News – 2007.09.14

VDC Projects Strong Growth for Embedded Multi-Core CPU Market
According to research recently released by Venture Development Corporation (VDC), revenue growth of the market for multi-core CPUs in embedded applications is projected to be strong through 2011. Multi-core CPU revenues from embedded in 2011 are projected to reach over 6 times 2007 multi-core revenues and over 44 times 2006 levels.

AXIOMTEK Introduces ETM710, ETM620 ETX 3.0 Compliant CPU Modules
AXIOMTEK, one of leading applied computing platform providers, announced the release of two ETX 3.0 compliant CPU modules, ETM710 and ETM620, with VIA V4 and AMD Geode LX processors onboard respectively. ETX 3.0 standard module now includes faster SATA support while maintaining pin-to-pin compatibility with previous revisions. Our highly integrated and extremely compact computer-on-modules allows designers having advantages to create practical system baseboard that can accept previous, present and future ETX SoM (System on Module). They are apparently fit for gaming, medical, human machine interface (HMI), and digital signage appliance (DSA) markets.

TNI-Software, Ayrton Technology Merge to Form Geensys
A powerful new force in the provision of value-added embedded engineering and consulting services, embedded development tools and embedded software IP has emerged in the shape of Geensys. Privately-owned and capable of operating on a global scale, Geensys has been created through the formal merger of two of France’s most innovative and dynamic companies in the embedded market – TNI Software and Ayrton Technology.

Catalyst Semiconductor Rolls Out New Voltage Supervisors
Catalyst Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ:CATS) a supplier of analog, mixed-signal and non-volatile memory semiconductors, continues the rapid expansion of its supervisor product line with the addition of three new devices which provide system processor power supply monitoring and reset functions. The new CAT823, CAT824 and CAT825 voltage supervisors are available in a choice of seven standard threshold levels: 4.63V, 4.38V, 3.08V, 2.93V, 2.63V, 2.32V and 2.19V.

Xilinx Receives Awards from EEPW Magazine
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading supplier of programmable logic solutions, announced it has won two prestigious awards from China’s Electronic Engineering & Product World (EEPW) magazine at an awards ceremony held Thursday at the 7th China Embedded System and Singlechip Academic Communications & International Product Exhibition at Peking University.

Lambda UK Receives ISO 14001 Registration from BSI
Lambda UK, the leading power supply manufacturer has achieved registration to ISO 14001, the world class environmental management system with the British Standards Institution (BSI). The registration applies to both the company’s Ilfracombe sites in Devon UK.

Xilinx Opens New Regional Headquarters in Singapore
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading supplier of programmable chips and one of the largest fabless semiconductor companies, underscored its commitment to the high-growth Asia Pacific market at opening ceremonies for its new, expanded regional headquarters in Singapore. Located in the Changi Business Park, the new 20,000 square meter Xilinx Asia Pacific (XAP) headquarters can house up to 500 employees, providing four times the capacity of its previous on-site manufacturing facility and three times the in-house process development resources.