EDA News – 2007.01.17

  • Immersion VibeTonz Provide Touchscreen Tactile Feedback for Samsung
    Immersion Corporation (Nasdaq:IMMR), a leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, announced the new Samsung SCH-W559, the first touchscreen-based mobile phone in the world to use Immersion’s VibeTonz(R) System to provide tactile feedback for touchscreen interactions.
  • QuickLogic Offers Smaller Packaging for PolarPro, Eclipse II FPGAs
    QuickLogic(R) Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK), the lowest power programmable logic leader, announced that devices in the PolarPro(TM) and Eclipse(TM) II FPGA families are now available in 6×6 mm and 8×8 mm small form factor packages. The advanced packaging meets the aggressive requirements of handheld electronics integrating storage, wireless, mobile TV and other emerging technologies.
  • Mercury Debuts VistaNav-SSR UAV Solution for Remote Sensing Applications
    Mercury Computer Systems announced VistaNav(TM)-SSR, the fully integrated Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), which comprises a ground station, integrated VistaNav synthetic vision system, a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), and various electronic sensor systems. Designed to drastically improve operational mission capabilities for airborne intelligence applications such as oil and gas pipeline monitoring and forest fire detection at an affordable cost, VistaNav-SSR (Smart Surveillance & Reconnaissance) is the first Mercury end-to-end product offering to be pre-integrated with an airframe architecture.
  • HARDI Electronics Doubles Sales Again, Hires VP of Engineering
    HARDI Electronics, the leader in FPGA-based ASIC prototyping, announced it has doubled sales for the third year in a row. To meet the increased demand for HARDI ASIC Prototyping System (HAPS), the company has hired a VP of Engineering who will be responsible for managing growth of the development department as new products are introduced and as HAPS is further developed.
  • DesignVision Selects LatticeECP2M FPGA as Finalist for Award
    Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced that its LatticeECP2M(TM) FPGA family has been named one of just four DesignVision awards finalists in the “Semiconductors and ICs” category. Already this year, the LatticeECP2M FPGA family has been recognized as “Product of the Year” by Electronic Products magazine.
  • Mentor Graphics Helps Integrate On-Board Devices with Nucleus I2C
    Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) announced that the Nucleus(r) I2C software is now available for developing applications needing access to on-board peripherals connected via the I2C bus. Demand is increasing, particularly in convergent consumer electronics devices, for using the low-cost I2C bus to connect peripherals, such as liquid crystal displays (LCDs), light emitting diodes (LEDs), and non-volatile random access memory (NVRAM), with the central processing unit (CPU). Developers of these devices that use the Nucleus RTOS now have a robust Internet Protocol (IP) software tool to drive the I2C hardware.
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  • Barric Names Mike Bayley Director of Business Development, Marketing
    European contract electronics manufacturers, Barric, have appointed Mike Bayley as Director of Business Development and Marketing. Mike has worked at Barric for over 20 years having held several senior technical positions. His appointment is a part of Barric’s current growth strategy and is intended to help Barric ensure that existing customers continue to receive the high quality of service for which Barric has become known, as well as winning new customers from across Europe.
  • Fastrax Upgrades SiRFstarIII-based iTrax300 OEM GPS Receiver
    Fastrax Ltd., the provider of open and portable iSuite OEM GPS Software Development Kit environments and programmable iTrax OEM GPS receivers, announced upgrades to the iTrax300, the company’s industry-leading OEM GPS receiver.
  • Liekki, Bookham to Showcase Compatible Optical Engine, Pump Block Unit
    Liekki Corporation, a leading supplier of highly doped fibers and optical engine modules for fiber laser and amplifier applications, and Bookham, Inc. (Nasdaq: BKHM), a leading provider of optical components, modules and subsystems, including high power laser diodes, announced their collaboration to offer a compatible optical engine and pump block unit. The companies’ combined technology will offer more compact and cost-effective fiber lasers and amplifiers and will be demonstrated for the first time at Photonics West later this month.