EDA News – 2007.11.21

Semiconductors Equipment Market Grows to $11.13 Billion in Q3 2007
SEMI reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached $11.13 billion in the third quarter of 2007. The billings figure is one percent greater than the second quarter of 2007 and about one percent greater than the same quarter a year ago. The data is gathered in cooperation with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) from more than 150 global equipment companies that provide data on a monthly basis.

AXIOMTEK Rolls Out SBC86840 Mini ITX Motherboard
AXIOMTEK, an Associate Member of the Intel® Communications Alliance (ICA), a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers, is pleased to announce an extreme efficiency mini ITX motherboard – SBC86840. AXIOMTEK is aware of growing demands of high performance, low power yet cost-effective motherboards in the gaming, POS, and amusement/entertainment market. Now we publish the SBC86840 which supports Socket P (478-pin) Intel® Core 2 Duo processor with 533/667/800 MHz system bus. By built-in advanced mobile Intel® GME965+ICH8M Express chipset and dual core technology, this high performance single board computer provides excellent performance to handle multi-task and to run multiple applications simultaneously.

Fujikura Unveils Optical Time Domain Reflectometer for FTTH Engineers
Fujikura Europe Ltd, launched a new low cost and highly versatile handheld optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR). The device is designed to enable cost effective testing and monitoring of FTTH networks. The OFL 250 OTDR combines an optical power meter, laser source and visual fault locator in a handheld package that weighs 0.8kg. It provides both automatic and manual setups, precision event analysis, multiple wavelength testing and offers a 12-hour battery life.

AXIOMTEK Introduces PANEL1175-831 17-inch TFT Industrial Panel Computer
AXIOMTEK, a leading supplier of applied computing platforms for industrial and human machine interface applications, announces a high performance 17-inch TFT industrial panel computer, the PANEL1175-831, which supports Intel® Core(TM)2 Duo, Core(TM) Duo, Core(TM) Solo processors and advanced Intel® 945GME chipset. The model is a classic multi-media panel computer especially designed for kiosk application. In order to cover growing multimedia applications, the PANEL1175-831 supports Windows® Vista operating system, two built-in speakers, dual Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE1394a port, and WLAN module for wireless connectivity. In addition, it has slim and fashionable mechanism design with thickness of 84mm only to be fit in with limited space such as kiosk, public information system and more.

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Creates Diamond DRAGON Single-Chip SMT LED
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors announces the arrival of Diamond DRAGON®. This new super-bright LED will launch in January 2008. Diamond DRAGON achieves brightness of up to 250 lumens, and will be available in whites ranging from 2700K through 6500K as well as all monochromatic colors. With this latest advance in technology, OSRAM will offer an LED that is ideal for indoor and outdoor general lighting, automotive forward and signal lighting, and other high performance applications.

GE Fanuc Introduces ICS-8551 GHz Digital Receiver PMC/XMC Module
Confirming the company’s leadership in high performance analog to digital conversion (ADC) solutions, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announced the ICS-8551 rugged ADC PMC/XMC module. Designed for deployment in harsh environments, the ICS-8551 offers both two- and four-channel operation with sampling frequencies of 1.5 GHz (four channel) or 3 GHz (two channel) for Software Defined Radio (SDR) applications such as spectrum monitoring, signal intelligence, tactical communications and radar.