News 2008.07.28 Late Edition

Citrix Systems Sells Ardence Embedded Software Group to IntervalZero
IntervalZero Inc., a new Embedded software company led by a group of senior Ardence executives, announced that it has acquired Ardence’s Embedded software business from Citrix Systems, Inc. IntervalZero’s experienced team comprises the core of the Ardence Embedded software group, and includes management, engineering, development, sales, marketing, finance and support professionals.

Enea Announces Fault Tolerance Feature in Polyhedra FlashLite RDBMS
Enea (Nordic Exchange/Small Cap/ENEA) announced the availability of new fault-tolerant capabilities for its Polyhedra® FlashLite relational database management system. The flash-based embedded RDBMS now offers full redundancy with instant failover and reconnection, making it ideal for applications requiring five nines or higher availability. Polyhedra FlashLite also features “hot upgrades” and supports two new platforms, Windows Vista and VxWorks 6.x.

MIPS Technologies Introduce Next Generation GPS RF Tuner IP
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MIPS) introduced a new generation of its Global Positioning System (GPS) RF Tuner IP solution. The silicon-proven, integrated low-noise RF front-end for GPS receivers in the L1 band enables embedded system designers to decrease costs and time-to-market for next-generation devices incorporating GPS.

TI Debuts 3 OMAP35x Devices, Digital Video Software Development Kit
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced the OMAP35x Digital Video Software Development Kit (DVSDK), several open source development tools and the availability of the next three OMAP35x devices, the OMAP3515, OMAP3525 and OMAP3530 applications processors based on the ARM® Cortex[TM]-A8.

XMOS Semiconductor Introduces XS1-G Development Kit
XMOS Semiconductor has introduced a development kit providing everything needed to develop a wide range of applications using its XS1-G4 programmable device. Designs are created using a C-based software development flow that dramatically shortens the time required to build electronic products and systems.

Tundra Announces Tsi620 Multi-Standard RapidIO Evaluation Platform
Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN) introduced an evaluation platform centered on its Tsi620[TM] multi-standard RapidIO® Switch. In addition to the Tundra Tsi620, the multi-platform evaluation platform uses Texas Instruments (TI) TMS320TCI6487 high performance multi-core DSP and an Altera® Stratix® III FPGA to enable prototyping and, ultimately, cost reduction in applications.

Fujitsu Microelectronics, Cisco Publish WiMAX Networks White Paper
Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) has co-authored with Cisco a new white paper entitled “Beamforming Boosts the Range and Capacity of WiMAX Networks.” The paper, which describes how adaptive beamforming can magnify the advantages of a WiMAX network, is available online.

Advantech Joins Qseven Consortium, Supports Mobile COM Standard
Advantech joins the ranks of supporters of the new Computer-On-Module (COM) standard, Qseven. This brings the total number of companies that actively support the new Qseven COM standard to a total of 11. Qseven, initiated by congatec and Seco, is the first COM standard which is specifically designed for mobile applications requiring the latest low-power processor technologies using a small-size footprint.

Rubicon Produces 8″ Sapphire Wafers for Peregrine UltraCMOS SOS RFICs
Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation, a leading supplier of high-performance RF CMOS and mixed-signal communications ICs and Rubicon Technology, a leading manufacturer of sapphire substrates and other advanced technology materials, announced that Rubicon has begun initial production of 8″ sapphire wafers for supply to Peregrine for its UltraCMOS[tm] Silicon-on-Sapphire (SOS) semiconductor processing.

NCS, Interface Masters to to Showcase Portable Appliance at Linuxworld
NCS Technologies, Inc., a leader in OEM computing manufacturing services, and Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader and innovator in networking solutions, announced that they will attend the Linuxworld Expo and demonstrate the new NCS Technologies’ “Portable” Appliance combined with a newly released Interface Masters Niagara 3064, Quad Port Gigabit PCI-Express Server Adapter/NIC based on Broadcom’s BCM5709, at the Interface Masters Booth #1311.