News – 2007.01.08 – Early Edition

  • CebaTech C-to-RTL Compiler Accelerates Complex IC Development
    CebaTech Inc. launched the first C-to-RTL compiler capable of working efficiently on large, complex designs at a high level of abstraction and then automating the process of creating high-performance hardware solutions. CebaTech’s C2R Compiler enables full-chip designs to be architected, verified, and implemented using ANSI C as the design language in a flow that is two to three times faster than using the traditional RTL-based design approach.
  • Samsung Introduces SSD-Based Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC)
    Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced the newest Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) model, the Q1P SSD. Developed with time-critical applications in mind, the Q1P SSD is the first UMPC of its kind to use an SSD solid state flash memory-based hard drive in place of a conventional rotational media-based hard drive. The Q1P SSD UMPC, along with its predecessors the Q1 and the Q1P models (a 2007 CES Innovation Honoree), will be on display in the Samsung booth, #11033, in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 8-10.
  • Strategy Analytics Predicts Slowdown for Digital Consumer Electronics
    At the opening of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Strategy Analytics announces that 2006 sales of digital consumer electronics reached $167 billion worldwide in 2006, an increase of 31%. But the outlook for 2007 is for a rapid slowdown as exploding demand for flat panel TV comes to an end.
  • CEA Expects Consumer Electronics Revenue to Exceed $155 Billion
    Factory-to-dealer sales of consumer electronics are projected to exceed $155 billion in 2007, or seven percent growth, according to the semi-annual industry forecast released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA(R)). The forecast comes on the eve of the 2007 International CES(R), the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow.
  • Johnson Controls Introduces Mobile Device Gateway for Vehicles
    In recent years, consumers increasingly have sought to use portable electronic devices in the vehicle, including MP3 music players, Bluetooth-enabled cell phones, personal navigation systems and other products. People want to use such products in their vehicles as “plug-and-play” devices that can be integrated seamlessly for easy, safe and convenient operation. Responding to these trends, designers and engineers at Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) have created a flexible electrical architecture solution that targets automotive original-equipment applications — the Mobile Device Gateway.
  • Seamless Internet Rolls Out S-XGen Ultra Mobile Portable Computer
    A New Ultra Mobile Portable Computer (UMPC) offering a radically different design was debuted at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The S-XGen(TM) from Seamless Internet (OTCBB:SLWF), a publicly traded company, is the only UMPC of its kind to integrate all of the computing and digital functionality of other UMPCs in a design that offers a near full-size keyboard and an ultra-productive eight-hour battery life.
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  • GE Industrial Acquires Microwave Data Systems
    GE Industrial, a unit of General Electric (NYSE:GE), and Moseley Associates have announced the signing of an agreement for GE to acquire the assets of Rochester, NY-based Microwave Data Systems, Inc. (MDS), a subsidiary of Moseley Associates and a world leader in industrial, wireless, and networking solutions.
  • NTS Names John F Lichtig as Senior Telecommunications Consultant
    National Technical Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: NTSC) (NTS), a leading provider of engineering services, is pleased to announce the addition of John F. Lichtig, of Lichtig EMC Consulting, LLC, to the technical staff as Senior Telecommunications Consultant.
  • Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures Receives ISO9001:2000 Certification
    Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures, manufacturers of the world’s most frequently specified fiberglass electrical enclosures, ended the year on a high note. In 2006, Stahlin received the JD Power and Associates Call Center Program Certification and was chosen for the third year in a row as one of “West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” by Michigan’s Business & Professional Association.
  • Tundra Semiconductor Lowers Prices of Tsi148TM VME Bridge
    Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN), the leader in System Interconnect, has significantly lowered the price for all new orders of its Tsi148T VME Bridge. The Tsi148 is the industry’s leading PCI/X-to-VME Bridge and the successful next-generation offering to the Tundra UniverseT II, the industry’s best selling VME-to-PCI Bus Bridge for embedded systems customers.