News – 2007.10.09 – Late Edition

MontaVista TestDrive Reduces Time for Embedded Linux Evaluations
MontaVista Software, Inc., the leading provider of Linux® for intelligent devices and communications infrastructure, released its new MontaVista® TestDrive, a virtual evaluation center which lets embedded Linux developers run their own applications using MontaVista Linux on their choice of processor architectures. Because MontaVista TestDrive is a hosted web service requiring no setup, it can shrink the time required for the technical evaluation of embedded Linux, of development tools, and of candidate hardware platforms from months to days. TestDrive eliminates the cost of buying software and hardware for evaluations, and the hard work necessary to acquire and build evaluation systems.

Nextreme Makes Breakthrough with Thermal Copper Pillar Bump
Nextreme, a manufacturer of micro-scale thermal and power management products for the electronics industry, has integrated cooling and power generation into the widely accepted copper pillar bumping process used in high-volume electronic packaging. This breakthrough in flip chip process technology addresses two of the most serious issues in electronics today – thermal and power management constraints. Nextreme’s approach uses proven, fully scalable technology to deliver new, enabling functionality in flip chip applications.

MontaVista Embedded Linux Training Classes Availabe to Everyone
MontaVista Software, Inc., the leading provider of Linux® for intelligent devices and communications infrastructure, has opened its embedded Linux training classes to non-customers. This new wider availability enables embedded Linux developers and project managers from all companies to use MontaVista® hands-on training to create better products and to accelerate their time-to-market.

Keithley Instruments Introduces MIMO RF Test System
Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE:KEI), a leader in solutions for emerging measurement needs, has released the industry’s leading 4X4 MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) RF test system for R&D and production testing of next generation RF communications equipment and devices. Keithley’s MIMO RF test system consists of its new Model 2920 Vector Signal Generator (VSG) and Model 2820 Vector Signal Analyzer (VSA), Model 2895 MIMO Synchronization Unit, and powerful MIMO Signal Analysis Software.

Jungo USBware Protocol Stacks Available for Epson’s USB Controllers
Epson Electronics America Inc. and Jungo Ltd., a leading provider of broadband gateway middleware, announced the availability of Jungo’s USBware(TM) USB compliant software protocol stacks for the Epson S1R72 series of USB 2.0 controllers. The Epson-Jungo partnership enables companies using Epson USB controllers to take advantage of the comprehensive software support supplied by Jungo.

Virtutech Simics Powers MontaVista TestDrive Product Evaluation Service
Virtutech, Inc., the leading provider of virtualized software development solutions for electronic systems, announced that MontaVista Software, Inc., the leading provider of Linux® for intelligent devices and communications infrastructure, is deploying Virtutech Simics under the hood of its new MontaVista® TestDrive Web-based product evaluation service. Virtutech Simics provides the underlying virtual target board farm and advanced debug and control console that will enable MontaVista TestDrive users to evaluate the MontaVista product line on the *real* processor architecture, hassle-free, without having to install anything, and without compromising functionality.

HyOn Selects RMI Alchemy Au1200 Processor for XENT X3 Media Player
Raza Microelectronics®, Inc. (RMI), a leading supplier of processors for communications and consumer applications, announced that HyOn Corporation, a world leader in the design and the manufacture of high quality telecommunication equipment, and consumer electronics, has selected the RMI Alchemy(TM) Au1200 Processor for its XENT X3 multi-function Portable Media Player.

Opera, Freescale, NEC Optimize Multimedia Content for Handheld Devices
Opera Software, the only company that puts the Web on any device, continues to drive innovation in the mobile and embedded space with a new solution that optimizes the browsing experience of Internet sites containing multimedia content. The solution, which is a result of collaboration between Opera, Freescale and NEC Corporation of America, will be publicly demonstrated at the Freescale Technology Forum in Paris. The demonstration powered by the Opera 9 SDK for Devices will run on Freescale’s i.MX31 multimedia applications processor and use an Adobe Flash Lite 3 plug-in ported and integrated by NEC.

MSC Vertriebs Announces CXE-C2D965 COM Express Module
More computing power and a further improved graphic performance is available from the brand new Intel chipset 82965GME based COM Express module family CXE-C2D965 from MSC Vertriebs GmbH. The COM Express(TM) Type 2 corresponding platform can be equipped with both the processors Intel® Core(TM) 2 Duo L7500 operating at 1,6 GHz respectively with the Intel® Celeron(TM) M 550 (2,0 GHz). Memory is available through two 200pin SO-DIMM sockets for a capacity up to 4 GB DDR2 SDRAM. The COM Express modules support the Dual-Channel memory technology, which guarantees a high data transfer rate specifically in graphic applications.

Emerson Network Power Receives Sun Meritorious Performance Supplier Award
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), was named Meritorious Performance Supplier for Power in Sun Microsystems’ 2007 Supplier Awards program. The Supplier Awards recognize companies that make outstanding contributions to Sun’s record of delivering superior technology, quality service and excellent value to its customers.

ip.access in Running for Two More Awards
ip.access, the market leader in picocell and femtocell technologies, is halfway to completing a rare “quadruple” of technology award wins during 2007. The UK-based 3G innovators started the year by winning a technology accolade in the Global Mobile Awards and followed that up last month by securing a place in the coveted Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100. Now, the company has been shortlisted for two further industry awards: Best Technology Foresight in the World Communications Awards and Best New Product by a Private Company in Light Reading’s Leading Lights awards.

Renesas Receives Sun Meritorious Performance Supplier
Renesas Technology America, Inc. was named Meritorious Performance Supplier in Sun Microsystems’ 2007 Supplier Awards program. The Supplier Awards recognize companies that make outstanding contributions to Sun’s record of delivering superior technology, quality service and excellent value to its customers.

Xilinx Receives Excellence in Delivery and Flexibility Award
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading provider of programmable solutions, announced it has been honored with the Cisco Excellence in Delivery and Flexibility supplier appreciation award. Xilinx was selected based on its support of Cisco’s flexibility and lead-time requirements.