NFC player Inside Secure files for IPO News & Analysis 6/1/2011 2 comments Inside Secure SA, a fabless supplier of near field communication (NFC) chips has filed papers for an initial public offering of shares on the Euronext exchange in Paris, according to reports.
Rusnano draws MEMS firm to Russia News & Analysis 6/1/2011 3 comments Rusnano, the Russian government investment fund for nanotechnologies, has said it is investing $15 million into a $22 million project with MEMS-based timing company SiTime Corp. under which the company will open up a development center in Russia.
AMD rolls Series-9 chipset, shows next APU News & Analysis 6/1/2011 3 comments AMD launched its 9-Series chipset lineup for next-generation PC platforms at Computex in Taiwan, where one of the company's top executives also showed off the next-generation AMD accelerated processing unit, codenamed Trinity.
Global averaged April chip sales show softness News & Analysis 6/1/2011 1 comment The three-month average of worldwide sales of semiconductors for April came in below expectations. Below-seasonal softness was ascribed partly to the aftermath of the March Japanese earthquake.
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