News – 2007.04.10 – Early Edition

ViVOtech Ranks First in ABI Contactless Reader Vendor Matrix
ViVOtech Inc. has been ranked at the top of the latest Contactless Reader Vendor Matrix released by ABI Research. Verifone Inc. and OTI (On Track Innovations) Ltd. claimed the second and third spots in the company’s most recent evaluation of worldwide contactless reader vendors. In this Vendor Matrix, ABI Research assessed companies offering reader products that target contactless payment, ticketing, and near field communication (NFC)-related applications.

TSMC to Start 45nm Production in September
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (TSE:2330)(NYSE:TSM) announced that it would complete 45nm technology qualification and enter production as early as September 2007. The new 45nm process combines the most advanced 193nm immersion photolithography, competitive performance-enhancing silicon strains, and extreme low-k (ELK) inter-metal dielectric material.

Sequence Columbus-AMS Ready for IBM Technology
Sequence Design, the EDA leader in power-aware SoC design solutions, announced it has become an Advanced IBM Business Partner, and its Columbus-AMS extraction technology is now validated as “Ready for IBM Technology” (RFIT) for IBM’s industry-leading BiCMOS and CMOS-RF process technologies.

OpenMake Appoints Raymond Kratville VP of Professional Services
OpenMake Software welcomed former Serena and Merant executive Raymond Kratville as vice president of Professional Services. Ray joins OpenMake to build upon an experienced team of consultants and partners to launch new, expanded service offerings in the areas of direct consulting, customer support and education services.

Pentek Updates SystemFlow Real-Time Recording Software
Pentek, Inc., a pioneer in VME board-level technology, released the newest version of its SystemFlow real-time recording and development software for the Pentek family of RTS systems. SystemFlow software provides a rich set of features for controlling data-acquisition and recording functions and ensures a consistent look-and-feel for developers across all RTS systems. RTS systems are flexible and deployable real-time recording systems for acquiring, processing and analyzing signals and are ideal for high-performance radar, wireless, military communications, SIGINT telecom and satcom applications.