News 2008.12.01

Good OS Introduces Cloud Operating System
Good OS announced “Cloud,” a new operating system that boots into a browser with Google, Yahoo! and Live in seconds, and optionally boots into Windows. Good OS will preview Cloud on a GIGABYTE Touch-Screen Netbook at the Netbook World Summit and online. GIGABYTE Touch-Screen Netbooks will be preloaded with Cloud and Windows XP together early next year.

Excel Software Updates QuickCRC, QuickUML Tools
Excel Software is shipping an update to the QuickCRC and QuickUML tools to design object-oriented software on Mac OS X or Windows computers. The updates include a new installer, interface enhancements, add and delete diagram buttons and a reduced price of $195 each. The Mac edition is a Universal Binary application optimized for both PPC and Intel based Mac OS X computers. The Windows edition runs on XP or Vista. CRC cards or UML models can be edited from Mac or Windows.

AWR Debuts Digital Video Broadcasting Library for Visual System Simulator
AWR, the innovation leader in high-frequency electronic design automation (EDA), introduced the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) library for its Visual System Simulator (VSS) system-level design software. The library is compliant with the ETSI EN 300 744 V1.5.1 (2004-06) specifications and supports both Digital Video Broadcast – Terrestrial (DVB-T) and Digital Video Broadcast – Handheld (DVB-H).

DiSTI Data Director Targets Human Factors, Prototyping Communities
The DiSTI Corporation announced the development of a new product called the DiSTI Data Director. The Data Director is an ideal tool for the Human Factors and Prototyping communities who wish to quickly connect instrumentation to physical data models in an easy to use GUI environment. The technology originated as part of DiSTI’s virtual maintenance trainer production cycle to manage data assets.

Leadis Technology Samples LDS291 Si-TFT LCD Driver IC for Virtual VGA
Leadis Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: LDIS) announced sample availability of the LDS291 supporting VP Dynamics’ advanced VPW[tm] RGBW display technology. This breakthrough is significant as the patented VPW[tm] RGBW pixel structure provides: 1) significant advantages in backlight power saving, 2) higher brightness for improved outdoor readability, and 3) superior image quality compared to conventional RGB pixel structures.

Actel Announces Space Forum
Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) announced plans to hold its fourth Actel Space Forum, reinforcing its ongoing commitment to the space industry. The forum will provide knowledge and understanding of how to optimize space applications using Actel’s highly reliable field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Since 1985, Actel has been the leader in radiation-tolerant FPGAs. Actel’s RTAX FPGAs are the best choice for designers of space-flight systems to get their designs off the ground.

Quantum3D Rolls Out Geoscape Worldwide Geo-Specific Database
Quantum3D, Inc. announced the availability of Geoscape Worldwide. The geo-specific worldwide database follows on the company’s leadership in geo-specific databases, including those for the conterminous United States, Guam, and more. Geoscape Worldwide is targeted toward fixed-wing and rotary-wing applications. Geoscape Worldwide is built from 15m base geo-specific imagery covering 100% of the earth’s landmasses outside the Polar Regions.

Xilinx to Present at FPGA Summit
FPGA, development tool, DSP and embedded experts from Xilinx(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) will be presenting the advantages of using programmable logic for advanced electronic product development at the first ever FPGA Summit, Dec. 9-11 at the Wyndham Hotel in San Jose. Xilinx experts will be delivering in-depth tutorials, technical papers, panel discussions and expert tables on many topics ranging from basic design tips, to complex embedded and DSP system designs for specific applications and markets.

SEA Selects GL Studio Development Toolkit for UK MOD Projects
The DiSTI Corporation announced that Antycip Simulation, the authorized DiSTI Value-Added Reseller in Europe, has provided to SEA the GL Studio development toolkit for the creation of interface content for two major United Kingdom Ministry of Defense programs. GL Studio will play a key role in SEA’s ability to create high fidelity physics-based simulation applications.