News – 2007.05.11

Nanocrystalline Silicon and Silicon Inks in Electronics Report
NanoMarkets, a leading industry analyst firm based here has announced a new upcoming report that will address the market opportunities arising from the use of nanocrystalline silicon and silicon inks in printable and other forms of electronics. The report will be available in Q3 of this year and extends NanoMarkets’ on-going coverage of emerging electronics markets. Details about this and other reports can be found on the firm’s website.

IDT Creates First Synchronous Mobile Multimedia Interconnect
IDT(TM) (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.)(NASDAQ:IDTI), a leading provider of essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions that enrich the digital media experience, introduced the industry’s first synchronous Mobile Multimedia Interconnect(TM) (M2I), fully-optimized for multimedia applications in high-end mobile handsets and personal digital assistant devices. A significant architectural advance over previous generation interfaces, the M2I performs up to six times faster with ninety percent less battery drain. High-end handset users can reliably playback multimedia of unsurpassed quality with minimal impact to their “talk time” and battery life. For handset suppliers, the sophisticated interface of the M2I enables the processor to support additional differentiating functionality such as Bluetooth, WiFi and global positioning systems (GPS) – a significant competitive advantage in mobile handsets.

IR Develops 200V ICs for Low-Voltage Motor Drive Applications
International Rectifier, IR(R) (NYSE:IRF), a world leader in power management technology, introduced a series of 200V ICs for low- and mid-voltage motor drive applications including power tools, low-voltage servo drives, electric garden equipment, and electric vehicles such as cranes, golf carts, and scooters.

Conexant Rolls Out Fiber Optic Gateway SoC
Conexant Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNXT), a worldwide leader in semiconductor solutions for broadband communications and the digital home, delivered the world’s first family of system-on-chips (SoCs) for gigabit and gigabit Ethernet passive optical network (GPON/GE-PON) residential gateway applications. The CX95202 “Xenon-IIIG” GPON and the CX95203 “Xenon-IIIE” GE-PON devices are targeted at optical network units (ONUs) that are used on the client-side of fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) networks. The high-performance devices have a processing capacity of more than 10 gigabits per second (Gb/s). PON technology provides operators with additional bandwidth capacity, enabling them to cost-effectively deliver triple-play voice, video, and data services over a fiber optic cable. PON is also used to provide a high-speed “last mile” connection from a central office (CO) to homes and businesses.

Magma to Show How to Design Ahead of the Curve at DAC
Magma(R) Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of semiconductor design software, announced a line-up of demos for the 44th Design Automation Conference that will show how engineers can “Design Ahead of the Curve”(TM) using products Magma developed over the past year as the company broadened its portfolio of IC design products. The new Talus(TM) IC implementation system, methods for minimizing power consumption, and design for manufacturability (DFM) capabilities integrated in the design flow will be among the technology Magma demonstrates at DAC 2007 which is held June 3-8 in San Diego.

Critical Links Showcases edgeBOX Office-in-a-Box Network Appliance
Critical Links, an international networking technology company, will be launching the award-winning edgeBOX 4.3 solution at Sviaz/Expocomm Moscow, (Booth 22E12 at Krasnaya Presnya Fairgrounds Moscow, Russia, May 14 – 18).