News – 2007.08.17

Integrated Short Range Wireless Chipsets to Reach 880 Million Units
The Bluetooth SIG has been incredibly effective in combining the benefits of multiple technologies under a common umbrella. This is one of the major factors that ABI Research expects to drive integrated IC shipments, including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Wibree (now Ultra Low Power Bluetooth), WiMedia (UWB), and NFC along with FM Radio and GPS, in combined IC packages to a market that will represent nearly 880 million IC shipments in 2011.

Kontron Introduces Rugged NotePAC Duo Convertible Notebook, Tablet PC
Kontron announced the new fully rugged Kontron NotePAC Duo equipped with a flip-and-rotate display to instantly convert the notebook into a tablet PC. With the 1.2 GHz Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo U2500 processor, Intel(R) 945 GMS chipset and up to 2GB DDR-RAM, the dual-core and dual-use convertible rugged PC, Kontron NotePAC Duo, offers outstanding mobile performance and an operation time of up to nine hours with only one lightweight battery pack.

Kontron’s Matthias Huber Becomes Vice President of PC/104 Consortium
Matthias Huber was recently elected as the new vice president of the PC/104 Consortium. He will be responsible for the activities of the Consortium in Europe, and share the work load with the second vice president Johnny Wang, Via Technologies, who represents the Consortium’s interests in Americas. Huber, a graduated precision engineer, serves as the Director of the Embedded Modules Division for Kontron America and is responsible for the company’s PC/104 and Computer-On-Module products.

DVS Spycer Provides Optimal SAN Data Management
With its Spycer(R) software, DVS gives DVS-SAN users optimal control over data stored on a SAN. This new software solution creates a transparent system that supports quick searching of a DVS-SAN in a SpycerNet and accelerated copying processes. This Spycer(R) version – specially customized for DVS-SAN – supports the ADIC file system SNFS, which is used in DVS-SAN. A defragmenter enables the descattering of file sequences and defragments free SAN memory. All functions of the innovative Spycer(R) data manager, such as renaming or editing metadata, are also available in this Spycer(R) version.

Use of DSM Somos SL Resins Grow in ViperT Pro SLA Stereolithography
DSM Somos(R), one of the world’s leading suppliers of stereolithography (SL) resins to the rapid prototyping (RP) industry, reports that successful use of Somos SL resins in the ViperT Pro SLA(R) system is growing. The Viper Pro is the latest large frame stereolithography machine developed by the 3D Systems(R) Corporation. Capable of producing large prototype parts with outstanding SL accuracy and surface finish, the Viper Pro is the only large frame SL machine commercially available in North America and Europe and replaces all previous large frame models.