News 2008.08.26

IBASE Rolls Out Intel Atom-based IB883 Single Board Computer
IBASE Technology (TASDAQ: 8050) announced another Intel® Atom[tm]-based 3.5-inch embedded board, the IB883. IB883 is a small footprint single board computer that is configured with the Intel® Atom processor N270 at 1.6GHz, FSB533 and the Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express chipset with the ICH7M. IB883 provides greater flexibility for developers of embedded computing solutions. It is ideally suited for rugged and compact designs as in internet devices and applications in automation, industrial control, data acquisition, thin client and other embedded PC applications.

AXIOMTEK Announces EP840 EPIC Single Board Computer
AXIOMTEK announced a new extreme performance EPIC single board computer, the EP840, supports a socket P Intel® Core[tm]2 Duo (Merom/ Penryn) processor with a 667/800 MHz FSB, the dual-core processor in a mobile package which offers you the improved energy efficiency with reduced power consumption. Powered by the Mobile Intel® GME965+ICH8M Express chipset featuring Mobile Intel® GMA X3100, the EP840 offers enhanced graphics and increased I/O bandwidth, and provides great flexibility to serve different application demands.

Tensilica Announces Dolby Pro Logic II, IIx Decoders for Xtensa HiFi 2
Tensilica,® Inc. announced that it has added the Dolby® Pro Logic® II and Pro Logic IIx decoders to its audio codec library for Tensilica’s Xtensa® HiFi 2 Audio Engine, one of the most popular commercial audio cores for system-on-chip (SOC) designs. Both Dolby Pro Logic decoders are essential sound processing technologies employed in home theater AV receivers. Dolby Pro Logic II creates a captivating 5.1-channel surround sound experience from any stereo movie, music, TV, or game audio source.

AXIOMTEK Introduces NA-821 Network Security Platform
AXIOMTEK introduces an extreme performance network security platform, the NA-821, which is a 1U rack-mountable form factor with up to 11 Gigabit Ethernet ports thru PCIe / PCI interface and up to 4-group LAN bypass segments for small and medium business market. The NA-821 supports the latest Intel® Core[tm]2 Quad / Core[tm]2 Duo processor with a 800/1066/1333 MHz front side bus and is equipped with the Intel® Q35+ICH9DO Express chipset.

Microelectromechanical Systems Market to Expand to $8.8 Billion
The global market for Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) will expand to $8.8 billion in 2012, up from $6.1 billion in 2006, iSuppli Corp. predicts. The worldwide market for accelerometers, gyroscopes, microphones, pressure sensors, Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) filters, flow sensors, micro-fluidic chips, microbolometers, thermopiles and oscillators is growing at an 11 percent rate annually, and overtook the actuator market for the first time ever in 2007.

O2Micro Receives Patent for FPGA Architecture Upgrade
O2Micro® International Limited (NASDAQ:OIIM)(SEHK:0457), a leading supplier of innovative power management, and security components and systems, was issued 21 claims under United States patent number 7,391,237 for its Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Architecture Upgrade.

Elma Upgrades 5U Horizontal AdvancedTCA Chassis
Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, has upgraded its 5U AdvancedTCA Chassis with full redundancy, giving the unit high availability features in a compact horizontal format. The system platform offers dual redundant fan trays, shelf managers, and A/C power supply options.