News 2008.09.09 Late Edition

Wavecom Announces Q26 Extreme, Q26 Elite Wireless CPUs
Wavecom (Paris:AVM) (NASDAQ:WVCM) introduced two new members of its sleek Q26 Series Wireless CPU® family. The new Q26 Extreme offers dual-mode 2G and 3G to enable data-intensive applications like real-time video streaming for the security or automotive industries. The new Q26 Elite offers CDMA 2000 1x wireless voice and data connectivity in the same form-factor, so customers can design their application once and connect using any cellular protocol, anywhere around the world.

Nu Horizons Offers Webinar on Atmel AVR XMEGA Microcontroller
Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. (NASDAQ: NUHC) announces a web-based seminar featuring the newly released AVR XMEGA[tm] microcontroller from Atmel. This seminar will highlight the expansion of the AVR family with a larger flash offering and package options, higher performance peripherals and more.

STMicroelectronics Improves STM32 Motor Control Library
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) has extended its library of functions supporting vector control of electric motors using the 32-bit STM32 microcontroller (MCU), with new turnkey algorithms supporting single-shunt sensorless control, control of IPM (Internal Permanent Magnet) motors, and field-weakening controls for PMSM motors. ST’s Cortex-M3 based STM32 MCU has already been designed into approximately 40 customer motor-control applications.

Cadence Debuts SaaS Hosted Design Solutions for Semiconductor Design
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) announced the availability of its software as a service (SaaS) offerings for semiconductor design. These production-proven, ready-to-go design environments are accessible via the Internet and provide design teams a faster time-to-productivity with reduced risk and cost. Cadence Hosted Design Solutions are available for custom IC design, logic design, physical design, advanced low power, functional verification, and digital implementation.

Atmel Adds GUI to ATA2270-EK1 125-kHz RFID Evaluation Kit
Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) announced an enhancement to the ATA2270-EK1 125-kHz RFID demo kit. This kit, which enables the evaluation and prototyping of Atmel’s wide portfolio of LF IDIC®s, has been upgraded to include a PC-based GUI application to be connected directly to the kit’s hardware. This new user interface provides an optimized platform for the evaluation and customization of Atmel’s RFID solutions.

Cadence Enhances Enterprise Verification Solution
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) introduced enhancements to its enterprise verification solution that will help project and program leaders better manage complex verification projects by providing much greater visibility from specification to closure. Project managers can now more easily create verification plans, expand the scope and scalability of project metrics being managed, and uniquely combine formal verification, testbench simulation, and verification acceleration metrics.

Si2 Introduces OpenAccess+ Conference
The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) announced that its 13th Si2/OpenAccess+ Conference will be held on October 13, 2008, at the Network Meeting Center at Techmart Santa Clara, CA. The Conference will feature speakers and demonstrations from several of the industry’s leading semiconductor and electronic-design automation (EDA) companies. The keynote speaker will be a luminary in the EDA industry, Lucio Lanza of Lanza techVentures.

ASSET InterTech Announces Flexible Licensing for MicroMaster JTAG System
With its new licensing arrangement, the capabilities of ASSET® InterTech’s MicroMaster e-JTAG CPU emulation functional test and debug system can be flexibly deployed by global enterprises so that engineers have access to the system’s capabilities anywhere and at any time. MicroMaster can now be flexibly configured with the capabilities required at critical phases in a product’s life cycle, beginning with development, moving into manufacturing and culminating in field service and repair.