News – 2007.07.02 – Early Edition

Sigma Selects Blackfin processor for 14 Megapixel Digital Camera
Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI) announced that Sigma Corporation selected Analog Devices’ Blackfin(R) processor for its SD14 digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera. Powered by the unique direct-image capabilities of the Foveon X3 sensor and a Blackfin ADSP-BF561 processor, the SD14 can reproduce high-definition images rich in gradation and three-dimensional detail, because the SD14 directly captures red, green and blue data for every pixel in an image, without loss or distortion.

Fonix Offers VoiceIn for Wii for Nintendo Developers
Fonix Speech, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fonix Corporation (OTC BB: FNIX) specializing in embedded speech interfaces for mobile devices, handheld electronic products, video game systems and processors, has concluded license agreements to join Nintendo’s Wii(TM) Third Party Tools Program to enable game developers to integrate Fonix VoiceIn(R) Game Edition and Fonix VoiceIn Karaoke Edition voice recognition technologies into game titles for Wii. Fonix VoiceIn for Wii is available directly from Fonix.

TSMC Reference Flow 8.0 Includes Clear Shape’s InShape
Clear Shape Technologies, Inc., a leader in variability analysis and optimization solutions, announced that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE: TSM), has qualified InShape for 45nm process technology and included it in Reference Flow 8.0. TSMC has very stringent criteria to qualify layout printability checking tools used to ensure printability of nanometer designs. Clear Shape’s InShape was qualified for 65nm and 55nm nodes in 2006 and now 45nm. In addition to this qualification, it was also included in Reference Flow 8.0 as a lithography analysis tool to enable litho-aware routing.

Cypress Webinar Focuses on Designing with High-Brightness LED
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) announced that it will host a free online seminar that examines the most common problems experienced in designing with high brightness LEDs and how they are simplified by Cypress’s new EZ-Color(TM) HB LED controller family. The 60-minute seminar entitled “Breakthrough, Code-Free High Brightness LED Designs,” will be presented in conjunction with CMP Media’s Electronic Engineering Times on Wednesday, July 18 at 9:00 a.m. PDT.

Enea Selects New Chief Software Standards Officer
Enea (Nordic Exchange/Small Cap/ENEA), a world leading provider of network software and services, announced the appointment of Jim Lawrence to the position of chief software standards officer, where he will play an integral role in Enea’s next generation standards based software platforms.

Kyocera Rolls Out Quad EMI Filter Array with ESD Protection
Kyocera Corporation is pleased to introduce the KVA21 quad EMI filter array, a compact, RoHS compliant, distributed constant type component featuring both electromagnetic interference (EMI) filtering and electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection in a single package. The new units, measuring only 2.0 x 1.25 x 0.7 mm (typ.), will be available in sample quantities beginning in July, and go to volume production in August.

DSM Computer Introduces 19-inch 1U Industrial Computer
DSM Computer’s 19-inch 1U industry computer from the Infinity Family “96M15831″ is predestined for industrial applications that demand maximum performance but where installation space is limited. The IPC can also be equipped with a slot CPU based on DSM’s “Modular World” concept. This CPU contains a fast Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor with 2.16 GHz clock frequency and the Intel(R) 945GM chip set. The main memory can be expanded to have a maximum capacity of 4 GB. Further configurations based on the Slot CPU technology with various CPU performance levels, such as Intel(R) Pentium III, Pentium 4, Celeron M and Pentium M, and also customer-specific adaptations can be realized. The main operational areas of the flat industry computer are for measuring engineering, telecommunications and automation.

PDSi Expands in Israeli with Startronics
Pinnacle Data Systems, Inc. (PDSi) (AMEX: PNS) announced a partnership with Israeli-based Startronics, a wholly owned subsidiary of STG International, Ltd., to jointly market and support PDSi products and services in Israel. Under the terms of the agreement, Startronics will represent and resell PDSi products in the Israeli market, as well as provide the first level of support for existing and new customers.