News – 2006.09.19 – Early Edition

  • IBM Selects Virage Logic’s NOVeA Embedded Non-Volatile Memory
    The industry pioneer of the first commercially available non-volatile, electrically alterable embedded memory solutions that can be manufactured on a standard CMOS logic process, Virage Logic (Nasdaq:VIRL) today announced IBM (NYSE:IBM) has chosen its Non-Volatile Electrically Alterable (NOVeA) technology to enable its customers to cost-effectively embed small amounts of embedded non-volatile memory in their low power applications. This agreement provides customers that require a small amount of non-volatile memory for RFID, Security, Digital Rights Management, Analog Trimming and other cost-sensitive applications access to NOVeA non-volatile memory on IBM’s advanced 0.18 micron(u) CMOS RF logic process.
  • RapidIO for Defense and Military Applications Webcast
    The RapidIO(R) Trade Association and Military & Aerospace Electronics today announce the “RapidIO for Defense and Military Applications” webcast which will be held September 28, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Moderated by John Keller, editor-in-chief, Military & Aerospace Electronics, this unique event will provide a detailed discussion on how the RapidIO high-speed switched serial interconnect has become the de facto standard for defense, space, and commercial aviation applications.
  • NI Technical Symposium Coming to a City Near You
    National Instruments announced open registration for the 2006 NI Technical Symposium Professional Development Series for Engineers, the company’s annual series of virtual instrumentation conferences that reaches 26 U.S. cities. From October through December 2006, engineers and scientists from across the country will attend the conferences for new product presentations; hands-on, technology-focused sessions; and exhibits on the latest solutions in design, control and test. During the NI Technical Symposium, attendees can exchange ideas on innovative approaches to technical challenges, study future technology trends in virtual instrumentation and learn firsthand how NI software and hardware increases productivity and lowers costs.
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  • Downloadable Simulator and Spice Models for PowerBlox ICs
    Sipex Corporation (OTC: SIPX.PK), today announced the addition of a downloadable simulator and Spice models for its PowerBlox(TM) integrated circuits, allowing the designer to conduct simulations without the requirement of an internet connection. The Spice models can also be integrated into the customer’s existing simulator enabling the simulation of the complete system.
  • Elma Bustronic Develops 3U CompactPCI Backplanes
    Elma Bustronic Corporation, an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high performance backplanes, has developed several 3U CompactPCI backplanes. The backplanes come in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions and several slot sizes.
  • BMZ Offers Nanophosphate Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery
    BMZ will present in Hall B2, Booth 479 at electronica 2006, in Munich, Germany, November 14-17, 2006 an extremely powerful, and at the same time environmentally friendly, nanophosphate lithium-ion rechargeable battery from the U.S. manufacturer A123Systems. The ANR26650M1 has a 10x life cycle vs. conventional lithium ion batteries and allows for much higher power density, or rate of charge and discharge. The battery has the ability to recharge to 90% of its capacity in five minutes. 3000 Watts per Kilogram guarantees the highest performance in the smallest form factor.