News – 2007.12.19 – Late Edition

KPMG Reveals Results of Survey of Semiconductor Company Executives
Semiconductor executives anticipate moderate revenue growth, below historical averages, in the coming year, and, profitability is expected to be volatile over the next five years, according to a recent global survey of semiconductor company executives conducted by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm. In addition, executives expect competition in emerging markets, manufacturing and product innovation to lead to increased M&A activity, while uncertainty will cause CapEx and R&D spending to increase at muted levels compared to previous years.

Measurement Computing Introduces DASYLab 10
Measurement Computing Corporation, a market leader in low-cost data acquisition, announced the release of DASYLab 10, the latest version of their graphical programming environment for test and measurement. With intuitive worksheets, icons (or modules), and wire functions, complete applications are only a few mouse clicks away.

Advanced Knowledge Associates Announces LCD Controller IP Core
Advanced Knowledge Associates (AKA) — the leader in miniaturized, reconfigurable, fully self-contained and high-performance system-on-module technology — announced that LCD driver core IP is now available as standard on its range of Prepackaged Reconfigurable Integrated System-on-Module (PRISM) solutions. This removes the need for any external controller or device because video displays can be driven directly from the PRISM’s FPGA. It also simplifies the process of integrating LCD and TFT displays into embedded systems.

ALi Licenses MIPS32 24KEc Pro Core for STB, PMP Designs
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard architectures, processor cores and analog IP for digital consumer, home networking, wireless, communications and business applications, announced that Taiwan-based ALi Corporation has licensed the customizable MIPS32® 24KEc(TM) Pro core for advanced multimedia designs. One of the world’s leading consumer IC companies, ALi integrates the power-efficient MIPS-Verified(TM) processor into SoCs targeting digital entertainment devices, including portable media players (PMPs) and set-top boxes (STBs).

AMD Simulates with Magma’s FineSim SPICE Circuit Simulator
Magma® Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of semiconductor design software, announced that Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD), a leading global provider of innovative processing solutions, selected Magma’s FineSim(TM) SPICE as AMD’s circuit simulator of choice for critical analog IP. AMD made the decision after a detailed evaluation in which FineSim SPICE delivered better accuracy and faster runtime than AMD’s existing circuit simulation product – with simulation time up to 15 times faster.