Atmel Licenses ARM Cortex-M3 RISC for AT91SAM3 Flash Microcontrollers
Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), announced that it has licensed the ARM® Cortex[tm]-M3 32-bit RISC processor for the next generation of its market-leading AT91SAM ARM technology-based microcontrollers. This reinforces Atmel’s commitment to the ARM architecture, complementing its existing licenses for the ARM7TDMI®, ARM926EJ-S[tm] and ARM1176JZ-S processors.
Symbian Foundation Means Trouble for Google, Microsoft
According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, the creation of the Symbian Foundation on June 24, 2008, will be good for Nokia but bad news for Google Android and Microsoft.
Silicon Laboratories Acquires Integration Associates for $80 Million
Silicon Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq: SLAB) announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Silicon Valley-based Integration Associates, an innovator in analog-intensive, highly integrated ICs, for net $80 million, taking into consideration Integration Associates’ cash balances and net current assets. Integration Associates brings a diverse portfolio of connectivity, wireless and power solutions, quality revenue and nearly 100 engineers to Silicon Laboratories.
Atmel AT73C237 Power Management Unit Supports 5V Input Supply
Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), announced the release of its AT73C237 Power Management Unit (PMU) compatible with a 5V input supply and generating four regulated output voltages, with programmable output voltage selection and output current up to 70mA. The AT73C237 has a similar architecture to the established AT73C239 PMU, but supports a 5V supply.
WIN Enterprises Unveils PL-60760 Network Security Hardware Platform
WIN Enterprises, Inc. announced the PL-60760, a 1U rack-mount network security hardware platform designed high performance security and other networking applications. OEMs can deploy this ready-made platform for applications including IDS/IPS, firewall, VPN gateways, NAC and Unified Threat management (UTM) with great time-to-market.
Texas Instruments Announces Modular Open Voice Engine Software
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) [NYSE:TXN] offers equipment manufacturers another option to further innovate their IP phone and VoIP device offerings with the announcement of its Modular Open Voice Engine (MOVE) software, a flexible voice solution ported to run on TI’s TMS320C64x+[TM] digital signal processor (DSP) core. MOVE is a highly optimized system software architecture that enables equipment manufacturers to meet the next-generation processing requirements for a broad range of IP-enabled devices utilizing a field-proven voice engine.
iSuppli Reports $173 BOM for Second Generation Apple iPhone
Apple Inc.’s second-generation iPhone is expected to carry an initial hardware Bill Of Materials (BOM) and manufacturing cost of $173, according to a preliminary “virtual teardown” conducted by iSuppli Corp. On Jun. 9, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced the release of the much-anticipated new iPhone. The new version will be available starting Jul. 11 in 22 different nations, including the United States.
Yole Publishes Reports on Pico Projectors, Light Engines, TI DLP
Yole Développement and Chipworks jointly announced the publication of a series of reports on light engines and pico projector markets, and the Texas Instruments[tm] (TI) new DLP device technology. A second report from Chipworks analyzes the differences between the previous and present generations of DLP devices, highlighting the progress TI has made in wafer level packaging and pixel size.