EDA News – 2006.09.15

  • Chipcon Creates First True System-on-Chip (SoC) ZigBee Solution
    Chipcon, the world’s leading provider of low system cost low power RF chipsets and networking software, announced the availability of the CC2430 family, the world’s first available true One-Chip ZigBeeTM solution. This is the world’s first true SoC Zigbee one-stop-shop offering, providing on-chip programmable flash memory as well as a certified Zigbee software stack, all on a single silicon die. The CC2430 is a key part of Chipcon’s SmartRF(R)03 product family, and is based on Chipcon’s industry leading CC2420 ZigBee radio transceiver which has already surpassed 1 million units shipped.
  • ST Journal of Research Focuses on MEMS
    STMicroelectronics, a leading supplier of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) devices and technology, has published a new issue of the ST Journal of Research focusing on MEMS. Previous issues, similarly built around a particular technology theme, have presented details on the Company’s advanced research efforts on Processor Architecture and Compilation and Networked Multimedia. Written by STMicroelectronics’ researchers, in cooperation with top scientists and researchers at leading universities and research partners around the world, the ST Journal of Research hosts technical papers and discussions on selected themes. All papers are peer-reviewed and coverage is coordinated by an expert in the relevant field.
  • Toshiba Acquires NAND Flash Memory Patents from Lexar Media, Micron
    Toshiba Corporation and Micron Technology, Inc., today announced they have entered into agreements where Toshiba will purchase certain of Micron’s semiconductor technology patents and license patents previously owned by Lexar Media, Inc. in exchange for payments totaling $288 million.
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  • Chipcon Targets ZigBee IEEE 802.15.4 Low Power Wireless Sensor Networks
    Chipcon AS, the world’s leading provider of low system cost, low power RF chipsets and networking software, today announced the availability of the CC2431, a true System-on-Chip IEEE 802.15.4 low power wireless sensor networking solution targeting also ZigBee(TM) solutions. The new SoC solution from Chipcon includes a licensed location detection hardware core from Motorola.