News – 2007.11.01 – Late Edition

Mentor Graphics, LeCroy Team on USB Verification Platform
Mentor Graphics Corp. (Nasdaq: MENT), the leader in the high-performance system verification solutions, announced a collaboration with LeCroy to deliver a complete platform for Universal Serial Bus (USB)-based protocol applications. LeCroy is a leading provider of protocol analyzers and related test and measurement instruments for a wide-range of industries. The Mentor Graphics Veloce® family of hardware-assisted verification products and LeCroy’s USB protocol testers provide an integrated, cost-effective and efficient solution to verify USB-based designs with dynamic and accurate verification of embedded systems.

Micrologic Design Automation Rolls Out nanoRVInteractive Beta
Micrologic Design Automation, Inc., a leading provider of EDA solutions for nanometer IC design, announced the beta release of nanoRVInteractive(TM), Reliability-Aware design environment for custom and semi-custom IC’s layout. nanoRVInteractive(TM) is a nanometer range EDA tool that interactively eliminates reliability issues during the construction of an integrated circuit’s physical design. Publications Publishes Report on Global Electronics Publications, the electronics industry market research and knowledge network, announces the availability of a new report entitled “Global Electronics: High Growth Products and New Markets.” The structure of the electronics industry is changing, as electronics companies consolidate and the multinational interest in electronics’ products increases. Historically, the electronics industry has seen competition between the U.S. and Japan, but most regions of the world, especially Asia-Pacific, are now rapidly accelerating their electronics manufacturing and electronics consumer bases.

Fairchild Simplifies Design with FSFR2100 Green FPS Power Switch
Fairchild Semiconductor’s (NYSE: FCS) highly integrated Green FPS power switch, the FSFR2100, increases power efficiency and system reliability, and reduces valuable design time in resonant converter designs such as telecom power, high end audio amplifiers, large size laser printers and LCD and PDP TV power supplies. Offering a “system-in-a-package” approach that integrates everything necessary to build reliable and efficient resonant converters, this power switch integrates a pulse-frequency-modulation (PFM) controller with a high voltage gate driver circuit and two fast recovery MOSFETs (FRFET®) along with soft-start, burst operation and important protection features into a thermally-efficient 9-SIP package.

Bustronic Developes 3U VPX Backplane
Elma Bustronic Corporation, an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high performance backplanes has developed new 3U VPX backplanes. The company now offers VPX backplanes in 3U, 6U, and 6U Hybrid (VPX/VME mix). Continuing Bustronic’s leadership in VPX backplanes, the company has developed a 6-slot 3U version. The 3U VPX features a twisted-ring topology and is compliant to the latest VITA 46 specifications. Utilizing a twisted-ring versus a mesh topology allows for more I/O pins and ability to use mezzanines like XMC.

DSM Somos Announces Near Colorless WaterShed XC 11122
Leading stereolithography (SL) resin innovator DSM Somos has announced the introduction of WaterShed® XC 11122 — a near colorless version of their best-selling ABS-like WaterShed® 11120 material. “WaterShed XC delivers the exceptional functionality and versatility of WaterShed 11120, but produces parts that look more like true, clear engineered plastic,” says DSM Somos Product Manager Brian Bauman.

Military Sector Business Grows for Iridium Satellite
Iridium® Satellite is pleased to announce that its military sector business continues to show outstanding growth with cumulative Department of Defense (DoD) subscribers reaching 31,000. Military traffic through Iridium’s satellite network is up more than nine percent (an increase of almost 10 percent over last year). This growth is 300 percent more than what Iridium planned for this market segment at the outset of the year.