EDA News – 2008.05.08

AABI Research Publishes Wi-Fi Equipment Market Share Analysis, Forecast
Many common assumptions held about the Wi-Fi industry in 2007 have been exposed as myths, according to a new Wi-Fi equipment market database released by ABI Research.

NextIO Adopts Synopsys VCS Functional Verification, VMM Methodology
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) announced that NextIO has standardized on the VMM methodology, as defined in the Verification Methodology Manual (VMM) for SystemVerilog, and on Synopsys’ VCS functional verification product to accelerate the SystemVerilog-based verification of their I/O virtualization chip design.

Mattson Technology Announces Alpine Photoresist Strip for BEOL, FEOL
Mattson Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTSN) announced the release of the Alpine(TM) system, the Company’s newest innovation targeted to meet the stringent requirements of advanced low temperature photoresist strip processes on back-end-of-line (BEOL) and front-end-of-line (FEOL) applications.

Valicore, jNet Team on Embedded Security Solutions
Valicore Technologies announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with jNet Technology, Inc. Valicore will partner with jNet on porting the jNet Java Virtual Machine and Global Platform protocol technology to additional processors.

STMicroelectronics Introduces STMPE811 Touch Screen Controller IC
The new STMPE811 from STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) is a four-wire resistive touch screen controller featuring autonomous functionality to minimize demands on the host processor. For embedded designers, this frees valuable CPU cycles to ease pressures on performance, power consumption and response times.

Intematix Optimizes LED Chip on Ceramic for Solid State Lighting
Intematix Corp. announced a broad expansion of its product offerings with the introduction of a complete line of patented “chip on ceramic” LEDs and LED arrays. The new line of solid state lighting components leverages Intematix’ expertise in phosphor and material development.

TAEC Debuts Industrial TFT LCD Panels with Long-Life LED Backlighting
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) announced a new color active-matrix thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) module product lineup for industrial applications that incorporates long-life light-emitting diode (LED) backlighting systems.

Xilinx to Attend Linley Tech High-Speed Interconnects Seminar
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced participation at The Linley Tech Seminar on High-Speed Interconnects on May 14, 2008 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose. Xilinx will present “Designing 10 Gbps Applications on Xilinx(R) Virtex(R)-5 FPGA Platforms” and demonstrate the company’s connectivity solutions.