SGI packs 144 drives in 4U server News & Analysis 1/31/2012 1 comment SGI announced Modular Infinite Storage, its most dense system to date, packing up to four Intel Sandy Bridge processors and 144 2.5-inch hard disk drives in a 4U box.
LTE spending projected to boom in 2013 News & Analysis 1/31/2012 2 comments Global capital spending on 4G Long Term Evolution wireless technology is expected to reach $24.3 billion in 2013, nearly triple the projected spending of $8.7 billion of 2012, according to a report by market research firm IHS iSuppli.
IHS forecasts 3.3% chip growth in 2012 News & Analysis 1/31/2012 Post a comment Market research firm IHS iSuppli revised its 2012 semiconductor market forecast upward slightly, saying it now expects chip sales to grow 3.3 percent this year to reach $323.2 billion.
ARM tips 'gods and giants' roadmap for 2012 News & Analysis 1/31/2012 8 comments Processor and related IP licensor ARM Holdings plc has disclosed the names, but little else, on the roadmap of cores it is working on in 2012 and revealed a gods and giants theme. The roadmap includes high performance processors, a low power microcontroller and graphics cores.
Renesas cuts 2012 forecast News & Analysis 1/31/2012 Post a comment Chipmaker Renesas Electronics cut its forecast for 2012, citing the semiconductor industry downturn and flooding last year in Thailand.
E-reader uses Qualcomm's mirasol display News & Analysis 1/31/2012 9 comments Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of communications chip giant Qualcomm, said Monday that its mirasol display technology is featured in the next- generation Jin Yong Reader from Taiwanese e-reader vendor Koobe.
DesignCon panel: No magic bullet for crosstalk News & Analysis 1/31/2012 2 comments There is no perfect solution to the problem of crosstalk in modern communications ICs, an increasing concern as chip designers push devices into the realm of 28-gigabits per second and beyond, according to a panel of experts at DesignCon 2012.
AMD's CTO talks heterogeneous systems architecture News & Analysis 1/31/2012 9 comments Making parallel computing easy to program for and enabling software engineers to let their imaginations run wild is AMD’s new holy grail according to Joe Macri, corporate vice president and CTO of the firm’s Client Division, speaking at DesignCon.
MStar revealed as ARM graphics IP licensor News & Analysis 1/30/2012 1 comment MStar Semiconductor Inc., a fables supplier of chips for consumers and communications applications which has licensed graphics cores from Imagination Technologies Group plc, is also a licensor of Mali graphics technology from ARM Holdings plc.
Tilera appoints CEO, announces processors News & Analysis 1/30/2012 9 comments Fabless chip company Tilera Corp. (San Jose, Calif.), has announced the immediately availability of 36- and 16-core 64-bit processors in its Tile-Gx series together with evaluation systems.
Automating the MEMS design processes News & Analysis 1/30/2012 3 comments With the MEMS market growing at an annual compound growth rate of 50 percent, electronic design automation tools from Coventor are adding scripting to speed up the design process.
MagnaChip buys IGBT module maker News & Analysis 1/27/2012 2 comments Analog and mixed-signal chip vendor MagnaChip Semiconductor said it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held semiconductor supplier Dawin Electronics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Apple snatches Smartphone lead from Samsung in Q4 News & Analysis 1/27/2012 11 comments Apple and Samsung Electronics continued their game of tag at the top of the smartphone shipment table, with Apple taking back the top spot for smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter, while Samsung became the world’s largest smartphone brand for the year of 2011.
Globalfoundries CEO says company is back on track News & Analysis 1/27/2012 7 comments Globalfoundries CEO Ajit Manocha has praised his firm for what he called a “remarkable quarter” in Q411, and promised that the foundry was on track to “keep the momentum going,” after a year plagued with difficulties and setbacks.
Marvell cuts quarterly sales target News & Analysis 1/27/2012 1 comment Chip maker Marvell Technology Group cut its sales target for the quarter ending Jan. 28, saying revenue would be lower than expected because of disk drive shortages created by last year's flooding in Thailand.
Pentek tips Virtex-7 boards News & Analysis 1/27/2012 1 comment Pentek is sampling XMC modules using Virtex-7 FPGAs, claiming the Onyx boards deliver nearly double the performance and bandwidth of its Cobalt Virtex-6 boards.
Nokia bleeds $1.38 billion in Q4; sales drop 21 percent News & Analysis 1/27/2012 7 comments Nokia had some good news and bad news for financial investors on Thursday (Jan. 26), announcing that though it had managed to sell over 1 million Windows Phone 7 Lumia devices to date, it had also lost $1.38-billion in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Freescale's CEO sees light at end of the tunnel News & Analysis 1/26/2012 1 comment Freescale Semiconductor CEO Rich Beyer said the semiconductor industry is close to the end of the current downturn on a day when his company reported a narrower net loss despite a decline in fourth quarter earnings.
Micron's president to retire News & Analysis 1/26/2012 2 comments D. Mark Durcan, president and chief operating officer at memory chip vendor Micron Technology, will step down in August and be succeeded by Micron's vice president of sales, the company announced.
TSMC returns fire over 28-nm process issues News & Analysis 1/26/2012 5 comments Maria Marced, a senior executive with foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., has hit back at analysts who have said it has yield problems with its 28-nm CMOS manufacturing processes.
LSI beats estimates News & Analysis 1/26/2012 2 comments Storage and networking chip vendor LSI delivered fourth quarter sales and first quarter guidance that exceeded analysts' expectations.
Teradyne reports uptick in orders in Q4 News & Analysis 1/26/2012 Post a comment Automated test equipment vendor Teradyne reported fourth quarter sales that exceeded analysts' expectations and said order bookings improved by more than 50 percent compared with the previous quarter.
Fab tool spending outlook improving, says Lam CEO News & Analysis 1/26/2012 Post a comment Martin Anstice, president and CEO of equipment vendor Lam Research, said the outlook for wafer fab tool spending in 2012 is looking up after Lam reported steep declines in sales and profit but delivered results that beat analysts' expectations.
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.
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