News 2008.12.18 Late Edition

Mercury Computer Systems Debuts Echotek DCM-V5-XMC Digital Receivers
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), a leading provider of high-performance, embedded computing solutions for image, sensor, and signal processing applications, announced availability of its initial offering of the new Echotek(R) Series family of high-performance, Virtex(TM)-5-based digital receivers. The new Echotek Series DCM-V5-XMC digital receiver features the latest in A/D and D/A technology, allowing for high-speed/high-resolution data conversion while still preserving the quality of the original signal.

Synopsys, STMicroelectronics Team on 32nm Design Flow
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) announced early results of its 32-nanometer (nm)-centric joint collaboration with STMicroelectronics, a global leader in developing and delivering semiconductor solutions across the spectrum of microelectronics applications. The two companies have a close ongoing collaboration to establish all the necessary components for a successful 32-nm design flow, including STMicroelectronics’ leading-edge standard cell library for low power and high-performance design, and the support of the latest route rules in Synopsys’ IC Compiler Zroute technology.

ABI Research Pubishes Report on Mobile Internet Devices
The processor vendors supplying chips for UMDs (ultra-mobile devices) are playing a pivotal role in how this market is shaping up. X86-based processors are well entrenched in the PC world and ARM-based processors are well entrenched in the handset world. Since UMDs sit right between the PCs and handsets in terms of power, size, and function, x86-based and ARM-based processors will compete in the UMD space and are already fighting it out, starting with marketing wars.

Hifn Reduces Power with Sequence PowerArtist
Sequence Design announced Hifn[tm] (NASDAQ: HIFN), the catalyst behind storage and networking innovation, is using its PowerArtist[tm] to achieve a significant power reduction on advanced packet processor designs. Hifn chose PowerArtist, Sequence’s automated RTL power reduction solution, after an extensive evaluation of competing low-power design tools.