News – 2007.08.14

Xilinx Targets Ultra High-Capacity FPGA Design Verification
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) the world’s leading supplier of programmable solutions, announced a collaboration with the industry’s leading EDA companies to address the challenges of ultra-high capacity FPGA design verification. Xilinx engineers will be joined by Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS), Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT), and Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) to define and implement new verification flows to maximize productivity and quality of results for ultra high-density designs targeting today’s 65nm FPGAs as well as new and emerging FPGA architectures. The collaboration will focus on expanding coverage, improving simulation runtime, and reducing verification time in an environment that allows designers to achieve aggressive design goals. Major releases of these tools and methodologies are expected in the first half of 2008.

Ardence Rolls Out Select 2.0 for Developing Vista-based Devices
Ardence, a Citrix Company, and a leading developer of software platforms for the on-demand world, has announced the release of Version 2.0 of Select, which includes support for the Windows Vista operating system and enables OEMs to deliver Vista-based devices with multi-purpose functionality on a single operating system as well as provide instant-on/instant-off capability.

Court Awards Broadcom Double Damages in Qualcomm Patent Infringement Case
Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, announced that a U.S. District Court judge in Santa Ana, Calif. has ordered Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) to pay double damages of $39.3 million for past infringement of three Broadcom patents. The judge also ordered Qualcomm to pay Broadcom’s attorneys’ fees in the litigation.

Spectrum Control Offers COTS Single Line Feed-thru EMI Filters
Spectrum Control, Inc. now offers COTS single line feed-thru EMI filters that are commercial equivalent to M15733-PRF/72, M15733-PRF/73, and M15733-PRF/74. These reliable filters meet all requirements of the QPL, are readily accessible and UL and Semko approved. COTS single line feed-thru filters are offered in both AC and DC models with customizing options available. Spectrum Control’s AC and DC COTS filters are an economical EMI solution, providing an excellent source of filtering in a compact package and are ideal for the military and aerospace industries.

Addonics Launches 4 Port eSATA RAID5/JBOD PCI-E 8x Controller
Addonics Technologies announced a performance boosting 4 Port eSATA RAID5/JBOD PCI-E 8x Controller, which provides the horsepower to process high-def video and other applications that require maximum throughput using external storage devices. When installed into the fast PCI-Express BUS of any desktop system, the new Addonics controller (Model number – ADSA3GPX8-4E) ensures maximum data throughput of 3 Gbits/sec per port. In addition, the latest External SATA (eSATA) connector also provides more secured cable connection, improved durability, increased EMI protection, and supports advanced SATA II features such as native command queuing, port multipliers with FIS-based switching, and up to 2 meters cable length.

Kenet Introduces New 12-, 14-Bit Analog-to-Digital Converters
Kenet Inc., a developer of revolutionary low-power, analog mixed-signal products, formally expanded its best-in-class family of analog-to-digital converter (ADC) products with the release of its new, pin-compatible family of 12- and 14-bit ADCs. The new products, fabricated with Kenet’s proprietary FemtoCharge(R) CMOS technology, combine ultra-high performance with extremely low power consumption to set new industry benchmarks.

CECT Introduces Dick Tracy Wrist Watch Mobile Phone
Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd. (“Qiao Xing Mobile” or the “Company”) (NYSE: QXM), one of China’s leading domestic manufacturers of mobile handsets which operates its business primarily through its subsidiary, CEC Telecom Co., Ltd. (“CECT”), announced the launch of one of the Company’s most innovative products to date, the W100 Wrist Watch phone. The phone will appear in stores in mid-September. The Company plans to introduce TV infomercials to help market and sell the product.

Surf DSP-12 Powers Hypermedia Systems’ VoIP Gateway Products
SURF Communication Solutions(R) (“Surf”), a leading provider of multimedia embedded processing solutions, announced that Hypermedia Systems (“Hypermedia”), a manufacturer of next-generation telecommunication products optimized for medium-to-large enterprises, has selected Surf’s DSP chip multimedia processing solution, the Surf DSP-12(TM), for inclusion in its VoIP gateway product line.

Home Automation Market in Europe to Double
The European market for home automation has strong links with the construction industry. However, retrofitting of existing houses offers significant growth prospects. Continued technological innovation is helping reduce the cost of installation, while steadily prising open the untapped potential of this sector. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, European Home Automation Market, finds that the market earned revenues of USD 232.6 million in 2006 and estimates this to reach USD 446.6 million in 2013. Publishes Mobile Phone Embedded Memory Market Report announces that a new market research report related to the worldwide telephony industry is now available to its catalogue. The mobile phone can be divided into four categories, low-end mobile phone, featured phone, smart phone and high-end mobile phone. The low-end mobile phone uses one two-chip MCP memory, which is generally 32 or 64 NOR, 16 or 8M RAM, but not NAND. Presently, featured phone has two kinds of memory configuration methods, one is a three-chip MCP memory, which is usually from Toshiba, 256M NOR, 128M RAM, 512 or 1204M NAND. It is a popular way for Chinese mobile phone manufacturers to adopt, as these manufacturers do not have their own design platforms. While, the leading manufacturers, such as Nokia, Motorola, have had rich experiences in platform design, and these platforms have not considered to correspond the three-chip MCP memory, (Toshiba started to popularize the earliest three-chip MCP memory in the industry at the beginning of 2005), therefore, the design should be separated. Generally, it has two pieces of memory, one is the common memory including NOR and RAM, and the other is the single NAND or NAND including RAM.

Semtech Debuts White LED Step-Up Converter with Integrated Schottky Diode
Semtech Corp. (Nasdaq:SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announced the SC4509, the newest product addition to its handheld power management portfolio. The SC4509 is a step-up converter for white LED backlight applications with an integrated Schottky diode in a 2 x 2 x 0.8 mm package.

Reportlinker Publishes Report on Printed Circuit Boards Market announces that a new market research report related to the worldwide microelectronics industry is now available to its catalogue. In this report, the advanced PCB (printed circuit boards) mainly refers to non-traditional PCB including mobile phone board and photoelectric board; only hard board is set as the research object without involving soft board. Besides, 40% of the world’s PCB is produced in the uppermost manufacturing bases – mainland China and Taiwan.

WiMAX World USA 2007 to Draw Record Attendance
Trendsmedia, the Events and Publishing Division of Yankee Group, announced that it expects the WiMAX World Conference & Expo to be the largest WiMAX-focused event ever held. WiMAX World USA will be held September 25-27, 2007 at the McCormick Center in Chicago, IL.