EDA News – 2008.04.10 Late Edition

OMG, Eclipse Reveal Details of Open Software, Standards Symposia
The Object Management Group(tm) (OMG(tm)) and the Eclipse Foundation, which are jointly organizing two, one-day Symposia to promote and build on the partnership between Eclipse’s open source software and OMG’s open standards, are announcing the program for the second day of the event.

ABI Research Publishes Report on MEMS Accelerometers
MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems) accelerometers have hit the limelight in the past year, although most consumers are probably quite unaware that they make the Nintendo Wii’s motion-sensing remote control and the Apple iPhone’s self-orienting display possible.

STMicroelectronics, NXP Form Joint Venture by Merging Wireless Businesses
NXP and STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) will combine key wireless operations to form a joint-venture with strong relationships with all major handset manufacturers. The new company will have the scale to better meet customer needs in 2G, 2.5G, 3G, multimedia, connectivity and all future wireless technologies.

Teradyne Announces D750Ex LCD Driver Test System
Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) announced its new D750Ex(tm) LCD Driver Test System. The D750Ex is designed for testing high-definition LCD driver devices. The D750Ex is based on the very successful J750 platform, which has more than 2,600 systems installed worldwide.

Texas Instruments Rolls Out XIO2213A PCI Express to 1394b Controller
Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) expanded its broad, high-performance 1394 (Firewire[TM]) portfolio with a flexible PCI Express (PCIe) to 1394b open host controller. The packet throughput exceeds 87 MB/s, making the XIO2213A the fastest 1394b controller on the market today.