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Analog signal-conditioning and data-converter maker Signal Processing Technologies Inc. has opened an IC design center in Horten, Norway. The center is focused on designing low-power, high-resolution, high-speed data-conversion chips for medical ultrasound and mobile communications applications. For that, it is acquiring expertise in analog multipliers, variable-gain amplifiers, oversampling converters, and logic design. Plus, the center will also develop strength in the layout of digital and mixed-mode video-processing circuits.

I-Logix inc., an enterprise solutions provider for real-time embedded applications development, has announced a joint development and distribution agreement with Allegro Software Development Corp., a provider of Internet appliance solutions. I-Logix will integrate Allegro's RomPager embedded Web server with its Rhapsody, a UML visual applications development platform.

In collaboration with North Carolina State University, Intersil Corp. has formed an engineering analog/RF/mixed-signal consortium, with plans to expand it into a multimember organization comprising several leading-edge semiconductor and other high-technology solutions providers.

Virtual surroundsound developer Spatializer Audio Laboratories Inc. and RISC processor supplier MIPS Technologies Inc. have entered into a development agreement. Spatializer will port its embedded audio-enhancement technologies to the MIPS32 and MIPS64 architecture platforms. Spatializer also is now a member of the MIPS Alliance Program, gaining access to MIPS OEMs and licensees.

Lindgren RF Enclosures Inc., a manufacturer of RF shielding products that was recently acquired by ESCO Technologies, will integrate its EMC test and measurement operations with another ESCO division, EMC Test Systems (ETS), to form the ETS-Lindgren group. ETS will transfer the manufacture of shielding-only products to Lindgren. Then, ETS will focus on the manufacturing of test equipment for the EMC, RF microwave, and wireless markets.

Aceva Technologies, a managed e-finance infrastructure provider, has formed a strategic partnership with HNC Financial Solutions, a division of HNC Software Inc. The deal will augment Aceva's e-finance platform with HNC's Capstone Decision Manager, a credit-decisioning program for business-to-business e-commerce. Under this union, Fortune 1000 companies and e-marketplaces will be able to conduct business in real time over the Internet.

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