EDA News – 2007.06.06

SPIRIT DSP Eyes Seamless NAT Traversal for Internet Telephony
SPIRIT DSP, a global leading provider of voice, video and audio engines, announced partnership with Eyeball Networks, the leading developer of standards-based call completion solutions for voice and video over IP. The highest level of voice and video quality combined with 100% call completion provide the most complete IP telephony solutions for ISPs, Cable companies, Telcos, application developers and ODM/OEM customers.

O2Micro Receives DC/DC Power Management Converter Architecture Patent
O2Micro(R) International Limited (Nasdaq: OIIM; SEHK: 0457), a leading supplier of innovative power management, and security components and systems, was issued 19 claims under United States patent number 7,196,499 for its Direct Current- to-Direct Current (DC/DC) Converter power management architecture.

Cypress Rolls Out OvationONS Laser Navigation Sensor
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) introduced a high precision and high performance laser navigation sensor as part of its OvationONS(TM) laser navigation sensor family. The CYONS1001G delivers unmatched speed and accuracy with low power consumption, using Cypress’s patent-pending OptiCheck(TM) technology. It targets applications including high-performance gaming, precision graphic design, and high accuracy position detection.

MediaTek Integrates Qflix Technology into Optical Storage Chipset
Sonic Solutions(R) (NASDAQ:SNIC) announced that MediaTek (TSE:2454) (“MediaTek”), a market leader in fabless semiconductor technology for wireless communications and digital media solutions, is implementing CSS recording into the latest chipsets, which can ensure the Qflix(TM) compatibility of optical storage drives. Qflix technology enables the burning of Internet video content to DVD with Content Scramble System (CSS) encryption – the same copy protection found on commercially released DVDs. DVD writers using the new MediaTek chipsets, combined with online entertainment delivery services built on Sonic software, will create an ecosystem to provide consumers a safe, legitimate, and reliable way to purchase, download and record entertainment to DVD.

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Technology World Conference Features euroLED Exhibition
As the fourth annual euroLED exhibition opened its doors today, it also welcomed a prestige, international delegate group, including representatives from global trade bodies and over 20 leading technology companies, gathered by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) for its flagship conference, Technology World.

WiMAX World Europe Grows by 60%
Trendsmedia, the Events & Publishing Division of Yankee Group, announced that the second annual WiMAX World Europe Conference & Expo grew 60% in conference attendance over 2006, solidifying its position as Europe’s premier WiMAX event. Since WiMAX World Europe’s inaugural convention last year the show gained strong momentum, and the success generated this year continues to propel the WiMAX World brand – with over 2,100 total attendees WiMAX World Europe 2007 was a booming success.

Imperial College Professor Receives Silver Medal Award
The Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London, announces that Professor Chris Toumazou – Director and Chief Scientist of the Institute – has been honoured with the prestigious Silver Medal by the Royal Academy of Engineering. The award, which was presented by Academy President Lord Browne of Madingley in the presence of Senior Fellow, HRH The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh KG KT, was made at the Academy Awards Dinner held in London on 5th June 2007.

Mistral to Distribute Coverity’s Source Code Analysis Tools
Mistral Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a leading provider of complete technology solutions and professional services in the embedded space, has entered into a partnership with Coverity Inc., providers of the world’s most advanced source code analysis solution. Mistral is now an exclusive distributor of Coverity products in India. Coverity’s advanced technology detects and resolves hazardous defects and security breaches in the source code allowing developers to spend less time searching for bugs and more time adding value to products.

Korean Universities License Tensilica’s Xtensa Configurable Processor
Tensilica(R), Inc., announced that two Korean universities have licensed its Xtensa(R) configurable processor. The CoSoC (Center of System on Chip design technology) of Seoul National University is using the Xtensa processor in the classroom and has announced their third annual SOC (system-on-chip) design contest, which will, for the first time, accept designs that use Xtensa processors. The KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) has licensed the Xtensa configurable processor to develop multimedia SOC designs.