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The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation
Attorney and Advocacy Group to Share $500K Gruber Foundation International Justice Prize
NEW YORK, June 10, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation (www.gruberprizes.org) today announces that, on the tenth anniversary of the Gruber Prize Program, it will award its 2009 Justice Prize to an individual and an organization for their tireless advocacy of human rights for individuals belonging to oppressed groups that historically have not had an effective voice in, or access to, the justice system:
Magma Design Automation
Magma's QuickCap NX Certified to Support TSMC iRCX Format for 40-nm Processes
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 10, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Magma(r) Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq:LAVA), a provider of chip design software, announced today that QuickCap(r) NX has been certified to support the parasitic extraction and modeling accuracy requirements of the TSMC iRCX format for integrated circuits (ICs) targeting 65-nanometer (nm) and 40-nm processes. With the consistent data provided by the iRCX format, designers can use Magma QuickCap NX to extract accurate parasitic-capacitance values based on the truest 3D representation of the physical circuit. Accurate capacitance values are critical for calculating many properties of chip performance, including capacitive crosstalk, RC delay time and power consumption. With QuickCap NX and the iRCX format, designers can more accurately predict IC performance prior to manufacturing, allowing them to either make modifications or proceed with confidence in achieving silicon success.
Procter & Gamble Selects MSC.Software's SimManager and SimXpert to Improve Engineering Productivity and Product Quality
SANTA ANA, Calif., June 10, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MSC.Software (Nasdaq:MSCS), a leading global provider of simulation solutions, including software and services, today announced that the Procter and Gamble Company (P&G), is using MSC.Software's SimXpert and SimManager to drive design and process improvement for complex consumer product design. P&G's objective is to minimize the time required to perform advanced simulations and improve the accuracy and reliability of virtual prototypes and manufacturing process simulations in the pre-design phase of product development.
RFMD(R) Expands Multi-Market Product Catalog to Include High Isolation Broadband Switches
BOSTON, June 10, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance semiconductor components, today announced the expansion of the Company's RF component portfolio to include four new high isolation broadband switches: the RF3021, RF3023, RF3024 and RF3025. Each of the symmetric RF switches is designed to operate in multiple market segments, including cellular infrastructure, WiFi, WiMAX and antenna tuning applications for mobile devices.