News – 2007.02.20 – Late Edition

Embedded Computer Systems Merchant Market
In the market for embedded computer systems, merchant suppliers are grabbing incremental market share away from the captive market, which is fueling significant growth of the merchant market. According to VDC’s recently published Global Market Analysis of Embedded Integrated Computer Systems (EICSs) and vertical market outlook, the merchant systems market will increase by 64% in terms of dollar volume from 2005 to 2010, with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) over the same period equal to 10.4%. The source of this healthy growth rate is a modest increase in market share of the total available market by merchant suppliers from 10.8% in 2005 to 11.1% in 2010. VDC believes much of this growth is being fueled by adoption of more standardized solution for board architectures and their critical subsystems.

Agilent Unveils Medalist i3070 In-Circuit PCB Test System
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) announced the availability of the Agilent Medalist i3070 in-circuit test system for printed circuit board assembly. For electronics manufacturers around the world, this system is the fastest, easiest way to bring the power of in-circuit test to the production line.

Marvell, Seagate Team on Digital Audio Video Experience Storage
Marvell(R) (NASDAQ:MRVL), the leader in storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions, and Seagate Technology(R) (NYSE:STX), announced that the two companies have collaborated on a revolutionary storage platform, engineered for rich mobile multimedia, and featuring an integrated wireless solution from Marvell. The ultra-portable Seagate(R) Digital Audio Video Experience (DAVE) storage platform assists consumers’ access to hours of rich multimedia content wirelessly. DAVE features the Marvell PXA310 applications processor (internally codenamed Monahans) and Marvell’s 88W8686 WLAN technology.

Renesas Makes Management Changes
Renesas Technology Corp. has announced the following changes in its management team, to take effect on April 1, 2007. Renesas Technology is approaching the fourth anniversary of its establishment, and its corporate foundations have been completely implemented. As part of Renesas’ ongoing efforts to further strengthen the company’s system, Renesas is introducing changes in the management team as well as in other areas such as the creation of a new MCU Business Group.