Samsung Expands NOR Flash Portfolio
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology solutions, announced that it has begun competing broadly in the NOR flash market worldwide. Previously providing NOR memory only to its largest customers upon request and as part of some multi-chip packages, the company is now offering a comprehensive range of NOR flash from 16Mb to 512Mb densities for all interested parties.
Cypress Selects UMC as Foundry Partner
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) announced the addition of UMC (NYSE: UMC) (TSE: 2303) as one of its primary foundry partners. According to the letter of intent, Cypress will use UMC’s advanced processes for its next-generation SRAM products. This is the first time that Cypress has chosen an external foundry for manufacturing its flagship SRAM products. Cypress expects to tape out its first 65-nm SRAM product at UMC later this year.
Agilent Facilitates XAUI Testing
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) announced new electrical performance validation software that enables design engineers working on XAUI (10-gigabit attachment unit interface) designs to easily test their devices. The software is ideal for engineers working in the wireline networking, data communications and data storage industries.
Magma, Synopsys Make Stipulation in Court Case
Magma(R) Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA) announced it entered into a joint stipulation with Synopsys Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) which focuses the scope of their Delaware patent lawsuit but leaves in place Magma’s assertions that its patents are being infringed by key Synopsys products, including Astro, Design Compiler, IC Compiler, Physical Compiler and PrimeTime.