News – 2007.04.01 – Late Edition

Hagiwara bNAND Bootable NAND Flash Protects Embedded Applications
Hagiwara Sys-Com US Co., Ltd. (HSC-US), the industry leader in semiconductor application products for the cutting-edge consumer and industrial electronics — introduces “bNAND”, a bootable NAND flash with built-in flash controller and USB interface, measures at a mere 12mmx18mmx1.2mm. Enhanced with Hagiwara Sys-Com’s patented UDRW Technology, the bNAND can be configured to various drive configurations: a CD-ROM partition (read-only access), a Flash partition (read/write access) and Hidden Memory Zone.

TSMC 65nm Libraries Support Common Power Format
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic design innovation, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) (NYSE: TSM), the world’s largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, announced the availability of 65-nanometer, low-power libraries from TSMC supporting the Common Power Format (CPF).

Fujitsu Creates Wavelength Tunable Laser
Fujitsu Laboratories Limited announced their development of a wavelength tunable laser for 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM)[1] optical transmission. As a world’s first, the company confirmed stable wavelength tunability and optical fiber long-range transmission of a wavelength tunable laser across 80 kilometers (km), in the form of a XFP-type[2] optical transceiver. This new technology will enable practical application of small, high-performance optical transceivers to support high-capacity and high-reliability optical networks.

Agilent Debuts IEEE 802.16e 2005 Protocol Conformance Test Solution
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced its IEEE 802.16e 2005 Protocol Conformance Test (PCT) Solution, which is based on the new Agilent E6651A Mobile WiMAX Test Set. Created in conjunction with Innowireless Co. Ltd., this breakthrough PCT capability will enable WiMAX designers to verify protocol implementations and quickly get products to market. Demonstrations of the Agilent mobile WiMAX PCT System will occur this week in Booth 1863.

Tatara, picoChip to Speed Deployment of All-IP Femtocell Solutions
Tatara Systems and picoChip announced a partnership to collaborate on and jointly market all-IP solutions for the femtocell market. The partnership will focus on developing a SIP/IMS-enabled femtocell reference design to ease the integration of femtocells into a mobile operator’s network thus enabling the significant advantages of an all-IP approach. The collaboration will include picoChip’s portfolio of products, including the PC8208 HSDPA Femtocell modem reference design; and the Tatara Mobile Services Convergence Portfolio(TM) of products, addressing the critical areas of voice and messaging convergence, security, and enhanced services.

Stream Processors to Drive IP Video Surveillance Market
Stream Processors, Inc. (SPI), a fabless semiconductor company that is making parallel processing simple, announced its plans to drive a new wave of innovation within the IP video surveillance market with a comprehensive family of digital signal processors (DSPs), ranging from a high-performance solution capable of eight simultaneous channels of full standard definition video encoding, to a single-chip IP cameras solution.

China’s Institute of Computing Technology, ST Team on Loongson Processor
The Institute of Computing Technology (ICT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers, announced their cooperation on the development and commercial exploitation of processors, based on Loongson-2E IP developed by ICT. The first-generation product, Loongson 2E, which is now sampling with selected customers, delivers world-class performance and optimized power consumption at a compelling price point.

Hitachi, Cadence Enhance MONOZUKURI Capability for Hardware Development
Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501) and Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), announced that on April 2, 2007 Hitachi will start operating its new design center aimed at enhancing design efficiency and reducing the design-cycle time for Hitachi’s hardware products as part of its focus on the company’s manufacturing capability. The design infrastructure, which has been co-developed by Hitachi and Cadence, will be used for large-scale-integration (LSI) and printed-circuit-board (PCB) designs.

Gumstix Doubles Memory, Increases Speed of Verdex Motherboards
Gumstix, Inc., maker of the world’s smallest full-function miniature computers, announce their verdex motherboards with a Marvell(R) PXA270 CPU offering USB host, CCD camera input, improved power management along with the twice as much memory and 50% more processor speed. These tiny motherboards power fully functional network servers yet fit in the palm of one’s hand.

DSM Computer Introduces 96M9315B P3 Panel System
The P3 Panel System from DSM Computer’s Infinity series optimizes the computer power to match the requirements of the associated application. Equipped with the Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor, the industry-standard computer is designed to meet the highest requirements. As an alternative, the IPC can be equipped with Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4, Pentium(R) M or 1.0 GHz Pentium(R) III. The main processor operates with the VIA Apollo CLE266 (VT8623) chip set in conjunction with the 66/100/133 MHz front-side bus. Two DDR slots that can accept 32 to 1024 MB memory modules offer adequate memory capacity.