News – 2007.05.08 – Late Edition

National Instruments Announces Virtual Instrumentation Conference
National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) announced plans for NIWeek, the industry’s premier event covering virtual instrumentation and graphical system design. NIWeek 2007, the company’s 13th annual customer and technology conference, opens Aug. 7 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, for three days of interactive technical sessions, targeted forums, exhibitions and hands-on workshops on the latest developments for design, automation, manufacturing and test.

MOSAID Receives Exclusive Right to Sub-License LSI Patents
MOSAID Technologies Inc. (TSX:MSD), strengthened its patent licensing program with the announcement of a 10-year patent licensing agreement with LSI Corporation (NYSE:LSI). Effective immediately, MOSAID has the exclusive right to sub-license more than 50 LSI patents relating to memories, digital signal processors (DSPs), microprocessors, application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), and semiconductor processing technology.

DesignAdvance Rolls Out CircuitSpace v2.1 PCB Design Automation
DesignAdvance(TM) Systems, Inc., a leading developer of innovative design automation software, announced the CircuitSpace(TM) 2.1, a design automation tool for PCB component placement. CircuitSpace 2.1 improves PCB design automation through patented auto-clustering technology, intelligent design reuse and replicated layout. By seamlessly implementing CircuitSpace 2.1 into the PCB design process, designers are able to shorten design cycle timelines by weeks and improve communication between design teams, ultimately saving design costs and improving productivity.

Mentor Adds Achronix FPGA Support to Precision Synthesis
Achronix Semiconductor Corporation, the multi-GHz programmable logic company, announced a long term technology partnership and OEM agreement with Mentor Graphics Corporation. The agreement ensures close collaboration between the two companies to provide a comprehensive FPGA design environment, enabling developers to take full advantage of Achronix high performance FPGAs.

Mentor Graphics Licenses Volcano LIN Spector, TELLUS to Agilent
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) announced a strategic partnership with Mentor Graphics (NASDAQ:MENT), licensing to Agilent certain products in the Mentor Graphics Volcano(r) product line. The Agilent LIN Tester, derived from Mentor’s Volcano LIN Spector(tm) product, and the Agilent Vehicle Protocol Tester Series 500, derived from Mentor’s Volcano TELLUS(r) product, help automotive engineers develop electronic products faster and under budget while meeting quality requirements.

Moxa Keeps Network Connection Simple with PoE Unmanaged Switch
With regards to the increased demand for PoE technology in industrial applications, MOXA provides a complete end-to-end solution for any IEEE802.3af PoE compliant unit and Ethernet-enabled device. The EDS-P308 is an 8-port smart Ethernet switch that features PoE on port 1 to 4, and supplies up to 15.4 watts of power per port. By combining the network signal and device power in a single, twisted pair, Ethernet cable connection, EDS-P308 provides economical deployment, increases mobility and simplifies wiring for network connection.

Optichron Selects Cadence Encounter for DSP Device Tape Out
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, announced that Optichron, Inc. used the Cadence(R) Encounter(R) Timing System to achieve record-breaking production success for its leading digital pre-distortion (DPD) linearization device, a vital technology for advanced wireless communications systems that process WCDMA, CDMA or WiMAX signals. The OP4400 is a monolithic integrated circuit (IC) and the industry’s first commercially available, self-contained DPD device with proprietary Turbolinear(TM) technology, which virtually eliminates nonlinear (harmonic) distortion, the dominant performance limiter in power-amplifier applications.

DAC Professional Development Fund Totals $165,000
The Design Automation Conference (DAC) announced that together with several sponsoring societies it is awarding more than $165,000 in professional development funds to students and professionals in the EDA field. These funds bring the total amount awarded during the past thirteen years to more than $3.73 million. The 44th DAC will be held at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, Calif., June 4 – 8, 2007.

MSC Vertriebs, ELTEC Team on Real-Time Linux for COM Express
MSC Vertriebs GmbH and ELTEC Electronik AG have agreed to a close collaboration to support real-time Linux /OSADL for COM Express(TM) products. The powerful COM Express modules from MSC will be equipped with ELTEC’s real-time Linux extensions, which are mainly driven by the OSADL (Open Source Automation Development Lab)-Consortium.

OpenMake Names Former Serena Executive as VP of Sales
OpenMake Software welcomed former Serena executive Mark Manzo as senior vice president of Sales. OpenMake Software is revolutionizing the build-to-release management process for organizations of all sizes, adding new products and enhancing sales capabilities. To ensure the company’s success, Mark is responsible for expanding OpenMake’s sales and distribution efforts.