ASML doubles down on EUV Semi Conscious 10/18/2012 15 comments Considering how much is at stake for ASML in the development of extreme ultraviolet lithography, doubling down by buying Cymer makes sense.
Does Amazon want TI's OMAP? Semi Conscious 10/15/2012 6 comments Firms won't comment on report by Israeli newspaper that they are in advanced negotiations on the sale of the apps processor line.
The new HP way Semi Conscious 8/10/2012 10 comments Another Hewlett-Packard blunder has us wondering if bad acquisitions, layoffs, and scandals are the way of the future for Silicon Valley's original company.
Black Hat goes back to the future Semi Conscious 7/23/2012 1 comment To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the annual Black Hat USA information security conference, organizers are bringing back five speakers from the original 1998 event.
Aart de Geus on job sharing Semi Conscious 5/24/2012 Post a comment Does the fact that Aart de Geus suddenly has company at the top of Synopsys' org chart mean he's laying the groundwork for his retirement?
A peek at Via Tech's $49 Android PC Semi Conscious 5/22/2012 7 comments Taiwanese chip set vendor Via Technologies is hawking a $49 PC system that runs Google's Android operating system and is scheduled to start shipping in July.
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