News – 2007.06.24

Etron Technology Licenses Patents from MOSAID
MOSAID Technologies Inc. (TSX:MSD) announced that it has licensed the Company’s patent portfolio to Etron Technology, Inc. of Taiwan, a leading designer and supplier of random access memory and system-on-chip semiconductor products. Under the terms of the agreement, Etron has licensed MOSAID’s patent portfolio for a five-year term. Financial details of the license agreement are confidential.

Kontron Unveils Fanless 17-inch Panel PC with Resistive Touch Screen
Kontron is proud to release its new 17″ Panel PC with resistive touch screen, the KPC1710RT. The low power design of this industrial grade platform allows for fanless operation, providing a reliable and low-maintenance system. With its widescreen (16:10) format and attractive exterior, it is ideal for interactive applications in retail environments, restaurants, theaters, and theme parks.

Sigma Designs, Syabas Announce Networked Media Tank
Sigma Designs (Nasdaq: SIGM), the leader in digital media processing for consumer electronics, together with Syabas Technology, Inc, a leading middleware provider for digital home media players, introduced the “Networked Media Tank” (NMT[tm]), a combination Digital Media Adapter (DMA), peer-to-peer (P2P) file download engine, Network-Attached Storage (NAS) and Media Server in a single device. This allows a feature rich implementation that fully utilizes the significant processing capability of Sigma’s SMP8630 series of media processors.

ADLINK Introduces 3U 8-Slot PXI Chassis with Smart Management
ADLINK Technology Inc. releases two new 8-slot 3U PXI chassis: the PXIS-2558T (with 8.4″ LCD touch panel screen) and the PXIS-2508 (without LCD). These chassis feature one system and seven peripheral slots, smart chassis status monitoring and control, an operating temperature of 0-131°F, a quiet 41.6 dBA operating noise level, and a lightweight 13 lbs rigid construction for both bench-top and portable test & measurement applications.

RadioFrame Selects CEVA-X DSP Core, Subsystem for Femtocell Base Stations
CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA); (LSE: CVA), a leading licensor of innovative intellectual property (IP) platform solutions and DSP cores for wireless, consumer and multimedia applications, announced that RadioFrame Networks has licensed the CEVA-X1620(TM) DSP core and CEVA-XS1200(TM) subsystem for the development of next-generation femtocell base stations. RadioFrame Networks is a leader in IP-based picocell and femtocell solutions for the mobile and wireless marketplace.

Tundra to Demonstrate Interconnect Products at Freescale Technology Forum
Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN), will exhibit and demonstrate their comprehensive line of leading System Interconnect products at the Freescale Technology Forum in Orlando, June 25-28, at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Conference Centre. Tundra’s Chief Technology Officer, Benny Chang, will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Trends in High Speed Interconnects” on Wednesday June 27 at 1:45pm.

MAZeT Introduces CBM Library for Spectral Analysis, Control Engineering
MAZeT GmbH, the leading system manufacturer for industrial electronics, presents for the first time its software library for spectral analysis and control engineering assignments. With the CBM library, MAZeT offers a modular development system, including a software library for spectral analysis and control engineering assignments. The library contains linked routines for sensor steering, interfaces, sensor signal evaluation, algorithms for calibration and spectral calculation, and complete use-specific tools.

PHYTEC, Adeneo Release phyCORE-PXA270 BSP for Windows Embedded CE 6
PHYTEC and Adeneo, both Gold level members of the Microsoft Windows Embedded Partners Program, released to the market a Board Support Package (BSP) for Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0 for the phyCORE-PXA270. The phyCORE-PXA270 is a small, feature rich, insert-ready module based on the XScale PXA270 applications processor from Marvell. The phyCORE module integrates features like Ethernet, CAN, and Audio/Touchscreen codec, offering all the features required for strong multimedia and high bandwidth communication applications.

ST, ISMB Announce Electro-Magnetics Competence Center
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), one of the world’s leading suppliers of integrated circuits for automotive applications, announced the establishment of an Electro-Magnetics Competence Center. The center, for cooperation between ST and the Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB), will focus its efforts on performing research in the field of Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) for automotive smart-power Integrated Circuits.

Iridium Satellite Sees Strong Growth in Machine-to-Machine Market
Iridium(R) Satellite reports continued strong growth for its global satellite communications services in the machine-to-machine (M2M) market, with an increase of 214 percent in Short Burst Data (SBD) service revenues over the same period last year. Growth in this sector in the same period from 2005 to 2006 was 98 percent. Subscriber activations for SBD have increased 317 percent over the number activated during the same period in 2006. This phenomenal rate of growth has been accelerated by significant increases in service revenues and unit activations following Iridium’s December 2005 launch of its lower-cost 9601 SBD transceiver.

PrismTech Announces Highlights for Past Year
PrismTech(TM), a leader in high-performance middleware and development tools, announced that it ended its Fiscal Year (ending March 2007) with more than 200 contract “wins”. The company’s overall growth met high corporate expectations and was enabled by numerous marquee contract wins and upgraded renewals. In addition, PrismTech continued to invest heavily for future growth with significant enhancements to its product suites, and key additions to its executive and technical staff.