News – 2007.03.30 – Early Edition

Keithley Debuts New Capabilities for Semiconductor Device Testing
Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE:KEI), a leader in solutions for emerging measurement needs, announces the newest release of hardware and software advances for its award-winning Model 4200-SCS Semiconductor Characterization System, representing the next step in pulse test offerings for the Model 4200-SCS. The lab-based system incorporates tightly integrated DC and pulse measurement capabilities with complete application packages for turn-key solutions. An enhanced pulse generator card and a new scope card offer powerful new capabilities to researchers working on cutting-edge semiconductor research and production. Significant enhancements to Keithley’s award-winning Model 4200-PIV package and two new application solutions extend the Model 4200-SCS’s versatile DC and pulse hardware and software into new areas such as Flash memory testing, high-power RF device testing, and pulse testing for advanced semiconductor materials.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems to Reach 63 Million Units
Following an extensive study into the various high technology advanced driver assistance systems, the Strategy Analytics Automotive Electronics Service report, “ADAS: Assessing Opportunities and Challenges,” reveals a current, low, one percent penetration rate for ADAS applications in light vehicle production — except for camera and parking assistance systems which already stand at 20 percent. However, there is significant potential for future growth due to governmental concerns over the high rate of collision injuries, as vendors bring new developments to the market. ADAS will become easier and less costly to install, encouraging automakers to fit systems on more lower segment models, forecast to reach 10 percent penetration by 2013.

Novell BrainShare Features SUSE Real Time Linux, Concurrent NightStar
Concurrent (NASDAQ:CCUR), a leading provider of time-critical Linux(R) operating systems and integrated computer solutions for mission-critical applications, announced that its real-time Linux technology and NightStar tools were showcased in a variety of venues at the recent Novell(R) user conference “BrainShare” including a General Session keynote presentation and demo, Technology Lab and Tutorial sessions.

XM-Sirius Merger Creates Monopoly
A study sent yesterday to the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice demonstrates that the proposed merger between XM and Sirius would create a monopoly, constituting a likely violation of the antitrust laws. Conducted by one of the country’s leading economists and scholars, the study lends concrete evidence and analysis to some of the most important questions that have plagued lawmakers since the merger was announced earlier this year.

Altium Designer 6 Features Korean Language Support
Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) announced the release of Korean language support capabilities for Altium Designer 6, its unified electronics product development system. This extends Altium Designer’s user interface language capabilities, which already features support for French, German, Japanese as well as Simplified and Traditional Chinese. As opposed to being a separate version of the software, Altium Designer’s support for Korean, as well as all other languages, is built into the system and is selectable during or after installation. This makes electronics development easier for both Korean engineers and large multinational organizations working across countries and regions.