New on EDA Blog – 2007.07.20

National Instruments NIWeek
National Instruments’ (Nasdaq:NATI) NIWeek is an event that covers virtual instrumentation and graphical system design. NIWeek 2007 opens August 7th at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, for three days of interactive technical sessions, targeted forums, exhibitions and hands-on workshops on the latest developments for design, automation, manufacturing and test.

LinuxWorld Conference and Expo
LinuxWorld, an event that focuses exclusively on Linux and open source, is scheduled to take place August 6-9, 2007 at the Moscone Center. This year, the conference will feature Developer Days dedicated to Mobile Linux.

Microchip MASTERs Conference
Microchip’s (NASDAQ:MCHP) annual Worldwide MASTERs Conference will take place at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, with the main conference taking place from August 8 – 11, and a pre-conference on August 6 and 7, 2007.

Timing Device Industry
The timing device market is dominated by quartz crystal oscillator technology. As a result, vendors of solutions based on silicon and micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) face an uphill battle. Most of the largest crystal oscillator vendors — Epson Toyocom, NDK, Kyocera, and KDS — are Asia-Pacific based companies. These companies control the market by mass-producing low-cost crystal oscillators.