News – 2007.03.16 – Early Edition

NA Semiconductor Equipment Book-to-Bill Ratio Grows to 1.05
North American-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.65 billion in orders in February 2007 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.05 according to the February 2007 Book-to-Bill Report published by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 1.05 means that $105 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

Hynix Creates Fastest 185MHz 512Mb Mobile DDR SDRAM with ECC
Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. (‘Hynix’ or ‘the Company’) announced it has developed the industry’s fastest 185MHz 512Megabit mobile DDR SDRAM with ECC (Error Correction Code). The built in ECC, similar to that used in NAND Flash, ensures data integrity while reducing current consumption by almost 50%.

Renesas Ships Over One Billion Microcontrollers with On-Chip Flash
Renesas Technology Corp. announced that it has become the world’s first company to ship more than 1 billion microcontrollers with on-chip flash memory (flash MCUs). Renesas Technology is the No. 1 supplier(a) of flash MCUs worldwide, and MCUs are positioned as the company’s core product.

VDC Honors Measurement Computing with Platinum Embedded Board Award
Measurement Computing Corporation, the market leader in low-cost data acquisition, announced that they were recognized in the top 5% (Platinum) of Venture Development Corporation’s 2006 Platinum and Gold Embedded Board Vendor Awards.

DSPCon Data Acquisition Systems Score with Military Aerospace Industry
DSPCon, Inc., a leading, global supplier of high-performance, dynamic data acquisition, analysis and archiving systems and services for high-value military, aerospace and rotating machinery applications, announced several recent sales wins, with significant growth in the aerospace and defense industries.

Maplesoft Accelerates Modeling, Simulation with BlockImporter
MaplesoftT, the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics, announced the launch of BlockImporter for Simulink(R), a MapleT add-on tool that further enhances connectivity with the MathWorks(R) suite of products. The new product imports Simulink(R) diagrams into Maple and converts them to mathematical expressions for analysis and problem-solving.