Trade group survey to measure 'on-shoring' in electronics News & Analysis 5/4/2012 8 comments IPC, a trade group that represents printed circuit board manufacturers and other electronics firms, launched a survey to measure the impact of "on-shoring"—the migration of electronics manufacturing operations back to the U.S. from overseas.
Chip executives' conference is off to Armenia News & Analysis 5/3/2012 3 comments The International Electronics Forum is off to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia for its 21st annual meeting. The meeting of C-level executives is set to take place at Yerevan Marriott Hotel from Oct. 3 to 5, 2012.
Infineon outlook flat after bright quarter News & Analysis 5/3/2012 5 comments Infineon Technologies has issued a rather downbeat outlook for the second half of its fiscal year after posting second fiscal quarter sales revenue ahead of forecast at 986 million euro (about $1.29 billion).
Slideshow: Long Beach Grand Prix News & Analysis 5/3/2012 Post a comment On loan from our sister publication Design News, photos from the Long Beach Grand Prix. Littelfuse is sponsoring the Speed2Design contest that enables its winners to attend the Indy 500, visit the pits and talk engineer-to-engineer with crew members.
TSMC pushes 28-nm Cortex-A9 dual-core to 3.1-GHz News & Analysis 5/3/2012 9 comments Foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has announced it has made a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor test chip in its 28-nm high-performance mobile CMOS process that it has run at a 3.1-GHz clock frequency under typical operating conditions.
ON Semi, Atmel say worst of downturn over News & Analysis 5/2/2012 4 comments ON Semiconductor and Atmel the latest chip makers to declare that the bottom of the semiconductor industry down cycle had passed, each reporting sales and profit that topped analysts' expectations.
Activist investor Icahn chastises Mentor again News & Analysis 5/2/2012 1 comment Billionaire financier Carl Ichan wrote a new letter to Mentor Graphics' board of directors criticizing the decision not to re-nominate two directors he supported to the company's board for another term.
Broadcom tops Q1 estimates as profit tumbles News & Analysis 5/1/2012 2 comments Fabless semiconductor provider Broadcom reported sales and profit that exceeded analysts' expectations, even as its net income in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles tumbled compared with the previous and year-ago quarters.
Fujitsu to transfer Iwate fab to Denso News & Analysis 5/1/2012 Post a comment Fujitsu Semiconductor will transfer ownership of an older fab that produces microcontrollers to Japanese automotive parts supplier Denso under the terms of an agreement announced last week.
TriQuint wins $12.3 million DARPA contract News & Analysis 5/1/2012 Post a comment RF chip supplier TriQuint Semiconductor said it was selected by the the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to lead a $12.3 million development program focused on ultra-fast gallium nitride switch technology for DARPA's Microscale Power Conversion program.
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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