News – 2008.05.13 Late Edition

NEC Unveils 12 New 32-Bit Microcontrollers with USB Functionality
Leading 32-bit microcontroller (MCU) supplier NEC Electronics Corporation and its subsidiaries in Europe and the Americas, NEC Electronics GmbH and NEC Electronics America, Inc., reaffirmed their commitment to the industrial and consumer electronics markets with the addition of twelve new 32-bit devices with complete USB functionality on a single chip. The new 32-bit V850ES/Jx3-H and V850ESJx3-U MCUs execute USB 2.0 data transfers at high speeds up to 12 megabits per second.

eSOL PrKERNELv4 RTOS Supports Faraday ARMv4 ISA-based FA526 Processor
eSOL, a leading developer of realtime embedded software solutions, announced that its leading realtime operating system, PrKERNELv4, coupled with the integrated development environment eBinder, now supports Faraday’s ARMv4 ISA-based FA526 processor. Faraday, a leading ASIC and silicon IP provider based in Taiwan, is one of a few ARM (TM) ISA licensees, and its 32-bit RISC processor FA526, verified by ARM, complies with its ARMv4 instruction architecture.

Ethernet Direct Debuts Industrial Power over Ethernet Switches for Mining
Ethernet Direct Corporation, a professional and primary provider of industrial networking and communication solutions, offers a reliable Ethernet solution for modern day mining using Industrial Power over Ethernet switches complying with IEEE 802.3af standard. These hardened Power over Ethernet devices are engineered for mission critical PoE applications.

VDC Sees Market Pressures Squeezing Linux Software Stack
A number of market forces are limiting the ability of Linux software suppliers to extract revenue growth from the freely available open source software markets. Research by Venture Development Corporation (VDC) indicates that embedded systems manufacturers and their suppliers are driving the development of open source and industry-specific standards around Linux as a means to increase availability of more robust underlying solution platforms and development environments.

Matrox Introduces Extio F1240 Remote Graphics Units
Matrox Graphics Inc., the leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professionals, announced the Matrox Extio[tm] F1240 — the latest addition to its popular line of Extio remote graphics units (RGUs) — capable of driving two 30-inch displays, each at its native dual-link digital resolution of 2560 x 1600. A fanless device, the Extio F1240 RGU provides a quiet and secure environment by separating the host computer from the monitors and other peripherals.

TI Acquires Commergy Technologies, Power Supply Reference Designs
Texas Instruments (TI) Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) announced that it has acquired Ireland-based Commergy Technologies, Ltd., a power supply reference design provider that specializes in energy efficient and compact architectures. The acquisition allows TI to broaden its focus on improving energy efficiency in today’s end-equipment designs, especially in the areas of AC adapters and high-power-density computing and server systems.

Artisan Software Tools Rolls Out C# Synchronizer
Artisan® Software Tools has launched the C# Synchronizer for Artisan Studio®. Artisan’s C# Synchronizer facilitates a “best-of-breed” methodology for C# programmers by enabling software architecting to be undertaken in UML using Artisan Studio while allowing them retain the context of C#-aware features by implementing the coding detail using their preferred C# IDE or program editor.

HiSilicon Standardizes on Synopsys DesignWare IP for SoC Designs
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and manufacturing, announced that HiSilicon Technologies, an IC design company for communication networks and digital media, has chosen Synopsys’ DesignWare® IP as the de-facto standard for HiSilicon’s system-on-chip (SoC) designs. The multi-year agreement gives HiSilicon access to Synopsys’ broad portfolio of leading DesignWare IP such as PCI Express, USB and DDR protocols.

STMicroelectronics Selects Synopsys HSIM-XA for AMS Verification
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) announced the successful outcome of an extensive collaboration with Synopsys HSIM-XA and STMicroelectronics, a leader in developing and delivering semiconductor solutions across a broad spectrum of microelectronics applications. The result of this joint effort enables ST to accelerate their high-accuracy, transistor level verification of complex analog ICs using ST’s Smart Power technology for highly integrated automotive applications.

Bluespec Announces Hands-On Bluespec Tutorial at DAC 2008
Bluespec Inc. will over a full day tutorial entitled: “Hands-on Introduction to BSV (Bluespec SystemVerilog).” The tutorial will be given at MEMOCODE ’08, which is being held at the Anaheim Convention Center in room 303B, in Anaheim, CA. MEMOCODE is collocated with DAC. The tutorial will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2008 from 9:00A to 5:00P PDT.