Comment: TSMC's Morris Chang would say that Blog 7/25/2003 Post a comment So TSMC's chairman Morris Chang isn't convinced that a recovery is underway but feels that it is just that some specific companies, his included, have done well in the second quarter of 2003. Readers should bear in mind that TSMC has an interest in maintaining the status quo and therefore inhibiting rather than encouraging any rush to purchase foundry services or integrated circuits in general.
DRAM Bulletin: Double-booking sets up a price fall Blog 7/25/2003 Post a comment The DRAM market appears to be gaining momentum, with increased orders from PC OEMs boosting spot market prices. However, appearances can be deceiving, with the size of the orders artificially magnified by a spate of double booking, iSuppli Corp. believes.
Older, Wiser, and Out to Pasture Blog 7/11/2003 Post a comment Jack Ganssle comments on a suit against IBM alleging the company targeted older engineers when
terminating 988 employees from a Vermont facility last year. The complaint suggests that workers aged 45 and older were axed disproportionately.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments