Intel, ST, Francisco Form Flash Memory Company
STMicroelectronics, Intel and Francisco Partners announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to create a new independent semiconductor company from the key assets of businesses which last year generated approximately $3.6 billion in combined annual revenue. The new company’s strategic focus will be on supplying flash memory solutions for a variety of consumer and industrial devices, including cellular phones, MP3 players, digital cameras, computers and other high-tech equipment.
Wi-Fi RFID Tag Market to Grow More than 100% Annually
Despite some hurdles to overcome, Wi-Fi RFID tag shipments will grow at over 100% annually through 2010, reports In-Stat. The technology is attractive because Wi-Fi RFID allows businesses to leverage their existing Wi-Fi investments for asset tracking, the high-tech market research firm says.
EmbeddedPlus Integrates Telelogic DOORS with IBM Rational Rose
EmbeddedPlus Engineering announced general availability of product support for integrating industry-standard Telelogic DOORS(R) requirements with the widely-used IBM Rational Rose and Rose Technical Developer (Rose RealTime) UML modeling solutions.
TechnoConcepts Implements Software Radio Test Chips in 90nm CMOS
TechnoConcepts, Inc., (OTCBB:TCPS)(Frankfurt:UYE), a leader in software radio technology for wireless applications announced an important milestone in the implementation of reconfigurable radio for high volume commercial markets. The company has been successful in implementing its advanced radio technologies, such as the bank select filters and wideband low noise amplifiers, onto TSMC’s (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) CMOS 90nm semiconductor technology. These leading edge filter and amplifier circuits are some of the critical pieces that enable end devices such as wireless handsets, laptops, infrastructure, and in allied segments such as automotive infotainment systems to be reconfigured by software control. This provides forward compatibility with future standards, with lower power requirements with an overall cost savings.
TinySwitch-PK Power Supply Control IC Provides Up to 280% Peak Power
Power Integrations (OTC: POWI), the leader in high-voltage analog integrated circuits for power conversion, introduced the TinySwitch(R)-PK integrated power supply control IC with peak power mode. TinySwitch-PK delivers up to 280 percent peak power for short periods of time, enabling designers to specify transformers rated for the continuous power level, significantly reducing size, weight and cost of designs. With its high level of integration and robust feature set, TinySwitch-PK enables simple, flexible designs with far fewer components than competing discrete and integrated solutions.
BPM Offers Device Programming Support for Stellaris Microcontrollers
Luminary Micro and BPM Microsystems announced the availability of device programming support of Luminary Micro’s Stellaris(TM) family of ARM(R) microcontrollers across BPM Microsystems’ entire line of production equipment. By adding support to the Stellaris device family, BPM Microsystems’ end users can now improve their production fulfillment speed for devices powered by the industry’s first ARM Cortex(TM)-M3 microcontrollers.
MathWorks Aerospace and Defense Conference Features AIA CEO
The MathWorks will host the world’s top aerospace and defense engineering talent at the annual MathWorks Aerospace and Defense Conference in Manhattan Beach, CA. The conference will focus on the latest technologies for Model-Based Design and its implementation in the aerospace and defense industry.
Mentor Graphics, Fujitsu Team on Calibre LFD DFM Solution
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced that Fujitsu Limited will be using Mentor’s Calibre(R) LFD(TM) to enhance their Design for Manufacturing (DFM) capabilities in the manufacturing of semiconductors both for internal product development and for external fabless customers.
CAST Unveils DSP Coprocessor for Cortus APS 32-bit Processor Cores
Semiconductor intellectual property (IP) provider CAST, Inc. announced the availability of a Digital Signal Processing (DSP) coprocessor for the APS family of 32-bit processor IP cores. Introduced a year ago, the APS family brings 32-bit processing power to designers more familiar with 8051s and other 8-bit microcontrollers. The new APS-DSP continues this approach, offering simple programming and adding fast math operations and optimized data handling to effectively support multimedia and other demanding analog or mixed-signal applications.
Renesas Verifies Single Chip Mobile Processor with ArchPro Solutions
ArchPro Design Automation announced that Renesas Technology Corp. used their solutions to achieve requirement of verification on their latest 90nm single chip mobile processor. Renesas Technology Corp. is one of the world’s leading semiconductor system solutions providers for mobile, automotive and PC/AV (Audio Visual) markets and the world’s No.1 supplier of microcontrollers.
Broadcom Selects AMI for Power over Ethernet PSE Controllers
AMI Semiconductor (NASDAQ:AMIS), a leading designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art mixed-signal and digital products for the automotive, medical, industrial, and military/aerospace markets was selected by Broadcom, a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, as a design and technology partner for two new highly-integrated power sourcing equipment (PSE) controllers for use in Broadcom’s Power over Ethernet (PoE) products.
SigmaTel Selects Berkeley’s Analog FastSPICE Circuit Simulator
Berkeley Design Automation Inc., provider of Precision Circuit Analysis(TM) technology for advanced analog and RF integrated circuits (ICs), announced that SigmaTel, a leader in mixed-signal multimedia semiconductors for the consumer electronics market, has chosen the company’s Analog FastSPICE(TM) circuit simulator for its analog intensive verification needs. Analog FastSPICE enables SigmaTel to verify their analog intensive designs in a fraction of the time required by traditional SPICE tools.
Yogitech Adopts Platform Express for IP-XACT Descriptions
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced that Yogitech, a company with proven experience in System-on-Chip (SoC), mixed-signal design and verification, and fault-tolerant integrated circuits, has adopted the Platform Express(TM) product to provide IP-XACT(TM) descriptions for its fRMEM IP products. The IP-XACT IP databook format standardized by The SPIRIT Consortium offers a universal method to describe IP, which enables that IP to be automatically integrated into designs using a range of IP-XACT enabled tools.
Micrologic Design Automation Connects with Cadence
Micrologic, Inc., an electronic design automation (EDA) developer, announced that it has joined the Cadence(R) Connections(R) program of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDNS). The program promotes open interoperability between Cadence technologies and other companies’ design tools.
SofTec Announces Support for NXP LPC Devices
The universal, standalone in-system programmer specifically designed for the production environment (FlashRunner) now fully supports NXP LPC devices. FlashRunner is a high-performance, standalone in-system programmer specific for Flash-based microcontrollers and serial memories. FlashRunner is targeted at production environments, easily integrates into your programming system or Automatic Test Equipment (ATE), and can work either in full standalone mode or controlled by a host system.