News – 2008.04.01

MIPS Introduces MIPS32 1004K Multi-threaded, Multiprocessor IP Core
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard architectures, processors and analog IP for digital consumer, home networking, wireless, communications and business applications, introduced the MIPS32® 1004K(TM) coherent processing system — the industry’s first embedded multi-threaded, multi-processor licensable IP core.

Microchip Technology Announces Worldwide MASTERs Conference
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced it is accepting registrations for its 12th annual Worldwide MASTERs Conference at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, with the main Conference taking place from July 23 – 26, and a Pre-Conference on July 21 and 22, 2008.

Beceem Develops BCSM250 65nm Mobile WiMAX Wave 2 Solution
Beceem Communications, a leading provider of terminal chipsets for Mobile WiMAX, announced the world’s first full-featured, 65 nanometer, single-chip WiMAX Wave 2 solution. The newest member in Beceem’s industry-leading product portfolio, the BCSM250 is the first to combine a Wave 2 baseband, dual-band radio, memory and power management in a single chip.

AuthenTec Debuts TouchStone Fingerprint Sensor Packaging Technology
AuthenTec (NASDAQ:AUTH) unveiled a breakthrough in durable, thin profile fingerprint sensor packaging technology that expands aesthetic and product integration options for makers of cell phones, ultra mobile computers, and other consumer electronics. AuthenTec’s new TouchStone(tm) packaging technology will enable a new class of fingerprint sensors that combine all the features of TruePrint® technology.

VirtualLogix Introduces VLX Developer v2.0
VirtualLogix(tm), the Real-Time Virtualization(tm) company, announced the availability of VLX Developer v2.0, offering enhanced support for deploying VLX real-time virtualization technology to performance-critical, Intel(TM)-based systems. Developer v2.0 complements VLX for Network Infrastructure v3.0 by enabling architects to quickly create and deploy high-performance virtual platforms.

D2 mCUE Mobile Handset Solution Supports Google Android
D2 Technologies, the market leader in embedded software platforms that power IP communications, announced that its mCUE(tm) converged communications client for mobile devices and handsets now supports Google’s Android, one of the industry’s first open-source mobile platforms. D2′s mCUE product line, coupled with Google’s Android software development kit, now enables OEMs to rapidly develop handsets powered by Android.

VirtualLogix Announces VLX for Network Infrastructure v3.0
VirtualLogix(tm), Inc., the Real-Time Virtualization(tm) company, announced VLX for Network Infrastructure supporting Intel® Core(TM) Microarchitecture, version 3.0. VirtualLogix’s new release blends the rich Microsoft Windows® operating system environment with the existing capabilities of real-time operating systems (RTOS) or Linux by applying real-time virtualization technology on platforms using multicore processors.

Synplicity Releases Synplify DSP 3.6 ESL Synthesis for ASIC, FPGA
Synplicity, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNP) released its newest version of the company’s Synplify® DSP ESL synthesis software for ASIC and FPGA design. The Synplify DSP 3.6 software includes new enhancements to its architectural optimizations and DSP synthesis methodology, as well as new Intellectual Property (IP) blocks and capacity improvements that will benefit customers working on complex digital multimedia and wireless IC designs.

Mentor Graphics Offers Synthesis Support for Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGA
Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) announced that its suite of advanced synthesis products support Virtex(tm)-5 FXT field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) – the system integration platform from Xilinx, Inc. optimized for high-performance embedded processing, digital signal processing (DSP) and high-speed serial connectivity. Support for the new Virtex-5 FXT platform is available now in the Mentor Graphics Precision® RTL and Precision RTL Plus products.

Synplicity Synplify Pro Supports Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs
Synplicity, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNP) announced that its advanced FPGA synthesis solution Synplify Pro®, now supports Virtex®-5 FXT field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) from Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), the world’s leading supplier of programmable logic solutions. In addition, Synplicity has created an automated solution for integrating its Synplify Pro FPGA synthesis solution into the Xilinx Embedded Development Kit (EDK).

ArcSoft Develops PowerMobia Solution for Symbian Smartphones
ArcSoft is announcing the deployment of its ArcSoft PowerMobia(tm) solution bringing an optimized multimedia software solution to smartphones based on Symbian OS(tm) v9.2 to v9.5. Come by and experience our technology at the Symbian booth (Hall N4, Stand #4855) at CTIA Wireless 2008, April 1st to 3rd, 2008 in Las Vegas Convention Center.

NEC Presents Webcast on Gate Array ASIC, FPGA for Custom Silicon
Engineers working in the industrial market face a number of critical design challenges to support low power consumption, device security and long life cycles while delivering low-cost, highly reliable products. On April 2, NEC Electronics America will present a webcast hosted by EDN to provide tips that designers can apply to the development of custom silicon solutions for a wide range of applications.

Xilinx Rolls Out Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced the availability of Virtex(R)-5 FXT devices, the industry’s first FPGAs with embedded PowerPC(R) 440 processor blocks, high-speed RocketIO(TM) GTX transceivers and dedicated XtremeDSP(TM) processing capabilities. Virtex-5 FXT devices deliver high performance while enabling designers to reduce system costs, board space and component count. Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs deliver the ultimate system integration platform for applications.

ArcSoft Debuts Advanced Capture Solutions for TI OMAP-DM Co-Processors
ArcSoft, Inc. introduced availability of its Advanced Capture Technologies on Texas Instruments’ (TI) OMAP-DM multimedia co-processors, bringing Face Tracking, Anti-Shaking, Smile Detection, and Blink Detection to 3, 5, and 8 mega-pixel camera phones. See their Face Tracking and Blink Detection demonstrations in TI Booth #1048 at the CTIA 2008, April 1st – 3rd, in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

VirtualLogix Joins Multicore Association
VirtualLogix(tm), Inc. announced that it has joined The Multicore Association, a global non-profit consortium focused on developing standards that help speed time to market for products that involve multicore implementations. As a member of the consortium, VirtualLogix joins leading organizations such as National Instruments, Nokia Siemens Networks, Intel, Freescale Semiconductor and Texas Instruments (TI), to drive virtualization standards for multicore processors.