Samsung pursuit of Apple was abusive, says EC News & Analysis 12/24/2012 7 comments The European Commission has announced the "preliminary view" that Samsung's pursuit of injunctions against Apple in the courts of various European countries over alleged patent infringement is an abuse of its patent position.
TransferJet vs. NFC at CES News & Analysis 12/20/2012 Post a comment Toshiba hopes Samsung’s Galaxy S3 TV ads for NFC technology will boost its TransferJet technology by promoting the advantages of proximity wireless technologies.
Ericsson writes off $1.2 billion News & Analysis 12/20/2012 1 comment Swedish telecommunications equipment company Ericsson will not take over ST's half of loss-making mobile phone chip ST-Ericsson, but will take a $1.2 billion charge in its fourth quarter results.
Imagination wins MIPS bid News & Analysis 12/20/2012 1 comment DSP IP licensor Ceva has announced that it will not rebid against Imagination for processor IP company MIPS Technologies.
Qualcomm, Broadcom climb in chip company ranking News & Analysis 12/17/2012 2 comments Although 2012 is not quite over, market research firm Gartner reckons it can already state that the global chip market will decline by 3 percent in 2012 to $297.6 billion with the top 25 vendors generating 68.2 percent of the total.
Top 10 shifts in chips, comms News & Analysis 12/17/2012 4 comments It was a down year for semiconductors that saw shifting fortunes for many chip and comms companies as growth fled to the extremes of mobile and cloud.
Imagination raises MIPS bid News & Analysis 12/17/2012 1 comment The bidding war between Imagination Technologies and Ceva for MIPS Technologies Inc. has reached $100 million. MIPS is a long-established licensor of processor architectures and IP.
IBM provides Russia with 90-nm process News & Analysis 12/15/2012 2 comments IBM has agreed to help Russia's Angstrem out with a 90-nm manufacturing process as part of a broader agreement on collaboration that will range from mathematics to microelectronics and computer science.
Altera eyes FDSOI process for FPGAs News & Analysis 12/15/2012 4 comments In what could signify a move away from foundry TSMC, Altera has been looking at a fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator manufacturing process as an option for future FPGAs.
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