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Cadence Introduces Automotive Functional Safety Verification Solution, Reducing ISO 26262 Compliance Preparation Effort by up to 50 Percent; Cadence Incisive platform enhanced with new fault injection verification management for functional safety compliance
October 22, 2014
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global design innovation, today introduced its new automotive functional safety verification solution, which reduces the effort required by automotive designers to prepare for ISO 26262 compliance by up to 50 percent. An expansion to the Cadence® Incisive® functional verification platform, the new fault injection and safety verification technologies help automotive engineers automate ISO 26262 compliance for traceability, safety verification and tool confidence level (TCL).

Mueller-BBM Active Noise Control and Sound Design Now Optimized on Cadence Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice Processors for Automotive Applications
October 22, 2014
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, and Müller-BBM Active Sound Technology, a global leader in automotive Active Noise Control (ANC) and Active Sound Design (ASD) technology, today announced that an optimized port of Müller-BBM's m|klang® ANC and ASD software is now available on the Cadence® Tensilica® HiFi Audio/Voice digital signal processing (DSP) family. This is the first time m|klang ANC and ASD software has been ported to a licensable intellectual property (IP) DSP core.

Mueller-BBM Active Noise Control and Sound Design Now Optimized on Cadence Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice Processors for Automotive Applications
October 22, 2014
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, and Müller-BBM Active Sound Technology, a global leader in automotive Active Noise Control (ANC) and Active Sound Design (ASD) technology, today announced that an optimized port of Müller-BBM's m|klang® ANC and ASD software is now available on the Cadence® Tensilica® HiFi Audio/Voice digital signal processing (DSP) family. This is the first time m|klang ANC and ASD software has been ported to a licensable intellectual property (IP) DSP core.

Broadcom to Webcast Annual Analyst Day on Tuesday, December 9, 2014
October 22, 2014
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced it will provide a live webcast for its annual Analyst Day event and invites investors to listen beginning at 1 p.m. Pacific Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Broadcom's Analyst Day includes a series of presentations by the company's executive team. It is expected that the presentations will conclude at approximately 5:00 p.m. Pacific. The company's presentations may include information regarding current and future products and technologies, end market trends and the company's current financial prospects.

Ambarella S3 IP Camera SoC Delivers Outstanding 4K Video Quality Using State-of-the-Art H.265/HEVC Encoding; S3 reduces bitrates by up to 50% over Ambarella's current H.264 IP camera SoCs
October 22, 2014
Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBA), a leading developer of low-power, HD and Ultra HD video processing semiconductors, today introduced S3, a security IP camera System-On-Chip (SoC) family with support for the new H.265 or HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) video standard. S3's full implementation of H.265 delivers up to twice the compression efficiency of Ambarella's current H.264 IP camera SoCs, providing outstanding video quality at very low bitrates to optimize network utilization and reduce storage costs. S3 can encode H.265 video at up to 4Kp30 resolution, or H.264 up to 4Kp60 to provide compatibility with existing network infrastructure. Its latest generation of ISP (Image Sensor Pipeline) provides advanced noise reduction to maximize the benefits of H.265, while High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing resolves detail in challenging high contrast scenes. S3 also includes flexible de-warping hardware for cameras with 180-degree or 360-degree panoramic viewing with dynamic windows and digital pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ).

Renesas Electronics Delivers Enhanced User Experience with Integrated Automotive Cockpit Solution; The R-Car E2 SoC Delivers Scalability, Higher Integration and Increased Performance Optimized for Entry-Level Systems
October 22, 2014
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, is enhancing the driving experience with robust new solutions for the integrated car cockpit. As the newest member of Renesas Electronics' state-of-the-art R-Car Series for automotive, the R-Car E2 automotive systems on chip (SoCs) and the new R-Car E2 software development board deliver optimized infotainment and display audio for entry-level integrated cockpit systems that support smartphone interoperability and, in combination with other Renesas R-Car Series devices, help achieve the scalability required to bridge the full range of integrated cockpit systems from entry-level to high-end models. Renesas Electronics R-Car E2 SoC (Photo: Business Wire)

PointGuard Ventures and Morningside Invest $13M in InSilixa's Semiconductor-Based Molecular Diagnostics Technology; CMOS Biochips Enable High-Performance, Mass-Deployable and Low Cost Products for Point-of-Care DNA Testing
October 22, 2014
PointGuard Ventures , a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and Morningside , a privately-held investment group, announced today that they are leading a $13M financing round for InSilixa, Inc., a new Sunnyvale, California-based molecular diagnostic (MDx) platform developer. InSilixa also announced the appointment of Pete Thomas, Managing Director, PointGuard Ventures; and Dr. Gerald Chan, co-founder of Morningside, to InSilixa's board. InSilixa is developing a new generation of high-performance MDx platforms leveraging integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing technologies, particularly complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) processes. InSilixa's fully integrated devices, such as CMOS biochips, are specifically designed to be cost-efficient, mass-deployable, and disposable; yet offer superior clinical performance, specificity, and parallelism. InSilixa point-of-care (PoC) systems, for example, can rapidly identify the infecting pathogen in clinical samples and simultaneously verify the absence or presence of genetic mutations that result in antibiotic resistance. There is an urgent need for such a system in multiple diagnostic scenarios, such as rapid detection of multi-drug resistant bacteria ("super bugs") in intensive care units. The system is also critical for effective response to seasonal respiratory infection outbreaks and the optimal treatment of drug resistant bacterial or viral infections (e.g., tuberculosis or HIV) globally.

Semitech Debuts Single-Chip, Grid-Connected Signal Controller for IoT Applications; First Device to Integrate Standards-Based PLC Communication With Analog and PWM Controller for Micro Inverter and Smart Lighting Markets
October 22, 2014
Semitech Semiconductor, a provider of narrowband power line communication (N-PLC) solutions that enable the transformation of the electricity grid into a smart grid, today announced its new SM2480. A single-chip, grid-connected signal controller, the SM2480 is ideal for solar inverters, smart lighting LED ballasts, home and building automation and other SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), and grid-connected applications. The SM2480 integrates standards-based universal N-PLC with analog signal monitoring, control functions and peripherals -- making it the first chip in the world to offer all of the functions required for grid-connected micro inverter implementation. Integrating the connectivity function with the control functions significantly reduces the cost of a solar micro-inverter design, enabling a cost effective, power efficient and smaller system architecture, which is critical for the mass deployment of micro-inverter-based solar systems and smart ballasts.

DSP Group Delivers HD Voice and Home Automation Utilizing Qualcomm Internet Processor; DSP Group's DECT/CAT-iq/ULE SoC Offers Simple Integration With Qualcomm(R) Internet Processors (IPQ806x), Providing Greater Networking Processing Power That Enables Gateways to Deliver Advanced Cordless Audio Capabilities, Home Automation and Control Functionality
October 22, 2014
LOS ALTOS, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DSP Group®, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, announced today that its DCX81 DECT/CAT-iq/ULE (Ultra Low Energy) System on a Chip (SoC) can be integrated in gateways based on the Qualcomm® Internet Processor (IPQ806x) from Qualcomm Atheros Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. The solution will enable delivery of advanced cordless telephony features like multi-line, multi-call and multi-handset with enhanced HD voice.

-NXP Enables New Era in Cloud Services Security
October 22, 2014
ENP Newswire - 22 October 2014 Release date- 21102014 - San Jose, CA - NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI), global leader in secure technology and solutions, today announced a strategic deployment of FIDO U2F secure element ICs for accessing consumer cloud services.


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