News 2008.10.05

TDK-Lambda Debuts EFE Series of Embedded Frontend Power Supplies
Taking digital control to the next level, TDK-Lambda’s revolutionary EFE Series of embedded frontend power supplies delivers industry leading power density, high efficiency and enhanced reliability. The first products in the range are the 300W EFE-300 and the 400W EFE-400 single output supplies that deliver 133% peak power capability for 10 seconds and offer a class leading efficiency of up to 90%.

IMEC, Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp. to Develop Green LED Devices
IMEC, Europe’s leading independent nanoelectronics research institute, and Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp. (TNSC), a total solution provider in the compound semiconductor field, announce that they have signed an agreement to jointly develop manufacturing technology for high efficiency LED (light-emitting diode) devices. The agreement marks the first time Taiyo Nippon Sanso collaborates with an advanced research center based in Europe.

Xi’an Jiao Tong University Robot Wins Robocon Competition
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced that its programmable solutions enabled the second straight win for Xi’an Jiao Tong University in the seventh international Robocon competition, hosted in Pune, India. Robocon is a prestigious event in which engineering students compete to design the best robot for a specific challenge. Initiated by the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union in 2002, the annual competition is designed to foster strategic thinking, leadership and team-building skills.

Zoran Selects Kilopass Extra Permanent Memory for DTV Products
Kilopass Technology, Inc. announced that Zoran Corporation, is using Kilopass’ extra-permanent memory (XPM) technology in its latest DTV products. The XPM technology supports security protocols in HDTV integrated processors and other multimedia products. This version of Kilopass’ XPM technology is targeted for 80nm processes. Zoran is an established provider of digital solutions for applications in the digital entertainment and digital imaging markets and a Kilopass customer since 2004.

Newark Announces Weidmuller Remote Resettable Circuit Protectors
Committed to bringing engineers the newest technologies first, leading multi-channel electronics distributor Newark, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, announces that it is first to market Weidmuller’s innovative new line of compact electronic circuit protection devices. These devices feature remote reset capabilities that operate via the use of an electronic signal.

Crocus Technology Receives 11.5M Euros in Second Round Funding
Crocus Technology, a premier developer of Magnetic Random Access Memory (MRAM), announced that it has raised a combined 11.5 million Euros in its second round of funding. This round hailed full participation from Crocus’ current investors: AGF Private Equity, CDC Innovation, NanoDimension, Sofinnova, and Ventech, raising 8.5M€. The company was also awarded an additional 3M€ in funding from OSEO, a French agency supporting advanced R&D programs, for a total of 11.5M€.