News 2008.09.16 Late Edition

Freescale Semiconductor Acquires Intoto
Freescale Semiconductor has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Intoto, Inc.. Freescale intends to apply Intoto’s technology and talent to create high-performance applications and software components optimized to improve system performance, streamline development and enhance software support for its QorIQ[tm] multicore communications platforms. QorIQ platforms are Freescale’s new brand of communications processors designed to take embedded multicore to new levels of adoption.

Developers Prefer Non-commercial Linux for Embedded Systems
When it comes to leading edge or High Performance Computing, open source developers overwhelmingly say they would recommend using commercial versions of Linux over non-commercial versions, according to the latest Evans Data Corp Open Source Software and Linux survey. A similar number would also recommend commercial versions over non-commercial for mission-critical large enterprise development and data center development. Non-commercial Linux is preferred for web development and embedded systems.

TI, ObjectVideo Team on Reference Design for IP Network Video Camera
The video surveillance industry is currently challenged with a growing need to assist security camera system designers in improving image quality and adding intelligence while keeping overall system costs down. Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) and ObjectVideo®, the leader in intelligent video, announced that they are bringing to market an optimized IP network video camera reference design with high definition (HD) image quality and ObjectVideo’s intelligent analytics technology.

Texas Instruments, Ittiam Systems Create IP Video Phone Solution
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) [NYSE: TXN] and Ittiam Systems (Ittiam) announced a new feature rich customizable and scalable Internet Protocol (IP) video phone solution based on TI’s system-on-a-chip (SoC) and software, allowing equipment manufacturers who are building IP phones to introduce video phone products into their portfolio without costly redesigns. The new platform maintains high quality VoIP performance and the flexibility to incorporate compelling next-generation video functionality such as video conferencing.