News – 2006.09.11 – Early Edition

  • StorLink Selects Faraday’s Dual-Core Network Processor SoC Design
    Faraday Technology (TAIEX: 3035), a leading IP and ASIC provider, today announced it is supplying dual-core network processor SoC design to StorLink Semiconductor for its Gemini(TM) family targeting IP set-top-box, VoIP gateway, media server with RAID, NAS and gigabit router gateway markets. Faraday’s market-proven ARM-architecture FA526 CPU cores and SoC design expertise accelerated the successful development of this high-speed, low-power and cost-effective NPU SoC for StorLink.
  • Dialog Semiconductor, BSQUARE Partner for Windows Mobile Devices
    Dialog Semiconductor and BSQUARE have signed a joint technology partnership agreement to develop, market and deliver fully proven mobile applications reference boards for developers and manufacturers of smart phones, personal digital assistants, global positioning systems and other portable applications. The partnership combines BSQUARE’s expertise in developing embedded software solutions and reference designs with Dialog’s leading-edge power management and audio integrated SoC (system-on-chip) technology for wireless products to allow customers to take advantage of opportunities available from the latest generation of mobile applications processors such as Intel’s Monahans device.
  • Samsung Develops First 40nm Memory Device – 32G NAND Flash
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology solutions, announced that it has developed the industry’s first 40-nanometer (nm) memory device. The new 32 Gigabit (Gb) NAND flash device is the first memory to incorporate a Charge Trap Flash (CTF) architecture, a revolutionary new approach to further increase manufacturing efficiency while greatly improving performance.
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  • AMI Acquires NanoAmp’s Medical SOC and Ultra Low-Power 6T-SRAM Units
    AMI Semiconductor, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMIS), today announced that it successfully completed its acquisition of select businesses of NanoAmp Solutions, Inc. for approximately $21 million in cash. Under the terms of the asset purchase agreement, AMI Semiconductor, Inc. acquired certain assets and assumed certain liabilities related to NanoAmp Solutions’ medical SOC business and its ultra low-power (ULP) 6T-SRAM business, which collectively employ approximately 26 people in the United States, Korea and Taiwan.
  • Samsung Completes Prototype of Phase-Change Random Access Memory (PRAM)
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology solutions, announced that it has completed the first working prototype of what is expected to be the main memory device to replace high density NOR flash within the next decade — a Phase-change Random Access Memory (PRAM). The company unveiled the 512Megabit (Mb) device at its sixth annual press conference in Seoul today.
  • Jameco Electronics Offers Custom Power Supplies
    Jameco Electronics now offers Mean Well’s modular power supplies, giving users the flexibility of thousands of voltage-level combinations to meet a broad range of power requirements. Engineers benefit from a shorter time-to-market and reduced development costs.