First Device in Family to Implement "Flexible Power Islands"



MUNICH, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Silego Technology announces the SLG46125, further expanding the GreenPAKTM (GPAK) family of Programmable Mixed-signal ICs. This newest GPAK can serve as an ultra-small power management IC which contains a rich set of features, including voltage monitoring, power sequencing, reset and power switches that are configurable in settings and interconnect.  This device is the first in a series of parts designed to create “Flexible Power Islands” (FPI).

Silego originally made this announcement at a press conference held in advance of electronica, “the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Electronic Components, Systems and Applications,” in Munich, Germany. At this conference, Silego made several other announcements that we believe reinforces Silego’s position as a market leader in Configurable Mixed-signal and Power solutions with advanced system protection features.

There are many challenges when designing power systems for handheld and wearable devices.  In each succeeding generation, power systems are becoming more complex, and yet the overall board area devoted to power components keeps getting smaller.  To overcome these challenges, Silego has developed the concept of “Flexible Power Islands”.  Using FPIs, designers can divide their complex power system into some number of local power regions (or islands), each of which includes the power control, power sequencing and power regulation needed to support loads in the immediate vicinity.  We believe this technique results in higher performance and a more efficient solution that can be flexibly tailored to the requirements of each individual system.

With the SLG46125, Silego has captured many of these necessary power system functions (power monitoring, sequencing, reset and power switching) in a tiny 1.6 x 2.0 mm 16-pin MSTQFN fully encapsulated plastic package. Using Silego’s easy-to-use GUI based GPAK Designer™ and GPAK development hardware, designers can quickly and easily implement their unique configuration of the device, thereby customizing the functions to match their unique power requirements.

“Flexible Power Islands are just what our customers have been asking for to address their challenges in developing power systems for ever-more complex mobile devices,” states Nathan John, Director of Marketing. “We want to give customers key functions of their power system in a tiny, low cost device.  Each of these devices can service the needs of loads in a local region of the printed circuit board.  We believe this advancement in architecture will result in big gains in efficiency, while at the same time driving down cost and board space. We believe this is yet another example of how Silego’s Configurable Mixed-signal IC (CMIC) strategy provides value to customers.”

Since the introduction of the CMIC platform, Silego has developed five generations of CMIC silicon and design tools. Each generation has added functionality and enhanced the design experience. As a result, over 1,300 designs incorporating CMICs by Silego customers have gone into production in almost every end market:

For pricing, samples, datasheets, and technical information about these devices and the GPAK Designer software, contact our customer service team at: info@silego.com or visit our website: http://www.silego.com.

About Silego – The CMIC Company

Silego Technology is a fabless semiconductor company creating Configurable Mixed-signal Integrated Circuits, or CMICs, which enable a paradigm shift in the way that hardware engineers design their systems. The Company’s CMICs integrate analog, digital logic, mixed-signal, and power functions while eliminating passive and discrete components. For more information, visit http://www.silego.com

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Silego's Latest Configurable Mixed-signal ICs Pack Plenty of Analog & Digital Functionality in Tiny Packages



MUNICH, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Silego Technology announces three new 14-pin and three new 22-pin 2.0 x 2.2 mm GreenPAKTM Programmable Mixed-signal Matrix ICs, further expanding Silego’s industry leading platform of Configurable Mixed-signal ICs (CMICs).

Silego originally made this announcement at a press conference held in advance of electronica, “the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Electronic Components, Systems and Applications,” in Munich, Germany. At this conference, Silego made several other announcements that we believe further reinforces Silego’s position as a market leader in Configurable Mixed-signal and Power solutions with advanced system protection features.

The six new, feature-rich CMIC devices are designed to implement many system functions, such as system reset, power sequencing, voltage monitoring, and more, with minimal space and power overhead. The devices have been designed to make adding new features to highly integrated systems relatively easy with integrated, programmable analog and digital components, such as look-up tables, D-flip flops, counters, delays, analog comparators, and more.

Also included in these devices are the Asynchronous State Machine and I2C blocks. These two features add more flexibility, functionality, and ease of design to the GreenPAK family of devices. With the addition of the Asynchronous State Machine, designers can implement up to 8 unique states with zero code, zero static power, and fail-safe operation. GreenPAK I2C enables designers to change device configuration, such as analog comparator thresholds, quickly, and allows designers to act as a GPIO expander, writing digital signals to component inputs.

Like other devices in the GreenPAK family, creating custom mixed-signal projects is made simple using the GreenPAK development hardware and simple GUI interface of GreenPAK Designer, allowing engineers to quickly and easily implement new designs and respond to changing design requirements. Additionally, with these devices, designers can now perform on-board emulation and in-system debug, using I2C.

“These six new devices allow us to offer even more value in a smaller area,” states Sean Carty, Sr. Product Marketing Engineer. “We believe the amount of flexibility and features these devices provide in just 4.4 mm2 is phenomenal. Silego continues to add new and exciting products, bringing more solutions to our customers to facilitate differentiation in their products using minimal additional board space and power.”

Since the introduction of the CMIC platform, Silego has developed five generations of CMIC silicon and design tools. Each generation has added functionality and enhanced the design experience. As a result, over 1,300 designs incorporating CMICs by Silego customers have gone into production in almost every end market:

The new part numbers are the 14-pin SLG46534V, SLG46535V, and SLG46536V as well as the 22-pin SLG46533M, SLG46537M, and SLG46538M.

For pricing, samples, datasheets, and technical information about these devices and the GPAK Designer software, contact our customer service team at: info@silego.com or visit our website: http://www.silego.com.

About Silego – The CMIC Company

Silego Technology is a fabless semiconductor company creating Configurable Mixed-signal Integrated Circuits, or CMICs, which enable a paradigm shift in the way that hardware engineers design their systems. The Company’s CMICs integrate analog, digital logic, mixed-signal, and power functions while eliminating passive and discrete components. For more information, visit http://www.silego.com.  

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Xilinx Demonstrates Reconfigurable Acceleration for Cloud Scale Applications at SC16



SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced it will demonstrate reconfigurable acceleration for cloud scale applications at SC16. Through a series of demonstrations and presentations, Xilinx and its ecosystem will highlight how Xilinx® All Programmable technologies are ideally suited to handle computationally intensive data center workloads including machine learning, data analytics, video transcoding, storage and networking – enabling the world’s largest cloud service providers to develop and deploy reconfigurable acceleration platforms at cloud scale. To learn more, visit Xilinx at booth #3640, November 14 – 17, 2016 at the Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT.

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Xilinx Technology Briefing — Reconfigurable Acceleration in the Cloud Data Center
Wednesday, November 16 at 9:00AM
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In this briefing, the principals from Xilinx engineering and research will outline how cloud scale data centers can take advantage of a flexible, power efficient FPGA accelerator platform and provide a look at the Xilinx technology roadmap ahead. Register Now.

Xilinx Demonstrations and Developer Zone – Booth #3640

Acceleration Developer Zone
The Acceleration Developer Zone is a hands-on opportunity to learn about the evolution of FPGA programming models towards standard programming paradigms like OpenCL. Workstations will be available with a choice of four self-paced tutorials in English and Mandarin and Xilinx experts will be on hand for one-on-one instruction. Participants will get a complimentary trial to the Xilinx developer cloud resources hosted by Nimbix, a leading provider of heterogeneous accelerator clouds for big data and machine learning.

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https://www.xilinx.com/about/sc16.html#bootHighlignts

Xilinx Ecosystem Demonstrations throughout the Show Floor

About Xilinx
Xilinx is the leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs, and 3D ICs. Xilinx uniquely enables applications that are both software defined and hardware optimized – powering industry advancements in Cloud Computing, Embedded Vision, Industrial IoT, and 5G Wireless. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.

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Widely Used Investing Social Platform StockTwits Launches MoneyBadger.com Site for Newer Investors



NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — StockTwits Inc, the largest social platform for investors and traders, launched MoneyBadger.com today, a new content site created for new and casual investors. StockTwits is well known in the retail investing and trading communities as the definitive social platform for discussing intraday market activity, with more than 200 messages posted each minute across 7,500 individual stocks and tickers.

“Every day, our social streams are full of fascinating stories of companies and stocks as told by market participants, but those stories aren’t necessarily accessible or useful in their current form to the average person,” said StockTwits CEO Ian Rosen. “Many financial news sites provide information on markets or investing, but Money Badger is the first to bring the incredibly interesting world of the trading floor, seen through the eyes of traders rather than media, to the public- and to relate that world to people’s own daily lives and goals.”

Money Badger will relate intraday market stories, provide basic investing education, and bring the stories that live in the daily StockTwits streams to life for the occasional investor or those new to trading.

“Whether it’s a crazy ride for a company whose mobile phones have a newly discovered habit of exploding, or the basics of how a bond works-  as a publication, Money Badger’s purpose is to help those who’ve never invested to learn the basics of the market, to buy their first shares of stock, and to become engaged with the fascinating market stories that evolve each day,” said Scott Steinhardt, Editor. “We make business news easily digestible and relatable, with an added touch of savvy and humor.”

Money Badger content is available at moneybadger.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/gomoneybadger, and on Twitter at @gomoneybadger.

About StockTwits

StockTwits, founded in 2008, is the largest social platform for investors and traders, and also the host of events such as Stocktoberfest held annually in Coronado, CA, and more than 150 other events annually in 37 cities.

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Robin Systems Slated As Finalist for 2016 Red Herring 100 Global Award



SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Robin Systems, the first Application-Defined Data Center software company, today announced it has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring’s 2016 Top 100 Global award, a prestigious recognition honoring the year’s most audacious and far-reaching private technology companies and entrepreneurs from across the globe throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

“Today’s global enterprises are experiencing unprecedented levels of performance, agility and cost pressures as they look to harness information to drive their business strategies in today’s digital, data-driven economy,” said Chief Executive Officer Premal Buch of Robin. “We’re honored to be named as a finalist in this prestigious competition, recognizing our ability to help companies across the globe manage complex data-centric applications and optimize performance, agility, reliability and cost all at the same time. It’s a great endorsement of our vision to help today’s enterprises create an Application-Defined Data Center that is elastic, scalable, responsive and efficient.”

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The Red Herring editorial team selected the companies demonstrating the most innovative technologies and business models originating from more than 1,000 companies in more than 40 nations. These companies, representing past Red Herring award winners, are judged on a range of qualitative and quantitative metrics, including but not limited to technology innovation, financial performance, growth criteria, management’s execution standards, potential globalization of the strategy and market share improvement.

“In today’s economies, the unrivaled technology ubiquity is not only disrupting how we work but also how we live and think. The vast amount of data and intellectual property combined with the innovation and disruption created by today’s entrepreneurs is touching every sector. More than 300 startups are striving in the construction field alone. The 2016 Red Herring nominees have proven that while some will worry about a bubble, there is no pause in innovation any time soon. And nothing must be taken for granted in this electoral year,” said Red Herring CEO Alex Vieux. “Speed, creativity and unconventional business models are constantly shifting investors’ thesis and users’ behavior — both are demanding more, not less, from entrepreneurs. An unprecedented number of entrepreneurs are jumping ahead of the competition and making a difference. Constant breakthroughs make recent developments obsolete faster than ever before.

“In light of everything, Robin Systems is performing exceptionally well in its field and deserves to be singled out as one of the Red Herring Global finalists,” Vieux continued. “At this stage, we are left with the daunting task to select the best qualified companies for the 2016 Top 100 Global Award.”

The finalists are invited to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring Global forum in Los Angeles, Nov.15-17. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on Nov.17.

The Robin Containerization Platform: Application-centric IT infrastructure for Digital Enterprise

Robin’s Containerization Platform makes possible the Application-Defined Data Center, enabling IT professionals to dramatically simplify application deployment and lifecycle management while guaranteeing predicted Quality of Service. This also enables enterprises to achieve significant CAPEX and OPEX savings via application consolidation on shared hardware. Running on a customer’s own commodity hardware, the Robin Containerization Platform software pools the computing and storage resources across servers to create a containerized agile compute layer, where applications are deployed within containers. The container-aware scale-out block storage enables modern agile application lifecycle management, including snapshot and cloning of the entire application. Robin’s application-aware infrastructure fabric controller automates and marshals the compute and storage layers, thereby making the infrastructure completely transparent to the application owners and developers.

Robin Containerization Platform helps users:

For more details, please watch a webinar co-hosted by 451 Research and Robin Systems, “Application-Defined Data Center: The Next Stop in Data Center Evolution,” or visit robinsystems.com.

About Red Herring

Red Herring is a global media company that unites the world’s best high-technology innovators, venture investors and business decision-makers in a variety of forums, including print, online and exclusive events worldwide. Red Herring provides an insider’s access to the global innovation economy, identifying new and innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs. Its Red Herring 100 awards for North America, Europe, Asia and Global have recognized more than 5,000 companies in their early stages, including Baidu, Google, eBay and Skype. For more information, please go to: http://www.redherring.com/events/

About Robin Systems

Robin is an enterprise software company offering industry’s first Application-Defined Data Center software. With a team that includes industry veterans from leading enterprise technology companies such as NetApp, Oracle and Veritas, Robin seeks to disrupt the $20 billion-plus virtualization market with its container-based compute and storage platform software that delivers better performance, higher consolidation and a much simpler application deployment lifecycle than traditional hypervisor-based virtualization. Founded in 2013, the San Jose, California-based company has raised more than $23 million in venture funding from leading investors such as Clear Ventures, DN Capital, USAA and SAP’s Hasso Plattner Ventures.

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