03 Mar 09. Intel announced an unprecedented partnership with the largest chip foundry on Monday, as the world’s biggest semiconductor maker sought to ride out the downturn by finding new markets. Intel’s agreement with the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) to help it make its Atom microprocessor came as the US-based Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) revealed global chip sales plunged 29 per cent in January. Intel’s deal marks the first time it has outsourced manufacturing of its microprocessors, but the company was at pains to deny that its marriage with TSMC had been forced on it by dire economic circumstances. “This is about our long-term strategy. We’ve been in discussions with TSMC for more than two years,” said Chuck Mulloy, Intel spokesman. (Source: FT.com)
03 Mar 09. Esterel Technologies and Aitech Defense Systems, Inc., the largest independent supplier of COTS rugged computer products for harsh environments, announce their formal partnership to offer a comprehensive, model-based ‘software development through target hardware deployment’ solution.
03 Mar 09. Esterel Technologies and LynuxWorks™ Inc., a world leader in the embedded software market have announced their alliance and intention to build a seamless environment for model-based development and deployment of mission and safety-critical applications.