News – 2008.05.29

Intel, Micron Develop First Sub-40nm NAND Flash Memory Device
Intel Corporation and Micron Technology, Inc. introduced the industry’s first sub-40 nanometer (nm) NAND memory device, unveiling a 34nm 32 gigabit (Gb) multi-level cell chip. This process technology was jointly developed by Intel and Micron and manufactured by the companies’ NAND flash joint venture, IM Flash Technologies (IMFT). It is the smallest NAND process geometry on the market.

Kontron Introduces KISS PCI-759 Multi-core Industrial Servers
Kontron announced its latest range of 2U and 4U KISS industrial servers that bring Intel® Core[tm]2 Duo processor performance to PICMG 1.0 based PCI/ISA applications. These long term available, ultra quiet (<35 dB) industrial servers are especially designed for applications that require high data processing performance without the need for high-speed PCI Express features.

Denali Announces First Full DDR3 DIMM IP Solution
Denali, Inc., a world-leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software and intellectual property (IP), announced the immediate availability of its Databahn(TM) DRAM memory controller and hard PHY IP with full DDR3 dual in-line memory module (DIMM) support designed for bulk-memory and caching applications, including networking, storage and personal computing. This new DDR3 DIMM offering adds unique capabilities in the memory controller and PHY IP.

MCCI Achieves Simultaneous Wireless USB Embedded Device Class Support
MCCI, a leading developer of Universal Serial Bus (USB) software technology, announced advanced support for complex, multi-function devices over Wireless USB for major consumer electronics markets. This breakthrough brings the full richness of wired USB functionality to wireless support for mobile handsets, digital photography, navigation devices and media players. MCCI has demonstrated simultaneous embedded device class support.

TI Unveils INA210 Zero-drift, Bi-directional Current Shunt Monitors
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) introduced a family of high- or low-side measurement, bi-directional current shunt monitor integrated circuits (ICs) in SC70 packages. Utilizing a zero-drift bi-directional architecture, the INA210 family provides outstanding accuracy up to 1 percent over the -40C to +125C temperature range, with 35uV maximum offset. The near elimination of offset with zero-drift reduces the voltage drop and power dissipation.

MAZeT Introduces JENCOLOR True-Color Color Sensors
MAZeT GmbH, an international product and design house for color and spectral sensoring, presents its highly temperature-stable and uniquely precise JENCOLOR True-Color color sensors. These quality features necessary for color controlling RGB-LEDs have been confirmed in comprehensive testing: deviations in light color and changes in color temperature under all operating conditions were found to be below levels perceivable by the human eye.

VMETRO to Ship Additional Central Electronics Chassis to Northrop
VMETRO, a leader in embedded computing solutions based on standards such as VXS and XMC that utilize multi-gigabit serial interconnects, announced it was awarded a second low-rate initial production contract by Northrop Grumman Corporation for components for its Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS). Under the terms of the contract, VMETRO will provide an additional three Central Electronics Chassis (CEC) to the ALMDS program.

Oki Electric Spins Off Semiconductor Business to Form OKI Semiconductor
Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:6703) announced that at its meeting today, the Board of Directors approved the spin-off of its semiconductor business through a company split to establish a new company, OKI Semiconductor Co., Ltd., effective Oct. 1, 2008. OKI plans to transfer part of the new company’s shares to Rohm Co., Ltd. to aim for a synergy effect by complementing each other with OKI Semiconductor’s technologies.

Step-by-step Functional Verification with SystemVerilog and OVM
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) and Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT) announced the publication of the industry’s first book covering the widely adopted Open Verification Methodology (OVM). Step-by-Step Functional Verification with SystemVerilog and OVM is written by Dr. Sasan Iman, an industry leader in the functional verification space. Iman is a principal with SiMantis Inc. and the former director of simulation technology at Escalade Corp.

Extreme DA to Demonstrate GoldTime at Design Automation Conference
Extreme DA[tm] will exhibit the newest version of its next-generation timing sign-off solution, GoldTime[tm], now with multi-dimensional optimization (MXO[tm]). The fast-growing company is the emerging leader in next-generation timing analysis software that improves the performance and yield of nanometer integrated circuits (ICs) with unmatched speed and analysis capacity and addresses process variations in semiconductor designs.