- Fujitsu Creates Bio-Based Polymer for Components from Castor Oil
Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Limited announced their development of a new polymer with a high bio-content(1) that uses castor oil extracted from the seeds of the castor bean(2). The new bio-based polymer features superior flexibility that can withstand repeated bending. Fujitsu will consider using this new bio-based polymer for small components of notebook PCs and mobile phones, such as connector covers.
- Intel Showcases WiMAX Connection 2300 Mobile Baseband Chipset
Intel Corporation announced design completion of its first mobile WiMAX baseband chip. Combined with the company’s previously announced single-chip, multi-band WiMAX/Wi-Fi radio, the pair creates a complete chipset called the Intel(R) WiMAX Connection 2300. This development marks another major step in Intel’s efforts to deliver an “always best connected” mobile Internet experience for future laptops and mobile devices.
- MIPS Technologies Files Patent, Trademark Lawsuit Against Trident
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, announced that the company filed a patent and trademark infringement lawsuit against Trident Microsystems, Inc. on December 1, 2006 in the United States District Court, Northern District of California. After business discussions have failed to resolve Trident’s unauthorized use of MIPS Technologies’ intellectual property (“IP”), the company has taken this next step.
- MOXA Offers Vista Certified Multiport Serial Boards, Device Servers
MOXA has received approval from Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Quality Laboratories (WHQL) for Windows Vista x86 and x64 editions, making MOXA the world’s first provider to offer Vista-certified multiport serial board and serial device server products.
- DVCon 2007 Reveals Keynote Speaker and Technical Program
The Design and Verification Conference (DVCon), sponsored by Accellera, announced that Moshe Gavrielov, Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Verification Division at Cadence, will be the keynote speaker for the 2007 conference. In addition, the technical program is now available on the DVCon website and advance registration is open. The conference will be held Wednesday, February 21through Friday, February 23 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, California.