EDA News – 2008.02.15

Chartered Acquires Hitachi Semiconductor Singapore
Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. (Nasdaq:CHRT) (SGX-ST:CHARTERED) announced that it has entered into an agreement with Hitachi to purchase 100% of the shares in Hitachi Semiconductor Singapore Pte Ltd (“HNS”), which owns and operates an eight-inch wafer fabrication facility located in Singapore, for a total consideration of approximately US$233 million in cash.

DATE’08 Features European Research Projects
New at DATE’08, European research projects will enrich the exhibition by presenting and demonstrating the latest research results ready for utilization in system and semiconductor product development.

IBASE Rolls Out IB935 PICMG 1.3 Full-Size SBC with Intel Q35 Express
IBASE Technology announced the IB935 PICMG 1.3 Full-Size CPU card based on the latest Intel® Q35 Express chipset featuring extended life cycle support. Operating with front side bus of 1333/1066/800MHz, the Q35-based SBC is designed for pairing with Intel® Coreä2 Quad processors or 45nm processors.

Ethernet Direct Debuts HUG-1628 Unmanaged Industrial Gigabit Switch
Ethernet Direct Corporation releases HUG-1628 Industrial Unmanaged Gigabit Ethernet Switch with 16 10/100TX ports and 2 Gigabit copper SFP ports for media flexibility.

Lambda Introduces iHG Series Half-brick DC-DC Converters
Lambda has expanded its half-brick DC-DC converter line-up with the introduction of the new iHG series. The initial product offering within the iHG family includes 5V/10A, 5V/20A and 3.3V/30A devices, with further products planned.

Gleichmann Electronics Distributes Solomon Systech Products
Gleichmann Electronics provides immediately the complete product portfolio of Solomon Systech. A pan European distribution agreement was recently signed by representatives of both companies in Stuttgart.

Lattice Semiconductor to Demonstrate FPGA Solutions at Embedded World
Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced it will demonstrate a wide range of complete FPGA-based design solutions, including PCI Express, SMPTE video and its LatticeMico32(tm) embedded RISC microprocessor running the uClinux Real Time Operating System (RTOS), at the Embedded World Conference and Exhibition.