STD Bus power bows out News & Analysis 7/31/2000 Post a comment After more than 20 years as a power in the STD Bus board and system business, Ziatech Corp. is bailing out, choosing to focus all of its efforts on the CompactPCI bus and telecommunications systems.
Bell Labs shows electrically powered organic laser News & Analysis 7/31/2000 Post a comment An electrically activated laser device with an active region formed from an organic material, rather than typical compound semiconductors such as gallium arsenide or indium phosphide, has been demonstrated here for the first time at Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories.
NEC Licenses Magama'a Blast Fusion News & Analysis 7/31/2000 Post a comment Cupertino, CA - July 31, 2000 - Magma Design Automation, Inc. today announced that NEC Electronics Inc., has licensed the Blast Fusion physical design system and has selected ...
Three customers invest in CoWare News & Analysis 7/31/2000 Post a comment CoWare Inc., a provider of hardware/software co-design tools, has received a combined $14 million in equity investments from STMicroelectronics, ARM Ltd. and Sony Corp. The investment, which is unusually large for a small EDA company, comes on top of another $14 million received by CoWare in two previous venture financing rounds.
Bacteria pressed into service as living transistors News & Analysis 7/31/2000 Post a comment State University of New York (SUNY) researchers who were studying the problem of bacteria that sabotage the yield on semiconductor lines may have found a way to use them to create "biotransistors," harnessing a particular bacterium's photosensitivity to create an optoelectronic switching element.
Startup rolls switched-capacitor analog array News & Analysis 7/31/2000 Post a comment Anadyne Microelectronics Ltd. has announced its first product, the AN10E40, a re-spin of a switched-capacitor field-programmable analog array developed by Pilkington Microelectronics Ltd. and sold to Motorola in 1997.
NEC boosts tantalum capacitor production News & Analysis 7/31/2000 Post a comment Responding to a component shortage fueled by sales of mobile devices, NEC Corp. said it will spend more than $18 million to boost production of tantalum capacitors at a subsidiary in Thailand.
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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