News – 2007.07.15

IEEE Passes SiConnect QoS Proposal for IEEE P1901 Powerline Standard
SiConnect, the leader in multimedia-ready home networking technology, has received cross industry support for its proposal for a QoS-supporting coexistence mechanism for the future powerline standard, IEEE P1901. Support for QoS (quality of service) is essential for video and audio based powerline applications.

NXP Nexperia Supports On2′s TrueMotion VP6, VP7 Compression
On2 Technologies, Inc., (Amex: ONT), a leader in video-compression software and solutions, announced that NXP Semiconductors has integrated On2′s industry leading TrueMotion VP6 and VP7 compression schemes’ support on its Nexperia processor platforms for use in a myriad of consumer devices.

Agilent, GCT Team on WiMAX Manufacturing Test System
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) and GCT Semiconductor Inc. announced plans to jointly implement a WiMAX manufacturing test system for GCT’s WiMAX chipsets, which will accelerate manufacturing throughput and allow mass production deployment. Agilent will support GCT chipsets with its E6651A Mobile WiMAX Test Set and MXZ-1000 WiMAX Manufacturing Test System. The initial GCT chipset supported will be for 2.3 GHz wave 1 mobile WiMAX products, consisting of GCT’s GDM7201S baseband chip and the GRF7201 RF chip, and will be followed by mass deployment of 2.5 GHz wave 2 mobile WiMAX chipsets.

KLA-Tencor Introduces HRP-350 Surface Topography Profiling System
KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) introduced the industry’s most advanced, high-resolution surface topography profiling system, extending critical measurement capability to the 45nm semiconductor device generation. Featuring diamond styli down to 20nm radius and a lower-noise platform for enhanced measurement sensitivity, the HRP-350 system offers chipmakers the ability to monitor significantly smaller lateral and vertical dimensions. These breakthroughs are matched by higher scan speeds that elevate the system’s production worthiness across a wide range of critical transistor and interconnect applications.

Sunlink-Wavecom to Accelerate Wireless M2M Development in Asia Pacific
Wavecom SA (Paris:AVM) (NASDAQ:WVCM) (ISIN:FR0000073066) and Sunlink (a Hong Kong-listed company Stock Code: 2336) announced the creation of Sunlink-Wavecom, a strategic alliance to develop and support wireless machine-to-machine applications based on Wavecom’s OpenAT(R) Software suite and Wireless CPU(R) hardware designs.

Cambridge DMR Focuses on Engineering, Scientific, Business Software
Newly launched Cambridge CD and DVD duplication company, Cambridge DMR, have announced that their focus will be on the production of high quality digital media products for the engineering, scientific and business software industries. Cambridge DMR has been spun out of Copytrax, a technology leader in the development of CD and DVD printing and duplication equipment.