News – 2007.05.04

Nature Helps IBM with Chip Manufacturing
IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced the first-ever application of a breakthrough self-assembling nanotechnology to conventional chip manufacturing, borrowing a process from nature to build the next generation computer chips. The natural pattern-creating process that forms seashells, snowflakes, and enamel on teeth has been harnessed by IBM to form trillions of holes to create insulating vacuums around the miles of nano-scale wires packed next to each other inside each computer chip.

TechnoConcepts Rolls Out Lycon-WMB101 WiMAX Evaluation Platform
TechnoConcepts, Inc. (OTCBB:TCPS) announced the commercial availability of its Lycon-WMB101 WiMAX Evaluation Platform, incorporating the Lycon(TM) transmitter and receiver chipset. The Lycon(TM) chip family contains TechnoConcepts’ True Software Radio(R) technology, which provides frequency agility and can be programmed for multiple wireless protocols.

Artila Introduces Matrix-520 Industrial Grade Box Computer
Artila Electronics Co., Ltd., an emerging force in the industrial PC solutions field, announced their new ARM9-based, Linux-ready, industrial box computer — the Matrix-520. Its fanless ARM9 RISC CPU and strong metal case design make the Matrix-520 ideal for industrial applications that require a powerful and reliable front-end controller.

Electronic House Magazine Hits Newsstands
EH Publishing, Inc., the information leader and resource for the electronic home industry, announced the second annual Electronic House Home of the Year issue will arrive at Barnes & Noble and Borders bookstores, and on newsstands throughout the country today. The Electronic House May issue is devoted entirely to the award-winning installations, with over 150 pages of stunning photographs, detailed articles and accompanying equipment lists of award-winning homes, individual rooms and home theaters that define today’s connected home.

BFO Offers Free Upgrades
Big Faceless Organization (BFO), has been busy finding out what you like, what you want and delivering more than you expect. The company carried out extensive qualitative research over the last twelve months, within the client base and among all parties who tested BFO software.

Bookham Reports Financial Results for Fiscal Q3 2007
Bookham, Inc. (Nasdaq: BKHM), a leading provider of optical components, modules and subsystems, announced financial results for its third quarter of fiscal 2007, ended March 31, 2007. Revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 was $45.0 million, compared with $56.3 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2007, and $53.4 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2006. Revenue from customers other than Nortel was $41.9 million, essentially flat with the prior quarter and up approximately 43 percent compared with the third quarter of fiscal 2006.