News – 2007.04.04 – Late Edition

Avnet, Atmel Announce ARM7 Embedded Ethernet Workshop
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas unveils a new series of SpeedWay Design Workshops(TM), the Atmel Embedded Ethernet Networking SpeedWay Design Workshop, that detail how to create an embedded Ethernet design using an ARM7(TM)-based microcontroller. Avnet is offering these workshops in locations throughout North America, beginning this month.

Cascade Microtech Acquires Gryphics
Cascade Microtech (NASDAQ:CSCD), announced it has acquired Gryphics, Inc., a private company that designs, manufactures and markets a range of high performance socket products used for final production and evaluation testing of packaged semiconductor integrated circuits. This acquisition is another strategic step in Cascade Microtech’s long term vision of being a leading provider of advanced production test consumables for high performance ICs.

KUKA Robotics Introduces PalletTech Palletizing Software 3.5
KUKA Robotics Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of industrial robots, announced the release of its PalletTech palletizing software version 3.5 and will show a sample palletizing demonstration utilizing the software at ATX South in booth 2309. The new version of the company’s industry leading palletizing software features enhanced capabilities for complicated robotic palletizing applications including augmented gripper support and multiple orientation pick up. The software is a suite of application development and run time tools that reduces engineering and development time and enables the out-of-box implementation of complicated robotic palletizing applications.

Agilent Rolls Out GENESYS 2007 EDA Software
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) announced that it has shipped GENESYS 2007, the next major release of its GENESYS electronic design automation (EDA) software. GENESYS 2007 features LiveReport, a new design capability that streamlines the user interface and automates the documentation process for easy communication and reuse for RF and microwave component and subsystem designers.

Tower Semiconductor to Manufacture Image Sensors for Jet Propulsion Lab
Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ:TSEM) (TASE:TSEM), an independent specialty foundry, announced that it was chosen by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to manufacture a CMOS image sensor for use in the development of its advanced MultiSpectral Polarimetric Imager (MSPI). The device utilizes an image sensor process at Tower’s Fab1 facility.

Mistral Unveils TI OMAP2430 Starter Kit
Aimed at helping product developers streamline development of their wireless/multimedia devices based on the high-performance OMAP2430 application processor from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), Mistral Software, a leading product realization company specializing in real-time embedded solutions, unveiled the OMAP2430 Starter Kit.