News – 2007.04.27

Micro Magic Offers MAX-View GDS Layout Viewer for Free
Micro Magic, Inc. announced a new product in their suite of EDA tools. MAX-View is a layout viewer which allows users to view their biggest chip designs instantly. To those who question Micro Magic’s claim of “world’s fastest GDS viewer,” the company has demonstrated that MAX-View will load and display a chip design with one trillion (1,000,000,000,000) transistors. Redisplay is real-time on the “Trillion” chip – instantaneous at any zoom level.

ST Ranks First in Serial EEPROM Market
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) announced continued worldwide leadership of the Serial EEPROM market in 2006 – the third successive year – according to market intelligence organization iSuppli*. The iSuppli analysis reports ST with a 2006 market share of 25%, substantially ahead of its nearest competitor, and an increase in sales value of 17.8% despite falling prices. Products contributing to the $278 million sales total include Serial EEPROM devices, memory cards, and RFID tags.

TI Unveils Voltage-output, High-side Current Sense Monitors
Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) (TI) introduced a pair of voltage-output, high-side current sense monitors with a wide common-mode input range of -16V to +80V. The INA270 and INA271 also feature a two-stage architecture to ease the design of circuits requiring additional filtering of the current signal. The devices are especially suited for current measurement applications in automotive, motor control, power management and battery charging.

TechnoConcepts Creates WiMAX Demonstration Platform
TechnoConcepts, Inc. (OTCBB:TCPS), announced that it has completed a True Software Radio(R)(TSR) based WiMAX platform, which incorporates its Radio Frequency to Digital (RF/D) and Digital to Radio Frequency (D/RF) technology integrated with a commercially available baseband processor and wireless standard.

Aeroflex, AT4 Team on WiMAX RF, Protocol Conformance Test Systems
Aeroflex and AT4 wireless have entered into a worldwide distribution agreement for the sale and support of the WiMAX RF Conformance Test (WiMAX RCT MINT T2110) and WiMAX Protocol Conformance Test (WiMAX PCT MINT T223x) systems. Under the terms of the distribution agreement, Aeroflex will provide the worldwide sales and support channel for both conformance test systems to all customers for WiMAX technology including the accredited WiMAX test laboratories. The PCT is being co-developed by the two companies under their ongoing collaborative development agreement while the RCT is being developed by AT4 wireless.

PURE Digital Selects Future Waves’ CMOS RF Device
Future Waves, a leading supplier of RF solutions for the digital broadcasting market, has secured an important design win, for its CMOS RF device, with PURE Digital, a division of Imagination Technologies and market leading manufacturer of DAB digital radios.

Trendsmedia Finalizes WiMAX World Europe
Trendsmedia has announced that the 3-day conference program for the second annual WiMAX World Europe Conference and Expo has been finalized. WiMAX World Europe will take place May 29-31, 2007 in Vienna, Austria at the Austria Center Vienna. The conference program, the largest WiMAX event ever held in Europe, will focus on operators and service providers experiences with early fixed and mobile WiMAX deployments.

Omron-Yaskawa Wins Most Innovative Product Award for V1000 Inverter
Omron-Yaskawa Motion Control B.V. (OYMC), the European market leader in industrial inverters, has announced that its new V1000 inverter has been recognized as the “most innovative product of 2007″ by IEN Europe, Europe’s leading industrial engineering magazine. The V1000 was selected based on both the magazine editors’ and readers’ evaluations.