Wednesday, November 17, 2004
SMTEK Acquired For $60M
Moorpark-based SMTEK International announced that it is being acquired by CTS Corporation, an electronic sensor and components and electronics manufacturing services business. The deal is worth $60M, and is a split of 75% cash and 25% stock. SMTEK provides turnkey electronic manufacturing services, and reported $102.4M in sales in the last 12 months. The companies said that SMTEK will be combined with CTS' EMS business unit, Interconnect Systems. The combination is expected to expand the operat (More info...)

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QUALCOMM Teams With Opera Browser
San Diego-based QUALCOMM and browser company Opera Software announced that the two companies are collborating on adding conextual shopping capabilities to Opera's mobile Web browser and QUALCOMM's BREW development environment. Opera will provide contextual shopping capabilities for wireless operators, giving users an opportunity to download and buy applications, ringtones, wallpapers, and skins on BREW-enabled cell phones. The two companies said that the features might be used to allow a basketb (More info...)

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Certance Ships LTO Solution for SMBs
Costa Mesa-based Certance announced a new line of half-height tape solutions for small to medium businesses this morning. The company's new CL 400H tape backup drives provide LTO Ultrium 2 format backup capability with a price targeted at small-to-medium businesses with pricing starting at $2000. The new drives support up to 400 Gbytes of storage and speeds of up to 144 GBytes per hour. The drives are available as 5.25-inch half-height internal, desktop, and rackmount configurations, and are bu (More info...)

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Green Hills Sees Eye To Eye With Mobileye
Santa Barbara-based Green Hills Software announced this morning that it has scored a win with Mobileye to use the Green Hill's MULTI development environment in developing Mobileye's single-chip vision system. Mobileye is using the Green Hills integrated development environment, compilers, and hardware probes to test the Mobileye system-on-a-chip, camera-based driver assistance system. Green Hills provides integrated development solutions for embedded applications in a variety of operating system (More info...)

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Akonix Adds Microsoft Chat Support
San Diego-based Akonix Systems said today that it has added new support for Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005. The Akonix L7 Enterprise product can now monitor and manage instant messaging traffic based on the Microsoft tool. Akonix provides software which allows companies to control or limit instant messaging traffic on corporate networks, including scanning for instant-messaging carried viruses and spam. The tool also supports creating access policies for instant messaging. Micr (More info...)

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Rockwell Scientific Spins Data Acquisition Chips
Thousand Oaks-based Rockwell Scientific Company announced that the company has added to its line of data acquisition products. The company's new 10 GHz bandwidth track and hold circuit, the RTH011 includes an evaluation kit for performance testing of the component.

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