Maxim advances analog integration strategy Product News 9/21/2012 4 comments The analog IC maker has released five new highly integrated products for the factory automation and automotive markets, as well as collaborated with the companies to product a reference design for a telehealth fitness shirt.
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.
Global chips sales slipped in August News & Analysis 9/19/2012 Post a comment Worldwide semiconductor sales on a three-month average basis were likely $24.4 billion in August, unchanged from the $24.40 billion posted by World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization for July, according to Bruce Diesen, an analyst at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).
Snapdragon S4 processor goes embedded Product News 9/18/2012 Post a comment Intrinsyc, a product development company that helps other companies develop smartphones and tablet computers, is offering an embedded development system for Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 processor.
AMD CFO Seifert steps down News & Analysis 9/17/2012 2 comments AMD CFO Thomas Seifert (shown), who served as the company's interim CEO for seven months last year during the search for Dirk Meyer's replacement, announced his resignation effective Sept. 28.
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