News 2008.10.12

Numerex Expands M2M Capabilities by Acquiring Ublip
Numerex Corp. (Nasdaq: NMRX), a leading provider of full-service, highly secure machine-to-machine (M2M) network services and solutions, announced that it has acquired Ublip Inc., a fast growing privately-held machine-to-machine (M2M) software and services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Toshiba Develops 32-bit TMPM330FDFG ARM Cortex-M3 Microcontroller
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) is proud to announce it is the first Japanese semiconductor manufacturer to develop a 32-bit ARM® Cortex-M3[tm] core-based microcontroller, the TMPM330FDFG. TAEC leveraged the Cortex-M3 core to create a high-performance, low-power general-purpose microcontroller with large Flash memory, real time clock, 10-bit A/D converter, 3-channel SIO/UART and packaged in an LQFP package.

ARM Debuts PL342 PrimeCell Low-Power DDR2 Ddynamic Memory Controller
ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMH)] announced the ARM® PrimeCell® low-power DDR2 (LPDDR2) dynamic memory controller (PL342), which provides a high-performance interface to LPDDR2 memory systems that provide more than twice the bandwidth of LPDDR memory systems and deliver significant power savings over standard DDR2 memory.

austriamicrosystems Announces AS5145 Magnetic Encoder IC
austriamicrosystems (SWX:AMS) expanded its magnetic rotary encoder portfolio with the AS5145, a 12-bit encoder IC especially designed for the growing demands in automotive. The AS5145 is a contactless, complete system-on-chip magnetic rotary encoder for accurate angular measurement over a full turn of 360° with a resolution of 0.0879° = 4096 positions per revolution. This digital angle data is available using a simple serial interface or as PWM signal.

LeCroy Unveils Sierra M6-4 SAS/SATA 6G Protocol Verification System
LeCroy Corporation, a leading supplier of oscilloscopes and serial data test solutions, is pleased to announce its Sierra M6-4 verification system, the most complete protocol design and test solution for Serial Attached SCSI and Serial ATA. The new Sierra family sets unprecedented standards for performance while incorporating a complete range of features for both SAS (SAS2) and SATA (SATA6G) in a single, economical system.

ARM Rolls Out RealView Development Suite 4.0
ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMH)] announced the RealView® Development Suite 4.0 Professional tool suite. A host of new benefits combine in the RealView Development Suite 4.0 Professional, including new compilation techniques to achieve up to 10 percent processor performance improvement and enhanced system profiling for more precise analysis of software execution and system performance. RealView Development Suite 4.0 Professional enables developers to push the limits of functionality.

ABI Research Publishes Report on GPS Semiconductors
GPS semiconductor vendors are increasingly focusing on GSM handsets as their next target market for GPS chipsets. While until now CDMA handsets and navigation devices have been the main GPS product categories, GSM mobile phones are expected to increasingly feature GPS-chipsets as handset-based navigation and a wide range of location based services such as local search and social networking become popular. GPS already has become a standard feature on smartphones.

EDA Industry Revenue Declines by 3.7% in Second Quarter
The EDA Consortium (EDAC) Market Statistics Service (MSS) announced that the electronic design automation (EDA) industry revenue for Q2 2008 declined 3.7 percent to $1357.4 million, compared to $1408.8 million in Q2 2007. Solid year over year growth in the PCB/MCM and services segments were offset by declines in CAE, IC Physical Design & Verification, and Semiconductor IP, resulting in an overall decline for Q2, 2008.

Xilinx to Showcase at Embedded Systems Conference in India
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced that its full range of embedded processing and XtremeDSP(TM) solutions, including recently announced silicon and software products, will be showcased at the Embedded Systems Conference in Bangalore India from October 14 to 17, 2008. Designers can experience first-hand the power and flexibility of Xilinx(R) Virtex(R) and Spartan(R) platform FPGAs for embedded system and DSP applications at the Xilinx booth.