SIA still predicts chip growth in Q4, but August sales plunge News & Analysis 10/1/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- How bad was it? Worldwide chip sales in August were 42% lower than the same month last year, according to new data released today by the Semiconductor Industry Association. One small piece of good news, however: Asia-Pacific chip sales actually grew 2% in August from July, according to the SIA report.
Intel rolls out optical chips for 10-Gbps networks News & Analysis 10/1/2001 Post a comment AMSTERDAM -- During the European Conference on Optical Communications conference here today, Intel Corp. announced an optical subsystem and chip set for 10-gigabit-per-second applications.
The products support two data transport standards being deployed in high-speed networks today--SONET/SDH and Ten Gigabit Ethernet. SONET/SDH is the primary optical data transport standard, while Ten Gigabit Ethernet is emerging in the metropolitan area network. (MAN).
Exar enters SONET aggregation chip market for MANs News & Analysis 10/1/2001 Post a comment FREMONT, Calif. -- Expanding its chip efforts into the metropolitan-area network (MAN), Exar Corp. here today announced the first in a family of SONET/SDH aggregation devices for 622-megabit-per-second (OC-12) applications.
The first chip in the family--called XRT94L43--is a highly-integrated device designed for add/drop multiplexers, access equipment, digital cross-connects, switches, and other products.
Struggling wafer supplier MEMC to be taken over by investment group News & Analysis 10/1/2001 Post a comment ST. PETERS, Mo.-- Silicon substrate supplier MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. here today said its majority shareholder in Germany has agreed to sell its 71.8% stake in the company to Texas Pacific Group, a private investment firm, which will attempt to revive the troubled wafer merchant with new financing and restructured debt. The purchase price could be worth up to $150 million, depending upon earnings improvements at MEMC.
Snabba och snåla mobila Intel-processorer News & Analysis 10/1/2001 Post a comment Intel har kommut ut med 12 nya processorer för bärbara PC-datorer. Bland dessa finns både den nu snabbaste mobila processorn på 1,2 GHz och den snålaste med en genomsnittlig förbrukning på 0,5 watt.
Tredje generationen på G i Japan News & Analysis 10/1/2001 Post a comment I dag startar den japanska teleoperatören NTT Docomo sin 3G-tjänst, än så länge endast i centrala Tokyo. Tjänsten, som är fyra månader försenad, ska ge överföringshastigheter mellan 64 och 384 kilobit per sekund, vilket är 6-40 gånger snabbare än NTTs nu flera år gamla I-mode.
Mät jitter med TailFit-metoden News & Analysis 10/1/2001 Post a comment Jitter har blivit en allt viktigare begränsande faktor i digitala konstruktioner. För att kunna förstå och avhjälpa problem med jitter måste man kunna mäta upp det korrekt. Denna artikel beskriver ett par metoder att mäta jitter med hjälp av Wavecrests TailFit-metod.
Contract update bid to help ease pain of IR35 News & Analysis 10/1/2001 Post a comment The tax law IR35 is continuing to have an impact on significant numbers of engineers. This has been confirmed by the Professional Contractors Group releasing updated draft contracts that its members can use to show IR35 does not apply.
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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