News – 2007.09.25 – Early Morning

VeriChip, Digital Angel, RECEPTORS Team on Implantable RFID Bio-Sensor
VeriChip Corporation (“VeriChip”) (NASDAQ: CHIP), a provider of RFID systems for healthcare and patient-related needs, and Digital Angel Corporation (“Digital Angel”) (AMEX: DOC), owner of Patent No. 7,125,382 for an embedded bio-sensor system, announced they have entered into a memorandum of understanding with RECEPTORS LLC, an expert in the field of proteomics and the development of artificial receptors to develop a prototype renewable glucose sensor to use in conjunction with an implantable bio-sensing RFID microchip to measure glucose levels in the human body. VeriChip will manage the partnership project, with the assistance of Digital Angel, aimed at accelerating the development of an embedded glucose bio-sensing system for humans. RECEPTORS will be responsible for demonstrating a self-contained glucose-sensing system in Phase I of the project. VeriChip anticipates a functioning prototype within six to twelve months.

MobileAccess Joins WiMAX Forum
MobileAccess, the leading provider of in-building universal wireless solutions, announced that it has joined the WiMAX Forum(R), an industry-led non-profit organization committed to promoting and certifying interoperable WiMAX(TM) products. MobileAccess, which had earlier announced Mobile WiMAX MIMO support on its Universal Wireless Network, delivers a single, flexible, highly scalable broadband infrastructure for in-building deployments of wireless services.

TI Fuel Gauge IC Predicts Battery Life in Smart Phones, Handhelds
How much battery life do I really have left? Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) answers the question by introducing its system-side fuel gauge integrated circuit (IC) with Impedance Track(TM) technology for smart phones and other handhelds. The 2.5 mm x 4 mm gauge predicts battery life with 99-percent accuracy to extend run-time, protect data and provide a better user experience for mobile handheld users.

IBM Reveals Cell Broadband Engine Processor University Challenge Winners
IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced the winners of its first annual Cell Broadband Engine(TM) (Cell/B.E.) Processor University Challenge. From the thousands of innovative entries, winning designs featured never-before-seen uses of the Cell/B.E. technology, including large-scale modeling of the human brain; a system for mapping massive amounts of real-time data; a path to deliver complex, 3-D medical images to a desktop computer; and a new way to detect extremely fast-moving objects.

NEC Implements ARM11 MPCore Multicore Processor with Cadence Encounter
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, unveiled that NEC Electronics America, Inc., has used the Cadence(R) Encounter(R) digital IC design platform to implement one of the world’s highest-performance, low-power ARM11(TM) MPCore(TM) multicore processors. The success of the dual core implementation of the ARM11 MPCore processor core, rated at over 700MHz and built on 90-nanometer process technology, has prompted NEC Electronics America to add the Encounter platform as one of its tapeout methodologies of choice for ARM processor implementations.

Cadence Opens Research Laboratory in Berkeley
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, announced the opening of a new facility for its research laboratory in Berkeley, Calif. Part of the ongoing commitment at Cadence to develop advanced research facilities around the world, the Cadence Research Laboratories at Berkeley host world-leading multi-discipline researchers as they address next-generation electronic design automation challenges. Mike Fister, president and CEO of Cadence, and Andreas Kuehlmann, director of the Cadence Research Laboratories, will be on hand with industry and community leaders to unveil the 21,000-square-foot facility.

AMCC PPC460GT Introduces Embedded Processor
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ: AMCC), a global leader in embedded Power Architecture(TM) processing, optical transport and storage solutions, announced the newest member of its embedded processor family of products, the PPC460GT. The announcement is being made at this week’s Power Architecture Developer Conference in Austin, Texas, where AMCC is a Platinum Sponsor. Based on the Power Architecture standard, the PPC460GT is designed for a wide range of high performance applications including wireless infrastructure and enterprise networking.

AMCC, Silicon Turnkey to Develop Wireless AMC Reference Designs
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) (NASDAQ:AMCC) and Silicon Turnkey Express Inc. (STx) announced the establishment of a strategic partnership to develop advanced mezzanine card (AMC) reference designs for the wireless infrastructure market. The announcement is being made at the Power Architecture Developer Conference where AMCC is a Platinum Sponsor. The new products resulting from this agreement will enable AMCC’s customers to accelerate their development of high-performance, low-power AMC cards for 3G, WiMAX(TM) and LTE base stations.

BAE Selects Mercury Synthetic Vision Display for Rotorcraft System
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced that it was selected by BAE Systems to provide a Synthetic Vision display for a rotorcraft brownout landing system. This is the second contract award from BAE Systems for Mercury to provide VistaNav(TM) Synthetic Vision technology for a brownout landing system. The first award, from BAE Systems Australia, was announced in March 2007.

TeamF1 to Demonstrate Draft 802.11n WiFi on AMCC’s 440EPx Processor
TeamF1, Inc., the leader in embedded networking and security software solutions for wired and wireless applications, will present its latest innovation – advanced VPN/UTM capabilities integrated with a Draft 11n Wi-Fi(R) access-point – in a joint demonstration with partner Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) (NASDAQ:AMCC) at two global events.