News 2008.07.23

Synopsys Debuts Synthesizable IBM PowerPC 460 Microprocessor Cores
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and manufacturing, announced the availability of fully synthesizable implementations of the IBM PowerPC® 460 and cache configurable PowerPC 405 embedded microprocessor cores as components of the DesignWare® Star IP program.

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Ports LynuxWorks LynxOS 5.0
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announced that it has completed the porting of LynuxWorks[tm] LynxOS® release 5.0 to a number of the company’s hardware products. This latest version of the operating system provides support for larger memory maps and symmetric multiprocessing, a key requirement for today’s leading edge applications such as signal- and sensor processing.

Microsoft Becomes Founding Sponsor RoboDevelopment Conference
Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., announced that Microsoft has joined the 2nd annual RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition as the event’s Founding Sponsor. RoboDevelopment, the international technical design and development event for personal, service and mobile robotics industry, will be held November 18-19, 2008 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

Savant Announces International System-on-Chip Conference
Savant Company Inc. announced the opening of Early Bird Registration for the 6th International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference, to be held at the Radisson Hotel Newport Beach, California, on Wednesday, November 5, and Thursday, November 6, 2008. Tensilica, Novelics, and the British Consulate-General’s Trade & Investment department are Platinum sponsors, and Mentor Graphics is the Gold Sponsor of this year’s event.

Global Semiconductor Alliance to Hold GSA Suppliers Expo
The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) announces the 15th annual GSA Suppliers Expo & Conference, which will be held on October 2, 2008, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. The conference will feature speeches and panel discussions presented by industry leaders, as well as an exhibition spotlighting the industry’s most innovative products and services.

Intel, National Society of Professional Engineers Team for Engineers Week
As part of a collaborative effort to increase engineering outreach, executives from Intel Corporation and the National Society of Professional Engineers will announce plans to partner in engaging the engineering community in preparation for Engineers Week 2009. The announcement will be made July 24, in Portland, during a hands-on outreach activity with local kids as part of the annual NSPE conference.