For Sale: Vishay’s Power Control Systems Business
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) announced Vishay’s intent to sell the Automotive Modules and Subsystems Business Unit (ASBU) recently acquired from International Rectifier as part of the Power Control Systems (PCS) business. Dr. Felix Zandman, Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Business Development Officer and Dr. Gerald Paul, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., stated that after considerable evaluation both before and after the closing of the acquisition it was concluded that the ASBU business would not satisfactorily complement Vishay’s operations.
Demand for iPhone Less than Predicted
Despite all the iPhone hype, newly released Q2 data from the Strategy Analytics ProductTRAX(sm) program indicates that only 250,000 iPhone units were sold to US consumers through the combined AT&T and Apple outlets during the last 2 days of Q2, many fewer than popularly predicted. Additionally, only 146,000 iPhone consumers chose toâ€”or were able toâ€”activate those devices upon purchase.
Exar Unveils Orion Reference Design for T1/E1 Transport Over SONET/SDH
Exar Corporation (Nasdaq: EXAR), a leading provider of high-performance, mixed-signal silicon solutions for the worldwide communications infrastructure, added a modular reference design platform â€” Orion â€” that delivers T1/E1 to SONET/SDH data transmission capabilities for metropolitan access networks. Encompassing several field-proven Exar devices, the platform can support up to 84 T1′s or 63 E1′s aggregated into OC-3/STM-1. It is optimized for applications such as add-drop multiplexers, multi-service provisioning platforms, optical and wireless transport, and routers.
Ikanos VDSL2 Gateway Reference Platform Features Atheros 802.11n XSPAN
Ikanos Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: IKAN), a leading developer and provider of Fiber Fast(TM) broadband solutions, and Atheros Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATHR), a leading developer of advanced wireless solutions, have jointly developed a Fusiv(R)-based reference platform that integrates VDSL2 technology with the new 802.11n draft 2.0 technology. This reference platform combines Ikanos’ Fusiv Vx180, introduced as the industry’s fastest integrated VDSL2 gateway processor, with Atheros’ XSPAN(TM) 802.11n draft 2.0 solutions, the Wi-Fi market’s most broadly adopted new-generation designs, to provide a high-performance, wireless-enabled, xDSL residential gateway reference platform for triple play applications.
Samsung Develops LCD Panel with DisplayPort Video Interface
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world’s largest provider of thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels, announced that it has developed the world’s first LCD panel using the next-generation video interface â€“ “DisplayPort.” Sanctioned by VESA (the Video Electronics Standards Association), DisplayPort will serve as a replacement for DVI, LVDS and eventually VGA.
Synopsys, RV-VLSI Design Center to Develop IC Design Training Programs
Synopsys, Inc., a world leader in semiconductor design software, and RV-VLSI Design Center, a premiere institute providing innovative, advanced VLSI training in India, announced that they are collaborating to develop and deliver specialized IC design content for the purpose of classroom instruction, training, and research to help advance the circuit design and fabrication knowledge of today’s engineering graduates. As part of the collaboration, RV-VLSI Design will receive a comprehensive suite of Synopsys electronic design software solutions and custom courseware through the Synopsys Worldwide University Program. New IC design courseware and training programs will be created to better prepare India’s growing engineering talent pool to meet the specific needs of the semiconductor industry.
InRob Tech, Frontline Robotics to Collaborate on Defense Projects
InRob Tech Ltd. (“InRob”) (OTC Bulletin Board: IRBL.OB), announced that it has summarized preliminary principles of collaboration with Frontline Robotics, a Canadian company that specializes in the development of systems and technologies for robot platforms. This collaboration will include marketing and joint bidding on defense-related robotics projects.
Magma Design Automation Receives Qualification for TSMC 45nm Process
Magma Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design solutions announced that QuickCap(R) NX 3D field solver and Quartz(TM) RC extraction tools are qualified for TSMC’s 45-nanometer (nm) process technology. With this qualification, designers can quickly and confidently migrate to the 45-nm node.
GAORFID Rolls Out GenTop Standalone GEN 2 RFID Reader/Writer
GAORFID Inc. announced the GenTop(TM) Standalone GEN 2 RFID Reader/Writer. The GenTop(TM) Standalone RFID Reader/Writer is designed for the desktop. Developers will find the GenTop(TM) Standalone RFID Reader/Writer an excellent tool to aid in testing and validating applications designed for use in RFID enabled environments.
Broadcom Joins S60 Product Creation Community
Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, announced that it has joined S60 Product Creation Community. As a member of this development group, Broadcom will be provided with access to software, technology and S60 ecosystem resources for developing advanced smartphones based on S60 software. S60 smartphone software is developed by Nokia and licensed to industry-leading terminal manufacturers.
CoroWare Becomes Gold Sponsor of RoboDevelopment Conference
Robotics Trends and EH Publishing announced that CoroWare has joined the inaugural RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition, the international technical design and development event for mobile robotics and intelligent systems industry, as a Gold Sponsor. The company will also host a Robotics Breakfast keynote session on October 26, 2007. The RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition will be held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA on October 25-26, 2007.
UMA Innovator Joins Femto Forum
Kineto Wireless, Inc., the key innovator and leading supplier of UMA technology, announced it has joined the Femto Forum, an independent body formed earlier this month to support and promote femtocell deployment worldwide. The forum brings together the foremost femtocell equipment vendors with major global mobile operators assessing the technology.
CES Design Services Selects Cadence’s Assertion-based Verification IP
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, announced that CES Design Services, the Technology Center for Chip Design at Siemens IT Solutions and Services PSE, has deployed Cadence(R) assertion-based verification IP (ABVIP) to maximize quality and minimize completion time for its client designs and for its own standard IP blocks. The technology center, which serves both the Siemens group and non-Siemens customers, thoroughly evaluated Cadence’s assertion-based VIP and found that it works seamlessly with Incisive(R) Formal Verifier for formal analysis as well as with Incisive simulation. Even more importantly, Siemens found potentially damaging design flaws, and streamlined the early phases of verification using only logic designers to save months of development time.