News – 2007.02.16

LSI Logic Acquires SiliconStor, Storage Solutions
LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SiliconStor, Inc., a privately held company that provides silicon solutions for enterprise storage networks. SiliconStor is headquartered in Fremont, Calif. and has approximately 30 employees.

Mercury Scientific Algorithm Library Runs on PWRficient Processor
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced that it has provided P.A. Semi, Inc. with its industry-leading Scientific Algorithm Library (SAL), which has been verified to run without modification and without errors on the recently announced PWRficient(TM) PA6T-1682M processor. The SAL binary, which included over 250 highly optimized scientific subroutines, including Fast Fourier Transforms (FFTs), was built using a standard Linux distribution for the industry-standard PowerPC(R) instruction set with its native SIMD vector extensions also known as AltiVec(TM). The test suite included a comparison of results which checks the mathematical accuracy and validity of each completed algorithm routine.

ARTiSAN Studio 6.2 Rolls Out with OMG SysML Support
ARTiSAN Software Tools, a global leader in the provision of UML 2 and SysML-based real-time systems and software modelling tools, has launched ARTiSAN Studio 6.2, which rounds out ARTiSAN’s comprehensive support for the OMG Systems Modeling Language (SysML), provides improved model and configuration management integration and infrastructure improvements for multiple, large-site and distributed team deployment.

AXIOMTEK Unveils Intel Core 2 Duo Network Appliance Platform
AXIOMTEK introduces an extreme performance network security platform, the NA-820, which is a 1U rack-mountable form factor with 7 front LAN ports designed for small and medium business market. The platform integrates a high performance embedded SBC, the SBC8A820, which supports an Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo processor with a 800MHz front side bus and features an advanced Intel(R) 945G chipset integrated VGA function and built-in PCIe Gigabit Ethernet interface. With the power of the Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo processor, this network appliance provides highly efficient performance to run multitask at once without slowing down. The NA-820 is an ideal network security hardware platform for IDS/IPS, VPN, content filtering, UTM, network management, network security applications and other embedded box solutions.

Proven Software Joins Renesas Partner Program
Proven Software Solutions Ltd, the electronics industry’s first independent broker for embedded software, has joined the newly announced Renesas Alliance Partner Program as a Platinum Partner. Proven Software Solutions has been invited to join the Renesas Alliance Partner Program to provide a crucial element in its structure; a framework for an extensive ‘eco-system’ of re-usable enabling software targeting Renesas micro-architectures.

Emerson Publishes Power Conversion Catalog
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), has published a new shortform catalog that covers every standard Astec and Artesyn power conversion product. This is the first time that Astec and Artesyn products have appeared in the same publication, following Emerson’s acquisition of Artesyn in 2006. Containing 64 information-packed pages, the catalog is an invaluable source of reference data for electronics engineers and system developers.