News 2008.12.08 Late Edition

McObject Rolls Out eXtremeDB 4.0 Beta Embedded Database
McObject announced the release of eXtremeDB 4.0 beta, a major upgrade to its in-memory and on-disk embedded database system for real-time applications. New features in eXtremeDB 4.0 include a fast, new native application programming interface (API) that enhances developer productivity; higher database performance via improved multi-user coordination; and support for the KD-Tree, a database index that is vital to many spatial and pattern-matching applications.

LogicVision, Dolphin Team on High-Yield Embedded Memory Solution
LogicVision, Inc. (Nasdaq: LGVN) and Dolphin Technology, Inc. announced that Dolphin Technology is offering an integrated high-performance and high-yield embedded memory solution that combines the best-in-class technologies from both companies.

NI Releases CompactRIO System Programmable Automation Controller
National Instruments announced the release of the lowest-cost NI CompactRIO programmable automation controller (PAC), which offers engineers and machine builders an ideal solution for advanced control and monitoring applications. The NI cRIO-9073 system has an integrated hardware architecture that combines an embedded real-time processor and a user-programmable FPGA chip within a single chassis.

Lattice Semiconductor Offers ispMACH 4000ZE CPLDs with Small Footprints
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced two new, small footprint packages for its widely popular ispMACH® 4000ZE CPLDs (complex programmable logic devices), making them the best-in-class choice for use in high volume, handheld designs that demand ultra low power. The ispMACH 4000ZE family is a new generation, ultra low power CPLD family based on Lattice’s highly successful ispMACH 4000 CPLD architecture.

Aldec Unveils ALINT 2008.10 VHDL, Verilog Design Rule Checking Tool
Aldec, Inc. announced the release of ALINT 2008.10, a VHDL and Verilog Design Rule Checking Tool used to analyze HDL source code against a comprehensive set of ASIC design guidelines for early bug detection. ALINT reduces risk when developing complex multi-million gate ASICs by resolving structural, coding and consistency problems early in the design cycle. ALINT 2008.10 delivers support for VHDL, Verilog and Mixed-Language designs, cross-probing between the source code and error messages, advanced rule configuration and result analysis.

iSuppli Reports on Automotive Electronic Stability Control Systems
With car sales plunging, demand for automotive electronics is dropping as well — except for the key area of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems, whose sales are expected to continue to rise in the coming years. This will generate attractive opportunities for suppliers of Microelectromechanical Sensors (MEMS) used in these systems, according to iSuppli Corp.

STARC Selects Synopsys Zroute, Clock Mesh for STARCAD-CEL
Synopsys, Inc. announced that Semiconductor Technology and Academic Research Center (STARC) successfully evaluated Zroute and Clock Mesh, two new technologies found in the latest release of IC Compiler, Synopsys’ physical implementation solution. With its unique architecture, Zroute delivers dramatically faster runtimes while improving quality of results in timing, area and manufacturability. Clock Mesh targets high-performance designs where tightly controlling clock skew is critical.

Live EDGE EcoSphere Features Cree XLamp LEDs
Newark, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, announces that Cree will be one of 31 top suppliers featured at the “Energy Efficiency & Lighting” global technical learning and networking event, held virtually at the Live EDGE EcoSphere on December 11, 2008 from 8am to midnight EST. Engineers and engineering students are invited learn about the same Cree technologies that were showcased at the Beijing Games at the online event.