News – 2007.10.29 – Late Edition

Apache Design Solutions Acquires Optimal Corporation
Apache Design Solutions, the technology leader in power signoff and complete silicon integrity platform solutions, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Optimal Corporation, a leader in 3D power, signal, and thermal analysis for package, System-in-Package (SiP), and board designs. Under the terms of the agreement, Apache will commence a cash tender offer to purchase Optimal for an undisclosed amount. Through this acquisition Apache further strengthens its leadership position in power and noise analysis from the chip domain to the package and system domains. Optimal’s production proven package and PCB extraction and analysis solution for power, signal, and thermal integrity compliments Apache’s newly introduced Sentinel product line targeted at system power and I/O signal integrity.

AMI Creates Behavior Model for Testing In-vehicle Networks
AMI Semiconductor (NASDAQ:AMIS), a leading designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art mixed-signal and digital products for the automotive, medical, industrial and military / aerospace sectors, has introduced a new analog interface behavioral model in VHDL-AMS for the testing of in-vehicle networks (IVNs).

QuickLogic Introduces Serial Peripheral Interconnect Host Controller
Underscoring its commitment to the mobile market, QuickLogic® Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK), the lowest power programmable solutions leader, announced the addition of a SPI (serial peripheral interconnect) Host Controller to its customer specific standard product (CSSP) functional library. The SPI interface gives mobile device designers a low pin-count alternative to SDIO or mini-PCI for a high speed connection to wireless modules and other popular peripheral functions.

Tower Semiconductor Introduces Power Management Platform
Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ:TSEM)(TASE:TSEM), an independent specialty foundry, announced the availability of its new Power Management Platform. The new offering combines high-voltage, fast-switching devices onto the base of its 0.18-micron technology platform. The technology is produced in Tower’s advanced Fab2 facility.

ADLINK Announces Express-IW400 Server-Class Computer on Module
ADLINK Technology Inc., announces the release of the new Express-IW400, a server-class computer-on-module based on the PICMG COM Express form factor. The Express-IW400 supports a Dothan Intel® Celeron® M or Pentium® M processor and includes Intel’s new 3100 chipset; a combination ideal for high performance data streaming applications such as data communications, telecommunications, storage, display processing, and video acquisition. The form factor and pin out of this module is fully compliant with the PICMG COM Express Basic form factor, type 2 specification.

Signal Forge Creates EZ Terminal Serial Utility for Windows Vista
Signal Forge, developer of portable, high-performance signal generators, released EZ Terminal(TM) a Windows Vista-compatible serial communication utility for use with its line of portable signal generators. EZ Terminal solves a problem for users of the Vista operating system which ships without HyperTerminal, the serial communications software bundled with previous versions of the Windows operating system. EZ Terminal is available now as a free download for users of any Signal Forge signal generator.

D2 Technologies Offers Embedded VoIP for Dual-Mode Mobile Phones
D2 Technologies, the market leader in software platforms for IP communications, announced a new embedded mobile convergence software solution to power the next generation of multi-mode mobile communications devices. The company’s flagship embedded VoIP product, vPort MP, is now enhanced with IMS-SIP/VCC and multi-service/multi-session capabilities to enable mobile handset OEMs to deliver Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) functionality. With this upgrade, vPort MP provides a complete embedded software framework for designing and manufacturing advanced consumer and enterprise multi-mode mobile handsets such as dual-mode cellular plus Wi-Fi phones. vPort MP is now being showcased at the Fall VON 2007 Conference, being held at the Boston (MA) Convention and Exhibition Center (Suite 105) through November 1.

D2 Technologies, Ikanos Unveil Quadruple Play Residential Gateway
D2 Technologies, the market leader in embedded software platforms that power IP communications, and Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:IKAN), a leading developer and provider of Fiber Fast(TM) broadband solutions, unveiled a quadruple play residential gateway with D2′s voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) software. Attendees at the Fall VON 2007 conference can see a demonstration of the Ikanos Fusiv® Vx180 optimized with D2 Technologies’ vPort embedded VoIP software in Suite 105 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Oct. 29-Nov. 1.

D2 Technologies, NewStep Create Fixed Mobile Convergence Solution
D2 Technologies, the market leader in embedded software platforms that power IP communications and NewStep Networks, Inc., the leader in convergence solutions for carriers and enterprises, unveiled a joint Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) solution at Fall VON 2007 (Suite 105). This collaboration blends the strengths of D2′s newly enhanced vPort embedded software with Voice Call Continuity (VCC) and NewStep Networks’ award-winning mobility applications to deliver a completely integrated approach for accelerated FMC deployments in today’s most popular multi-mode mobile environments, including WiFi, WiMAX and GSM.

Sogeti High Tech Joins Microsoft Windows Embedded Systems Partner Program
Sogeti High Tech, a member of Sogeti Group, announced that it joined the Microsoft Windows Embedded Partner Program, expanding the company’s alliance relationship with Microsoft. This agreement provides Sogeti with privileged access to Microsoft Windows Embedded solutions technologies and roadmaps, and the ability to offer its clients faster time to market and lower development costs.

Reigncom Licenses TeamSpirit 3.0 Voice&Video Engine Mobile
SPIRIT DSP, the world’s leading provider of embedded voice and video software products, announced that Reigncom, one of the largest manufacturers of portable CD and MP3 players and the parent company of mp3 player manufacturer iRiver, has licensed TeamSpirit® 3.0 Voice&Video Engine Mobile to guarantee the brilliant voice and video performance in the new iRiver Unit2 portable media player.

Philips Licenses Moore Microprocessor Patent
Patriot Scientific (OTCBB:PTSC) announced that Royal Philips Electronics has purchased a Moore Microprocessor Patent(TM) (MMP) Portfolio license. Philips becomes the 23rd MMP licensee in as many months and the third major European company to purchase a license following Schneider Electric and Nokia Corporation.