Open Kernel Labs bought by defense giant News & Analysis 9/28/2012 Post a comment Aerospace and defense conglomerate General Dynamics has acquired Open Kernel Labs, a 2006 startup that has successfully developed "virtualization software" for mobile phones and broadband devices. The value of the cash transaction has not been disclosed.
X-Fab pledges more money for making MEMS News & Analysis 9/28/2012 2 comments X-Fab Silicon Foundries has said it plans to invest $50 million in its microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) operations, which it will operate under the name X-Fab MEMS Foundry.
Samsung, ST sign foundry deal News & Analysis 9/28/2012 22 comments STMicroelectronics has selected Samsung's foundry business unit for the production of ICs using a 32/28-nm high-K metal gate manufacturing process.
HP, Hynix delay memristor debut News & Analysis 9/26/2012 10 comments A two-terminal, nonvolatile memory version of a memristor, in development by Hewlett-Packard since 2008, won't be ready for commercialization at the end of 2013.
Motorola asks ITC to ban Apple products News & Analysis 9/20/2012 3 comments The war between the leading suppliers of personal electronics has escalated as Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility has asked for a ban in the United States on a broad set of products from Apple.
Intel exec Maloney to retire News & Analysis 9/19/2012 6 comments Sean Maloney, a longtime Intel executive who is currently an executive vice president and chairman of the company's China subsidiary, plans to retire in January after 30 years with the company, Intel said.
Cypress grabs Ramtron, at last News & Analysis 9/19/2012 2 comments After several rejections, non-volatile memory vendor Ramtron agreed to be acquired by Cypress Semiconductor in a deal valued at $109.8 million.
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