News – 2007.05.24

Synplicity Unveils Identify Pro ASIC and ASSP Verification Solution
Synplicity, Inc. (Nasdaq:SYNP), a leading supplier of software for the design and verification of semiconductors, announced its revolutionary new Identify(R) Pro ASIC and ASSP verification solution. The Identify Pro software, featuring Synplicity’s TotalRecall(TM) technology, provides designers with full visibility into FPGA-based ASIC and ASSP prototypes enabling them to find, fix and verify functional errors at speeds approaching that of the final device. Identify Pro software improves the productivity of existing verification methodologies, such as assertion-based verification and simulation, resulting in a significantly reduced overall verification time with improved verification coverage and quality.

Agilent, Sequans Support Rollout of WiMAX Test Systems
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) and Sequans Communications announced a collaboration to support the rollout of Mobile WiMAX(R)-compliant equipment in two ways. They will work on pre-validating the Agilent Protocol Conformance Test (PCT) system, and on the speed-optimization of RF power-calibration and production-test systems for both fixed and mobile WiMAX modules.

Redline Launches RedMAX 4C Platform for Mobile WiMAX
Redline Communications Inc. (“Redline” or “the Company”), (AIM:REDL) a leading provider of standards-based WiMAX and broadband wireless infrastructure products, announces the public debut of its RedMAX 4C Mobile WiMAX platform and the next addition to RedMAX, one of the world’s most widely deployed WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) solutions. The Company will feature live “over-the-air” demonstrations of its RedMAX 4C products at WiMAX World Europe in Vienna, Austria, from May 29 to 31, 2007.

Synopsys, Synplicity Target FPGA-based Prototyping
Synopsys (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in semiconductor design software, and Synplicity, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNP), a leading supplier of software for the design and verification of semiconductors, announced the signing of a joint marketing agreement intended to improve verification flows for their mutual customers. Under terms of the agreement, the companies intend to work together on next-generation, high-performance verification solutions for ASIC designers. Targeting FPGA-based prototyping environments, Synopsys and Synplicity plan to demonstrate Synopsys’ VCS(R) functional verification solution working seamlessly with Synplicity’s new Identify(R) Pro software, with TotalRecall technology, a tool adding full visibility to FPGA-based prototyping systems. A press release announcing Synplicity’s Identify Pro software was distributed today (Synplicity Delivers Breakthrough ASIC Verification Solution).

Synopsys Achieves 65nm PCIe, 90-nm USB Compliance with Common Platform
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), a world leader in semiconductor design software, announced compliance of its PCI Express(R) and certification of its USB 2.0 IP solutions for the Common Platform(TM) technology available from IBM, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing and Samsung Electronics. Implemented in the 65-nanometer (nm) Common Platform process, Synopsys’ DesignWare PHY for PCI Express and digital controllers are the first 65-nm IP to pass the PCI Express 1.1 compliance testing by the PCI-Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG(R)). Additionally, Synopsys’ DesignWare USB 2.0 nanoPHY IP in the Common Platform 90-nm process is the first implementation to have earned Hi-Speed USB ‘On-the-Go’ (OTG) logo-certification by the USB Implementers Forum for devices manufactured at multiple foundries using a single GDSII source.

Ramtron Rolls Out New FRAM-enhanced Processor Companions
Ramtron International Corporation (Nasdaq: RMTR), a leading developer and supplier of non-volatile ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) and integrated semiconductor products, has introduced the FM33x product family – a new line of FRAM-Enhanced(TM) Processor Companions with a high-speed serial peripheral interface (SPI). The FM33x family combines, in one small package, all the benefits of a non-volatile RAM with a comprehensive set of highly-integrated support and peripheral functions for processor-based designs.

TapRoot, Beceem Offer Windows Mobile Support for WiMAX Chipsets
TapRoot Systems Inc., a leading provider of embedded software solutions and reference platforms for smartphones, announced a collaboration with Beceem Communications, the leading mobile WiMAX chipset provider, to support Windows Mobile 6.0 on Beceem’s mobile WiMAX chipset.

Sony Ericsson Joins WiMAX Forum
Sony Ericsson, a worldwide provider of PC cards, announced it has become a member of the WiMAX Forum(R). WiMAX(TM) allows high-speed internet access from laptops, phones or other mobile devices over larger distances than previous technologies such as Wi-Fi.

GE Fanuc Embedded Selects Tundra PCI/X-to-VME Interconnect Bridge
Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN), the leader in System Interconnect, announces that GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, a leading provider of embedded military and commercial solutions, has selected the Tundra Tsi148(TM) PCI/X-to-VME Interconnect Bridge. GE Fanuc Embedded Systems recently launched the V7865 Intel(R) Dual Core Processor Single Board Computer (SBC) which uses the Tsi148 as its data interconnection to the VME backplane.

Hynix, IMEC Form Sub-32nm Memory Partnership
Hynix Semiconductor Inc. (Hynix), a world leading memory semiconductor supplier offering Dynamic Random Access Memory chips (DRAMs) and Flash memory chips, has entered into a strategic partnership with IMEC, Europe’s leading independent nanoelectronics research center, to perform research and development for the (sub)-32nm memory process generations.

xchange to Announce Winners for Best of WiMAX World Europe Awards
xchange magazine will be announcing the Best of WiMAX World Europe 2007 Awards winners on May 30. Trendsmedia, once again has invited xchange to sponsor the Best of WiMAX Awards after successfully conducting the Best of WiMAX World USA Awards in 2006.