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Lattice Semiconductor Announces Expanded Presence in India

HILLSBORO, OR– April 4, 2011 —  Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced the official inauguration of Lattice India in a ribbon cutting ceremony that included Lattice President and Chief Executive Officer Darin G. Billerbeck and Lattice India General Manager Sidhartha (Sid) Mohanty, as well as representatives from Lattice’s customers and members of the press.

Lattice has had a presence in India through distributors for over 15 years, and established a direct sales office in 2006. As a complete sales and support center, … Read More → "Lattice Semiconductor Announces Expanded Presence in India"

Lattice Now Shipping MachXO2 PLDs in Production

HILLSBORO, OR– April 4, 2011 — Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that the MachXO2™ LCMXO2-1200 device has been qualified and released to production. The LCMXO2-1200 is one of six members of the MachXO2 PLD family, offering designers of low-density PLDs an unprecedented mix of low cost, low power and high system integration in a single device.& … Read More → "Lattice Now Shipping MachXO2 PLDs in Production"

Option signs distribution agreement with Avnet Embedded

Poing, Germany, 4 April 2011 – Avnet Embedded, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) company, today announced that it has signed a European agreement covering 17 European countries with Option, the wireless technology company, for the distribution of its portfolio of embedded wireless products and the uCAN connection management software. The distribution agreement is effective immediately.

Serving customers, such as developers of electronic devices, in an array of industries, Avnet Embedded differentiates itself by offering expertise across a broad range of embedded solutions. As a value added distributor, the company has a specialist embedded wireless team that helps its customers select the … Read More → "Option signs distribution agreement with Avnet Embedded"

GLOBALFOUNDRIES enters a broad strategic partnership with imec

Leuven, Belgium – April 4, 2011 – GLOBALFOUNDRIES, one of the world’s leading semiconductor foundries, has signed a strategic long-term partnership on sub-22nm CMOS scaling and GaN-on-Si technology with the nanoelectronics R&D center imec.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES becomes a full imec core CMOS partner. Imec’s sub-22nm core CMOS program aims at developing processes that can be used in high-volume manufacturing of future logic and memory ICs. The program encompasses material and device studies, tool and process step exploration, integration options and advanced characterization towards process technology platforms for the next generation of ICs, … Read More → "GLOBALFOUNDRIES enters a broad strategic partnership with imec"

Powerstax Introduce 3000W Ruggedised Rack Mount DC-DC Power Supply

Latest news from Powerstax, one of Europe’s leading application-rich power solutions manufacturers, is the introduction of the TVR3001, a 3000W DC-DC power conversion rack that has been developed specifically for harsh environmental conditions. In a highly efficient configuration, each of the three individual modules within the rack contain two of Powerstax’s versatile F501 full brick DC-DC converters, coupled with a two phase boost converter to provide a standalone power solution. The Powerstax TVR3001 is ideal for use in vehicle or remote applications and the system is designed to protect the internal electronics from the … Read More → "Powerstax Introduce 3000W Ruggedised Rack Mount DC-DC Power Supply"

Atmel Launches Integrated Gate Driver ICs for Automotive BLDC Motor-control Applications

Heilbronn, Germany, April 4, 2011– Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced the availability of the new set of highly-integrated system basis gate driver ICs. The Atmel ATA6843 and ATA6844 devices are new members of the company’s extensive gate driver family designed for 3-phase brushless DC (BLDC) motor control applications including turbo chargers, waste gates, EGR, pumps, fans, power window, power doors and power seats. They feature six-output stages for direct motor control when combined with an Atmel AVR® microcontroller (MCU), and an on-chip Atmel automotive LIN transceiver IP for in-car communication.Read More → "Atmel Launches Integrated Gate Driver ICs for Automotive BLDC Motor-control Applications"

“Migrate Legacy to QAM” CMX7164 Multi-Mode Wireless Data Modem

Maldon, Essex – CML Microcircuits (, a leading innovator and provider of low-power semiconductors for global wireless and telecommunications markets, today announced the launch of the CMX7164 Multi Mode wireless data modem IC.

The CMX7164 provides 4/16/64-QAM and root raised cosine 2/4FSK baseband modem functions in a single chip, replacing the current need for user programmed DSP plus codec ICs. This development includes digital IF filters, auxiliary codecs, clock generator and I/O functions that lower total BOM … Read More → "“Migrate Legacy to QAM” CMX7164 Multi-Mode Wireless Data Modem"

JUKI and AEGIS Bridge Platforms

JUKI and AEGIS Software announce a unique integration of JUKI’s new Intelligent Shop Floor Solutions software package (IS) with CircuitCAM Express for fast data preparation and facility-wide programming.  

JUKI’s IS software package provides managers, supervisors and engineers with the tools required to run the most efficient production possible, and has been seamlessly integrated with AEGIS’ CircuitCAM Express, now branded as NPI Plus. This seamless integration provides a full set of CAD importers and Gerber processing with direct … Read More → "JUKI and AEGIS Bridge Platforms"

Ausdia Licenses Verific Design Automation’s Parser Platform

ALAMEDA, CALIF. –– April 4, 2011 –– Ausdia Inc., provider of chip design and closure solutions, has licensed Verific Design Automation’s Verilog parser platform for use with its analysis and optimization software for accelerating timing constraint development, constraint validation and timing closure.

“When we looked for a platform for RTL analysis, we quickly realized that the only answer was Verific,” says Sam Appleton, Ausdia’s chief executive officer (CEO).  “ … Read More → "Ausdia Licenses Verific Design Automation’s Parser Platform"

6A N-Channel MOSFET Gate Driver Operates over a -55°C to 125°C Junction Temperature Range

MILPITAS, CA – April 4, 2011 – Linear Technology Corporation announces a new high reliability (MP-grade) version of the LTC4441, a 6A N-channel MOSFET gate driver that operates over a -55°C to125°C operating junction temperature range. This high power driver is designed to increase the output power and efficiency of a DC/DC controller, enabling it to drive high … Read More → "6A N-Channel MOSFET Gate Driver Operates over a -55°C to 125°C Junction Temperature Range"

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