News – 2007.06.07 – Early Edition

Cadence Qrc Extraction Tool Qualifies for TSMC’s 45nm Process
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (TSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) announced the availability of the Cadence(R) QRC Extraction tool for parasitic extraction for TSMC’s 45-nanometer (nm) process technology. Cadence’s QRC Extraction is immediately available to designers building fast and complex 45nm designs.

Marvell Announces Smallest PCI Express Fast Ethernet Controller
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), the leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, at Computex 2007 announced the Marvell(R) Yukon(R) FE+ 88E8040 controller for mobile and desktop PCs. The Yukon FE+ 88E8040 features the industry’s smallest controller package size, with a new level of integration that enables a highly compact PC design while reducing system-level costs. The 88E8040 also delivers a new level of energy efficiency for mobile and desktop PCs along with unsurpassed networking performance.

Laser Sensor Takes Back Seat to Radar
The Strategy Analytics Automotive Electronics Service report, “Laser Radar: Could the Forgotten Child be the Future Star?” notes that despite early adoption among Japanese car makers, laser sensor installations lag behind radar installations when it comes to collision avoidance and mitigation systems.

Mobile Handset to Change Navigation Device Market
Mobile phone operators now have the ability to market a downloadable navigation application that is just as good as, if not better, than personal navigation devices (PNDs), reports In-Stat. As a result, handset-based mapping and navigation applications could cause a major change in the overall navigation market, which is now dominated by relatively expensive standalone devices, the high-tech market research firm says.

Verific Hardware Component Links to Amber Timing Analysis Solution
CLK Design Automation announced that has linked its Amber(TM) Analyzer, the industry’s first true threaded and incremental static timing and signal integrity (SI) analysis solution, to Verific Design Automation’s Hardware Description Language (HDL) Component Software.

Insyde, Intel Host Embedded Tutorial Webinar
Insyde Software, a leading provider of UEFI-based firmware, BIOS, and engineering services, announced it will be leading a tutorial webcast in which Intel will be co-presenting on June 14, 2007 at 2:00pm EDT. This tutorial explores BIOS development challenges in embedded systems and how “The Framework” (Intel(R) Platform Innovation Framework for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) helps overcome those challenges.