News – 2007.07.23 – Late Edition

Automotive, Consumer Applications Drive Demand for MEMS Sensors
Demand from end-user markets such as automotive, medical and consumer electronics spurs growth in the world microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors markets. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, World MEMS Sensors Markets, reveals that the market earned revenues of $1.6 billion in 2005 and estimates this to reach $4.2 billion in 2012.

Ericsson, TI to Develop Custom Solutions for Open OS Enabled 3G Devices
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), the world’s leading telecom supplier, and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN), the global leader in silicon solutions for wireless communications, announced that the companies will form a strategic technology engagement to develop custom solutions for new Open OS enabled 3G devices.

Agilent, MindShare Offer Training for Engineers
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) and MindShare Inc., a technical training provider and technical book authoring company for high-tech companies, announced an agreement to jointly provide training classes for hardware and software development engineers. By using screen captures of Agilent protocol analyzers, logic analyzers and oscilloscopes, the theory-based teaching experience will be augmented and enhanced with practical examples illustrating the nature and challenges of a variety of technologies.

MOXA Debuts IP68/67 Rated Wireless Access Point/Bridge, AP Client
MOXA, a leading provider of Industrial Ethernet solutions, introduced the latest in outdoor multipurpose wireless Access Point/ Bridge and AP Client, AWK-1200 series, which is housed in a rugged IP68/67 certified weatherproof enclosure to withstand any extreme climatic conditions. The robust features and deployment flexibility make the AWK-1200 a natural fit for the outdoor wireless connectivity.

Telit Launches GE863-PRO Wireless Communication Module
Telit Wireless Solutions, Inc., the US-based mobile technology arm of Telit Communications PLC (AIM:TCM), announced the newest addition to their GE product family, the GE863-PRO3 wireless communication module. Equipped with two powerful microprocessors, this quad-band module is suited for a wide range of applications requiring high processing power, such as point-of-sale terminals, fleet management systems and multimode automated meter reading (AMR) applications. The groundbreaking Telit GE863-PRO3 module will be available during the fourth quarter 2007.

MOXA Introduces IP67-rated Industrial Unmanaged Ethernet Switches
MOXA, a leading provider of Industrial Ethernet solutions, is proud to announce its first Ethernet switches with IP67-rated housing. The EDS-305-M12 series of 5-port industrial unmanaged Ethernet switches with M12 connectors are designed for the toughest industrial applications. The rugged, IP67-rated design makes the EDS-305-M12 switches ideal for use in outdoor environments, such in the transportation, mining, and water and wastewater treatment industries. The EDS-305-M12 switches are water-resistance, and are designed to be resistant to the effects of dust, dirt, humidity, vibration, and shock.

Jazz Semiconductor Supports Cadence RF and AMS Design Kits
Cadence Design Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, and Jazz Semiconductor, Inc. (AMEX: JAZ), a leader in specialty RF and Analog foundry solutions, announced silicon validation collaboration on the Cadence(R) Radio Frequency (RF) Design Methodology and Analog Mixed-Signal (AMS) Methodology Kits. Jazz supports the Cadence application-specific design and methodology kits based on the Cadence Virtuoso(R) custom design platform (both IC 6.1 and IC 5.1.41 releases). By supporting both the RF and AMS Kits, joint customers have access to RF, analog and digital design technology to help them streamline the design of complex mixed-signal chips.

Knowlent Opal TBE Test Bench Supports Synopsys Discovery AMS
Knowlent Corporation announced the release of the Opal TBE(TM) test bench development and simulation control environment that supports all circuit simulation technologies from Synopsys, Inc. Opal TBE will provide Synopsys users with a graphical user interface for analysis, characterization and verification of complex analog/custom blocks used in system-on-chip (SOC) designs implemented in the latest nanometer silicon technologies.

QUALCOMM, Telechips Sign FLO Technology Agreement
QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and data solutions, and Telechips Inc., a leading Korean semiconductor company, announced that the companies have signed a royalty-free agreement that enables Telechips to use QUALCOMM’s patented technologies to design, manufacture and sell certain semiconductor chip products that implement FLO(TM) technology. FLO is a globally-recognized air interface standard for mobile TV and a key component of the MediaFLO(TM) System.