News – 2007.10.07

VDC Analyzes Emerson Acquistion of MECC
Emerson Electric Company (NYSE: EMR) agreed to acquire the Motorola Embedded Communications Computing (MECC) business from Motorola Corporation (NYSE: MOT) for $350 million US. MECC is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, has 1,100 employees and reported approximately $520 million US in sales in 2006. Founded in 1980, MECC supplies high-availability embedded communications and computing platforms for a wide range of equipment and system OEMs in communications, industrial, defense/aerospace and medical markets.

Amulet Implements GUI IP on Atmel ARM7 Customizable Microcontroller
Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdq: ATML) announced that Amulet Technologies has chosen to implement its graphic user interface (GUI) IP on the company’s AT91CAP7 ARM7(TM)-based customizable microcontroller. Amulet Technologies develops dedicated graphic user interface (GUI) microcontrollers with a built-in graphical operating system, called Graphical OS in Silicon. Amulet’s ICs and IP are used to add displays to new or legacy consumer end-products.

Hantro Licenses 8170 Multi-Format Hardware Video Decoder to Atmel
Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) and Hantro, a leader in video compression and application solutions, announced that Atmel has licensed the new Hantro 8170 multi-format video decoder RTL. Atmel will integrate the decoder alongside an ARM9(TM) processor core in a chip targeted for multifunctional next-generation video devices such as personal media players and navigation systems.

Cimetrix Unveils EDAConnect Interface A Software Solution
Cimetrix, Incorporated (OTC: CMXX), a leading provider of factory automation software and solutions for the global semiconductor and electronics industries, unveiled its latest Interface A software solution, EDAConnect(TM). EDAConnect(TM) is a client-side software library designed to assist integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) and third party software providers in creating applications that can utilize the rich data available via the new Interface A connectivity standards commonly known as Equipment Data Acquisition (EDA).

Horizon Semiconductors Debuts 1080/60p Universal SoC for HD-DVD, Blu-Ray
Horizon Semiconductors, a leading provider of highly integrated silicon solutions that enable secure video and audio compression & transmission for the consumer electronics and home entertainment markets, has announced the immediate availability of the industry’s first universal System-On-a-Chip solution enabling dual channel true 1080/60p decoding for next generation media players/recorders supporting the HD-DVD and Blu-Ray(TM) optical disc formats, as well as legacy red laser DVD format.

MagnaChip Develops Ultra Low Power Large Display Driver IC Process
MagnaChip Semiconductor Ltd., a leading global designer, developer and manufacturer of image sensor solutions, mixed-signal and digital multimedia semiconductors, announced the launch of its ultra low power Large Display Driver IC (LDDI) process for use in notebook applications.

ON Semiconductor Rolls Out NCP3065 Switching Regulator
ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), a global leader in power semiconductor solutions, introduced the NCP3065 switching regulator designed to efficiently drive high brightness LEDs (HB-LED) typically used in low voltage lighting, landscape path and solar lighting, Halogen bulb replacements, and automotive and marine lighting. Several reference designs are available that drive the industry’s latest HB-LEDs in various buck, boost and SEPIC applications.

Line 6, Freescale Showcase ToneCore DSP Developer Kit
Line 6 and Freescale Semiconductor showcased the ToneCore DSP Developer Kit at the Audio Engineering Society Conference. The ToneCore DSP Developer Kit is a solution for digital signal processor (DSP) software developers who create custom sounds for guitarists. The kit enables third-party audio DSP developers with little or no electronic design experience to quickly and easily program audio effects modules for Line 6 ToneCore guitar pedals.

Excel Software Ships QuickLicense 2.1
Excel Software is shipping QuickLicense 2.1 to manage secure, flexible licensing of Windows and Macintosh software. The new release adds Vista support for Windows, Universal Binary support for PPC and Intel Mac OS X computers, a software subscription capability and a batch email command for delivering subscription codes, product updates and other customized messages to selected customers.

AMERICAN RELIANCE Introduces eLoad Virtual Panel
AMERICAN RELIANCE/AMREL introduces their new eLoad Virtual Panel, making the industry’s most user-friendly programming interface even friendlier. In today’s dynamic and fast-paced environment, mission critical applications require testing to begin now. AMREL’s eLoad Virtual Panel provides simpler and quicker navigation, and more testing flexibility. The development of the eLoad Virtual Panel is another customer driven feature for AMREL’s eLoad programmable electronic load line, demonstrating once again AMREL’s commitment to meeting their customer’s requirements.

AMREL Launches eController with Ethernet
AMREL/AMERICAN RELIANCE is proud to introduce their eController with Ethernet, the latest in a long line of AMREL’s customer-driven technologies at AUTOTESTCON 2007. The eController not only controls AMREL’s eLoad electronic loads and ePower power supplies, it also is the only controller platform on the market to consolidate an Arbitrary Waveform Generator, a Waveform Digitizer, and a Waveform Editor into a single, easy-to-use GUI. As a centralized point of management, the eController takes the confusion and hassle out of integrating multiple command sets and control schemes to meet application objectives pronto – the eController is an exemplary example of AMREL’s customer-driven commitment.

Lingoport Conducts Survey on Internationalization on Localization Projects
Lingoport, Inc., a leading developer of globalization software and services, announced that it has launched a survey to explore how internationalization of software and websites may reduce the risks and timelines of localization projects. Survey results will be discussed at an in-depth pre-conference workshop at Localization World Seattle on October 16, 2007. Individuals completing the survey are eligible to receive a special discounted admission to the workshop entitled, “Internationalization and Localization: Partners in Better Globalization.”

Collabora Forms Multimedia Division
Open source development experts Collabora announced the formation of its new multimedia division. Led by leading open source multimedia experts Wim Taymans, Edward Hervey, Tim-Philipp Müller and Christian Schaller, Collabora Multimedia expands the company’s consultancy to now cover a wider range of multimedia services, with a strong focus on the GStreamer multimedia framework.