News – 2006.12.13 – Early Edition

  • Fusion Technology to Drive 3D Silicon
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology solutions, shared stunning prospects for a new industry-fusing technology era that will offer tremendous global opportunities for expanded use of three-dimensional (3D) silicon-based technologies. At the plenary session of the 2006 International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) on Monday, Dr. Chang-Gyu Hwang, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics’ Semiconductor Business, said that we are at the doorstep of the largest shift in the semiconductor industry ever, one that will dwarf the PC and even the consumer electronics eras.
  • Samsung Speeds Mobile Applications with Fusion Memory Chip
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology solutions, announced that it has developed a prototype fusion memory chip that can significantly increase the data processing speed between processors in mobile applications. Samsung’s new fusion solution, OneDRAM, is expected to be specified in the design of handsets, game consoles and in other digital applications, especially those that use 3-dimensional graphics.
  • Teradyne, LogicVision Integrate Silicon Diagnostic Solutions with IG-XL OS
    Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) and LogicVision, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGVN) announced that they have established seamless interaction between LogicVision’s ETAccess(TM) semiconductor diagnostic products and Teradyne UltraFLEX(TM) test systems. Teradyne’s Test Assistance Group (TAG) and LogicVision jointly engineered the new software interface that enables users easy access to LogicVision’s embedded memory and logic built-in self-test (BIST) device structures.
  • Microchip Technology Wins Stevie Award
    Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced that Mitch Little, vice president of worldwide sales and applications, was honored with a Stevie(R) Award in the “Worldwide VP of Sales of the Year” category in The 2006 Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards. Additionally, Microchip’s worldwide sales organization was named a finalist in the “Global Sales Team of the Year” category.
  • Hitachi, Renesas Enable Stable Fabrication of Phase-Change Memory
    Hitachi Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) and Renesas Technology Corp. announced the development of a new cell technology that will enable stable fabrication of phase-change memory while maintaining low-power operation performance.
  • NXP Unveils Low Cost, Multimedia-Enabled Navigation Device Solution
    Paving the way for increased adoption of location-based services, NXP Semiconductors announced a full solution for low-cost, portable GPS devices with advanced multimedia capabilities. Building on NXP’s Nexperia(TM) mobile multimedia processor PNX0190, the new offering includes NXP Software’s swGPS(TM) Personal, a groundbreaking software solution for GPS, along with ALK Technologies’ industry-leading CoPilot(R) navigation software – providing everything a designer needs to build a low-cost, multimedia-rich portable media player (PMP) with navigation capability for connected consumers on-the-go.
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  • Sequence PowerTheater Enables Ubicom to Reduce Power Consumption by 25%
    Communications and Media Processor standout Ubicom has chosen Sequence Design’s PowerTheater because it demonstrated the ability to reduce power consumption in its multi-core IC logic arrays by 25 percent.