News – 2007.10.30 – Late Edition

MIPS Enters 32-bit Microcontroller Market
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, networking, personal entertainment, communications and business applications, announced its entry into the burgeoning, performance-driven 32-bit microcontroller (MCU) market. With a broad array of processor cores and a comprehensive, diverse library of proven analog IP blocks gained through its recent acquisition of analog IP leader Chipidea, MIPS Technologies has the largest offering of both processor and peripheral IP from a single supplier-providing customers with a total system solution for 32-bit MCU applications.

SiliconSystems Unveils SiliconDrive USB Blade for Embedded Storage
SiliconSystems, Inc., a world leader in advanced storage technology, announced its new SiliconDrive USB Blade solid-state storage product. SiliconDrive USB Blade is a breakthrough storage solution in an environmentally-rugged and ultra-small form factor, providing improved storage design flexibility in applications where board space and performance are critical design considerations. With an innovative industry-first form factor, SiliconDrive USB Blade is based on SiliconSystems’ next-generation storage technology platform which includes advanced versions of the company’s patented PowerArmor, SiSMART and SiliconDrive Secure technologies that deliver the high performance, high reliability and multi-year product lifecycles embedded storage applications demand.

Wind River VxWorks RTOS Supports Symmetric Multiprocessing
Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), announced VxWorks® 6.6 with Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) support will be available on all Wind River VxWorks-based platforms in late 2007. Already the most widely used and thoroughly tested commercial real-time operating system (OS) in the market today, VxWorks 6.6 SMP support for multicore processors will further empower developers to exploit the strengths of multicore processors in their products while reducing risk, development effort and cost. Additionally, Wind River will include SMP support capability in its Workbench development suite and Workbench for On-Chip Debugging solutions, enabling faster deployment of complex multiprocessor solutions, and strengthening the company’s position as a leading DSO company for multicore development.

Marvell Rolls Out Discovery VI System Controller
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), a leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, launched the Marvell® Discovery(TM) VI, the industry’s most highly integrated and most powerful system controller for PowerPC® processor based solutions. The newest member of Marvell’s widely adopted Discovery family is optimized for a wide range of applications, from sophisticated routers, switches and wireless base stations to high-volume laser printers applications. The Discovery VI has received broad support from IBM, the industry’s leading PowerPC CPU vendor.

CSR Creates Music’n'Voice USB Bluetooth Dongle Reference Design
CSR has launched a USB Bluetooth dongle design that will enable stereo or mono Bluetooth headphones to be used with a PC for Voice over IP (VoIP) calls, as well as the wireless streaming of music. CSR has designed the low cost Music’n'Voice (MV) Bluetooth dongle to allow users to switch seamlessly between listening to music and taking a VoIP call. The MV Dongle design is available now from CSR, including BOM, reference design and software development kit (SDK).

Lime Microsystems Debuts Reference Design for MicroTCA WiMAX Transceiver
Lime Microsystems, a fabless semiconductor company specialising in digitally configurable transceivers for the next generation of wireless broadband systems, has launched the world’s first reference design for a MicroTCA broadband wireless transceiver. Targeted at small cell WiMAX base station applications – femtocells and picocells – the transceiver has 6 user-selectable channel bandwidths from 1.5MHz to 14 MHz and can be digitally configured to operate in bands from 2 to 4GHz.

Agilent Develops TS-5040 Automotive Functional Test System
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) introduced a low-cost, small-footprint functional tester designed for automotive test markets. The Agilent TS-5040 automotive functional test system includes the essential capabilities needed to accelerate test-solution development and deployment, helping manufacturers get their products to market faster.

HomePlug, Panasonic Submit MAC/PHY Proposal to IEEE P1901 Work Group
The HomePlug® Powerline Alliance announced that the joint proposal, submitted by HomePlug member companies and Panasonic®, is the sole MAC/PHY proposal remaining in the IEEE P1901 work group process for creating an international standard for in-home and access powerline communication technologies. At a meeting held two weeks ago in Boston, the voting process implemented by members of the IEEE P1901 work group voted to support the HomePlug/Panasonic proposal over competing proposals, paving the way for industry unification and greater market growth.

LG Innotek Creates HD Radio Modules for Automotive Market
iBiquity Digital Corporation, the developer of digital HD Radio(TM) technology, announced that LG Innotek, a leading Korean consumer electronics manufacturer, is now offering a series of HD Radio(TM) modules for the automotive market. The modules will be on display at LG Innotek’s private suite at the Wynn Hotel in connection with this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 , 2007 in Las Vegas, NV.

Sophia Mobile Selects RMI Alchemy Au1250 Processor for Nani Mobile Phone
Raza Microelectronics®, Inc. (RMI®), a leading supplier of processors for communications and consumer applications, announced that Sophia Mobile, a leader in multimedia infotainment devices for automotive and consumer markets, has selected the RMI Alchemy Au1250 Processor for its first full-featured PMP mobile phone with touch screen display.

Optima Expands Power Distribution Options with Pulizzi Engineering
Optima EPS, an Elma Company, a leader in Cabinet Enclosure solutions and Pulizzi Engineering, a leader in Power Distribution solutions, have developed a partnership for their related products. Optima is a designer and manufacturer of cabinet enclosures, wall-mount cases, electronic cases, 19″ racks, command consoles & desks, and electronic enclosures. The company now has a partnership with Pulizzi Engineering to provide a wide range of AC Power Distribution and Control Systems as part of the total enclosure solution. Pulizzi offers power distribution systems, power controllers, control panels, cabling, accessories and more. Both companies serve the Mil/Aero, Medical, Communications, Industrial, and Commercial Markets.

AdvancedIO Systems Appoints Ray Milhem as Board Chairman
AdvancedIO® Systems, the leading provider of configurable 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) connectivity and packet processing solutions for the embedded systems market, announced the appointment of Ray Milhem as its new Chairman of the Board. Mr. Milhem is currently the Vice President and General Manager of the Motorola Software Group (MSG). He has previously held senior management positions with Nokia, Cisco Systems, AT&T, Extreme Networks and AFC (Tellabs).