News – 2007.03.16

Patent Office Raises Question of Patentability in Synopsys-Magma Dispute
Magma(R) Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA) announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) granted Magma’s second request for reexamination of U.S. Patent No. 6,378,114 (the ’114 patent), one of the patents at issue in the California patent infringement lawsuit between Magma and Synopsys Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS). Magma requested this second reexamination in December 2006 based on additional prior art that Synopsys had not cited in its patent application to the PTO. In response to the first request for reexamination, the PTO rejected all 15 claims in the ’114 patent. In granting Magma’s second request for reexamination, the PTO said Magma’s request raised “a Substantial New Question of Patentability” as to all 15 claims.

IBASE Rolls Out CSB100 Mini Barebone System for 3.5-inch SBC
IBASE Technology, a leading manufacturer of industrial motherboards and computers, announces the CSB100 mini barebone system series supporting its 3.5-inch single board computer products that are designed for a variety of fanless and low power applications such as digital signage, POS and panel PC.

TeamF1 Secures NETGEAR’s ProSafe VPN Firewall Routers
NETGEAR, a global provider of technologically advanced, branded networking products for business and home users, has chosen TeamF1′s security software for use in the next generation of NETGEAR’s ProSafe(TM) VPN Firewall Routers, according to Mukesh Lulla, president of TeamF1, Inc., a leader in embedded networking and security software.

Bookham Tunable Laser Assembly Supports 40gb/S DWDM Systems
Bookham, Inc. (Nasdaq: BKHM), a leading provider of optical components, modules and subsystems, announced that its LambdaFLEX(TM) integrable Tunable Laser Assembly (iTLA) has been selected by equipment vendors to support 40Gb/s DWDM transmission systems. The iTLA offers equipment vendors a cost-effective, single product to cover all data rates up to 40Gb/s.