News – 2006.11.16 – Early Edition

  • NXP and TSMC Acquire All Shares of SSMC
    NXP Semiconductors (formerly Philips Semiconductors) has increased its holding in Singapore based SSMC (Systems on Silicon Manufacturing Co. Pte. Ltd.) from 50.5 percent to 61.2 percent, an increase of 10.7 percent, for a purchase price of approximately US$113 million, funded by cash at hand.
  • EtherCAT Enables Fastest Industrial Ethernet for Xilinx FPGAs
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX ) announced the implementation of a scalable EtherCAT slave controller functionality in an intellectual property (IP) core for its Spartan(TM) series of FPGAs. The code was developed and is supported by Beckhoff Automation GmbH, a Xilinx Alliance Program partner. Attendees of Electronica 2006 can see a live demonstration of the new solution November 15-17, Messe München, Hall A4, stand 576.
  • Court Ruling on 802.11a, 802.11g Patent Shakes Up Wireless Industry
    A federal court in Tyler, Texas has ruled that a patent owned by an agency of the Australian government is valid and covers the core technology found in current wireless devices.
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  • ADLINK Debuts NuPRO-851 Single Board Computer with Pentium 4 LGA-775
    ADLINK Technology releases its latest PICMG 1.0 full-size single board computer. The NuPRO-851 Series features an Intel(R) LGA-775 for Pentium(R) 4 with FSB 533/800MHz, dual channel DDR2 memory at speeds of 400/533MHz and an Intel(R) GMA900 graphics core architecture providing up to 2048×1536 resolution with 8.5GB/s peak memory bandwidth.
  • Gleichmann Acquires Swiss ULTRATEC INTER AG
    As of the beginning of November, 2006, the Gleichmann & Co. Electronics GmbH, a division of the successful, Europe wide operating MSC Group, has acquired a majority holding in the Swiss ULTRATEC INTER AG. Starting immediately, the new company will have the name Gleichmann ULTRATEC AG and continues under the leadership of ULTRATEC INTER AG’s founder, Hans Eggensberger. The headquarters remains in Schwerzenbach, Switzerland.
  • ICS Triplex Rolls Out ISaGRAF 5.1 IEC 61499 Automation Software
    ICS Triplex ISaGRAF Inc., the leading automation software partner is pleased to announce the release of ISaGRAF version 5.1. ISaGRAF 5 is the world’s first commercially-available IEC 61499 automation software.
  • Mercury Computer Features Visage 3D to the Core for Medical Diagnostic
    Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) will demonstrate unparalleled advancements in image quality and performance across the entire diagnostic workflow, featuring the new-generation Visage(TM) product line, at the 92nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, November 26-30.