News – 2007.01.23 – Early Edition

  • Mouser Electronics Offers Actel FPGAs in Small Quantities
    Mouser Electronics, Inc., the fastest growing distributor in the electronics industry, and Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL), the leading supplier of nonvolatile field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technologies, announced that the two companies have signed a global distribution agreement. This partnership complements Actel’s existing distributor relationships and expands Actel’s reach to customers seeking readily available, small-volume quantities.
  • Renesas Partners with Key Stream to Create Wireless LAN Solutions
    Renesas Technology Corp. announced an agreement to invest in Key Stream Corporation, a provider of wireless LAN chipsets, and to collaborate in the field of wireless LAN solutions. As the trend in networked mobile devices continues to grow, there is strong demand for wireless LAN solutions with reduced power consumption and lower cost. Renesas Technology possesses the world’s leading manufacturing capability of microcontrollers (MCU) and advanced system-on-chip (SoC) technology, which has been applied to products for the mobile, digital consumer electronics, and automotive fields.
  • Magma and TOOL Speed Physical Verification, Debugging of Large Designs
    Magma(R) Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of semiconductor design software, and TOOL Corporation, a leading developer of EDA tools, announced the integration of Magma’s Quartz(TM) DRC and Quartz LVS physical verification solution and TOOL’s LAVIS layout visualization platform. Through an easy-to-use GUI these high-per formance, high-capacity tools allow users to speed physical verification and debug, accelerating turnaround time and reducing development costs of very large nanometer IC designs.
  • Oki Improves Test Quality with Synopsys DFT MAX Compression Automation
    Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in semiconductor design software, announced that Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (OKI) has adopted the Synopsys DFT MAX scan compression automation solution to enable higher test quality for its digital designs. DFT MAX implements compression on-chip that results in significantly less data required for each test pattern. Using DFT MAX, OKI was able to apply comprehensive at-speed testing in addition to its regular tests to improve the quality of volume testing without having to increase the memory capacity of its testers.
  • AXIOM, Averant Team on Formal Property Checking Technology
    AXIOM Design Automation and Averant announced a dynamic new partnership between the two companies that will rapidly advance the adoption and use of formal property checking technology. Averant will integrate AXIOM’s popular “Designer” debugging GUI with its powerful formal verification tool Solidify(TM). AXIOM’s MPSim simulator will also be used in the flow as a platform to demonstrate failed properties to the user.
  • Toshiba Rolls Out Microcontroller Based on New 8-Bit CPU Core
    Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) announced the introduction of its first product based on the new Toshiba 8-bit TLCS-870/C1 CPU core. Designated TMP89FS60UG/FG, the new general-purpose microcontroller (MCU) combines 60 Kbytes of SuperFlash(R) memory with various interfaces for serial communications, a 10-bit analog-to-digital converter and analog IP blocks that provide voltage-level detection and power-on reset functions.
  • VeriSilicon, Chips&Media Combine Audio and Video Solutions
    VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. (VeriSilicon), a leading world class ASIC design foundry and semiconductor IP provider, and Chips&Media, a leading video IP and solution provider, announced the companies have entered into a strategic partnership to offer combined Audio & Video solutions based on each other’s technology. The new products will incorporate best-in-class DSP solutions from VeriSilicon, for advanced audio processing and ultra-low power scalable video solutions from Chips&Media, as well as a complete system software framework.
  • Red Bend Updates 80 Million Handsets with Firmware Over-the-Air
    Red Bend Software, the market leader in Mobile Software Management and Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) updating solutions for mobile phones, announced that its market-leading FOTA client software is now embedded in 58 handset models used by 80 million consumers worldwide, affording the company 34 percent market share of all FOTA-enabled phones shipping. With its FOTA client software increasingly adopted by manufacturers and deployed globally by operators, Red Bend forecasts that its vCurrent(R) Mobile software will be embedded in 100 million mobile phones by the end of first quarter 2007.
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