News – 2008.03.04 Late Edition

Rockwell Collins Acquires Athena Technologies
Athena Technologies, Inc., a privately held controls-technology company, has agreed to be acquired by Rockwell Collins, Inc. Athena Technologies is a premier developer and producer of navigation and control systems.

CSR Creates BlueVox2 Mono Bluetooth Headset Solution with $5 eBOM
CSR furthered its lead in Bluetooth headset technologies with the release of its BlueVox2 mono headset solution costing just $5; the world’s lowest cost advanced Bluetooth headset. BlueVox2 features extremely low power consumption and zero cost noise reduction. CSR’s design incorporates a number of world firsts, including AuriStream for superior voice quality, simultaneous connection of multiple devices and support for Bluetooth version 2.1+EDR.

Xilinx Announces Reference Design, Avalon IP for SFI-5 Interface
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading supplier of programmable logic solutions, announced availability of a free hardware-verified reference design and 3rd party IP for the optical internetworking forum (OIF) SERDES framer interface level 5 (SFI-5) standard. The SFI-5 interface enables communication between the optical transmission devices and the network processing system.

CSR Debuts BlueVox DSP Bluetooth Mono Headset Reference Design for $6
CSR launched BlueVox DSP, a low cost $6 eBOM Bluetooth mono headset design with enhanced DSP based Clear Voice Capture (CVC) echo and noise cancellation technology. BlueVox DSP is the world’s first ROM-based solution with an integrated DSP coprocessor and features AuriStream, CSR’s low power voice CODEC for superior quality voice calls.

eASIC, Interra Team on Front End Tools for Nextreme Structured ASICs
Interra Systems, a leading provider of EDA building blocks, methodologies, and services for SoC designers, announced successful integration of Concorde(TM), a Verilog, VHDL and mixed language parser, elaborator and synthesis front-end into the eX and eWizard(TM) design tools for the Nextreme 90nm family of structured ASICs from eASIC.

Micron Forms Aptina Imaging CMOS Image Sensor Division
Micron Technology, Inc. (NYSE:MU), launched Aptina Imaging, creating a separate division and new identity for its CMOS imaging business. Operating as an independent division within Micron allows Aptina to better focus on delivering high-quality imaging solutions to its global customer base.

Real-Time 2008 Opal-RT International Users Conference
Opal-RT Technologies announced that the company will be hosting “Real Time 2008″ – the 1st Annual Opal-RT International Users Conference, on Thursday June 12th and Friday June 13th in Québec City, Québec. The objective of “Real Time 2008″ is to provide a forum that brings together Opal-RT management and development teams, international distributors, technology partners, and key Opal-RT customers from around the world.

NTS Certifies Telegesis ETRX2 Module for ZigBee PRO
National Technical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTSC) (NTS), a leading provider of engineering services, announced that it has successfully completed certification testing of Telegesis’ ETRX2. Telegesis’ product passed the requirements for the ZigBee Manufacturer Specific Profile (MSP) certification, as outlined by the ZigBee Alliance, making the Telegesis ETRX2 the world’s first module certified using the latest ZigBee Feature Set, ZigBee PRO.

Addonics Rolls Out Storage Rack Mount Chassis
Addonics Technologies announced its Storage Rack, a 4U rack mount storage chassis that is designed to fit into a standard computer rack for creating custom storage solutions with multi-terabyte capacity for video storage, video editing, data archiving, storage farms, or uninterruptible and redundant storage.

Tensilica Licenses Xtensa LX2 Configurable Processor Core to WiLinx
Tensilica,® Inc. announced that WiLinx, a Los Angeles based fabless semiconductor company, has licensed the Xtensa LX2 configurable processor for its low-power True-UWBTM single chip CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor) solutions. WiLinx True-UWB product offers 7 GHz (from 3 to 10 GHz) of air spectrum as the key enabler for worldwide adoption of UWB into the cellular phone handsets, PCs, PC peripherals and CE (consumer electronics) devices.

Visteon Selects NXP Nexperia PNX9520 Processor for Car Infotainment
NXP Semiconductors, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, has announced collaboration with leading global automotive supplier Visteon to push the envelope in car entertainment. Visteon has selected the Nexperia(tm) PNX9520 multimedia processor from NXP for the development of several new automotive infotainment innovations in visual and audio processor technologies.