support for PCI Express 2.0 at DesignCon
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) announced at DesignCon that it is demonstrating support for the PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 specification, as well as showing PCIe 1.1 and 2.0 signals on cables and backplanes, with its Stratix(R) II GX FPGAs. With up to 20 low-power transceivers, Stratix II GX family is the only high-density production FPGA capable of delivering 100 Gbps of aggregate bandwidth on FR-4 circuit boards and backplanes up to 1 m in length, using the new 5-GT/s PCIe 2.0 specification from PCI-SIG.