News – 2007.09.28

Emerson Acquires Embedded Communications Computing Business from Motorola
Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Emerson will acquire Motorola’s Embedded Communications Computing (ECC) business for $350 million in cash. Motorola’s ECC business, which had 2006 revenue of approximately $520 million, will strengthen Emerson’s position in the $6 billion-and-growing merchant embedded computing industry. Upon completion of the transaction, Motorola’s ECC business will become part of Emerson Network Power. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of the calendar year and is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

Nikon iNEXIV Multi-Sensor Measuring System Features Touch-Trigger Probing
Nikon Instruments Inc. announced expanded measurement capabilities for the iNEXIV VMA-2520 with the incorporation of the Renishaw TP20 and TP200 touch-trigger probing systems. Specifically designed for the iNEXIV, the TP20 and TP200 allow system users the option to incorporate touch-probe technology into 3D workpiece measurements.

ST Rolls Out PoE Interface Controllers for Networked Devices
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), an industry leader in high-performance analog and mixed-signal products, announced two new families of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) interface controllers. All devices in the families are fully compliant with the IEEE 802.3af specification for powered devices (PD), which provide all the control functions needed to enable a PD to request and draw power from an Ethernet network via a power source. By using these new controllers, designers will be able to eliminate the 110/220V AC power lines to many wired LAN devices such as VoIP (Voice over IP) phones and security cameras. Other applications benefiting from PoE include webcams, wireless LAN (WLAN) access points, point of sale (POS) terminals and RFID readers.

Texas Instruments Introduces Low-Power, Voltage References
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) introduced a family of low-power (5uA), series voltage references featuring high accuracy (+/-0.15 percent max) and low temperature drift (30ppm/C max) in a SC70-3 package – 40 percent smaller than a SOT23. The combination of micro-size packaging and low current consumption make the REF33xx family suitable for portable and battery-powered consumer applications, and its high accuracy and low temperature drift make it a good choice for medical equipment, handheld instrumentation, test equipment and data acquisition systems.

Ethernet Direct Announces Hardened Slim Industrial Ethernet Switch
Ethernet Direct Corporation, a professional and primary provider of Industrial Networking and communication solutions, offers a hardened slim Industrial Ethernet switch with ultimate power protection, HUE-800S. The HUE-800S is an 8-port 10/100TX plug-and-play solution for your Industrial Ethernet connection and works reliably under wide operating temperature of -10 to 70 deg C which has become Ethernet Direct’s standard offering. For applications requiring extended temperature, the HUE-800SE model operates reliably from -40 to 80 deg C.

Cambridge DMR Launches Integrated Software Packaging Service
Digital media reproduction company, Cambridge DMR, have announced the launch of a fully integrated software packaging service that will enable software developers to reliably outsource the duplication, printing, packaging and shipment of new products. Cambridge DMR are a leader in the duplication and printing of CD’s, DVD’s and Flash Drives working especially within the business to business sector and scientific and engineering.

Mistral Enables ARINC 653 RTOS Implementation for Civilian Aircrafts
Mistral Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a leading provider of complete technology solutions and professional services in the embedded space, announced that it has enabled the implementation of the first ARINC 653 RTOS for civilian aircrafts in India.

Thales Signs Contract with Telelogic
Telelogic (STO:TLOG) announced that it has signed a 4 year strategic, 10 million Euro agreement with Thales for the provision of licenses and maintenance. The agreement with Thales globally includes new license and maintenance on their existing investment for; Telelogic DOORS(R) for requirements definition, analysis and management, Telelogic Rhapsody(R) for Model Driven Development of Embedded Systems and System Architect for enterprise architecture and business process modeling. Included in the deal is the maintenance extension for Telelogic Logiscope for static code quality analysis.