News – 2008.02.07 Late Edition

AuthenTec Rolls Out AES1711 Fingerprint Sensor for Mobile Devices
AuthenTec (NASDAQ:AUTH), the world’s leading provider of fingerprint sensors and solutions, introduced a new, very low power fingerprint sensor for the wireless market, the AES1711. The AES1711 is the latest in a series of fingerprint sensors targeted specifically for the mobile wireless market.

Azingo Debuts Open Mobile Linux Solution for Samsung S3C2442 Processor
Mobile Linux company, Azingo (formerly Celunite), announced an open mobile Linux solution for mobile phones and advanced mobile devices, based on the Samsung application processor S3C2442 and Azingo Mobile, Azingo’s comprehensive mobile Linux platform software. The combined Azingo/Samsung offering enables handset manufacturers to fully exploit the latest user interface and web-enabled application innovations, while significantly lowering handset costs and shortening product development cycles.

Dialog SmartXtend Enables Use of Passive Matrix OLED Mobile Displays
Dialog Semiconductor Plc (FWB: DLG), a leading developer of mixed signal semiconductor solutions for wireless, automotive and industrial applications, has announced its new SmartXtend(TM) technology that will allow the main displays of many mobile devices – particularly those offering W-QVGA and QVGA resolution – to utilize passive matrix OLED displays rather than LCD or active matrix OLEDs.

Sonics Introduces SonicsWM SMART Interconnect Solution for WiMax
Sonics Inc., a premier supplier of system-on-chip (SoC) SMART Interconnect solutions, announced SonicsWM, a family of integrated SMART Interconnect solutions ideally suited for SoC designs that incorporate WiMax. SonicsWM enables customers to leverage a configurable platform to meet the rapidly-changing requirements of the WiMax market while reducing SoC development costs and improving time-to-market.

Toshiba Develops Super Random Number Generator Circuit
Toshiba Corporation announced the development of a major advance in information security technology: A physical random-number generation circuit that achieves the world’s highest output by area, and that generates random numbers at a data rate of 2.0 megabits a second. The newly developed random-number generator (RNG) has a circuit size of only 1,200 square micrometers but achieves the level of performance and reliability essential for integration into IC cards and mobile equipment.

Bell Microproducts to Distribute American Portwell’s Products
Bell Microproducts Inc. (NASDAQ: BELM) announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with American Portwell Technology, Inc., a world-leading innovator in the Industrial PC (IPC) market and a member of the Intel Embedded and Communications Alliance (Intel ECA) and a wholly owned subsidiary of Portwell, Inc. The companies have entered into a joint agreement whereby Bell Microproducts will distribute American Portwell’s products.

NVIDIA Selects Sequence Design’s CoolPower Technology
Sequence Design’s CoolPower technology was used by NVIDIA Corporation in the recently announced GeForce 8800 GT design, a 65nm 754-million-transistor GPU. Advanced CoolPower accelerated chip timing closure was used in the NVIDIA design by utilizing unique top level timing budgeting. CoolPower’s fast noise analysis mode, with early stage noise fixing, accelerated the signal-integrity optimization.

Clearwire Selects Beceem’s WiMAX Chipset for Mobile WiMAX Trial
Beceem Communications, a leading provider of terminal chipsets for Mobile WiMAX, announced the selection of its latest chipset for mobile WiMAX devices as one of the chipsets that broadband pioneer Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ: CLWR) is working with for its mobile WiMAX trial in Portland, Oregon. Beceem’s leading chipset solution is powering a family of PC peripheral WiMAX devices to provide a true mobile broadband Internet experience on laptop computers.

Atheros Designs with Sequence PowerTheater for Power Management
Atheros Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHR), a leading developer of advanced low power wireless solutions, chose Sequence Design’s PowerTheater for early power management and low-power architecture evaluation for their new embedded wireless designs.