Global chip sales fell 2.4% in October, says SIA News & Analysis 12/1/2008 Post a comment The three-month moving average of worldwide sales of semiconductors declined by 2.4 percent in October to $22.47 billion compared to sales of $23.03 billion in October 2007, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), which referenced World Semiconductor Trade Statistics as its source.
EVE launches university connection program News & Analysis 12/1/2008 Post a comment Emulation and Verification Engineering SA (EVE), French developer of hardware and software coverification tools, has formed the EVE University Connection program to provide universities with an access to its verification technologies and methodologies.
Avnet to buy distributor in Japan News & Analysis 12/1/2008 Post a comment Avnet, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Nippon Denso Industry Co., Ltd., a Tokyo-based value-added distributor, hoping to double its sales in Japan.
AMD: Fighting the unbeatable foe News & Analysis 12/1/2008 2 comments Advanced Micro Devices pursued rival Intel for years as the two jostled for dominance in the MPU market, but it may be time for AMD to accept its No. 2 position in the sector and distinguish its operations by carefully selecting areas in which to compete.
Salary Survey: Japanese engineers looking reluctantly overseas News & Analysis 12/1/2008 Post a comment More than half of Japanese engineers have not changed employers even once, according to an EE Times Japan survey. But there's growing evidence--albeit anecdotal--that some older Japanese engineers are receptive to moving to China or Korea for a few years to fatten their retirement stash. Others are moving to the United States for permanent stay.
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