EDA News – 2008.06.02 Late Edition

Semiconductor Chip Sales Grow by 5.9% to $21.2 Billion in April
Worldwide sales of semiconductors of $21.2 billion in April were 5.9 percent higher than the $20.1 billion reported for April 2007, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported. April sales were essentially flat sequentially with the $21.2 billion reported for March 2008.

The MathWorks Announces DAC Keynote, Panel, Tutorial
At this year’s Design Automation Conference (DAC), The MathWorks will be in Booth 741 to show how Model-Based Design accelerates electronic system and embedded software development through interactive demonstrations of workflows for system and algorithm design, code generation, and verification.

AMCC, TeamF1, Senao Unveil 802.11n WLAN Access Point Reference Design
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) (NASDAQ:AMCC), TeamF1, Inc., and Senao Networks, Inc. announced a comprehensive hardware/software reference design kit, based on the company’s PowerPC 405EX processor and designed to accelerate customer time-to-market for Enterprise 802.11n Wireless Access Points.

Coherent Logix Achieves First Pass Success with Extreme DA GoldTime
Extreme DA[tm] customer Coherent Logix achieved first-pass silicon success for the hx2100, the latest in its line of HyperX-based digital signal processors (DSPs). Coherent Logix used Extreme DA GoldTime[tm] exclusively for full-chip timing analysis of its design before manufacture.

Oticon Selects Synopsys IC Compiler for Hearing Aid DSP
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) announced that Oticon has taped out part of its next-generation digital signal processor (DSP) chipset for hearing-aid devices using Synopsys’ IC Compiler design planning and place-and-route product, which is part of the Eclypse[TM] Low Power Solution.

Solarflare Deploys Arithmatica CellMath Designer Datapath Synthesis Tool
Arithmatica, Ltd. announced that Solarflare Communications, Inc. has successfully deployed Arithmatica’s datapath synthesis tool, CellMath Designer[tm], to optimize the datapath sections of Solarflare’s new 10GBASE-T PHY product.

IGEL Technology Releases Latest Microsoft Windows XP Embedded Firmware
IGEL Technology announced the availability of its latest Microsoft Windows XP Embedded firmware on the broadest and most powerful range of thin clients on the market. The latest firmware gives users increased choice of hypervisors for virtual PCs, improved device management and further energy saving capabilities.

Virage Logic Debut RTL to Test Floor Embedded Memory Test, Repair Subsystem
Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ: VIRL) announced the availability of a completely open register transfer level (RTL) to test floor embedded memory test and repair subsystem based on the latest release of its flagship Self-Test and Repair (STAR[tm]) Memory System and the recently introduced STAR[tm] Yield Accelerator.

Freescale Unveils 50-Volt LDMOS RF Power Transistor for L-Band Radar
Continuing to push the boundaries of high-power radio frequency (RF) technology, Freescale Semiconductor has unveiled the world’s first 50-volt LDMOS RF power transistor line-up for L-Band radar applications.

Ubicom Introduces StreamEngine 7000 Processors for Digital Home
Ubicom®, Inc. has introduced a new family of StreamEngine® processors for home networking and connected media devices. The StreamEngine 7000[tm] family is software-compatible with the popular StreamEngine 5000[tm] family and delivers higher performance with lower power in a smaller package.

Freescale Symphony DSP Features Multi-Channel Dolby Volume
Freescale Semiconductor’s Symphony[tm] family of audio digital signal processors (DSP) are the first DSPs in the market to integrate multi-channel Dolby® Volume intelligent audio processing technology.

TeamF1 Announces Managed Access Point Solution for AMCC Makalu
TeamF1, Inc. announced that its Managed Access Point Solution (MAPS) is the first software solution available on Applied Micro Circuits Corp.’s (AMCC) (NASDAQ:AMCC) newly released PowerPC 405EX-600MHz “Makalu” network appliance reference hardware design platform.

Wavesat, Compal to Develop Mobile WiMAX USB Dongle with Odyssey 8500
Wavesat announced that Compal Communications, Inc. (CCI), a leading ODM for handheld devices, has selected Wavesat to co-develop products for its Mobile WiMAX product line, starting with a USB Dongle. The collaboration between the two companies will leverage Wavesat’s multimode Odyssey 8500 4G Broadband chipset.

I-View Selects Tundra PCI Express Bridge, AlogicsPCI One Chip Decoder
Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX: TUN ) and Alogics have been selected by I-View Communication Inc. (I-View) to provide PCI Express® (PCIe) Bridges and PCI One Chip Decoders to enable I-View’s PCIe DVR video capture cards for next generation surveillance systems.