Plastic Memory Firm Plans Pilot Line News & Analysis 9/17/2013 5 comments Thin Film, a developer of organic ferroelectric nonvolatile memory technology, has ordered equipment for a pilot production line in Linkoping, Sweden, and announced a plan to raise about US$23 million via the sale of shares.
TSMC's Sales Stay Strong in August News & Analysis 9/10/2013 2 comments August did not dampen sales progress at leading foundry TSMC, where the year-to-date sales figure is running 19 percent ahead of the equivalent figure in 2012.
AMS Builds 3D Chip-Stacking Line News & Analysis 9/5/2013 2 comments Analog and sensor IC company AMS has invested more than about $33 million to create production capacity for analog 3D ICs at its wafer fab in Austria.
Chip Market Growth Strengthens in July News & Analysis 9/4/2013 8 comments Global chip sales for July were up 5 percent on the same period in 2012, with a US boom more than compensating for a declining Japanese market. However, Japan showed strong growth compared with the previous quarter.
Indian Startup Uses Imagination for Wearable SoC News & Analysis 9/2/2013 14 comments An Indian startup chaired by Sanjay Jha, previously CEO and chairman of Motorola Mobility, has announced it has licensed graphics and MIPS processor cores from Imagination for use in its upcoming wearable processing unit (WPU) chip.
Flexible OLED Market to Boom in 2014 News & Analysis 9/2/2013 2 comments Nascent market for flexible OLED displays set to gain momentum in 2014 but full flexibility must wait on materials and manufacturing progress, says market research firm.
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