News – 2008.02.15

IBASE Rolls Out IB935 PICMG 1.3 Full-Size SBC with Intel Q35 Express
IBASE Technology, a leading supplier of industrial motherboards and single board computers, announced the IB935 PICMG 1.3 Full-Size CPU card based on the latest Intel® Q35 Express chipset featuring extended life cycle support. Operating with front side bus of 1333/1066/800MHz, the Q35-based SBC is designed for pairing with Intel® Coreä2 Quad processors or 45nm processors that offer a significant performance boost while providing an overall more energy efficient platform.

Chartered Acquires Hitachi Semiconductor Singapore
Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. (Nasdaq:CHRT) (SGX-ST:CHARTERED), one of the world’s top dedicated semiconductor foundries, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Hitachi, Ltd and Hitachi Asia, Ltd to purchase 100 percent of the shares in Hitachi Semiconductor Singapore Pte Ltd (“HNS”), which owns and operates an eight-inch wafer fabrication facility located in Singapore, for a total consideration of approximately US$233 million in cash.

Ethernet Direct Debuts HUG-1628 Unmanaged Industrial Gigabit Switch
Ethernet Direct Corporation, a professional and primary provider of industrial networking and communication solutions, now releases HUG-1628 Industrial Unmanaged Gigabit Ethernet Switch with 16 10/100TX ports and 2 Gigabit copper SFP ports for media flexibility.

Lambda Introduces iHG Series Half-brick DC-DC Converters
Lambda has expanded its half-brick DC-DC converter line-up with the introduction of the new iHG series. Providing exceptional thermal performance, using the industry standard half-brick footprint with no base plate, these modules are ideal for engineers designing low airflow, high temperature, 48V power architectures, for telecom, wireless, industrial and many other applications.

Lattice Semiconductor to Demonstrate FPGA Solutions at Embedded World
Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced it will demonstrate a wide range of complete FPGA-based design solutions, including PCI Express, SMPTE video and its LatticeMico32(tm) embedded RISC microprocessor running the uClinux Real Time Operating System (RTOS), at the Embedded World Conference and Exhibition, February 26-28, in Nürnberg, Germany. The Lattice exhibit is located in Hall 12, Stand 350.

DATE’08 Features European Research Projects
DATE as the leading global design event continues to enhance its unique combination of industrial exhibition and the most important conference on system design. New at DATE’08, European research projects will enrich the exhibition by presenting and demonstrating the latest research results ready for utilization in system and semiconductor product development.

Gleichmann Electronics Distributes Solomon Systech Products
Gleichmann Electronics, one of the leading European distributors of displays and optoelectronic components, also provides immediately the complete product portfolio of Solomon Systech. A pan European distribution agreement was recently signed by representatives of both companies in Stuttgart.