News – 2007.03.15 – Early Edition

Global IP Solutions, Paradial Target SIP-Based Multi-Media Providers
Global IP Solutions (GIPS), the leading provider of embedded media processing solutions, announced that it has partnered with Paradial, the leader in IP connectivity solutions. The partnership will provide all SIP-based multi-media solution providers with IP telephony solutions that enable secure and efficient IP communication services through any firewall set-up. The companies will be announcing the partnership at Spring VON in San Jose, March 19-22.

PC/104-Plus CPU Modules to Challenge PC/104
The PC/104-Plus architecture, which incorporates a faster stackable PCI connector in addition to the standard ISA connectors of original PC/104 boards, has seen steady growth in CPU module boards since its introduction. Now, after periods of incremental gains on share of the PC/104 family CPU module market, PC/104-Plus is projected to rapidly acquire share as it challenges standard PC/104 for the leadership position.

Wireless Industry Saves $14 Million with CDMA Certification Forum
The CDMA Certification Forum (CCF), a global non-profit playing a critical role in ensuring that CDMA2000 devices come to market faster and at a lower cost than ever before, announced its year-end 2006 test platform results. The cumulative data reveals that both operators and vendors realized significant time and cost savings using CCF’s test lab as compared to previous processes, and that CCF as a whole saved the wireless industry $14 million and 10 years labor.

Analog Debuts Two-Chip IF Receiver for 3G Cellular Base Stations
Analog Devices Inc. (NYSE: ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal-processing applications, introduced a two-chip IF (intermediate frequency) receiver solution that dramatically improves the data bandwidth and capacity of next-generation, multi-carrier wireless base stations compatible with emerging 3G cellular transmission standards.

LitePoint Releases WiMAX Manufacturing Test Software
LitePoint Corporation, an industry leading provider of advanced WLAN test solutions, announced the release of the LitePoint IQfact(TM) turnkey WiMAX manufacturing test software based on Beceem Communications’ mobile WiMAX chipset running on the LitePoint IQmax(TM) family of advanced WiMAX one-box test solutions. Wireless product manufacturers can now get the same fast test times and best test coverage for WiMAX that they’ve already been getting using Litepoint’s other successful IQfact products for WiFi, MIMO and Bluetooth.

NXP Introduces 2×2 MIMO Mobile WiMAX Transceivers
Continuing to deliver the technology behind the mobile lifestyle, NXP Semiconductors, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, announced the availability of its complete WiMAX 2×2 MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output)-powered family of transceivers for mobile and handheld applications. In support of the mass deployment of mobile WiMAX, NXP’s new family of transceivers employ 2×2 MIMO technology, allowing for twice the data throughput and double the maximum speed of the company’s existing WiMAX transceiver solutions. NXP’s transceiver solutions will allow WiMAX infrastructure OEMs and ODMs to implement more robust WiMAX functionality, while achieving unparalleled savings in overall power, board real-estate and system costs.

Asahi Kasei Creates Smallest, Thinnest 3-axis Electronic Compass
Asahi Kasei Microsystems (AKM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Asahi Kasei EMD, has completed development of the AK8973S, the world’s smallest and thinnest* 3-axis electronic compass with chip-size packaging of 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.5 mm. The small size is made possible by forming Si monolithic Hall elements together with amplifier and logic circuitry on a single chip. Samples of the AK8973S will be on display at Sensor Expo Japan 2007 from April 4 to 6 in Tokyo, as will applications and demonstrations of the AK8976A, at 4.5 x 4.5 x 0.9 (max 1.0) mm the world’s smallest and thinnest* 6-axis electronic compass. Applications foreseen for the digital-interface AK8973S include pedestrian navigation systems in cell phones and personal navigation devices, and motion input in video game controllers.

Iliad Founder Joins ATEME Board of Directors
ATEME SA, a world leader in video compression solutions supporting HD or standard content deployed across any platform, announced that Xavier Niel, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer for the Iliad Group (Paris Bourse Ticker:ILD) has joined ATEME’s Board of Directors.

Measurement Computing Rolls Out Three Low-Cost USB Dataloggers
Measurement Computing Corporation, the market leader in low-cost data acquisition, announced the addition of three new battery powered specialty loggers to its growing USB product line.