Tuesday, February 24, 2004
System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference and Exhibit
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System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference and Exhibit, April 19 & 20, 2004,
Radisson Hotel Newport Beach

For complete conference program, list of presenters, and registration
information, visit: http://www.savantcompany.com/SoC_Conf_April_2004/SoC.htm

Conference sponsored by Cal State Fullerton's School of Engineering,
Chartered Semiconductor, Kawasaki LSI, Tensilica, Palmchip, and ARC.

Companies presenting: Cadence, Motorola, TI, LSI Logic, Toshiba,
Magma, UCI, CSU Long Beach, Xilinx, Altera, Lattice, National, and much more

Selected Topics: SoC Platform designs, The latest configurable CPUs and DSPs
for SoC platforms, 90nm and post 90nm challenges, Latest EDA Tools for
Nanometer SoCs, and much more

Wireless ISPs NextWeb, SkyPipeline Merge in $25M Deal
Camarillo-based SkyPipeline (www.skypipeline.com) and Fremont-based NextWeb announced this morning that the two companies are merging. The deal, worth more than $25M, will result in broadband wireless coverage of both Northern and Southern California. The companies offer broadband Internet services aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses.

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Ixia Buys G3 NOVA for $9M
Calabasas-based Ixia (www.ixiacom.com) has acquired Westlake Village-based G3 NOVA Technology for $9M in cash and stock, plus future earnout, and introduced a new line of Voice over IP testing tools as a result of the purchase. Ixia will now offer IxVoice, performance and conformance test tools for VoIP and IP telephony technologies. G3 Nova's operations are here as well as in Bucharest, Romania where G3 employs over 40 engineers.

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Pictage, WeddingChannel.com Hook Up
Torrance-based Pictage (www.pictage.com) and Los Angeles-based WeddingChannel.com have entered into a multi-year marketing and investment agreement, according to the companies. The two companies will partner to combine their service offerings, allowing engaged and newlywed couples to manage their wedding photos and registries in one place, and allow wedding photographers to receive premier listings on WeddingChannel.com. Pictage provides services to wedding photographers to proof, share, print, (More info...)

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Silicon Wave Certifies Bluetooth Silicon
San Diego-based Silicon Wave (www.siliconwave.com) announced that it has certified its Bluetooth silicon with Cambridge Silicon Radio. The two companies tested their devices using 2Mbps and 3Mbps modes. Silicon Wave develops processors and software for Bluetooth communications.

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SMC Partners For Music Conversion
Irvine-based SMC Networks (www.smc.com) has partnered with Get Digital to provide CD conversion processing for its wireless audio adapter. SMC will offer its users discounted access to Get Digital's service for converting audio CDs to computer formats such as MP3 and WMA. Get Digital's EZ-Stream Wireless Adapter provides access to MP3 collections anywhere within a house through a 802.11b or 802.11g wireless network.

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Foundstone Adds Vulnerability Assessment Service
Mission Viejo-based Foundstone (www.foundstone.com) has added a new Vulnerability Management Best Practices service for helping companies manage their information security risks. The company's new service focuses on helping companies implement vulnerability management programs.

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