News – 2007.05.01 – Late Edition

Automotive Sensors Market to Grow by 10.7%
The new Strategy Analytics study, “Automotive Sensor Demand Forecast 2004 to 2013,” predicts that the market for automotive sensors will reach $11.2 billion in 2007, a year-on year growth of 10.7%, showing that planned vehicle safety, performance and feature enhancements will drive demand for automotive sensor shipments to over 3.4 billion units worth $17.1 billion.

Microchip 16-bit Embedded Control Seminar Series
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced that registration is open for its worldwide series of half-day seminars. For only $25, these seminars will teach engineers how they can get 32-bit performance with 8-bit simplicity using Microchip’s broad portfolio of 16-bit PIC(R) microcontrollers and dsPIC(R) Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs). Technical experts will showcase the architectural and peripheral features of Microchip’s 16-bit PIC24 microcontrollers and dsPIC33 DSCs. They’ll also offer demonstrations of Microchip’s easy-to-use development tools and free software libraries, including the design of LCD, Ethernet and speech-processing applications.

TenAsys Rolls Out INtime 3.1 RTOS for Windows
TenAsys(R) Corporation announces version 3.1 of the INtime(R) real-time OS for Windows. This newest release of INtime will be demonstrated at the Microsoft Mobile and Embedded Developer’s Conference (MEDC) show in Las Vegas, Nevada (May 1-3, 2007, booth #231). Production release of INtime 3.1 is slated for this summer.

Alien Technology, Unisys Create FLIER for RFID Configuration, Demo
Alien Technology Corporation announced it is collaborating with Unisys Corporation (NYSE:UIS) to develop an end-to-end, vendor-neutral solutions environment for RFID configuration and demonstration, named FLIER (Flexible Logistics Information Environment for RFID). The dashboard-driven FLIER environment is designed to help enable organizations to quickly construct state-of-the-art, RFID-enabled supply chain management processes from a broad spectrum of industry-standard software and RFID hardware components, and demonstrate them across a variety of typical use scenarios for easy visualization and experimentation.

CPU Tech Unveils SystemLab PS Real-time Platform Simulators
The Test and Measurement Business Unit of CPU Technology, Inc.(R) (CPU Tech), a leading supplier of high performance, System-on-a-Chip based computing solutions, announced the launch of a new line of real time platform simulators. For the first time, developers of complex systems such as vehicles, airplanes, ships, satellites and robots, can model entire platforms and execute actual software at real time speeds before physical implementation. SystemLab PS(TM) virtualization offers unprecedented visibility into system behavior, resulting in dramatically reduced time to market. Shipments to launch customers are scheduled to begin in late 2007.

Si2 Receives Analog Symbol Set, OpenAccess Debugger
The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) announced the first two contributions under the new Contributions Process for OpenAccess. The first is the Analog Symbol Set, which was originally transferred to Si2 from the OpenKit Initiative. The Analog Symbol Library is a collection of 66 schematic symbols of circuit primitives for analog design, represented as OpenAccess v2.2 databases. The primitives include capacitors, resistors, inductors, diodes, bipolar and MOS transistors, pads, transformers, varactors, fuses, and GND and VDD supplies. This set of symbols is used very widely across the analog design industry.

Agilent Announces DC Power Analyzer for Complex DC Sourcing, Measuring
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) introduced a DC power analyzer that provides unrivaled productivity gains when sourcing and measuring DC voltage and current into a device under test (DUT). This tool, which R&D engineers can use to gain insights into the DUT’s power consumption in minutes without writing a single line of code, represents an entirely new instrument category for R&D engineers.

Agilent Introduces N6700 Modular Power System for ATE Applications
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) introduced two additional modules for its popular N6700 low-profile modular power system that extend its high-performance capabilities up to 300W. These modules build on Agilent’s industry leadership in the number of outputs and amount of power that can be packed into a 1U (1-EIA rack unit) rack-mountable system.