News – 2008.05.08

STMicroelectronics Introduces STMPE811 Touch Screen Controller IC
The new STMPE811 from STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a world leader in analog semiconductors, is a four-wire resistive touch screen controller featuring autonomous functionality to minimize demands on the host processor. For embedded designers, this frees valuable CPU cycles to ease pressures on performance, power consumption and response times.

Valicore, jNet Team on Embedded Security Solutions
Valicore Technologies, a leading developer of cryptographic security solutions, announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with jNet Technology, Inc., a Silicon Valley smart card technology provider. Valicore will partner with jNet on porting the jNet Java Virtual Machine and Global Platform protocol technology to additional processors for high performance smart cards, authentication tokens and other embedded security processor applications.

TAEC Debuts Industrial TFT LCD Panels with Long-Life LED Backlighting
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed industry leader that collaborates with customers to create breakthrough designs, announced a new color active-matrix thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) module product lineup for industrial applications that incorporates long-life light-emitting diode (LED) backlighting systems.

Intematix Optimizes LED Chip on Ceramic for Solid State Lighting
Intematix Corp., a leading innovator in materials, phosphors, LED lighting components and integration services, announced a broad expansion of its product offerings with the introduction of a complete line of patented “chip on ceramic” LEDs and LED arrays. The new line of solid state lighting components leverages Intematix’ recognized expertise in phosphor and material development to offer high-efficiency LED components across a full range of color temperatures.

Xilinx to Attend Linley Tech High-Speed Interconnects Seminar
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced participation at The Linley Tech Seminar on High-Speed Interconnects on May 14, 2008 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose. Xilinx will present “Designing 10 Gbps Applications on Xilinx(R) Virtex(R)-5 FPGA Platforms” and demonstrate the company’s connectivity solutions during the exhibits and reception segment of the program. Xilinx customers can receive discounted registration ($200 off the $495 list price).

AABI Research Publishes Wi-Fi Equipment Market Share Analysis, Forecast
Many common assumptions held about the Wi-Fi industry in 2007 have been exposed as myths, according to a new Wi-Fi equipment market database released by ABI Research. According to vice president and research director Stan Schatt, “One popular belief is that independent or ‘fat’ access points, once ‘as plentiful as buffalo on the great plains’ are now dead. These products are far from dead, and in fact still represented a third (34%) of all access points shipped in 2007.”

NextIO Adopts Synopsys VCS Functional Verification, VMM Methodology
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and manufacturing, announced that NextIO, a leader in I/O virtualization, has standardized on the VMM methodology, as defined in the Verification Methodology Manual (VMM) for SystemVerilog, and on Synopsys’ VCS® functional verification product to accelerate the SystemVerilog-based verification of their newest I/O virtualization chip design.

Mattson Technology Announces Alpine Photoresist Strip for BEOL, FEOL
Mattson Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced semiconductor process equipment used to manufacture Integrated Circuits (or ICs), announced the release of the Alpine(TM) system, the Company’s newest innovation targeted to meet the stringent requirements of advanced low temperature photoresist strip processes on back-end-of-line (BEOL) and front-end-of-line (FEOL) applications for future technology nodes with a single tool.