- Dongbu Offers ARM Physical IP Design Support at 130nm Node
Dongbu Electronics and ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)] announced a license agreement that extends the availability of ARM(R) low-power and speed-and-density products, part of the ARM Artisan(R) physical IP family, to designers developing chips using Dongbu’s CMOS process at the 130-nanometer (nm) node. The ARM physical IP portfolio is ideally suited to support system-on-chip (SoC) designs targeting mobile handset and portable consumer applications, and will be offered to Dongbu’s foundry customers at no charge via the ARM website.
- ABI Research Concludes iPhone is No Smartphone
Apple’s iPhone was the talk of the town after its January 9 launch. Industry observers were by and large impressed with the new device, praising its user interface, innovation, and seamless integration. But two senior ABI Research analysts — wireless research director Stuart Carlaw, and principal mobile broadband analyst Philip Solis — point out that while the iPhone is undoubtedly clever and capable, it is not correct to call it a smartphone, as much of the media has done.
- Tundra Semiconductor Samples Tsi110 PowerPC Host Bridge
Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN), the leader in System Interconnect, announced that the Tundra Tsi110 PowerPC(R) Host Bridge is now available for general sampling. Ideally suited for designs where cost and power are of primary concern, the Tsi110 targets high volume applications such as; set-top boxes, home gateways, video-over-IP, video surveillance and other multi-media applications.
- Patent Office Reaffirms Validity of National Instruments LabVIEW Patent
National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) announced that the United States Patent Office issued a reexamination certificate upholding the validity of one of National Instruments’ patents, U.S. Patent No. 5,301,336 (“’336 patent”), which relates to National Instruments’ LabVIEW software.