News – 2007.06.15

ARC Acquires Tenison Technology EDA
ARC International (LSE:ARK) announced that it has acquired Tenison Technology EDA, Limited, a privately held company that is a leading provider of software tools used to help develop system-on-chip (SoC) designs. Its customer list includes “Tier 1″ companies such as Broadcom, Freescale, and Renesas. The acquisition includes fifteen key members of Tenison’s engineering team, patents, and products such as the VTOC(TM) software suite and IP eXchange technology.

Renesas Develops New 45nm Fabrication Technology for Transistor
Renesas Technology Corp. announced the development of an extremely high-performance transistor technology with low-cost fabrication capability for microprocessors and SoC (system-on-a-chip) devices of the 45-nm (nanometer) generation and beyond. The new technology improves the performance of CMIS transistors with a proprietary Renesas-developed hybrid structure — an advanced technology that the company previously announced in December 2006. Renesas Technology described the new, enhanced hybrid structure and presented test data at the 2007 Symposium on VLSI Technology being held in Kyoto, Japan from June 12, 2007.

Timelines Industries Publishes Beginner’s Guide to PSoC Express
The Beginner’s Guide to PSoC Express, a new book written by Oliver H. Bailey and published by Timelines Industries (McHenry, Ill.), is now available. The book takes the reader step-by-step through designs with the PSoC Express(TM) visual embedded design tool, a code-free, easy-to-use design environment used for designing with the PSoC(R) mixed-signal array family from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY).

WJ Communications Rolls Out Compact UHF RFID OEM Reader Module
WJ Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:WJCI), a leading designer and supplier of radio frequency (RF) products and solutions for the wireless infrastructure and radio frequency identification (RFID) reader markets, announced the availability of WJM1000, a feature rich, compact UHF RFID reader module. Based on WJ’s Frost & Sullivan award-winning WJC200 Gen2 chipset, the WJM1000 is the smallest and most cost-effective reader module in the market. Providing state-of-the-art software configurable options to set the RF output power from 10 dB (10mW) to 24 dB (1/4W) while drawing nominal 370mA, the WJA1000M enables OEMs, VARs and system integrators to effortlessly integrate RFID UHF Gen2 capability within new and existing medium/short-range applications such as printers and mobile/handheld devices.

Summit Data Communications Extends Wi-Fi Client Reach
Summit Data Communications, Inc., a leading provider of wireless LAN radios for business-critical application-specific devices (ASDs), announced new products and new operating system support. Wi-Fi radio cards in Summit’s new 20G Family deliver market-leading wireless LAN technology to mobile devices with external compact flash and PCMCIA slots. Support for Windows XP and XP Embedded (XPe) extends Summit’s client reach beyond the world of Windows CE and Windows Mobile(R).

MSC-Gleichmann Receives Most Successful Distributor Award from Omron
Omron Electronic Components Europe has honoured MSC and Gleichmann Electronics as its most successful distribution partner in 2006. At the same time, the MSC-Gleichmann Group has moved up to the number one position in the Central European distribution network.