EDA News – 2008.02.24

TSMC to Fab Sun’s 45nm UltraSPARC CMT Processors
Sun Microsystems Inc. (Nasdaq:JAVA) has selected TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) as its foundry partner for processors based on 45-nanometer geometry as well as future generations. Sun partner Texas Instruments (TI) will continue to test and package the 45-nanometer processors.

Embedded World 2008 Features Impulse C-to-FPGA Solutions
Impulse Accelerated Technologies, Inc. announced its participation at Embedded World 2008. Impulse will conduct live demonstrations of its C-to-FPGA solutions, featuring Xilinx embedded processing solutions.

IGEL Announces Dictation, Speech Recognition for Linux, XP Embedded
IGEL Technology, one of the world’s leading thin client vendors, announced that they have partnered with Philips Speech Recognition Systems to bring advanced digital dictation and speech recognition solutions to its Linux firmware.

TDK Sets Multilayer Capacitor ESR Values with New Internal Structure
TDK Corporation announced that it has developed the industry’s first multilayer ceramic chip capacitor with a new internal structure that allows ESR values to be set to any value within a specified range, stabilizes ESR values, and can control circuit impedance (alternating current resistance).

ClioSoft Donates SOS viaDFII to University of Virginia Engineering School
ClioSoft, Inc., supplier of the leading design data management suite for hardware and software developers, announced that they have donated fifty SOS viaDFII(tm) licenses to the University of Virginia (U.Va.) School of Engineering and Applied Science’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

ATEME Kyrion MPEG-4 AVC Encoding Powers Ultra HD Satellite Broadcast
ATEME(tm) SA, an acknowledged leader in MPEG-4 video compression solutions, announced that the first-ever demonstration of Ultra HD satellite broadcast – held today in Tokyo – relied on ATEME’s Kyrion® MPEG-4 encoders.