TSMC expects to miss year-end earnings target Product News 9/25/2001 Post a comment Just days after telling investors that operating income would jump dramatically in the months ahead, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. today said it will probably miss this year's profit forecast as the terrorist attack on the United States dashed hopes for a fourth-quarter recovery.
Sanmina/SCI merger gets European approval Product News 9/21/2001 Post a comment Sanmina Corp. and SCI Systems Inc., announced that the European Commission has given clearance regarding the merger and has advised Sanmina and SCI that it will not take any action to oppose the merger.
NEBS-ready system rolls Product News 9/21/2001 Post a comment Targeted at high-availability telecom ap-plications, the Schroff Pro Series 9U eight-slot Compact-PCI NEBS-ready system from Pentair Electronic Packaging complies with IEEE 1101.10, 1101.11 and CompactPCI.
Xscale powers controller Product News 9/21/2001 Post a comment The PCI-731, Cyclone Microsystems Inc.'s next-generation 64-bit intelligent Gigabit Ethernet controller, features Intel's IOP310 I/O processor chip set. The chip set utilizes Intel's Xscale microarchitecture, enabling core-processing speeds of up to 600 MHz.
Flash MCU family expanded Product News 9/13/2001 Post a comment Silicon Storage Technology Inc. (SST) has added eight models to its FlashFlex51 family of 8-bit, 8051-compatible flash microcontrollers.
Taiwan halts chip and PC shipments to U.S. following terrorist attacks Product News 9/12/2001 Post a comment TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Shipments of chips, PCs, and other electronic products from Taiwan to the U.S. market have been halted in the wake of Tuesday's stunning and deadly terrorist attacks in the United States, according to a report from the Reuters news service.
"Because all U.S. airports have closed, air shipments are unable to continue from Taiwan to the United States," a spokeswoman at Taiwan's Chiang Kai-shek International Airport told Reuters.
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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