New on EDA Blog – 2007.05.04

Power Management Design Seminars
National Semiconductor will be conducting power management seminars in the U.S. and Canada. Experts will discuss design fundamentals and techniques as well as application examples associated with the latest high-performance power management products.

Automated Test Summit
National Instruments is hosting their fourth annual Automated Test Summit. The online event features technical sessions focused on identifying trends and overcoming new challenges in automated test. The Automated Test Summit 2007 will be hosted live on the Internet May 8, and will be available on demand for 90 days. At the free full-day event, attendees can view keynote presentations, watch technical sessions, participate in live Q&A forums and interact with vendors in the exhibitor area.

Windows Embedded for Point of Service 1.1 Update
Microsoft recently released Windows Embedded for Point of Service 1.1 Update. WEPOS v1.1 Update includes Multilingual User Interface Packs (MUIs) and Support for POS for .NET 1.11.

SEMI Book-to-Bill Report – March 2007
A summary of Semi’s March 2007 Book-to-Bill Report is available. The monthly Book-to-Bill Report tracks billings and bookings worldwide of North American-headquartered manufacturers of equipment used to manufacture semiconductor devices, not billings and bookings of the chips themselves. The book-to-bill is a ratio of three-month moving averages of worldwide bookings and billings for North American-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers. Billings and bookings figures are in millions of U.S. dollars.