News 2008.09.30 Late Edition

Interface Masters Rolls Out Niagara 130x Embedded Switch Family
Interface Masters Technologies introduced a new family of Embedded Switches (ES) products targeted to networking appliances, servers, server blades and embedded computing applications. The Niagara 130x Family is a fully featured embedded Ethernet switch that provides Layer2/Layer3 Gigabit Ethernet and is ready to be integrated into servers by connecting via a serial or Ethernet connection, which enables quick time to market for complex networking appliances.

Digi ConnectCore 9P 9215 Supports Microsoft .NET Micro Framework v2.5
Digi International (NASDAQ:DGII) introduced Microsoft .NET Micro Framework v2.5 support for the ConnectCore 9P 9215, a versatile ARM9-based Ethernet networking core module. The .NET Micro Framework extends the reach of Microsoft’s embedded solutions to integrated device platforms with smaller memory footprints. The ConnectCore 9P 9215 features a rich set of interfaces expanding the .NET Micro Framework’s capabilities into new applications such as networked sensor monitoring, data acquisition and machine control.

OCP-IP Releases Industry Organizations Chart
Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP) announced the release of an Industry Organizations Chart. The chart enables viewers to quickly and easily understand the large and growing scope of benefits, activities and deliverables available from multiple industry bodies throughout the EDA, Semiconductor and IP landscape from a single source.

ASML Reveals Roadmap at Symposium on Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography
ASML Holding NV (ASML) presents at the 2008 International Symposium on Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography (EUV) on recent achievements in its EUV lithography program and unveils a production system roadmap that supports cost-effective chip manufacturing to at least 11 nanometers (nm). The NXE series of lithography machines will be built on an evolved TWINSCAN[tm] platform. Design of the first production system is complete, the supply chain is fully engaged and system manufacturing has started.

VirtualLogix, 6WIND Team on Solution for Network Equipment Providers
As a result of a new strategic partnership with 6WIND, a leader in embedded multicore networking software, VirtualLogix[tm], Inc. announced the industry’s first solution allowing network equipment providers (NEPs) to bring advanced network elements such as 4G wireless base stations or smart media gateways to market faster, ultimately speeding the delivery of Internet Protocol (IP) multimedia services to end-users.

Chassis Plans Debuts CPPM-9U24 24-inch 1920×1200 WUXGA Rackmount LCD
Chassis Plans releases the CPPM-9U24 Series 24-inch, high-performance 1920×1200 pixel resolution, WUXGA, Mount-On-Rack[tm] and panel mount LCD monitor. The CPPM-9U24 is optionally available with capacitive or resistive touch screens and bonded overlay filters. Designed to satisfy a wide range of industrial, commercial, broadcast and military requirements, the CPPM-9U24 display offers a 24″ diagonal TFT LCD with 400nit brightness, 700:1 contrast, and an 178 degree viewing angle for unparalleled viewing ability.

Virage Logic, TSMC Expand Process Optimized IP Agreement
Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ:VIRL) and TSMC have extended their agreement to provide end-market process optimized intellectual property (IP) for System-on-Chip (SoC) designs for both mainstream and advanced process technologies. Under the expanded agreement, Virage Logic will develop physical IP, such as embedded memories and logic libraries, for both new and optimized processes ranging from 180-nanometer (nm) to 40nm.

Birdstep Raima Database Manager Supports Micrium uC/OS-II RTOS
Birdstep Technology (OSE: BIRD) announced that it has entered into a cross-marketing agreement with rapidly growing embedded system components developer Micriµm. As part of the agreement, Birdstep Technology has added µC/OS-II with µC/FS as the newest platform supported by the Raima Database Manager (RDM) family of products.