News – 2007.02.06 – Early Edition

eASIC, ASIC Architect Debut High-Speed PCI Express, DDR2 Interfaces
eASIC Corporation, a provider of Structured ASIC devices and Configurable logic IP, and ASIC Architect, a leading supplier of high speed IP cores, announced the immediate availability of two new high-speed interfaces for eASIC’s 90nm Nextreme Structured ASIC Family: PCI Express (PCIe) Endpoint Controller and DDR2 memory controller. The PCIe controller features maximum data throughput with a latency of less than 11 clock cycles and provides local connectivity for, wireless, desktop, enterprise and communications system platforms. The DDR2 core is tuned to provide connectivity to the latest DDR2 memories at speeds up to 533MHz. Both PCI Express and DDR2 Controllers have been hardware proven in eASIC’s Nextreme Structured ASICs devices.

MOSAID, Semico, Fidus Host SoC Design Technical Seminars
MOSAID Technologies Incorporated (TSX: MSD), announced that Semico Research Inc., Fidus Systems Inc. and MOSAID are hosting technical seminars on integrating today’s DDR2 SDRAMs into SoC applications, and the future for DDR3 memories. Titled “SoC Forum – Designing for DDR SDRAMs and the Outlook for DDR3″, the free, half-day seminars will be held worldwide in February and March, 2007.

Elma Unveils 5U MicroTCA Shelf with Pluggable Fan Trays
Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, has announced a new 5U MicroTCA shelf. The unit features pluggable fans trays and an air filter. The 5U MicroTCA shelf comes equipped with a 14-slot Dual Star backplane in the single module, full size format.

Major Open Standard Architectures Account for 65% of COM Modules
The major open standard architectures are dominating the Computer-On-Modules (COMs) market, according to VDC’s recently released third volume of its Global Market Analysis of Merchant Computer Boards for Embedded & Real-Time Applications. Based on the data from this latest edition of the study, the major open standard architectures – which include ETX, COM Express, DIMM-PC, and SOM-144 – were responsible for 65% of the total COM modules market in 2005. This percentage is expected to increase to 70% in 2007, taking five percentage points of market share away from proprietary architectures.

Microchip’s IEEE 802.15.4 Radio, PIC18 MCU Combo is ZigBee Compliant
Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced that it has achieved the ZigBee(TM) Compliant Platform designation from the National Testing Service and the ZigBee Alliance, for the combination of its MRF24J40 IEEE 802.15.4 RF transceiver and the PIC18 family of high-end 8-bit Flash microcontrollers. Additionally, Microchip offers compliant development tools and compliant source code for its royalty-free, no-cost license ZigBee(TM) protocol stack. The ZigBee Compliant Platform designation means that design engineers can use Microchip’s semiconductors to build products that will interoperate over a ZigBee protocol wireless network.

Airvana Adopts ATCA Solution from Wind River, Radisys, OpenClovis
Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIND), RadiSys Corporation (NASDAQ:RSYS) and OpenClovis, Inc., announced that Airvana, Inc., a leader in IP-based mobile broadband network infrastructure, has adopted a comprehensive, pre-integrated hardware and software solution, jointly developed by the three vendors, as the foundation for its Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA)-based networking applications. A provider of powerful technology that enables global operators to deliver mobile broadband services worldwide, Airvana selected the integrated, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS), 10G ATCA-based solution to significantly accelerate time-to-market and reduce development costs for its leading-edge network solutions. With this solution, Airvana is able to focus resources immediately on value-add application development rather than component integration.

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TeamF1 to Demonstrate Secure Gateway Solution at RSA
TeamF1, Inc., a leader in embedded networking and security software solutions for wired and wireless applications, will unveil its latest innovation – the Secure Gateway Solution – in a demonstration at Cavium Networks Booth #1031 at RSA Conference 2007 to be held February 6-9 in the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

TeamF1 Rolls Out SMBware Secure Gateway Solution for OEMs, ODMs
TeamF1, Inc., the leader in embedded security, has launched a line of production-ready software solutions geared specifically to OEMs/ODMs serving the small-to-medium business (SMB) segment. The SMBware(TM) family of innovative prepackaged solutions gives OEMs the ability to bring to market differentiated, leading-edge devices for their SMB customers – and do so with much less risk and at lower cost than was previously possible.

Emerson to Host MicroTCA System Management, Video Conferencing Demos
Emerson Network Power’s (NYSE: EMR) new Embedded Computing business, formerly Artesyn Communication Products, announced that it will be hosting MicroTCA system management and videoconferencing demos at 3GSM featuring a complete ecosystem of interoperable MicroTCA products from multiple suppliers.

Red Bend Software Enables Customization with vRapid Mobile
Red Bend Software, the market leader in Mobile Software Management and Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) updating solutions for mobile devices, unveiled its new product suite, vRapid Mobile, which revolutionizes the way that manufacturers and platform providers bring mobile phones to market, and how operators and independent software vendors (ISVs) deliver mobile services.

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