News – 2008.03.14

Kodak, LG Display Sign OLED Cross License Agreement
Eastman Kodak Company, a pioneer in organic light emitting diode technology (OLED), announced an intellectual property cross-licensing agreement with LG Display Co. The license, which is royalty bearing to Kodak, enables LG Display to use Kodak technology, including yield-improving capabilities for Active Matrix OLED (AMOLED) modules. The agreement also enables LG Display to purchase Kodak’s patented OLED materials for use in manufacturing displays.

ABI Research Publishes Report on 4G Intellectual Property, Royalties
One of the frustrating issues that has plagued cellular technology licensing is that the average cumulative royalty rate is shrouded in secrecy. This makes it very difficult for new entrants to gauge costs for entering a market or for carriers to identify specifically which companies are responsible for the majority of royalty rates associated with products.

Sundance DSP PARS Supports MathWorks Simulink HDL Coder
Sundance DSP, a worldwide supplier and manufacturer of advanced Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and reconfigurable computing platforms, advanced IP cores, libraries and tools announced the support of The MathWorks Simulink HDL Coder by PARS, a development tool designed to target parallel systems comprising DSPs and FPGAs.

MtoDSP Ports Matlab M Files to Multi-DSP/FPGA Hardware System
Sundance DSP, a worldwide supplier and manufacturer of advanced Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and reconfigurable computing platforms, advanced IP cores, libraries and tools announced MtoDSP, an advanced tool for porting applications written in Mathworks M language to Texas Instruments DSPs. The Mathworks M language is a widely used method for developing applications running under Matlab.

SolidWorks Reveals Winners of Student Design Contest
SolidWorks Corporation announced the winners of its second annual Student Design Contest, saying the winning student designs nearly matched the quality of professional engineers’ entries. Judged in parallel with the SolidWorks World 2008 Design Contest, the student contest spotlights future designers and engineers from middle school through graduate school using SolidWorks® software.

Magma Announces Winners of MUSIC Silicon Valley Best Paper Awards
Magma® Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design software, announced the “Best Paper” winners for MUSIC (Magma Users Summit on Integrated Circuits) Silicon Valley, held Feb. 27-28. The top paper award went to Madhusudan Rao of Texas Instruments for his paper titled “Advanced Low-Power and Robust Clock Tree Synthesis Solutions.”