News 2008.12.04 Late Edition

TranSwitch Launches Multi Core Atlanta 2000 Communications Processors
TranSwitch® Corporation (NASDAQ: TXCC) announced its new Atlanta[tm] 2000 communications processor product family. Atlanta 2000 offers robust gateway routing, security and VoIP capabilities with unmatched performance and power efficiency, enabling customers to develop the next generation of high performance ‘green’ networking products and services for residential, small office/home office (SOHO), and small to medium-sized business (SMB) customer premise equipment (CPE) applications.

Denali, Samsung Announce Toggle-Mode DDR NAND Flash Webinars
Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. and Denali Software, Inc. have each developed an informative webinar, providing valuable insights into the new Toggle-mode DDR NAND Flash technology, including information on Toggle-mode NAND design, estimated market entry and standardization efforts.

Cypress Reveals Best Practices for Capacitive Touch-Sensing Design
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) announced a free, online seminar that gives a detailed overview of designing capacitive touch-sensing interfaces. The 60-minute webcast entitled “Capacitive Touch-Sensing Design Best Practices” will be presented in conjunction with EDN.com on Wednesday, December 10 at 9:00 a.m. PST.

Cadence Announces Open Source OVM Adoption Solution for VMM VIP
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) announced the release of an open-source SystemVerilog solution to help users include Synopsys’ Verification Methodology Manual verification IP (VMM VIP) as they adopt the advanced environments supported by the Open Verification Methodology (OVM). This solution leverages investment in existing verification components in order to take advantage of the industry-leading features of the OVM and its vibrant ecosystem.

ON Semiconductor Unveils CAT34TS02 Temperature Sensor with EEPROM
ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) has unveiled the second device in a new line of temperature sensors recently acquired from Catalyst Semiconductor. The new CAT34TS02 combines a 12-bit (plus Sign bit) digital output temperature sensor with 2 kilobits (Kb) of Serial Presence Detect (SPD) EEPROM for DDR3 applications in high-speed PCs and laptops, graphics cards, servers, telecom equipment and base stations, environmental control systems and industrial process control equipment.

ARC, Hellosoft Double VoIP Channel Capacity
ARC International (LSE:ARK) announced a VoIP solution based on the ARC® Sound[tm] platform running the VoIP software suite available from HelloSoft, Inc. a leading provider of VoIP technologies, that provides SoC customers twice the voice channels of comparable IP cores. The ARC and Hellosoft hardware-software combination enables SoC developers to achieve double the voice channels in a smaller silicon area and at lower power consumption than currently available RISC processors on the market.

Trimble Acquires Rawson Control Systems Assets
Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) announced it has acquired the assets of privately-held Rawson Control Systems based in Oelwein, Iowa. Rawson manufactures hydraulic and electronic controls for the agriculture equipment industry, including variable rate planter drives and controllers, variable rate fertilizer controllers, mechanical remote electric control valves and speed reducers.

Cadence Adds Six Verification IP to Incisive VIP Portfolio
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) introduced six additional verification IP (VIP) to its Incisive® VIP portfolio, each designed to speed verification of designs based on the emerging Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPISM) standard. This unique family of VIP — for Camera Serial Interface, Display Serial Interface, UniPro[SM], SLIMbus[SM], DigRF[SM] v4 and the MIPI physical layer — enables Cadence customers to swiftly and confidently verify that designs with MIPI content will work as intended and in compliance with the MIPI specification.

ABI Research Publishes Report on Near Field Communication
While the past five years have seen significant work on NFC standardization and infrastructure, there has been little in the way of full-scale adoption. “What has been lacking is a short-term, realistic view of the potential for NFC in small and targeted rollouts, either by customer segment, bundled application, or regional capabilities,” says ABI Research principal analyst Jonathan Collins.