News 2008.08.03

Cypress Acquires Simtek for $46 Million
Programmable solutions leader Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) and Simtek Corp. (Nasdaq:SMTK), the world’s leading supplier of nonvolatile static random access memory (nvSRAM) integrated circuits, announced that they have reached an agreement whereby Cypress will acquire Simtek in an all cash transaction for $2.60 per share of Simtek common stock, or an aggregate value of approximately $46 million (including the value of Simtek shares held by Cypress).

Sundance Debuts Reconfigurable, Accelerating, Scalable SuperComputing
Sundance, the leading supplier and manufacturer of advanced digital signal processing (DSP) and reconfigurable FPGA systems, announced availability of its RASS Reconfigurable, Accelerating, Scalable SuperComputing solution. The dividend of more than 20 years multiprocessor design experience, the RASS has been created to easily integrate with existing High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure and is supported by a widely available and mature design ecosystem.

Evatronix Introduces T8051 ISA-Compliant IP Core
The silicon Intellectual Property (IP) provider, Evatronix SA, announced the T8051 IP Core – the world’s smallest microcontroller that implements Intel[tm] 8051 Instruction Set Architecture. Thanks to this considerable size reduction and efficient management of available resources the design has one of the best performance-to-size ratios on the market.

Ethernet Direct Releases WUE-567E Extended Temperature IP-67 Switch
Ethernet Direct Corporation releases extended temperature WUE-567E Industrial IP-67 Ethernet switch ideal for use in harsh or outdoor applications with -40 to 80 deg C environmental conditions. Based on experiences, the industrial extended temperature range devices are designed to be used in rugged application environments, such as industrial, military, aerospace and automotive designs.

Birdstep Technology Releases Raima Database Manager Version 8.1
Birdstep Technology (OSE: BIRD) announced the release of version 8.1 of its popular Raima Database Manager Server, also known as RDM Server. This is the latest release from the Raima Database Management Family of products, providing exciting new capabilities and functionality for embedded systems application developers.

Ethernet Direct Announces Industrial Switches with Conformal Coating
Ethernet Direct Corporation is pleased to offer Industrial Ethernet Switches with conformal coating technology that meets MIL-I-46058C standard. In mission critical and harsh environments like where most Industrial hardened Ethernet switches are deployed, conformal coating acts as protection against moisture, dust, chemicals, and temperature extremes that if non-protected could result in a complete failure of the electronic system.

Elma Bustronic Rolls Out 8-Slot Star VXS Backplane
Elma Bustronic Corporation, an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high performance backplanes, has developed a new size for its line of VXS Backplanes. The 8-slot VXS Backplane features a Star routing topology and fits in most 4U high horizontal mount enclosures. The 8-slot Star VXS Backplane complies with the VITA 41.0 specifications. It features one hub slots and seven payload slots in a 14-layer controlled-impedance stripline design.

DSM Somos WaterShed XC 11122 Resin Receives USP Class VI Approval
DSM Somos®, a world leader in the development of advanced stereolithography (SL) materials, announced USP Class VI approval for their WaterShed® XC 11122 resin — a clear, water-resistant material already widely used in the medical device industry. The classification officially approves the resin for use in a wide range of biomedical or skin contact applications.

Dolomite Fabricates Large-Scale Multi-Layer Microfluidic Devices
Royston based microfluidic company, Dolomite, has announced that they have recently succeeded in the development and fabrication of large-scale multi-layer microfluidic devices and that they are currently in discussion with several international companies interested in the exciting opportunities that this new microfluidic technology offers.