EDA News – 2008.04.07 Late Edition

Atmel, Melexis Introduce Yuma+ Cryptographic RFID Development Kit
Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) and Melexis Microelectronic Integrated Systems N.V. (Euronext Brussels: MELE) announced their innovative development kit, Yuma+, for contactless, highly secure RFID transactions.

Si2 Announces OpenAccess+ Conference
The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) announced that its 12th Si2/OpenAccess+ Conference will be held on Aril 16, 2008. The Conference will feature speakers and demonstrations from several of the industry’s leading semiconductor and electronic-design automation (EDA) companies.

American Portwell Debuts NAD-2100, NAR-2200 Communications Appliances
American Portwell announces new entry-level NAD-2100 desktop and NAR-2200 1U rackmount competitively-priced communications appliances that use Intel chipsets and support for Celeron M/Pentium M processors up to 2 GHz to provide high computing performance with low power consumption for edge network appliances.

3M Debuts MicroTouch EX II 7000 Capacitive Touch Sensor Controllers
3M Touch Systems introduces two new capacitive touch sensor controllers based on its industry-leading MicroTouch EX II electronics platform. These new MicroTouch EX II 7000 series USB controllers provide integrators with high-performance, easy-to-integrate touch electronics.

TI TPS40211 Drives High Brightness LEDs
Opening the door to new technology advancements in industrial and architectural lighting, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) introduced a 4.5 V to 52 V wide-input voltage, non-synchronous boost controller, intended for applications where the output is a regulated current instead of a regulated voltage.

Atmel Unveils FingerChip Security Chipset for Embedded Applications
Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), announced the availability of its FingerChip Security Chipset which provides a highly secure, high performance, small and cost effective biometric solution.

Silicon Labs Introduces Four FM Receiver ICs
Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, announced the expansion of its successful broadcast audio portfolio to include four new FM receivers.

Cypress to Demonstrate at Embedded Systems Conference 2008
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) announced that it will provide numerous training and education opportunities focusing on its PSoC® mixed-signal architecture and other programmable solutions at the 2008 Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose.

AMCC to Showcase Processors at Embedded Systems Conference
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ: AMCC) announced that it will team with customers and partners to showcase advanced solutions of its line of embedded processors during the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley from Tuesday to Thursday, April 15 to 17 at booth #2010 in the McEnery Convention Center.

STARC Selects Cadence Encounter Timing System for PRIDE 2 Design Flow
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, announced that Japan’s Semiconductor Technology Academic Research Center (STARC) has incorporated the Cadence® Encounter® Timing System as part of its PRIDE V2.0 Reference Design Flow.

Seiko NPC Tapes Out with Cadence Encounter Test Architect, RTL Compiler
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, announced that Seiko NPC Corporation successfully taped out a complex audio DSP design using Cadence® Encounter® Test Architect and Encounter RTL Compiler global synthesis technologies.