News – 2007.08.30 – Late Edition

Wind River Gains Embedded Software Expertise by Acquiring Comsys
Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), announced that it has acquired privately-held S.C. Comsys S.R.L., an embedded software professional services organization based in Romania. Founded in 2000, Comsys currently has 52 employees and a unique depth of knowledge and expertise in device software services. With this acquisition, Wind River gains access to top talent with hands-on device software experience in telecom, mobile, and aerospace and defense.

IBM Makes Nanotechnology Breakthroughs for Atomic Building Blocks
IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced two major scientific achievements in the field of nanotechnology that could one day lead to new kinds of devices and structures built from a few atoms or molecules. Although still far from making their way into products, these breakthroughs will enable scientists at IBM and elsewhere to continue driving the field of nanotechnology, the exploration of building structures and devices out of ultra-tiny, atomic-scale components. Such devices might be used as future computer chips, storage devices, sensors and for applications nobody has imagined yet.

SenzaNet Powers Next Generation Jacob Temperature Sensors
Jacob elektronische Mess- und Regelgeräte GmbH, a leading provider of measuring devices and control systems from Waiblingen, selected E-Senza Technologies GmbH, a leading developer of wireless device technology, as a partner to develop their next product generation temperature sensors.

Mindspeed Deploys Denali’s Databahn DDR Memory Controller IP
Denali Software, Inc., a world-leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software and intellectual property (IP), announced that Mindspeed Technologies, Inc., (Nasdaq: MSPD), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications has implemented Denali’s Databahn(TM) DDR memory controller IP in its Comcerto 100 Series SoC. Comcerto 100 Series packet processors enable service providers to cost-effectively support sophisticated applications, high-performance packet processing and quality of service (QoS) for the triple-play broadband home and small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) markets. Mindspeed engineers used Denali’s Databahn(TM) DDR controller IP to achieve optimal system-level performance for its DRAM systems in the design of the Comcerto 100 Series devices.

Gleichmann Offers NEC’s PS85/95 Family of High Speed Optocouplers
Gleichmann Electronics has broadened its product offering with NEC Electronics’ new PS85/95 family of high-speed optocouplers. The new PS85/95 optocoupler series feature 5000 Vrms isolation voltage, >0.4 mm isolation distance, >8 mm outer creepage distance, minimum common mode ratio (CMR) of 15KV/ìs and a comparatively high output voltage of maximum 35V.

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation Holds Symposium
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC; NYSE: SMI; HKSE: 981) held its technology symposium in Shenzhen on August 30th, 2007, attracting more than 200 customers, design services providers, technology partners, and vendors. In the opening speech, SMIC Vice President, Dr. Ning Hsieh looked forward to the future of China’s IC industry and reviewed some of SMIC’s accomplishments during the past year. Meanwhile, he thanked all of the customers, partners and vendors for their continuous support to SMIC and also hoped for more cooperation in the future.