Silicon7's 8-Mbit SRAM sports single-transistor cell News & Analysis 9/11/2001 Post a comment Fabless startup Silicon7 Inc. said it has developed a one-transistor SRAM chip that can replace today's six-transistor SRAMs. The chip combines Silicon7's CompactCell SRAM (CCSRAM) technology and United Microelectronics Corp.'s DRAM technology.
Anadigics raises revenue estimates, but plans layoffs, cost cuts News & Analysis 9/10/2001 Post a comment WARREN, N.J.--Declaring it has hit a rocky bottom of the steep downturn, Anadigics Inc. today announced it will report slightly better-than-expected revenues for the third quarter, totaling about $16.0 million instead of a projected $15.5 million. The supplier of radio-frequency ICs also upped its forecast for the fourth quarter to show a sequential increase of $18.0-to-$18.5 million.
Wireless chip startup gets funding from Cisco News & Analysis 9/10/2001 Post a comment XtremeSpectrum Inc, a privately-held startup chip company, said it has received funding from corporate investors including Cisco Systems, Motorola, Inc and Texas Instruments Inc in its latest round of financing
TI hits 600MHz with DSPs on 0.13µm copper News & Analysis 9/10/2001 Post a comment Texas Instruments has built its first digital signal processors to use a 0.13um copper process. The company expects to move into volume production with the 600MHz C64x family processors, aimed at basestations and image-processing systems, in Q1 next year.
Intel must wait three more weeks before knowing it got Q3 forecast right News & Analysis 9/7/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- It's crunch time at Intel Corp., and probably the rest of the troubled semiconductor industry. The next three weeks in September will determine if Intel manages to squeeze out a slight sequential increase in chip revenues during the third quarter, as company officials said they expected on Thursday.
Fairchild buys Impala Linear to expand analog power chip portfolio News & Analysis 9/6/2001 Post a comment SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine--In a move to strengthen its analog power business, Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. today announced it has acquired San Jose-based Impala Linear Corp., a supplier of power management chips for a range of applications. The purchase was for $6 million in stock and cash.
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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