EDA News – 2008.03.17 Late Edition

ABI Research Updates Smartphone Vendor Matrix Ranking
Nokia has been ranked at the top of the latest Vendor Matrix released by ABI Research. Research in Motion (RIM) and Samsung claimed the second and third spots in the company’s most recent evaluation of worldwide smartphone vendors.

NanoMarkets Publishes Report on Printable Electronics Market
Lighting utilizing organic light emitting diodes (OLED) could benefit from printing as a manufacturing technique because it can add to its cost effectiveness, says our newest printable electronics report, Printable Electronics Market Outlook: Printed Lighting.

Agilent RF Switch Platform Reduces Custom Switch Development Time
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) introduced an RF switch platform designed to simplify the task of defining and building a custom switch matrix. The Agilent L4490A/91A RF switch platform allows R&D and manufacturing engineers to cut their RF switch development time by up to 50 percent.

Tektronix Creates Test Set for Next Generation DDR3 Memory
Tektronix, Inc. announced a comprehensive test toolset for DDR 2 and new DDR 3 technology. DDR 3 is the next generation of Double Data Rate (DDR ) Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM) that will deliver higher performance data rates.

Teklatech Launches FloorDirector Floorplanning EDA Tool
Teklatech announced the immediate availability of its new FloorDirector(tm) product – an advanced floorplanning software tool. FloorDirector offers SoC power-shaping, clock-cycle stretching and robustness to on-chip-variation, accelerating the broad adoption of advanced nanometer geometries.

Liquavista Raises 8 Million Euros
Liquavista BV, the fabless display manufacturing company based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, has announced the completion of an €8 million Series B fund raising, comprising equity and debt. Existing investors Amadeus Capital Partners, GIMV and New Venture Partners LLC all participated in the round.

Silicon Labs Introduces Si4706, Si4749 Radio Data System Receivers
Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, announced the expansion of its broadcast audio portfolio to include two high-performance radio data system (RDS) receivers.

eSOL PrKERNELv4 RTOS Powers Casio EXILIM Digital Camera
eSOL, a leading developer of realtime embedded software solutions, announced that Casio has selected its PrKERNELv4 Real-time Operating System (RTOS) Suites for their EXILIM Card EX-S10 and EXILIM Zoom EX-Z80 digital cameras.

Altair ALT2150 Mobile WiMAX Processor Features MIPS Analog, Processor IP
MIPS Technologies, Inc. announced that Altair Semiconductor has integrated MIPS® processor and analog IP in its new ALT2150 mobile WiMAX baseband processor. The ALT2150 is the first baseband processor optimized for handheld devices, combining ultra-low power consumption, low cost and the smallest footprint.

Sensory BlueGenie Voice Interface Connects to GOOG-411
Sensory, Inc. announced that it is working with Google to greatly simplify user access to the GOOG-411 service through the use of voice commands issued directly to Bluetooth headsets based on Sensory’s BlueGenie(tm) Voice Interface.