News – 2007.10.25

IBM, Chartered, Samsung Host Common Platform Technology Forum
IBM, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. (Nasdaq:CHRT) (SGX:CHARTERED) and Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd. announced more details about the first-ever Common Platform Technology Forum, a day-long event offering insights and discussion into the technical and business strategies behind their ground-breaking Common Platform technology initiative. The event, titled “Accelerating the Future: Optimizing Silicon Through Collaboration,” will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Highlighting the day will be keynote addresses from Michel Meyer, chairman and CEO of Freescale Semiconductor, and Behrooz Abdi, senior vice president and general manager of QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies.

SanDisk Files Patent Infringement Against 25 Memory Card Vendors
SanDisk® Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) announced the filing of three patent infringement actions against 25 companies that manufacture, sell and import USB flash drives, CompactFlash cards, multimedia cards, MP3/media players and/or other removable flash storage products. The actions, filed in the United States District Court in the Western District of Wisconsin and in the United States International Trade Commission (“ITC”), allege that the defendants have infringed various SanDisk system-level patents, and seek damages and a permanent injunction in the federal court actions, as well as a permanent exclusion order from the ITC banning importation of the products into the United States.

Kontron Announces KISS-1U Industrial 19-Inch Silent Server
At the SPS/IPC/Drives in Nuremberg (November 27 – 29), Germany, Kontron (hall 7, booth 306) will unveil the new Kontron Industrial Silent Server 19-inch / 1U server family – KISS-1U. The new slimline Kontron KISS-1U is one of the most compact, quietest and fastest high-availability servers for long-lifecycle applications under harsh conditions.

Carbon Design Systems Repeats ARM RealView SoC Designer Webinar
Carbon Design Systems(TM), the leading supplier of tools for the automatic creation, validation and deployment of virtual hardware models, will host a 45-minute webinar on how to use automatic model generation with RealView® System on Chip (SoC) Designer from ARM®.

Tail-f Systems, QNX Software Systems Team on ConfD for Neutrino RTOS
Tail-f Systems and QNX Software Systems announced an alliance to make ConfD network management software available on the QNX® Neutrino® realtime operating system (RTOS). ConfD allows developers of networking equipment to rapidly build carrier-grade network management applications that meet the needs of demanding telecom and enterprise customers. Joint Tail-f and QNX customers will also benefit from the fault resistance and scalability capabilities built into the QNX Neutrino RTOS.

austriamicrosystems, IDS Microchip to Develop UHF RFID Reader IC
austriamicrosystems (SWX:AMS), a leading global designer and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs for communications, industrial, medical and automotive applications, and IDS Microchip, a provider of flexible RFID and sensors silicon system solutions, have partnered to develop an innovative UHF RFID reader IC targeted at the portable reader market. These UHF RFID readers would be used to interrogate Gen 2 RFID tags, the latest generation of RFID tag technology, allowing contactless identification of goods or materials in a broad range of applications.

Domosys Rolls Out New Generation DIN PowerGate
Domosys Corporation, a leading provider of Power Line Communication (PLC) technology, announced the release of a new generation of DIN PowerGate products. This new family of products supports Domosys’ newest PowerBus RHINO(TM) Technology while being compatible with its predecessor, the original PowerBus(TM) Technology.

Wavecom Q24Plus Wireless CPU Powers Remote Tank Monitoring System
Wavecom S.A. (Paris:AVM) (NASDAQ:WVCM) (ISIN:FR0000073066) announced that Silicon Controls has selected the Wavecom Wireless CPU® – Q24Plus for their remote tank monitoring system. Companies who distribute gas rely on either their customers to call them when their tank is nearly empty or must track estimated consumption and guess when their client’s tank is likely to require filling. In either case this does not provide the company with the information needed to successfully optimize its distribution costs or improve service levels.

Opera Link Connects Mobile, Desktop Worlds
Opera, the only company that puts the Web on any device, released Opera Link. Wherever you are, whatever Opera browser you use, or whichever device you use Opera on, you can instantly access your bookmarks, Speed Dial, and personal bar. Say goodbye to the tedious hassle of entering text in your mobile phone to visit your top sites and say hello to a new level of convenience from device to device.

Wyse Announces Citrix Ready Designation for TCX Multimedia
Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, announced that its recently announced Wyse TCX Multimedia software has received the coveted Citrix Ready(tm) designation. This verification process confirms that Wyse TCX Multimedia has successfully met stringent testing and criteria set by Citrix.

Maxim Reduces Time to Market with Magma’s FineSim SPICE
Magma Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design software, announced that Maxim Integrated Products, a leading international supplier of quality analog and mixed-signal products for applications that require real-world signal processing, has adopted FineSim(TM) SPICE.