EDA News – 2008.03.12 Late Edition

Actel to Explain Why Power Matters at Semico Summit
Fares Mubarak, senior vice president for Actel Corporation, will participate in a consumer panel at Semico Summit. With 99 cent, 5 microwatt programmable logic devices now available, Mubarak details the opportunities for their use and widespread adoption in the power-conscious, portable consumer market.

Methode Electronics Acquires Tribotek
Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), a global manufacturer of electronic components and subsystem devices, recently announced that it has acquired the business assets of Tribotek, Inc., a Burlington, Mass.-based technology company.

Kontron, Quanta Computer Form Joint Venture in Asia
Kontron AG, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of embedded computer systems, is founding a joint-venture with the Taiwanese company Quanta Computer Inc., Taipei, the world’s largest manufacturer of laptops.

InnoMax Launches ESE-Thin Next Generation Spin Etcher
After years of success with their first generation Enhanced Spin Etcher (ESE(tm)), InnoMax, a leading Korean single-wafer spin etch systems, recently launched their next generation product, ESE(tm)-Thin, to meet the emerging thin wafer processing market.

4DSP Launches JPEG2000 Hardware Compression Platform
A unique JPEG2000 hardware compression platform has been launched by 4DSP. Powered by Xilinx FPGA accelerators, the new system promises better image compression to meet the needs of next generation digital cameras, 4G infrastructure and headsets.

Ethernet Direct Debuts HUE-423S Industrial Unmanaged Slim Ethernet Switch
Ethernet Direct Corporation, a professional and primary provider of industrial networking and communication solutions, is announcing the release of HUE-423S Industrial Unmanaged Slim Ethernet Switch. HUE-42S has 4 10/100TX and 2 single mode fiber ports.