News 2008.12.03

Virage Logic Offers $10 Million for LogicVision
Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ:VIRL) announced that the company sent a proposal late afternoon on December 2nd to the Board of Directors of LogicVision Incorporated (NASDAQ: LGVN) to acquire LogicVision for $1.05 per share in cash. The proposal provides a premium of 114% to LogicVision’s closing price of $0.49 on December 1, 2008, and values LogicVision at approximately $10.0 million.

Kontron Introduces Concept Box Embedded PCs
With the Kontron Concept Box, Kontron presents a new series of fanless compact Embedded Box PCs that come in different physical sizes and can be flexibly configured according to individual functional requirements. This significantly reduces the time-to-market for compact Box PCs with customer-specific configurations.

Portwell Announces ABN-262 PCI-E Dual Copper Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
American Portwell Technology, Inc. announces ABN-262, a PCI-E dual copper Gigabit Ethernet adapter with bypass function. Based on the Intel 82574L Gigabit Ethernet controller, the new ABN-262 features low power connectivity with advanced performance in a footprint as small as 147.3 (W) x 68.9 (L) mm / 5.8″ (W) x 2.71″ (L).

SMSC Introduces High-Accuracy, Low-Cost Temperature Sensors
SMSC (Nasdaq: SMSC) announced two new families of high-accuracy, low-cost temperature sensors (EMC1412, EMC1413, EMC1414, EMC1072, EMC1073 and EMC1074). Targeting applications such as notebook PCs, servers, and industrial and embedded systems, these solutions offer a variety of customizable features aimed at improving accuracy and minimizing the system-level footprint.

Plurality Announces SIP Solution for 64-Core HyperCore Processor
Plurality Ltd. announced the industry’s first complete silicon Intellectual Property (IP) solution for its HyperCore(TM) processor, the market’s most powerful, space-saving and energy-efficient 64-core shared-memory processing engine. Plurality, a developer of advanced manycore processor solutions, has made the HyperCore processor IP available to help developers rapidly integrate the general-purpose accelerator into system-on-chip (SoC) designs.

Cadence Launches Encounter Digital Implementation System
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) has launched the Cadence® Encounter® Digital Implementation System, a configurable digital implementation platform delivering incredible scalability with complete support for parallel processing across the design flow. The system also brings an ultra-efficient new core memory architecture delivering higher-performance, higher-capacity design closure for single CPU operations.

OSCI Releases Standard for SystemC Analog Mixed-Signal Extensions
The Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) announced the release of the first draft standard of the SystemC Analog/Mixed-Signal (AMS) extensions here during the IP-Based System Design Conference (IP 08). The AMS draft 1 standard proposes the first definitions for the design and modeling of embedded analog/mixed-signal systems at higher levels of abstraction, such as those found in telecommunication, automotive and imaging sensor applications.

Achronix Semiconductor to Demonstrate 10.3 Gbps SerDes at FPGA Summit
Achronix Semiconductor will demonstrate its Speedster FPGA’s 10.3 Gbps embedded serial-deserializer (SerDes) capability, a key element of its 1.5 GHz FPGAs. The demonstration will be at the inaugural FPGA Summit, Tuesday through Thursday Dec. 9-11, at the Wyndham Hotel in San Jose, Calif. A video of the SerDes demonstration will be posted after Dec. 11.