News – 2007.08.14

FPGAs in Embedded Military Electronics Webcast
Highlighting the opportunities for low-power field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) in embedded military applications, experts from Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL), and Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), will participate in a Webcast sponsored by PennWell and Military & Aerospace Electronics. FPGAs work across the spectrum of electronic-system design and their reconfigurability, improved performance, and continuing affordability have made them essential to embedded military electronics designers. Indeed, market forecasters predict the FPGA market will reach $2.75 billion by 2010. Please join Actel’s Ken O’Neill on a Webcast as he discusses with Joe Tillison of Avnet Electronics Marketing the latest design challenges and solutions, as well as the military applications using FPGAs.

OmniVision Adds Near Infrared Capability to Automotive Sensors
OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVTI), a leading independent supplier of CMOS CameraChip(TM) image sensors for high-volume applications, unveiled near infrared (NIR) capability, an important proprietary enhancement, to its portfolio of single-chip automotive CMOS image sensors. With integrated NIR capability, OmniVision’s automotive sensors can operate in dual mode, allowing them to function equally well in both day and night vision applications, and thus eliminate the need for two separate solutions. The NIR capability significantly improves functionality for automotive safety and security applications while allowing OEMs and automotive manufacturers to simplify system designs and reduce the overall system bills of material.

Mentor Graphics CHS 2007.1 Features Collaborative Design Management
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced enhanced collaborative design capability with the latest release of the CHS(TM) product suite, version 2007.1. The CHS product is Mentor’s flagship product supporting vehicle electrical system design and wire harness engineering.

Mercury Forms Visage Imaging for Life Sciences, Medical Businesses
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced the formation of Visage Imaging, its wholly owned subsidiary for the life sciences and medical businesses. As an independent operating entity, Visage Imaging will be more effectively positioned to deliver Mercury’s distinct expertise in advanced visualization, and its expanding portfolio of imaging and visualization products and services, to a growing roster of international OEM and clinical partners. As an example, Visage(TM), Mercury’s end-to-end image management and distribution line, will be offered along with amira(R), its multifaceted software framework that enables users to visualize, manipulate, and analyze complex data sets for biomedical imaging research.