News 2008.08.13 Late Edition

Portwell Introduces NANO-8044 Nano-ITX Form Factor Embedded Board
American Portwell Technology, Inc. announces the new NANO-8044. This is first embedded board utilizing the Nano-ITX form factor that is based on the Intel Atom(tm) processor Z510/Z530 and the Intel System Controller Hub US15W. At a mere 120mm x 120mm (4.72 x 4.72), the compact NANO-8044 measures only 50 percent of the standard Mini-ITX. This new micro-architecture benefits a range of low-power systems and handheld mobile devices in applications such as Portable POS, Medical Healthcare, Mobile Kiosk, Mobile Gaming and Digital Signage.

Intel Debuts Extensible Host Controller Interface Draft Specification
Intel Corporation announced the availability of the Extensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) draft specification revision 0.9 in support of the USB 3.0 architecture, also known as SuperSpeed USB. The xHCI draft specification provides a standardized method for USB 3.0 host controllers to communicate with the USB 3.0 software stack.

Konica Minolta Licenses Universal Display OLED Technology
Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. (Konica Minolta) and Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: PANL) announced the signing of an OLED Technology License Agreement. Under the agreement, Konica Minolta will be able to integrate Universal Display’s proprietary OLED technologies into Konica Minolta’s white OLED lighting products, thus securing Konica Minolta to accelerate commercialization and to strengthen the competitiveness of its white OLEDs.

Altera, XtremeData to Demonstrate Xeon QuickAssist Accelerator
Altera Corporation (Nasdaq:ALTR) and XtremeData will be demonstrating an easy-to-use accelerator solution based on the MATLAB® environment and the graphical block diagramming oriented Simulink® interface at the Intel Developer Forum ’08 (IDF) being held in San Francisco, August 19-21, at Moscone Center West. The solution allows Intel® Xeon-based algorithm developers to develop, simulate and verify their Altera Stratix® III FPGA-accelerated algorithms without having to understand hardware description languages.