EDA News – 2006.11.09

  • Handheld Market Continues Decline, New Devices Lacking
    The worldwide market for handheld devices continued along its downward path during the third quarter of 2006. According to IDC’s Worldwide Handheld QView, total worldwide shipments of handheld devices fell to 1.1 million units, down 15.4% from the previous quarter and down 31.3% from the same quarter one year ago. This quarter constitutes the eleventh consecutive quarter of year-on-year decline for the worldwide handheld market.
  • Evolved EDGE Becoming Alternative to 3G
    According to a new Research Brief from ABI Research, GSM operators are increasingly focused on Evolved EDGE as a viable alternative to 3G network upgrades in 2008 and beyond, following the forthcoming release of a new 3GPP standard. With spectral efficiency similar to HSDPA and 1xEV-DO, Evolved EDGE promises to deliver data rates equivalent to 3G while utilizing existing GSM spectrum licenses.
  • Virage Logic, MIPS Present Embedded Consumer Applications Webinar
    Virage Logic Corporation (Nasdaq:VIRL), a pioneer in Silicon Aware IP(TM) and leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property (IP) platforms, today announced that it will team with MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, networking, personal entertainment, communications and business applications, to present a free online technical webinar titled, “Accelerating Silicon Success for Embedded Consumer Applications with MIPS Technologies and Virage Logic Core-Optimized IP Kits.”
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  • Mercury Computer Systems to Showcase Cell BE Processor-Based Solutions
    Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced that it will demonstrate live applications ported to the Cell Broadband Engine(TM) (BE) processor in Booth #1135 at Supercomputing 2006, November 11 – 17, in Tampa Florida. Demonstrations will feature Mercury Cell BE processor-based hardware and the Mercury MultiCore Plus(TM) SDK (Software Development Kit), its complete, intuitive programming environment optimized for products based on the Cell BE and other multicore processors.
  • BFO Adds Adobe Signature Certification to Java Class PDF Library
    Big Faceless Organization (BFO), provider of high quality Java software components, have made significant improvements to their Java Class PDF Library. The major development in version 2.7.5 is support for creating and verifying certified documents via FormSignature.get/setCertificationType methods.