News – 2008.02.28 Late Edition

Magma Unveils Titan for, Mixed-Signal Design, Analysis, Verification
Magma® Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design software, announced Titan(tm), the first full-chip mixed-signal design, analysis and verification platform. Unlike other design solutions, Titan tightly integrates mixed-signal implementation with digital implementation, circuit simulation, transistor-level extraction and verification – providing a quantum leap in efficiency and productivity for analog designers.

Magma Design Automation Acquires Sabio Labs
Magma® Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design solutions, announced it has acquired Sabio Labs, a provider of state-of-the-art analog IP process migration technology. Sabio Labs technology will be incorporated into the Titan(tm) Mixed-Signal Design Platform to provide a comprehensive solution for analog IP process migration and mixed-signal design. Publishes Report on Automotive Semiconductors Publications, the electronics industry market research and knowledge network, announces the availability of a new report entitled “2008 Automotive Semiconductors.” The newest market report reveals continued healthy growth for the automotive electronics market. The current forecast calls for annual growth of 9 percent on average, reaching a market value of $173.7 billion by 2013, from estimated sales of $114.5 billion in 2008.

Visant Strategies Publishes Report on WiMAX
Sprint’s challenging mobile WiMAX build out and rumors of a potential investment by Intel into the network are signs suggesting DSL/cable replacement and not mobility will continue to propel WiMAX forward in the short term, according to Visant Strategies. It’s not unusual for a vendor to promote its own technology, but the lack of substantial mobile WiMAX network deployments without the Intel investment is troubling from our perspective.

Interface Masters Debuts Niagara 2297 Intelligent External Network Bypass
Interface Masters Technologies announced the first of its new class of Intelligent External Network Bypass systems for the In-line Network Appliance market. The Intelligent Network Bypass offers full Bypass functionality, without interrupting the communication session. This includes re-routing the networking traffic automatically upon the need to take an in-line network appliance off the network for maintenance, or malfunction due to software crash or power failure.

Elma Bustronic Develops Next Gen AdvancedTCA Backplanes
Elma Bustronic Corporation has developed new 2nd generation AdvancedTCA (ATCA) backplanes. The new ATCA backplanes have routing implemented for radial Intelligent Platform Management Bus (IPMB) signals. Radial IPBM provides dual segment access to every IPM controller even when only one shelf manager is present or operational. This is an important option for ATCA systems to provide higher reliability and redundancy.