News – 2006.09.08 – Early Edition

  • SMIC, Magma Team on Reference Flow for 90nm Low-Power Process
    Magma(R) Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA) and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”, NYSE: SMI and HKSE: 981) jointly announced today the availability of an advanced IC implementation reference flow for SMIC’s 90-nanometer (nm) low-power process featuring Magma’s Blast Power(TM), Blast Fusion(R) and Blast Create(TM). The Magma-SMIC flow utilizes SMIC’s 90-nm standard cell and IO libraries, along with Magma’s low power synthesis and multi-VDD design flow, to address the three major concerns of power management: dynamic power, leakage power and power distribution.
  • OMRON Rolls Out Aluminum RFID Inlay for Tracking
    OMRON Corporation (TSE: 6645, US: OMRNY) today announced the availability of a new aluminum HF inlay which is ideally suited for security and asset tracking applications such as library and access control.
  • Cadence, SMIC Create 90nm Low-Power Digital Reference Flow
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) (NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 0981.HK) today announced the companies have jointly developed the low-power digital reference flow to support SMIC’s advanced 90-nanometer process technology. The reference flow, which includes support for the Cadence(R) Encounter(R) Timing System, is now available to address the increasing needs of designers developing ICs for the computing, consumer, networking and wireless markets.
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  • Parco to Release Next Generation Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Tracking System
    Parco Wireless, the leading provider to healthcare of real time tracking technology, has unveiled plans for the release of a new product line based upon its next generation of ultra-wideband (UWB) tracking systems.
  • msystems mDOC Offers MLC NAND Support for Freescale 3G MXC Platform
    msystems (NASDAQ:FLSH), a leader in smart personal storage, today announced that the company’s mDOC is to provide handset vendors designing with Freescale’s MXC300-30 3G platform access to cost-effective multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash in an easy-to-integrate, power-efficient, high-density, bootable storage solution. Freescale’s MXC300-30 platform provides a comprehensive UMTS/HSDPA solution including integrated baseband and applications processor, RF transceiver, power amplifier and power management IC.
  • Microvision Drives Development of Bar Code Scanning for Symbian OS
    Microvision, Inc. (NASDAQ:MVIS), the world leader in the development of scanned beam high-resolution displays and imaging systems, today announced that it has joined the Symbian Platinum Partner Program to support the growing market for Symbian OS(TM). As a Platinum Partner, Microvision is extending its Flic Cordless Laser Bar Code Scanner product to the Symbian ecosystem, to promote the development of feature-rich commercial bar code reading applications for Symbian OS.
  • TI Enables Personal Video Recording, Picture-In-Picture on Mobile Phones
    Television viewers have become addicted to conveniently accessing their favorite shows with personal video recording (PVR) technology. Soon consumers will be able to extend this “on demand” living room experience to their mobile devices with PVR capabilities enabled by Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) technology. This week at IBC (Booth M234), TI, with partners PacketVideo and Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (S3), will showcase advanced mobile DTV solutions. The demonstrations of TI’s Hollywood(TM) DVB-H single chip and OMAP(TM) 2 platform include the industry’s first mobile PVR and picture-in-picture (PIP) functionality using PacketVideo’s pvTV(TM) technology over a live DVB-H network.
  • Thoma Cressey Equity Partners Acquires Embarcadero Technologies
    Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:EMBT), a leading provider of strategic data management solutions, and Thoma Cressey Equity Partners, a leading private equity investment firm, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Embarcadero will be acquired by an affiliate of Thoma Cressey Equity Partners in a transaction valued at approximately $234 million.