News – 2007.07.31 – Early Edition

Silicon Storage Technology Unveils NAND Controllers for Mobile Storage
Addressing the performance, compatibility, functionality and reliability needs of solid state mass storage solutions, SST (Nasdaq: SSTI) (Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.), a leader in flash memory technology, announced that it is expanding its NAND controller offerings with two new NAND controllers, the ATA Flash Disk Controller (SST55VD020) and the CompactFlash Card Controller (SST55LC200). Featuring an advanced error correction code (ECC) engine, these high-performance controllers are well positioned for managing current and future high-density NAND flash requirements. SST SuperFlash-based embedded firmware allows for firmware updates before, during and after manufacturing. Firmware update functions eliminate the need to re-design or re-qualify new controllers to meet the requirements of new NAND flash technology introduced after the system has been put into production. This allows system manufacturers to optimize NAND costs, availability and performance requirements in the face of fast-changing NAND technologies.

National Semi Creates Highest-Precision Programmable Gain Amplifier
National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: NSM) introduced the industry’s highest-precision programmable gain amplifier (PGA), enabling a new level of signal-conditioning performance in sensor interface applications and data acquisition systems targeting the industrial and instrumentation markets.

Wisair Debuts WSR601 Single-die CMOS Chip for Wireless USB Applications
Wisair, a leading provider of Ultra Wideband (UWB) and Wireless USB (WUSB) chipset solutions, announced the immediate availability of its new WSR601, a single-die CMOS chip for both host and device Wireless USB applications. The production-ready chip, based on WiMedia and Certified Wireless USB standards, integrates UWB PHY (including RF), MAC and Wireless USB subsystems. The WSR601 combines high performance and low power consumption to offer a cost-effective solution for a wide range of Wireless USB applications, including battery-powered, portable devices.

LSI Ships TrueStore PHY8800 65nm Physical Layer IP for Hard Disk Drive
LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) announced that it has begun shipping sample quantities of its next-generation 65-nanometer multi-interface Physical Layer (PHY) IP for hard disk drives (HDD) in notebook and desktop personal computers as well as enterprise storage systems.

Faraday Selects Cadence System-in-Package Digital Co-Design Technology
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, and Faraday Technology Corp. (TAIEX:3035), a leading fabless ASIC and IP company, announced that Faraday has adopted Cadence(R) system-in-package (SiP) digital co-design technology. This technology strengthens Faraday’s substrate design capability and enables the company to provide SiP implementation capability to the market.

InfiniBand Low Latency Technical Forum
The InfiniBand Trade Association and the OpenFabrics Alliance announced that an InfiniBand Low Latency Technical Forum has been planned for September 17 at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco, in co-location with the Fall 2007 Intel Developer Forum (IDF). The technical forum will bring together members from these two industry associations, along with the broader InfiniBand community. The technical forum will include presentations and collaborative sessions that examine latency in high-performance computing, storage and enterprise environments and will emphasize how end-user deployments of InfiniBand technology result in a positive return on investment.

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SANYO Licenses Red Bend Device Management Software for Mobile Phones
Red Bend Software Japan K.K. (located in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo; President Kazuhiro Abe), the market leader in Mobile Software Management and Firmware-Over-the-Air (FOTA) update solutions for mobile phones and wireless modules, announced a licensing agreement with SANYO(R) Electric to use Red Bend’s device management client software suite in mobile phones manufactured by SANYO.

Si-Ware Systems, Discera Partner for MEMS-Based Clock Generators
Si-Ware Systems (SWS), an analog and mixed signal ASIC solutions provider, announced that as a result of a joint development partnership with Discera, Discera has taken delivery of a fully qualified, product-ready ASIC for Discera’s innovative silicon-based clock generators which are being used in a wide array of end applications, including consumer electronics.

ADC Makes Investment in ip.access
ADC (NASDAQ:ADCT) and ip.access, the market leader in 3G femtocell and GSM picocell technologies, announced that ADC has made a minority interest investment in ip.access Ltd. that strengthens the companies’ alliance and supports the expansion of ip.access’ product development. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

Intel Supports SSI Modular Server Specifications for Blades
Intel Corporation joined more than 40 server technology providers in support of the new Server Systems Infrastructure (SSI) industry specification for modular server platforms. The Modular Server Specifications simplify and lower the cost of product development by providing design guidance that enables server builders to develop compliant and interoperable building blocks at the blade, chassis and manageability software level.

Agilent Unveils Dual-Purpose Fibre Channel SAN Tester, Protocol Analyzer
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) introduced the industry’s only dual-purpose SAN tester and protocol analyzer for 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel (FC). Combining realistic network stimulus of the SAN tester application with sophisticated protocol analysis and troubleshooting capabilities allows engineers to speed up the design and development of next-generation storage devices.

Quantum3D Embedded Visual Computing Subsystem Powers Appian ANPR Camera
Quantum3D(R), Inc., a leading provider of Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS), open-architecture, realtime visual computing solutions, announced that Appian(R) Technology, PLC, has selected Quantum3D’s Embedded Visual Computing Subsystem (EVCS(TM))-1.0 for use in the Appian Stinger Intelligent Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera. The recently announced Appian Stinger camera is capable of recognizing vehicle license plates in traffic and then reporting the results to traffic and police authorities using integrated wireless and wired communication technologies, including GPRS/GSM, 3G, IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 802.3.

Concurrent Unveils Dual-Core 6U CompactPCI Single Board Computer
Concurrent Technologies announces the release of their latest dual-core processor 6U CompactPCI(R) single board computer. The PP 402/04x uses the latest mobile dual core processors from the Intel(R) embedded roadmap, ranging from the 1.5 GHz to the 2.16 GHz Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor, giving an even greater improvement in measured performance/watt. The board is ideal for low power processing applications where the dual processor cores can access up to 4 Gbytes on board DDR2 SDRAM. The board also supports a 100MHz PCI-X PMC site (plus rear I/O), PICMG(R) 2.16 Gigabit Ethernet and can operate in a system slot, peripheral slot or as a blade. This combination of high performance processing and a range of I/O interfaces ensures that the PP 402/04x is an ideal choice for power sensitive performance applications within the telecommunications, defence, security, telemetry, scientific and aerospace markets. A range of extended temperature options is also available.