News – 2007.12.16

STMicroelectronics Rolls Out 65nm HDD Iterative Decoding Channel
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), one of the world’s largest semiconductor suppliers and a leader in complex System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions for disk drives, is sampling its first 65nm iterative read channel for the low-power mobile segment of Hard Disk Drives (HDD). ST’s iterative channel signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) gain is a key enabler for sustaining the industry’s aggressive 40% compound annual growth rate in storage capacity. As well, even with the increased complexity of iterative technology ST has decreased power by greater than 25%, vital in mobile HDD applications.

edXact Appoints EDA Sales, WIN Technology as Distributors
Backend verification specialist edXact SA announced that it has signed distribution agreements with EDA Sales, Inc. in California and WIN Technology in Korea. This will strengthen the company’s expansion into key regions for the semiconductor industry.

Dolomite Expands in Singapore with Insta BioAnalytik
Dolomite, a world leader in microfluidics, has appointed Insta BioAnalytik Pte Ltd in Singapore as a distributor for their microfluidic services and capabilities. Insta BioAnalytik will work with local clients helping secure new business opportunities and manage customer relations for Dolomite in the Singaporean region.