News 2008.11.24 Late Edition

Texas Instruments Introduces bq2407x Lithium-ion Battery Chargers
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) introduced four 28-V, 1.5-A linear charge management ICs with integrated FETs aimed at smart phones and other portable electronics. The bq2407x family of lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery chargers allows an end-equipment to be powered directly from an external power source, even if the unit’s battery pack is defective, fully discharged or absent.

American Portwell Debuts NAR-5650 1U Communication Appliance Platform
American Portwell Technology, Inc. has expanded its high-performance 1U communication appliance platform to make it even more cost effective with the introduction of the new NAR-5650. By combining the latest Intel 3210 Chipset with the 45/65nm dual core/quad core Xeon® 3000 series and Core(tm) 2 Duo/Core 2 Quad processors in the LGA775 package, the new NAR-5650 optimizes computer power and energy efficiency to provide the perfect choice for software providers who need solutions that can support up to 16 GbE ports in a 1U rackmount appliance.

USPTO Awards Patent to Merrimac fro Multi-Mix Microtechnology
Merrimac Industries, Inc. (AMEX: MRM) announced that it has been granted a patent for its Multi-Mix® Microtechnology from the United States Patent and Trademark Office entitled “Coupler Resource Module”. This patented technology enables Merrimac to produce, highly integrated, complex RF modules, with mixtures of active and passive technology in very small, rugged form factors. The flexibility of this technology allows it to be used for a wide range of components, such as amplifiers, frequency control products, passive microwave components, and integrated subsystems.

Creative Chips Selects Synopsys Galaxy Custom Designer
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) announced that Creative Chips has adopted Synopsys’ Galaxy Custom Designer[tm] custom implementation solution. As a designer of systems for the automotive and consumer markets, Creative Chips needs a modern-era solution that unifies cell-based and custom design. Custom Designer provides a comprehensive digital and analog design flow that helped enable Creative Chips to implement complex product designs and meet critical time-to-market, cost, and quality constraints.