News – 2006.10.27 – Early Edition

  • Artila Rolls Out M-501 ARM9-based, Linux-ready System on Module
    Artila Electronics Co., Ltd., an emerging force in the industrial PC solutions field, announcesd their ARM9-based, Linux-ready System on Module (SoM) — the M-501, in an 80 x 50 mm small form factor. The M-501, powered by a 180MHz ATMEL AT91RM9200 RISC SoC, comes with onboard 32MB SDRAM and a 16MB Flash memory which has the Linux 2.6 kernel, BusyBox utility collection, boa Web server, and various hardware device drivers pre-installed.
  • USPTO to Review Validity of Broadcom’s Patents Print Version
    QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced that on October 20 the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) determined that it will reexamine the validity of one of the patents Broadcom has asserted against QUALCOMM in the International Trade Commission (ITC).
  • Soitec, ARM Team on Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) Development
    Soitec (Euronext Paris: SOI) today announced that they have entered into a joint development agreement with ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)] to support the future development of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) libraries for the fabless/foundry arenas. ARM(R) will leverage its existing microprocessor intellectual property portfolio, its Physical IP and its partnership with Soitec—the world’s leading innovator and provider of SOI substrates—to provide designers with the tools, resources and standards needed to further enable and accelerate SOI adoption.
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  • SigmaTel Adopts Magma Blast Create, Fusion, Noise, Power, Rail, Plan Pro
    Magma Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of semiconductor design software, today announced SigmaTel (Nasdaq: SGTL), a leader in mixed-signal multimedia semiconductors, has adopted Blast Create(TM), Blast Fusion(R), Blast Noise(R), Blast Power(TM), Blast Rail(TM) and Blast Plan(TM) Pro for large, complex nanometer (nm) designs. SigmaTel cited the Magma system’s tight integration and ability to handle large designs flat as key to the decision. Superior customer support also played an important role.
  • Cadence, Source III Improve Test Validation, Speed Test Conversion
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, and Source III, Inc., a leading developer of test conversion and verification programs, have announced a collaboration to enable improved test validation and faster test conversion for enhanced chip quality.