News – 2006.08.30 – Early Edition

  • DVCon: Call for Paper, Panel and Tutorial Proposals
    The 2007 Design and Verification Conference (DVCon), sponsored by Accellera, is now accepting paper, panel and tutorial submissions. Proposals that reflect real experiences using hardware design and verification languages, advanced tools and methodologies are encouraged.
  • Wells-Gardner Files Three New Patents for LCDs
    Wells-Gardner Electronics Corporation (Amex: WGA) announced that they have filed 3 new patents for LCDs. The filing of LCD patents is part of their strategy to protect intellectual property and to increase value to stockholders as a technology company.
  • Micron Creates Industry’s Densest Server Memory Module
    Data retention, reliability and availability are major concerns for several types of enterprise institutions that process large amounts of data as part of their core business. Understanding these concerns, Micron Technology, Inc., today introduced the world’s densest server memory module, a 16-Gigabyte device that enables customers to access mission-critical data more quickly and efficiently.
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  • Himax Acquires Wisepal Technologies – Display Driver ICs
    Himax Technologies today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has approved a letter of intent to acquire privately-held Wisepal Technologies by way of a share exchange at the exchange ratio of five (5) Wisepal shares for one (1) ordinary share of the Company and five (5) Wisepal Employee Stock Options for one (1) Restricted Share Unit of the Company. Himax expects to issue 6,406,800 ordinary shares in exchange for 32,034,000 outstanding Wisepal shares and 480,200 RSUs in exchange for 2,401,000 outstanding Wisepal ESOs, resulting in a total share dilution of 3.44% based on 200,367,637 fully diluted outstanding shares of the Company as of June 30th, 2006.
  • Fujitsu Creates Macros for ASIC Designs for 90nm and 110nm
    Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) today expanded its portfolio of IP cores for networking, communications and storage system applications, introducing three new macros for custom ASIC designs. The new macros include Fujitsu’s Serial ATA physical layer storage interface, a 10 Gigabit/second clock data recovery transceiver, and a SerDes macro that is compliant with PCI Express version 1.0a.
  • National Instruments Unveils NI SignalExpress Tektronix Edition
    National Instruments today announced support for the newly released Tektronix TDS1000B and TDS2000B Series of digital storage oscilloscopes in NI SignalExpress Tektronix Edition, an interactive PC-based measurement software design and test engineers use to quickly acquire, analyze and document measurements on the benchtop without programming. With USB plug-and-play capability, SignalExpress Tektronix Edition makes it easy for engineers to connect to and control Tektronix instruments from their PCs.
  • Altera Broadcasts Innovation with Programmable Solutions
    Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) will showcase its portfolio of industry-leading programmable logic solutions for the digital broadcast industry at the upcoming International Broadcasting Convention (IBC2006) event in Amsterdam. Visitors to Altera’s booth will see demonstrations of programmable logic-based solutions that enable designers of broadcast applications to rapidly go to market and deliver high-quality broadcast products to their customers.
  • Download ZiLOG Developer Studio II for Free
    ZiLOG(R), Inc., a leading provider of integrated microcontrollers (MCUs) and universal remote control solutions, today announced that its ZiLOG Developer Studio II (ZDS II) software has been made available free of charge via download from the Company’s website.
  • Semiconductor Manufacturing Remains Strong in Asia
    With the semiconductor food chain already strongly established in Asia—including design, EDA, IP firms, and testing and packaging services—the long-term outlook indicates that Asia’s position in semiconductor production will continue to strengthen, reports In-Stat. In addition to reduced production costs in Asia, companies will also benefit from the growing demand for semiconductors in Asia itself, the high-tech market research firm says.
  • ATEME to Demonstrate MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 Encoding Solutions
    IBC 2006 will see the unrivalled quality of ATEME’s MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 encoding technology. The company’s IBC booth (Hall 4 – # 378) will be featuring embedded SD and HD real-time encoding for high-end live TV networks and new media markets, as well as storage encoding or transcoding for video-on-demand, motion picture mastering, news gathering and other content production applications.