Japan to Form Power Device Initiative News & Analysis 7/31/2013 11 comments Unlike the CE market, there are no established testing procedures for power devices used in vehicles or other high-voltage, high-current infrastructure equipment. It could result in life and death issues, warned an Advantest executive.
MEMS in Mobiles to Be $6B Market News & Analysis 7/30/2013 13 comments The market for MEMS sensors in smartphones and tablets is ramping fast but will be accompanied by increased competition and declining prices, according to market analysis firm Yole Développement.
SK Hynix Denies ReRAM Delay Report News & Analysis 7/29/2013 10 comments Korea's SK Hynix has denied the truth of a report that appears to push back the delivery of novel non-volatile memories back to 2015 at the earliest. However, the company is not giving out any timetable details.
Quantum Machine Learning for Big-Data News & Analysis 7/26/2013 6 comments Self-proclaimed quantum mechanic and author of "Programming the Universe," Seth Lloyd, describes a quantum machine learning algorithm for quantum big data that surpasses all know techniques today while simultaneously insuring the absolute privacy of the user and its results.
Quantum Entanglement Made Visible News & Analysis 7/24/2013 12 comments The co-founder of the first successful quantum technology company claimed this week to have demonstrated macroscopic quantum entanglement, a breakthrough that could be help to develop quantum communications networks.
Loss-Making ST Forecasts Flat for Q3 News & Analysis 7/23/2013 4 comments As STMicroelectronics strives to move on from its wireless misadventure, the company has reported losses in its Q2 results and sees no sequential growth in Q3.
TI Looks for Q3 Sales Uptick News & Analysis 7/23/2013 9 comments Texas Instruments reported that second quarter sales were down 9 percent year-over-year, but the company forecast a third quarter sequential increase of about 6 percent.
MEMS Sensors Secure Structures News & Analysis 7/19/2013 21 comments Infrastructure monitoring firm Resensys claims to be preventing bridges from collapsing with advanced warning using wireless networks of micro-electro-mechanical system sensors and smart monitoring software.
Other Firms Prepare to Eat Apple's Lunch News & Analysis 7/19/2013 54 comments Shipments of Apple iPhones fell below expectations in the first quarter of 2013 and market analyst IHS reckons Apple is on track to lose market share in the rapidly growing market.
Graphene Said to Pose Health Hazard News & Analysis 7/18/2013 25 comments Toxicity studies conducted at Brown University find that graphene--a possible successor to silicon in future IC manufacturing--disrupts functions of living cells.
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