Friday, September 10, 2010

Siemens and National Semiconductor Align to Advance Ultrasound Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept 07, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. and National Semiconductor Corporation today announced a wide-ranging strategic alliance to advance ultrasound technology, creating ultrasound imaging systems that produce enhanced image quality and advanced 3D/4D imaging capabilities, while consuming less power.

The strategic alliance brings together Siemens' leadership in ultrasound technology with National's energy-efficient analog semiconductor capabilities. National will provide leading-edge power management, signal path and transducer solutions while working closely with Siemens. Based on the companies' collaboration, Siemens' ultrasound systems will be able to provide next-generation imaging quality and ground-breaking new applications, while, at the same time, be more energy efficient. Working together, the end goal is to provide medical ultrasound systems that change the game in workflow efficiency, diagnostic reliability and ease of scanning.

source: MarketWatch

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