EDA News – 2008.04.21 Late Edition

Micron, Nanya Form DRAM Joint Venture – MeiYa Technology Corporation
Micron Technology, Inc. and Nanya Technology Corporation announced that the two companies have signed an agreement to create MeiYa Technology Corporation, a new DRAM joint venture. The partnership will leverage both Micron and Nanya’s manufacturing technology, strengths and experience.

VLSI-TSA Features Papers on High-k Metal Gates, finFET, Flash, CMOS
SEMATECH researchers are presenting trend-setting research results in extending CMOS logic and memory technologies at the International Symposium on VLSI Technology, System and Applications (VLSI-TSA) this week.

Freescale to Host Technology Forum Americas 2008
Freescale Semiconductor will host the Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) Americas on June 16-19, 2008. FTF provides a unique opportunity for attendees to view and interact with the entire Freescale ecosystem, a global community comprised of Freescale and its partners, customers and universities.

Lattice Semiconductor, Aldec Team on OEM FPGA Mixed Language Simulator
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) and Aldec, Incorporated announced a new OEM agreement that will deliver the only OEM FPGA mixed language simulator. Active-HDL Lattice Edition will be bundled with Lattice’s ispLEVER® design tool suite.

microchipDIRECT Offers Integration Associates EZLink Development Kit
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP) announced the availability of Integration Associates’ EZLink(tm) Development Kit (Microchip part #TDKEZ915) for $240 on the microchipDIRECT e-commerce Web site. This kit augments the wireless products offered by Microchip.

Kronos Selects GreenPeak Low Power Mesh Technology for Wireless Terminal
GreenPeak Technologies announced that Kronos has selected GreenPeak’s low-power wireless mesh networking technology for one of their wireless terminals. Hortimax, a Kronos VAR (value added reseller), is active in greenhouse harvesting management systems.

Embedded Masterclass Draws Developers with Linux Workshops
The organisers of this year’s UK Embedded Masterclass have announced that their Embedded Linux Workshops are close to being completely sold out, weeks before the event. Engineers from leading technology companies across the UK have registered to attend this event.

NEC Samples LTPS TFT 2.7-inch LCD Module with 413 Pixels per Inch
NEC LCD Technologies, together with its sales and marketing channel in the Americas, NEC Electronics America Inc., announced that it will begin shipping samples of its new low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) thin-film-transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) module, part number NL9654HL06-01J.