Analyst sees flat April for global chip sales News & Analysis 5/26/2011 1 comment The three-month average of global chip sales for April are likely to be $25.3 billion April, similar to the $25.26 billion reported in March by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization, according to Bruce Diesen, an analyst at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).
PLX demos 10G chip 300 meters with 50% power reduction Product News 5/25/2011 Post a comment PLX Technology just announced a successful demo of 10Gbps Ethernet data and electrical transfer over a breakthrough distance of 300 meters using common and economical Cat6A unshielded twisted pair copper cable, and in full compliance with IEEE 802.3an.
EVE, Xena team on Ethernet hardware-assisted verification Product News 5/25/2011 Post a comment XenaCompact generates multi-port Ethernet traffic through EVE’s in-circuit emulation (ICE) speed-rate adapter with traffic buffering to manage dataflow to ZeBu for design under test (DUT) emulation.
Keywords: EVE, Zebu, Xena Network, Ethernet Tester, Co-Verification, Ethernet, Network Infrastructure, Emulator, Hardware-Assisted, Co-Verification
Wipro teams with EADS to manufacture aerospace actuators News & Analysis 5/25/2011 1 comment Wipro Infrastructure Engineering announced it has concluded an agreement with Spain's Compania Espanola De Sistemas Aeronauticos SA (CESA), a subsidiary of the global Aerospace and Defense Corporation, to manufacture precision engineered components for the aerospace and defense sector.
ST Micro ramps up MEMS production News & Analysis 5/25/2011 1 comment STMicroelectronics reports it is significantly increasing its MEMS production capacity to more than 3 million sensors a day, by the end of 2011 to sustain exploding demand.
Audio test & measurement seminar in UK (June 2-3) News & Analysis 5/25/2011 Post a comment A two-day audio test and measurement training seminar held by Prism Sound and its UK distribution partner, TTi distribution, will introduce engineers to the practical and theoretical aspects of accurately measuring audio for a wide variety of applications.
Mixed-signal MCUs on 90nm process Product News 5/25/2011 Post a comment Targeting designers of industrial and consumer applications who need solutions with low power consumption and increased integration, Freescale has introduced the ColdFire+ MCF51Qx and MCF51Jx microcontroller families.
IBM to test wafer pruning News & Analysis 5/25/2011 10 comments IBM will test a wafer pruning technique developed at the University of California at Los Angeles said to spot bad wafers early with test structures in-between die that can reject wafers before costly metallization steps.
Nomura sees 2011 chip market growth of 4.4% News & Analysis 5/25/2011 5 comments Brokerage firm Nomura Securities has raised its forecast for growth in the value of the global semiconductor market to 4.4 percent, an increase from its previous projection of 3.1 percent given in December 2010.
Applied braces for sales decline News & Analysis 5/24/2011 Post a comment Applied Materials, the largest maker of semiconductor production equipment, reported second quarter sales and earnings that exceeded analysts' expectations but said it expects sales for the current quarter to decline due to sluggish near-term economic conditions.
IHS: Tablet's rise hurt Q1 PC sales News & Analysis 5/24/2011 10 comments First quarter global PC sales declined by 0.3 percent compared to the first quarter of 2010, in part because of rising interested in Apple's iPad and other tablets, according to IHS iSuppli.
Tessera loses appeal of ITC ruling News & Analysis 5/24/2011 1 comment The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission that DRAM vendors did not infringe on a Tessera patent by using wBGA laminate-based package substrates.
IMEC, Atrenta to show 3-D design flow at DAC Product News 5/24/2011 3 comments EDA company Atrenta Inc., working with the IMEC research institute on a 3-D integration project, has developed a planning and partitioning design flow for heterogeneous 3-D stacked IC assemblies. They plan to demo the flow at the DAC exhibition.
Analyst predicts OLED lighting market News & Analysis 5/24/2011 4 comments The global market for OLED lighting will be $4.8 billion in 2016, according to market research firm NanoMarkets LLC. Of that Europe will be responsible for $1.5 billion in OLED lighting panel sales and Asia is expected to provide $2.1 billion.
PMC-Sierra leaps into 40G optical News & Analysis 5/24/2011 1 comment PMC-Sierra announced a 40G coherent optical transceiver in 40nm CMOS, one day after startup ClariPhy revealed its progress on a similar part.
Foxconn blast may cause iPad shortfall News & Analysis 5/23/2011 9 comments The explosion that ripped through a Foxconn plant in Chengdu, China, late last week—killing three—could result in a production loss of 500,000 Apple iPad 2 tablets in the second quarter, according to a report by market research firm IHS iSuppli.
ClariPhy samples 40G coherent chip News & Analysis 5/23/2011 1 comment Clarify is sampling a chip aimed for upgrading long distance optical networks to 40G, part of a rising tide of silicon for next-generation carrier and data center nets.
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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