News – 2008.02.27 Late Edition

Silicon Logic Engineering Develops 150 Gb/s Interlaken IP Core
Silicon Logic Engineering Inc. (SLE) announced the availability of a new 150Gb/s high speed Interlaken protocol IP core for use in ASIC designs. SLE’s new Interlaken IP Core is now available with more than twice the performance of the standard 60Gb/s version. This new high-speed core delivers the performance and bandwidth that new designs require, now with higher data transfer rates.

Birdstep RDM Embedded Powers Jotun POS Automatic Dispensing System
Birdstep Technology (OSE: BIRD), which offers state of the art embedded databases, announced that Jotun has selected RDM Embedded v8.0 for their automatic color dispensing systems at point of sales. Jotun has been a satisfied customer of Birdstep Technology’s databases since 1992, when it first deployed db_Vista for their Point-of-Sales paint color dispensing system on DOS.

ADLINK Creates 3U PXI Controllers for Hybrid Testing System
ADLINK Technology Inc. has released two new 3U PXI controllers: the PXI-3920 (Intel® Pentium® M 760) and PXI-3910 (Intel® Celeron® M 760). Both the PXI-3920/3910 are designed to be the core of a hybrid testing system: able to control bench-top instruments through different interfaces (including LXI, GPIB, USB and serial) by integrating multiple I/O interfaces.

Magma Titan Platform Supports IPL Standards, Ciranova PyCell Libraries
Ciranova(tm) and Magma® Design Automation (NASDAQ:LAVA) announced that Magma’s Titan mixed-signal design platform supports IPL (Interoperable PCell Libraries) standards and Ciranova(tm) PyCell(tm) libraries for next-generation analog/mixed-signal designs. PCells (parameterized cells) are the fundamental building blocks for analog physical designs. PCell interoperability among design tools and flows is essential to improve analog and custom designer productivity.

Agilent, Beceem Team on Mobile WiMAX Wave 2 Protocol Test Solution
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) and Beceem Communications announced they will extend their WiMAX(tm) collaboration to include Mobile WiMAX Wave 2 Protocol Test. Agilent and Beceem will ensure that customers can confidently use Agilent protocol test systems with Beceem’s Mobile WiMAX reference designs. Both companies will verify that their designs are accurate implementations of Mobile WiMAX standards.

Tela Innovations Shares Vision for Design Solution at 45nm and Beyond
Tela Innovations unveiled its business strategy and technology vision for using on-grid, straight-line, one-dimensional layout structures to provide a more efficient and reliable way to design and manufacture next generation chips. Details of the solution were disclosed at the SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference in joint presentations from Tela and ASML/Brion and Applied Materials.

Ethernet Direct Unveils HUE-421S Industrial Unmanaged Ethernet Switch
Ethernet Direct Corporation, a professional and primary provider of industrial networking and communication solutions, released the HUE-421S Industrial Unmanaged Slim Ethernet Switch. HUE-421S has 4 10/100TX and 2 multimode fiber ports. This entry-level 6-port industrial Ethernet switch supports IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3x with 10/100M, full/half-duplex, and MDI/MDI-X auto-sensing RJ45 ports. HUE-421S is a slim Ethernet switch with DIN-Rail mountable housing.

Ambient Audeo Demonstrates Live Voiceless Phone Call with TI MSP430 MCU
Ambient Corporation gave the first live demonstration of Audeo, will enable voiceless communication either face-to-face or via phone. The Audeo, based on ultra-low power MSP430 microcontroller (MCU) technology from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN), will offer options for people who have lost the ability to move or speak due to neurological disorders, Lou Gehrig’s Disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy or Parkinson’s.

PI Extends Travel Range of PIHera Piezo Flexure Nanopositioning Tables
PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., a leading manufacturer of nanopositioning and precision motion-control equipment for nano-biotechnology, life science and photonics applications, has extended its PIHera® family of compact X, XY and Z flexure-guided piezo nanopositioning tables, now offering record travel ranges to 1.8 mm.

Intel Capital Makes Investment in Tela Innovations
Tela Innovations, an early stage technology company focused on addressing the challenges of scaling semiconductor manufacturing to 45nm and beyond, announced that Intel Capital, the global investment arm of Intel Corporation, became a new investor in the company. Intel Capital’s investment was part of the company’s Series B round, which included new investor AsiaTech Management as well as existing investors.