SEMI Publishes March 2007 Book-to-Bill Report
North American-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.42 billion in orders in March 2007 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.00 according to the March 2007 Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 1.00 means that $100 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.
MagTek Rolls Out Encrypting IntelliHead Magnetic Read Head
MagTek, Inc., a global leader in electronic payments technology, announced the introduction of the Encrypting IntelliHead, a magnetic read head with encapsulated electronics to read, decode, and encrypt card data right in the head. The Encrypting IntelliHead incorporates MagTek’s state-of-the art Delta ASIC, proven technology used widely to read all three tracks of data for financial and retail card reading applications. All electronics are securely potted inside the head to prevent tampering and unauthorized access.
Jetstream Media Introduces JetFx-3000 Video Effect IP Core
Jetstream Media Technologies, a provider of Silicon Intellectual Property (SIP) announced the introduction JetFx(TM)-3000, a turn-key solution, which allows the integration of fun and personalized video effects to media playback devices. JetFx-3000 consists of three components: 1) the industry’s most advanced real-time video-effect silicon IP core, engineered for resolutions up to HD quality, 2) the embedded sequencer-software, 3) an optional composer-software.
Mosaic Enables GPS Functionality for Mobile Instruments
The newest member of Mosaic’s Wildcard series will track your instument anywhere on the globe with a positional accuracy of less than 15 meters. This tiny 2″ by 2.5″ board connects to any of Mosaic’s controllers and single board computers, adding GPS functionality to your instrument on top of data acquisition and instrument control. Your application program can read the current latitude, longitude, altitude, speed, course heading, time, and date. In addition, the GPS Wildcard software reports position error estimates, GPS fix quality, and the number of satellites in use to enable real-time diagnostics.
Collabora Joins GNOME Mobile and Embedded Initiative
Open source development experts Collabora announced that it has joined the newly formed GNOME Mobile and Embedded Initiative (GMAE) as a founding participant. GMAE aims to apply the technology, philosophy and experience of the open source desktop GNOME project to the world of mobile, handheld and embedded devices.
Measurement Computing Adds Windows Vista to Boards
Measurement Computing Corporation, the market leader in low-cost DAQ, announced support for Windows Vista across its USB- and PCI-based product lines. MCC’s support for Microsoft’s newest operating system will provide seamless migration and investment protection for MCC-based applications.