News – 2008.04.07 Late Edition

Atmel Unveils FingerChip Security Chipset for Embedded Applications
Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), announced the availability of its FingerChip Security Chipset which provides a highly secure, high performance, small and cost effective biometric solution. This new chipset combines Atmel’s highly sensitive and rugged AT77C104 FingerChip® fingerprint sensor and the AT91SAM7FP105 FingerChip Security Processor, a dedicated low power, 32-bit based co-processor, a complete biometric solution for PC and embedded applications.

AMCC to Showcase Processors at Embedded Systems Conference
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ: AMCC), a global leader in embedded Power Architecture(tm) processing, optical transport and storage solutions, announced that it will team with customers and partners to showcase advanced solutions of its line of embedded processors during the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley from Tuesday to Thursday, April 15 to 17 at booth #2010 in the McEnery Convention Center.

Cypress to Demonstrate at Embedded Systems Conference 2008
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) announced that it will provide numerous training and education opportunities focusing on its PSoC® mixed-signal architecture and other programmable solutions at the 2008 Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose. Cypress will be exhibiting in booth 2218 at the McEnery Convention Center. Cypress will present 10-minute, theater-style presentations at regular intervals in the Cypress booth.

3M Debuts MicroTouch EX II 7000 Capacitive Touch Sensor Controllers
3M Touch Systems introduces two capacitive touch sensor controllers based on its MicroTouch EX II electronics platform. These MicroTouch EX II 7000 series USB controllers, when mated with MicroTouch ClearTek II and ToughTouch II capacitive touch sensors, provide integrators with high-performance, easy-to-integrate touch electronics, as well as featuring enhanced levels of CRFI, “Wake-on-Touch” functionality, and increased MTBF specifications to greater than 700k hours.

American Portwell Debuts NAD-2100, NAR-2200 Communications Appliances
American Portwell Technology, Inc., a world-leading innovator and supplier of Internet Security Appliances, and a member of the Intel Embedded and Communications Alliance, announces new entry-level NAD-2100 desktop and NAR-2200 1U rackmount competitively-priced communications appliances that use Intel® chipsets and support for Celeron® M/ Pentium® M processors up to 2 GHz to provide high computing performance with low power consumption for edge network appliances.

Silicon Labs Introduces Four FM Receiver ICs
Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, announced the expansion of its successful broadcast audio portfolio to include four new FM receivers. The new additions include full-featured devices with embedded antenna support to enable FM radio reception without an external wired headset and the industry’s smallest devices for space-constrained applications.

TI TPS40211 Drives High Brightness LEDs
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) introduced a 4.5 V to 52 V wide-input voltage, non-synchronous boost controller, intended for applications where the output is a regulated current instead of a regulated voltage. The TPS40211, demonstrated at the Light+Building Frankfurt show (April 6 – 11, 2008) at the “LED Light for you (LLFY) – powered by OSRAM” booth, allows designers to efficiently manage LED lighting, industrial control and battery-powered systems.

Atmel, Melexis Introduce Yuma+ Cryptographic RFID Development Kit
Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), and Melexis Microelectronic Integrated Systems N.V. (Euronext Brussels: MELE) announced their innovative development kit, Yuma+, for contactless, highly secure RFID transactions. The Yuma+ solution is based on Atmel’s secure CryptoRF® chips, with 64-bit embedded cryptographic engines. Atmel’s AVR® microcontroller and the Melexis MLX90121 reader IC.

Seiko NPC Tapes Out with Cadence Encounter Test Architect, RTL Compiler
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) announced that Seiko NPC Corporation successfully taped out a complex audio DSP design using Cadence® Encounter® Test Architect and Encounter RTL Compiler global synthesis technologies. Using Encounter Test Architect and Cadence Encounter RTL Compiler, Seiko NPC designers were able to automatically insert, synthesize and validate the DFT infrastructure of a leading-edge design.

Si2 Announces OpenAccess+ Conference
The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) announced that its 12th Si2/OpenAccess+ Conference will be held on Aril 16, 2008. The Conference will feature speakers and demonstrations from several of the industry’s leading semiconductor and electronic-design automation (EDA) companies. Dr. Jan Rabaey, D.O.Pederson Professor at UC, Berkeley, will open the conference with a keynote address – “Scaling the Power Wall” on low power design at the system level.

STARC Selects Cadence Encounter Timing System for PRIDE 2 Design Flow
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) announced that Japan’s Semiconductor Technology Academic Research Center (STARC) has incorporated the Cadence® Encounter® Timing System as part of its PRIDE V2.0 Reference Design Flow. The inclusion of the Cadence Encounter Timing System in the reference flow is expected to help STARC member companies and their customers achieve the benefits of advanced process nodes.