News – 2006.12.12 – Early Edition

  • Atmel Increases Internal Data Bandwidth with ARM9-based Microcontroller
    Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), announced the newest member of Atmel’s SAM9 family, the AT91SAM9263 embedding a 200 MIPS ARM926EJ-STM-based microcontroller that overcomes the bottlenecks that occur with conventional ARM9TM-based MCUs in graphically-interfaced, data-intensive applications such as networked medical monitoring equipment and GPS navigation systems.
  • NEC Selects TI OMAP 2 Platform for 3G FOMA N903i Phone
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) (TI) announced that its OMAP(TM) 2 platform has been selected to provide compelling multimedia functionality for one of NTT DoCoMo’s newest FOMA(R) 3G handsets, the FOMA N903i from NEC. Based on TI’s OMAP2430 processor, this handset delivers a wide range of entertainment and productivity functions, packaging some of the most desirable multimedia applications into a single handset supporting DVD-quality video and best-in- class VGA color display.
  • FSMLabs Adds Carrier Grade RTOS Support to AMD Opteron ATCA Platform
    FSMLabs released carrier grade real-time operating system support for the new ATCA telecommunications reference design from AMD (NYSE: AMD). FSMLabs’ RTLinux for the AMD Opteron(TM) processor-based 64-bit Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (AdvancedTCA(R)) platform from Pinnacle Data Systems (PDSi) is available immediately and is superbly suited to emerging convergence applications where data plane and management functions need to be tightly coordinated.
  • NEC Rolls Out 16- and 32-Bit All Flash Microcontrollers
    NEC Electronics America, Inc. announced that it has added sixteen new devices to its comprehensive lineup of 16- and 32-bit all flash microcontrollers (MCUs). These latest MCUs offer up to twice the memory and a significant increase in pin-count options compared to previous devices in the line.
  • Micron Acquires Image Sensor Business from Avago Technologies
    Enhancing its position as the world’s leading supplier of CMOS image sensors, Micron Technology, Inc. (NYSE:MU), announced the acquisition of Avago Technologies’ image sensor business. The acquisition provides Micron with an experienced imaging team, select imaging products and intellectual property relating to Avago’s image sensor business.

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