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23 June 2010

e2v releases the PC8349/E PowerQUICC II Pro Integrated Host Processor for extended reliability applications

e2v, a leading designer and manufacturer of specialised electronic components, announced today the availability of their PC8349/E extended-reliability version of the MPC8349E 32-bit PowerQUICC II Core Processor from Freescale for aerospace and defence applications.

The PC8349/E PowerQUICC II Integrated Host processor incorporates an embedded PowerPC e300 Processor core, operating at up to 667 MHz for demanding extended-reliability environments including networking, storage, communications and computation-intensive applications operating from -55°C to 125°C and is the next level in extended-reliability processor performance from e2v based on their successful partnership with Freescale semiconductor.

“This microcontroller applies the combined expertise of e2v and Freescale Semiconductor," said Eric Marcelot, e2v’s hi-rel microprocessor marketing manager, adding "by coupling Freescale’s e300 cores with DDR memory, Dual Gigabit Ethernet, Dual PCI and Hi-speed USB controllers with e2v’s development and manufacture of extended-reliability IC products, customers can obtain reliable high performance for the long haul.”

The PC8349/E PowerQUICC IIPro Integrated Host processor family is based on a system-on-chip (SoC) architecture and is manufactured on Freescale semiconductor 130nm CMOS process technology and is now available in an extended-temperature range (-55°C to +125°C) in TBGA 672 pin package from e2v.

Press contact:
Sylvie Mattei, Communications Manager
Phone: +33 4 76 58 30 25,



e2v’s objective is to be a global leader in the design and supply of specialised components and sub-systems that enable the world’s leading systems companies to deliver innovative solutions for medical & science, aerospace & defence, and commercial & industrial markets.

e2v is organised into four divisions:

• High performance electron devices and subsystems for applications including defence electronic countermeasures, radiotherapy cancer treatment, radar systems, industrial heating, satellite communications amplifiers and digital television transmitters.
• Advanced CCD and CMOS imaging sensors and cameras for applications including space, science and life science imaging, industrial process control, intra-oral and panoramic dental X-ray systems, military surveillance and automotive imaging.
• Specialist Semiconductors – including logic, memory and microprocessors for high reliability microprocessor and MRAM requirements, in partnership with Freescale Semiconductor and Everspin, mission-critical avionics and defence programs requiring high reliability integrated circuits, high speed data converters and sensor data acquisition utilising mixed signal application specific devices.
• A range of professional sensing products for applications including environmental safety, x-ray spectroscopy, automotive alarm and security systems, microwave radar and safety and arming devices, fire rescue and security thermal imaging.

For the year ended 31 March 2010, e2v achieved sales of £201m and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. In October 2008 e2v acquired QP semiconductor, a leading US-based designer and supplier of specialty semiconductor components used in military and aerospace applications, establishing e2v’s first US manufacturing base.

The Company is headquartered in the United Kingdom and has approximately 1700 employees in six production facilities across Europe and North America. e2v also operates a global network of sales and technical support offices, supported by local distributors and resellers.

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