News – 2007.12.20 – Late Edition

AMI, Elo TouchSystems Team on Acoustic Pulse Recognition Touch Technology
AMI Semiconductor (AMIS) and Tyco Electronics’ Elo TouchSystems announced they have entered into a joint development agreement to create an integrated circuit (IC) solution. The solution will enable Elo to port its Acoustic Pulse Recognition (APR) touch technology to small, hand-held and mobile devices commonly found in consumer electronics (including cell phones, PDAs, UPMCs), industrial hand-held devices, hand-held medical devices, NAV devices, white goods, portable gaming devices, and signature capture devices.

SEMI Reports November Book-to-Bill Ratio of 0.82
North American-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.15 billion in orders in November 2007 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.82 according to the November 2007 Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 0.82 means that $82 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

NetCee Systems Introduces Ultra Packet Processor
NetCee Systems, Inc., a network solutions company, announced the availability the Ultra Packet Processor, an ultra high speed deep packet inspection engine with broad applicability in protocol analysis and pattern recognition. The Ultra Packet Processor can identify and process over one Trillion types of protocol at more than 50+ Gbps (five times faster than the current Industry Standards, 10 Gbps). A Trillion types of Protocol comes from all the possible combinations of Protocols that can be identified from Layer 2 (Data Link Layer) to Layer 7 (Application Layer).

Samsung to Disrupt Storage Visions 2008 with NAND Flash Keynote
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the leader in advanced semiconductor technology, announced that, in a keynote Storage Visions 2008 presentation, it will provide a detailed look at how advancements in NAND flash memory are fueling phenomenal changes in the mobile marketplace as NAND continues to disrupt conventional thinking on storage.

Elma Electronic Announces 2nd Generation AdvancedTCA Handle
Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, has announced a 2nd Generation AdvancedTCA (ATCA) handle that does not require assembly. The one-piece handle simply has two screws to attach it to the panel/PCB.