EDA News – 2008.02.21

Windows Ranks First in North American Retail POS Terminal Market
POS Terminals running Microsoft Windows operating systems drove $3.8 billion of the $5.56 Billion North American Retail POS Terminal Market in 2007, according to IHL Group. IBM 4690 terminals generated $1.02 billion and Linux-based machines $475 million, with DOS and other OS being installed on the remainder of units.

Optical Device Manufacturers Reveal XLMD-MSA Common Specifications
Eudyna Devices Inc., Mitsubishi Electric Corp., NEC Electronics Corp., Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., Opnext, Inc. and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., announced, in advance of OFC/NFOEC, common specifications for pigtail type optical devices based on the 40 Gbit/s Optical Device Multi-Source Agreement (XLMD-MSA1).

KLA-Tencor to Acquire ICOS Vision Systems
KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) and ICOS Vision Systems Corporation NV (Euronext:IVIS) announced an agreement under which KLA-Tencor will make a friendly tender offer to acquire ICOS in a cash transaction valued at €36.50 per share.

Kontron Acquires Thales Computers
Kontron, one of the leading suppliers of embedded computer technology, signed an agreement via one of its subsidiary companies to acquire 100% of the shares of the French Thales Computers S.A., a subsidiary of Thales S.A. The closing is expected to take place in March 2008 after approval of the French Ministry of Economy.

Peratech Spins Out Eleksen Wearable Electronics, Forms QIO Systems
Peratech Limited announced its plan to licence out its Eleksen consumer wearables business into QIO Systems. Peratech purchased the Eleksen wearables business as part of its recent acquisition of the assets of Eleksen Group Plc.

Adeneo Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Training Features Free Development Kits
Adeneo announces its next dates and locations for its Windows Embedded CE 6.0 training sessions. The goal of this training is to provide an in depth understanding of all the internal mechanisms of Windows Embedded CE (WinCE).

Synopsys Announces Experts on the Road IP Seminars
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) will host a free one-day IP seminar focused on low power IP including USB, DDR, PCI Express and embedded memory. At this seminar, learn how the latest low power features in the Synopsys DesignWare IP portfolio can help lower cost and speed time-to-market for high-performance system-on-chip designs.

Trango Announces Hypervisor for Atmel CAP Customizable Microcontroller
Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) and Trango Virtual Processors announced the availability of Trango’s Hypervisor for users of Atmel’s AT91CAP9 microcontroller. Hypervisor runs on both the AT91CAP9A-STK Starter Kit for rapid prototyping and on the AT91CAP9A-DK Development Kit for in-depth application development.

Mercury Computer Unveils VS6-210 P.A. Semi Dual Dual-Core VXS Module
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced availability of its VS6-210 P.A. Semi Dual Dual-Core Module. The VS6-210 combines the industry-standard Power Architecture framework and serial RapidIO interconnect fabric with the very powerful PWRficient PA6T-1682M processor for low-power, high-performance processing.

Advansus, GeoVision, EverFocus Team on Q965 DVR Surveillance System
Advansus will partner with Geovision and Everfocus to highlight a network-based Video Surveillance application at Embedded World 2008, from February 26-28 in Nuremburg Germany.

3DLABS to Demonstrate Microsoft Windows CE BSP for DMS-02 Processor
3DLABS Semiconductor announces that it will be demonstrating its Windows CE BSP (Board Support Package) at Embedded World, Nuremberg, Germany, 26-28th February.

Xilinx to Showcase FPGA Solutions at TI Developer Conference
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced that it will be showcasing its FPGA-based XtremeDSP(TM) solutions at the TI Developer Conference through demonstrations and training sessions.

Xilinx Heads to Embedded World 2008
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced its participation at Embedded World 2008 in Nuremberg, Germany from February 26 through 28. The company will deliver conference papers and conduct live demonstrations of new embedded processing solutions.

NemeriX to Attend Navigation Day at CeBIT Conference 2008
NemeriX announced that it will join a panel of industry leaders and innovators to discuss the future of mobile phone navigation and the LBS market at a one-day navigation conference being held during CeBIT – the world’s largest ICT trade fair.