News 2008.06.25 Late Edition

iSuppli Comments on Epcos’ Acquisition of NXP RF MEMS Business
Epcos AG’s recent acquisition of NXP Semiconductor’s Radio-Frequency Microelectromechanical Systems (RF MEMS) business establishes the company as the leader in a technology that promises to expand the capabilities and cut the costs and power consumption of mobile handsets, according to iSuppli Corp. Munich-based Epcos this year said it would take over Netherlands-based NXP’s RF MEMS business with the anticipation it will develop into a product line worth nearly 1 billion euros.

Linear Technology Unveils LTC3862 Multiphase Step-Up DC/DC Controller
Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC3862, a 2-phase step-up (boost) DC/DC controller that delivers high output power in a compact footprint. Up to 12 power stages can be paralleled and clocked out-of-phase to minimize input and output filtering requirements. The 4V to 36V input voltage range and a wide output voltage range that is dependent on the choice of external components covers a broad range of high power boost applications.

Advanced Assembly Offers Quickturn PCB Assembly with Machine Placement
Advanced Assembly launched a new service that solves a big problem for design engineers needing fast, low-volume or prototype PCB assembly. Unlike other assembly firms, this new service quickly machine-places components for orders as small as one, helping engineers shorten their product development cycle and providing an alternative for engineers looking for fast, precise assembly. Most projects are ready within a week, which is over 80% faster than industry turn time of 6-8 weeks.

Matrox Graphics Rolls Out M-Series Multi-monitor Graphics Cards
Matrox Graphics announces the availability of its M-Series multi-monitor graphics cards. These quad-capable display cards offer 512MB of memory, native PCIe x16 performance, and support for independent or stretched mode on up to four monitors simultaneously.

Ethernet Direct Announces 2008 Solution Paper
Ethernet Direct Corporation is pleased to provide FREE 2008 Solution Paper covering an array for Success Stories and Application diagrams. The Ethernet Direct Solution Paper proposes details on how Ethernet Direct products have been deployed to solve specific industry issues in various automation, control, and instrumentation networks.

DiSTI to Develop MK88A Cockpit Procedure Trainer Instrumentation, IOS
DiSTI announces a new contract to develop the MK88A Cockpit Procedure Trainer (CPT) Instrumentation and Instructor Operator Station for ESG Elektroniksystem und Logistik GmbH in Germany. ESG won the contract for the SeaLynx MK88A Helicopter CPT from the German Navy and will deliver within the year. DiSTI’s contract with ESG requires simulated instruments for the SeaLynx MK88A Helicopter CPT to be represented by graphical, interactive touch screen displays.