EDA News – 2008.03.20 Late Edition

Synopsys Acquires Synplicity
Synplicity, Inc. (Nasdaq:SYNP), a leading supplier of solutions for the design and verification of semiconductors, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Synopsys, Inc., (Nasdaq:SNPS) a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and manufacturing.

Smartphones to Account for 31% of Handset Market
The market for smartphones will grow from around 10% of the total handset market in 2007 to 31% of the market in 2013. A new study from ABI Research projects this meteoric growth to be a product of a number of complex factors.

VDC Comments on Kontron’s Acquisition of Thales Computers
Earlier this week, Kontron Modular Computers GmbH finalized its acquisition of Thales Group’s Thales Computers subsidiary. Thales Computers, headquartered in Toulon Cedex, France, has 100 employees that shipped approximately EUR 20 million worth of embedded computer systems in 2007.

Timesys Offers Board Support Package for Freescale i.MX27 Processors
Timesys Corporation, a premier provider of embedded Linux software solutions, announced the availability of a Free Board Support Package (BSP) for the Freescale i.MX27 multimedia applications processor. Additionally, the free Freescale BSP can be upgraded to a full LinuxLink subscription.

Spectrum Control Rolls Out Series 700 EMI Filtered D-Sub Connectors
Spectrum Control now offers its high performance series 700 D-subminiature filtered connectors in significantly shorter lead times. With their new State College, PA ceramics facility in full production, Spectrum Control’s in-house ceramic tube production ensures world-class quality and superior filtering.

TaraCom, GDA Team on GPON SerDes Phy IP, MAC for System Designs
TaraCom Integrated Products and GDA Technologies have entered into a partnership to offer an integrated solution for GPON applications for the ONU SerDes Phy and the GPON MAC that can be readily integrated into ASIC, SoC or other packaging formats in either 90 or 65 nm process technologies.