News 2008.10.22 Late Edition

Atmel Introduces Two Touch Controller ICs
Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) announced its new line of charge-transfer, capacitive touchscreen controller ICs targeted at some of the highest growth areas of the electronics market, such as mobile phones and other personal electronics. Atmel, with millions of custom touchscreen solutions shipped over the past few years, offers highly reliable standard Two Touch[tm] and Single Touch touchscreen controllers.

VDC Research Group Publishes Report on Software, System Modeling Tools
Recently published research by VDC Research Group indicates that the automotive industry will represent the largest vertical market, as a percentage of total market revenue, for software and system modeling tools by 2010. VDC defines the software and system modeling tool market to include both standard (UML, SysML, SDL, etc.) and proprietary (MATLAB, SCADE, LabVIEW, etc.) language-based modeling solutions intended to facilitate the process of developing embedded software and systems.

Calypto, Forte Partner on Advanced SystemC Design Flow
Calypto[tm] Design Systems Inc. and Forte Design Systems have created an advanced SystemC design flow encompassing verification and implementation that provides consumer and multimedia electronics companies with improved productivity and design quality. The seamless integration of Calypto’s SLEC[tm] System-HLS formal verification software and Forte’s Cynthesizer[tm] SystemC synthesis offers a complete SystemC to register transfer level (RTL) design flow.

Sundance Launches Radio Giga Reference Platform
Sundance has announced the introduction of Radio Giga to the high-end communications market. Designed for applications such as 3G/4G Radio, Wireless infrastructure applications, Broadband cable modem head-end systems and Software Defined Radio (SDR), Radio Giga provides designers with a cross technology platform (XTP) that is user configurable by processing fabric, architecture, comms ports and protocol.

SEMATECH Reveals Speakers for 3D IC Design and Test Workshop
IC manufacturers, electronic design automation (EDA) professionals and product and test engineers will gather at an upcoming SEMATECH-sponsored workshop to hear industry leaders address the most pressing design and test issues in 3D and TSV integration. The SEMATECH workshop, “Design and Test Challenges for 3D ICs,” will be held in conjunction with the IEEE/ACM 2008 International Conference on Computer-Aided Design on November 13 in San Jose, California.

Atmel Announces ATAPMxx Automotive Development Kit
Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) announced the its automotive development kit ATAPMxx, representing a single development platform for Atmel’s current and future automotive products. The new kit provides an efficient and easy way to develop, set-up, and test the capabilities and characteristics of Atmel’s key automotive applications including car access (remote keyless entry, passive entry/go, immobilizer, and remote start), tire pressure monitoring systems, and in-vehicle networking including LIN and driver applications.

Wind River Announces Commercial Software Platform for Android
Wind River (NASDAQ:WIND) announced that the company will offer a commercial software solution based on open source mobile software, Android. The solution will comprise software systems integration services and a compatible commercially supported Android software platform for handset manufacturers and mobile operators planning to develop Android-based devices and services.

Electronics.ca Publishes Microcontroller, Microprocessor, DSP Report
Findings from the recently published report on 32/64-bit Microcontrollers (MCUs), Embedded Microprocessors (eMPUs) and General Purpose DSPs suggest steady and on-going growth for this market, despite the current economic uncertainties particularly affecting confidence in the US, Europe and Japan. Total revenues are forecast to reach $8.6 billion in 2008, up from $8.1 billion in 2007, and to grow steadily in each year over the period to 2013 to $14.2 billion, a CAGR approaching 10%.