News – 2007.04.05

Virage Logic Creates First Memory on TSMC’s 65nm GP Process
Virage Logic Corp. (NASDAQ:VIRL), the semiconductor industry’s trusted IP partner and pioneer in Silicon Aware IP(TM), and TSMC (TSE:2330) (NYSE:TSM), the world’s largest semiconductor foundry, announced that Virage Logic has delivered the industry’s first silicon proven memory for TSMC’s 65-nanometer (nm) general-purpose plus (GP) process.

Keithley Announces Nanotechnology Measurement Handbook
Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE:KEI), a leader in solutions for emerging measurement needs, announces the availability of its Nanotechnology Measurement Handbook, a 124-page guide to electrical measurements for nanoscience applications. The handbook offers practical assistance in making precision low level DC and pulse measurements on nanomaterials and devices and provides an overview of the theoretical and practical considerations involved in measuring low currents, high resistances, low voltages, and low resistances. It’s useful as a reference and as an aid to understanding low level phenomena observed in the lab.

BPM Debuts Cheetah Flash Vector Programming System
BPM is proud to announce the Cheetah Flash Vector Programming system to the electronics and semiconductor industries. The Cheetah offers the fastest flash programming of NAND and NOR flash memory at speeds as low as 2.5 percent over theoretical programming minimum.

2008 Jaguar XJ Sedan Features Digital HD Radio Technology
Leading-edge technology coupled to modern luxury means that Jaguar will be amongst the first in the U.S. to offer innovative digital HD Radio technology in its redesigned 2008 luxury XJ sedan. Equipped with the HD Radio system, XJ owners can enjoy a higher-quality AM/FM radio system that features more channel choices, crystal-clear sound and new data services.

Hyundai Offers HD Radio Option
Hyundai will continue to stay on the leading edge of automotive technology by offering HD Radio on its rear-wheel drive premium sports sedan scheduled for introduction in 2008.

HI Ships Over 200 Million MascotCapsule 3D Rendering Engines
HI Corporation has announced that its 3D rendering engine MascotCapsule(R)reached 230 million shipments in mobile devices worldwide as of the end of the fourth quarter (October-December) of 2006. MascotCapsule(R) has been widely adopted worldwide by being embedded into the handsets of 4 of the top 5 overseas manufacturers. More than 100 million handsets were shipped with the engine globally as of the end of the quarter. (The shipments in Japan exceeded 100 million units in the third quarter (July-September) of 2006).

Yokogawa, Fujitsu Create 40 Gbps DQPSK Optical Transmission Technology
Yokogawa Electric Corporation and Fujitsu Limited announced the joint development of the world’s first practical 40 Gbps optical transmission technologies using differential quadrature phase shift keying (DQPSK)[1]. The two companies are respectively planning to incorporate the technologies in various new products for 40 Gbps ultra high-speed optical transmission networks.

Elma Introduces 19-inch Front Panel Frames
Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, has announced new 19″ front panel frames. There are a large number of 19″ structural assembly parts and many applications do not specify the inclusion of complete card frames. The new 19″ front panel frame is aimed at these applications. Patch fields, displays, interfaces and other front panel designs can be built up in combination with this solution. Typical markets include building automation, security systems, telecom, and control cabinets for machine tools.

Aldec Expands in Japan with New Office
Aldec, Inc., a pioneer in mixed-language simulation and advanced design tools for ASIC and FPGA devices, announced the opening of Aldec-Japan K.K. headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The office will provide direct sales and support for all Aldec software and hardware verification products in Japan.