News – 2008.05.07 Late Edition

Elma, DFT Microsystems Team on SerDes Test Modules for Embedded Systems
Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, and DFT Microsystems, a leader in high density test solutions for high-speed semiconductor device interfaces, have partnered to offer high-speed SerDes Test modules for the embedded systems market. The first Test module the companies are releasing is the DV3200, designed for the VPX architecture. It is fully compliant to the latest VITA 46.0 base specification and comes in the 6U form factor.

ST, Mobileye Team on EyeQ2 SoC for Vision-Based Driver Assistance
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leader in the design and manufacture of automotive ICs, and Mobileye N.V., the leading provider of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to the automotive industry, announced that the two companies have successfully sampled the second generation of their system-on-chip EyeQ2 for the vision-based driver assistance segment of the automotive market.

Future Lighting, NEC Debut High-Current Driver with Microcontroller
Future Lighting Solutions, a division of Future Electronics, Inc., with NEC Electronics America, Inc., introduced the world’s first intelligent constant High-Current Driver (HCD) with microcontroller (MCU). The new HCD/LED MCU can be used in lighting applications that employ multiple LEDs, in addition to industrial control applications such as stepping motors, solenoid drives, and switch-mode power supplies.

TI Introduces TPS62260LED Wireless Remote Control RGB LED Design Kit
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) continues to drive advancements in the lighting industry with the introduction of a wireless remote control RGB light emitting diode (LED) design kit. The TPS62260LED plus TI’s award-winning eZ430-RF2500 development tool completes a fully supported platform to design new and exciting color lighting innovations for consumer, commercial, professional and architectural applications.

Mobile Linux Conference at LinuxWorld Features Embedded Linux Track
IDG World Expo has announced that a new “Embedded Linux” track has been added to the Mobile Linux Conference program at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®. Presentations and panels will address a diverse range of topics including development and life-cycles of Linux-based devices, user interfaces, embedded virtualization and other enabling technologies, and case studies from key applications areas.

SEMATECH Announces EUV Source and Optical Lithography Workshops
SEMATECH, a pioneering research consortium of leading semiconductor manufacturers, will hold two workshops to guide critical thinking on extending the semiconductor lithography roadmap. The one-day technical workshops, “EUV Source Workshop” and “Approaching the Optical Limit: Workshop on Lithography at 22nm and 16nm,” will be held in conjunction with the SEMATECH Litho Forum, May 12 – 15, 2008.

Nanometrics Acquires Tevet Process Control Technologies Assets
Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading supplier of advanced process control metrology equipment, announced that it has acquired Tevet Process Control Technologies, Ltd. (“Tevet”) through an all-cash asset purchase transaction. Tevet is an integrated metrology (“IM”) company serving the worldwide semiconductor and solar manufacturing industry.

Sequence PowerTheater Reduces Power of DMP PICA200 IP Core by 50%
Digital Media Professionals Inc. (DMP), the world-class leader of 3-D graphics solutions, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has achieved a 50 percent reduction in power for their latest offering using Sequence Design’s PowerTheater. DMP’s PICA200 is an advanced, fully customizable multiprocessor design optimized for consumer applications including mobile devices, and has unmatched 3-D graphics capabilities while reducing overall system memory requirements.