News – 2007.07.22

Toshiba Selects ARM Cortex-M3 Processor for Automotive Applications
ARM (LSE:ARM; Nasdaq:ARMHY) announced Toshiba Corporation has licensed the high-performance, low-cost ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-M3 processor. Through licensing the ARM Cortex-M3 processor, Toshiba will expand its portfolio of microcontrollers and solutions for the automotive controller market, where low power consumption and exceptional system response to interrupts, combined with computational performance and excellent code density are vital.

MIPS Technologies Licenses MIPS32 74K Core to Infineon
MIPS Technologies, Inc., (Nasdaq: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, networking, personal entertainment, communications and business applications, announced that blue-chip semiconductor and systems solutions supplier Infineon Technologies AG (FSE/NYSE: IFX) has selected the MIPS32(R) 74K(TM) core for its next- generation IC designs. Infineon is the first semiconductor company to license the next-generation 74K core family since the cores became generally available in May 2007. Based on a unique microarchitecture, the MIPS-Verified(TM) 74K cores are the embedded industry’s first fully synthesizable processors to exceed 1GHz in TSMC 65nm process.

Xyratex Focuses on Improving Energy Efficiency, Joins Green Grid
Xyratex Ltd. (NASDAQ:XRTX), a leading provider of enterprise class data storage subsystems and storage process technology, announced that it has joined The Green Grid, a non-profit global consortium of companies dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems.

Long Island Orders 100 Configured Rugged Computers from Chassis Plans
Chassis Plans announced that they have been selected to provide over 100 rugged computer platforms to the Long Island Rail Road as part of an effort to upgrade the Audio/Visual Paging Systems currently in use and deploy to an additional 80 stations. Chassis Plans was awarded this contract due in large part to their extensive experience in providing rugged rack mount computer systems for use in harsh environments.

Showa Denko to Expand GaN Blue LED Chip to 200 Million Units Monthly
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has decided to expand its production capacity of gallium nitride (GaN)-based blue LED chips at its Chiba site to 200 million units a month by June 2008, investing JPY 5 billion. The expansion is in addition to the ongoing work at Chiba to increase the blue LED chip production capacity from 30 million units a month to 100 million units a month by the end of 2007, as announced on February 20, 2007. As of today, the production capacity has increased to 60 million units a month.