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austriamicrosystems High Performance Analog ICs Now Available at Newark

Franchise extension provides North American design engineers with latest technologically advanced products

CHICAGO, Ill. & UNTERPREMSTAETTEN, Austria–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Committed to offering design engineers the newest technologies first, leading multi-channel electronics distributor Newark, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, has signed a franchise agreement with austriamicrosystems to stock their innovative, highly accurate, low power analog ICs for same day shipping at This agreement extends austriamicrosystem’s (SIX:AMS) franchise with Premier Farnell distribution businesses in Europe and Asia.

As a global designer and manufacturer, austriamicrosystems develops and … Read More → "austriamicrosystems High Performance Analog ICs Now Available at Newark"

SMIC Adopts Cadence DFM Solutions for 65- and 45-Nanometer IP/Library Development and Full Chip Production

Cadence Model-Based Litho Physical and Litho Electrical Analyzer Solutions Provide Fast and Accurate Silicon-Validated Full-Chip Electrical DFM Verification Flow

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDNS) , the leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI and SEHK: 0981.HK) has adopted Cadence(R) Litho Physical Analyzer and Cadence Litho Electrical Analyzer to more accurately predict the impact of stress and lithographic variability on the performance of 65- and 45-nanometer semiconductor designs. The Cadence Litho Electrical Analyzer — the semiconductor industry’s first electrical DFM solution in … Read More → "SMIC Adopts Cadence DFM Solutions for 65- and 45-Nanometer IP/Library Development and Full Chip Production"

Lattice Simplifies System Control Applications With MachXO Control Development Kit

— New $119 Control Development Kit and 12 New Reference Designs

Supporting MachXO PLDs Accelerate Time-to-Market for System Control Designs —
HILLSBORO, OR — OCTOBER 19, 2009 — Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced the immediate availability of the new MachXO™ Control Development Kit as well as 12 new reference designs, ideal for prototyping system control functions such as temperature and current monitoring, power supply sequencing, fan control and fault logging, that are commonly found in telecom infrastructure, server, industrial and medical applications. The new kit offers designers of CPLDs and low-density FPGAs a comprehensive suite of board management and system control … Read More → "Lattice Simplifies System Control Applications With MachXO Control Development Kit"

Anchor Bay Achieves Silicon Success With Denali’s DDR PHY Solution

High-Quality, Configurable DDR PHY Deployed in Video Processing Chips For AV Receivers and Blu-ray Players

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Denali Software, Inc., a world-leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software and intellectual property (IP), today announced that Anchor Bay, a leading supplier of video-processing semiconductors (ASICs) and systems, has successfully taped out its ABT2015 chip utilizing Denali’s next-generation Databahn(TM) DDR PHY solution in 65-nanometer (nm) Common Platform(TM) process technology offered by IBM, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd., and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Denali’s Databahn solution enabled Anchor Bay’s developers to meet … Read More → "Anchor Bay Achieves Silicon Success With Denali’s DDR PHY Solution"

Mentor Graphics and Aeroconseil Partner to Support DO-254 in China

WILSONVILLE, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ:MENT), a leading electronic design automation (EDA) solutions provider, and Aeroconseil, an established aeronautical services company, are combining forces to offer their complementary DO-254 solutions and services to the Chinese aviation market. China is quickly emerging as a key player in the worldwide aerospace development domain, and likely to see great benefit from the streamlined process for DO-254 compliance provided by Mentor and Aeroconseil.

RTCA/DO-254 “Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware” is a standard that is currently being enforced by the Federal Aviation Administration ( … Read More → "Mentor Graphics and Aeroconseil Partner to Support DO-254 in China"

IAR Systems launches development tools for ARM Cortex-R4(F) processor

– Comprehensive toolset provide full support for the ARM Cortex-R4(F) processor –

Uppsala, Sweden – October 15 – IAR Systems today announced comprehensive support for ARM® Cortex(TM)-R4(F) processor in version 5.40 of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM.

IAR Embedded Workbench is a renowned set of development tools for embedded applications. The package includes an editor, project management tools, a C and C++ compiler that generates highly optimized code for the combined ARM/Thumb®-2 instruction set, a C-SPY simulator as well as run-time libraries, relocating assembler, linker and librarian tools. The compiler can check … Read More → "IAR Systems launches development tools for ARM Cortex-R4(F) processor"

Zarlink’s Timing over Packet Products Successfully Interoperate at ISPCS 2009 “Plug-fest”

Zarlink’s Timing over Packet (ToP) devices are interoperable with all equipment manufacturers using the latest IEEE 1588-2008 protocol

OTTAWA, CANADA, October 15, 2009 – Zarlink Semiconductor (TSX: ZL) today announced its portfolio of IEEE 1588 Timing over Packet (ToP) products successfully passed comprehensive interoperability testing with a range of equipment manufacturers. Independent testing was completed during “plug-fest” at the 2009 International IEEE Symposium on Precision Clock Synchronization (ISPCS) for Measurement, Control and Communication in Brescia, Italy.

Plug-fest is an opportunity for suppliers and manufacturers to demonstrate system-wide clock synchronization and operation of … Read More → "Zarlink’s Timing over Packet Products Successfully Interoperate at ISPCS 2009 “Plug-fest”"

Itron Selects Accent Single Chip Solution for Smart Metering Applications

Highly Integrated, Customized System-on-Chip Offering to Dramatically Reduce System BOM and Increase Performance Versus Standard Products

State-of-The-Art Design to Incorporate ARM® CortexTM-M3 Processor and complete ZigBeeTM PRO Functionality

MILAN & LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Accent S.p.A., a leading fabless SoC provider offering highly differentiated platform-based System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions, and Itron (Nasdaq:ITRI), the industry leader in advanced metering technology, today announced Itron’s selection of Accent to supply a newly developed integrated circuit for its OpenWay® CENTRON® smart meter product line. The new design will integrate the … Read More → "Itron Selects Accent Single Chip Solution for Smart Metering Applications"

EVE to Exhibit at ARM Techcon3

Will Highlight ZeBu-Server’s Scalability, Affordability, Speed, Debugging Capabilities

ARM Techcon3
Booth #614
SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EVE, the leader in hardware/software co-verification and developer of ZeBu-Server, a scalable and affordable emulation system, will exhibit at ARM® Techcon3 (Booth #614) October 21-22 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif.

Capable of handling up to one-billion application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) gates at speeds reaching 30 megahertz (MHz), ZeBu-Server comes equipped with a wide array of tools that enables debugging at multiple levels of abstraction. The ZeBu Smart Debug … Read More → "EVE to Exhibit at ARM Techcon3"

EMA Partners with Aldec to Provide Cadence OrCAD Users a Complete FPGA Design Solution

Rochester, NY (October 14, 2009) – EMA Design Automation™ (, one of the world’s largest Electronic Design Automation Value Added Resellers, announced today that it has partnered with Aldec® as an Authorized North American Distributor of Aldec Active-HDL™. This partnership enables EMA to deliver a comprehensive FPGA design environment to Cadence® Design Systems OrCAD® customers. “FPGAs are ubiquitous in electronic design due to their flexibility and time to market advantages,” said Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA Design Automation. “With these advantages comes the challenge of designing, … Read More → "EMA Partners with Aldec to Provide Cadence OrCAD Users a Complete FPGA Design Solution"

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