News – 2007.02.15 – Late Edition

Microchip Ships 500,000th Development Tool to Ness Security Products
Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced the shipment of its 500,000th development tool to Australia’s Ness Security Products. Microchip development tools are software and hardware components that are used to design applications using Microchip devices.

Freescale i.MX31 Processor Powers Ford Sync In-Car System
Freescale Semiconductor announced that its widely-adopted i.MX31 multimedia applications processor is the engine in the Ford Sync(TM) in-car communications and entertainment system. Based on Microsoft Auto software, the Sync system is designed to provide consumers the convenience and flexibility to bring nearly any mobile phone or digital media player into their vehicle and operate it using voice commands or the vehicle’s steering wheel or radio controls.