News – 2008.01.13

MSC Vertriebs Announces ETX Platform with SATA, PCI/ISA Bridge
MSC Vertriebs GmbH offers the appropriate solution for each application with six initially available models of the ETX family ETE-PM8553/ CM8553/ CM8523. The configurable platform complies with the latest ETX Specification 3.02, which includes an integrated dual SATA mass storage interface on the module.

Toshiba Introduces SoC for 1080p ATSC High Definition LCD TV
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, announced the latest addition to its popular line of system-on-a-chip (SoC) ICs for mass-market ATSC high-definition LCD TVs, the TC90413XBG. This new SoC features a level of integration previously unseen in SoCs intended for use in designing mass market HDTVs for the North American market. The TC90413XBG IC incorporates MPEG-2 HD video and Dolby(R) Digital audio decoding, a 64-bit 333 MHz MIPS processor, dual HDMI 1.3 ports and a back-end processor capable of driving both WXGA and 1080p display in one chip.

NEC Creates Power Management ICs for Mobile Internet Devices
NEC Electronics America, Inc. announced that it has expanded its product offering to include highly integrated power management ICs (PMICs). The offering targets the next wave of Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) and integrates compelling applications and services such as Internet and cellular network access, multimedia playback, navigation, gaming, social networking and other innovative Web 2.0 applications.

In-Stat Publishes Report on Intel
Intel has gone through dramatic changes since the beginning of 2006, including hiring a new CEO in Paul Otellini, reports In-Stat. Other major changes include significant cost cutting resulting from increased competition in microprocessors from AMD, a completely new product line-up, and new product strategies to enable expansion of the x86 architecture into new market segments such as discrete graphics, consumer electronics, and ultra mobile devices (UMDs), the high-tech market research firm says.

Xceive Rolls Out SN5000 SiliconNOW TV Tuner with CAN Support
Xceive Corporation, the market leader in multi-standard RF-to-baseband silicon transceivers for the digital home market, announced its new SiliconNOW module tuner, the SN5000. Delivering the highest quality images, while exceeding worldwide analog and digital TV requirements for terrestrial and cable reception, the SN5000 is positioned to help TV manufactures bridge the gap between yesterday’s CAN tuner architecture and tomorrow’s silicon-based TV tuner architecture. Featuring plug-and-play physical compatibility with specific CAN tuners, the SN5000 offers all the benefits of the XC5000 silicon tuner to TV manufacturers who remain utilizing CAN module architecture.

iC-Haus Deploys Synopsys HSIM-XA for Precise Circuit Simulation
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and manufacturing, announced that iC-Haus GmbH, a leading manufacturer of standard integrated circuits (ICs) and customized ASIC semiconductor solutions for industrial, automotive and medical applications, has deployed Synopsys’ HSIM-XA solution for precise circuit simulation with full-chip complexity. iC-Haus switched to HSIM-XA after an extensive evaluation that clearly demonstrated its ability to reduce simulation time from six hours to just minutes and deliver superior performance and accuracy over previous solutions.