Prepare for 2010 demand surge, says analyst News & Analysis 1/7/2010 Post a comment Looking forward to 2010 Bill McClean of IC Insights (Scottsdale, Ariz.) observed that both PC and cellphone unit volume shipments are forecast to increase at double-digit rates in 2010 and that this indicates an IC market boom is coming.
TV makers hear video phones ringing at CES News & Analysis 1/7/2010 Post a comment TV makers want to morph the big-screen HDTV into a 3-D capable, Internet-connected video phone, but details on how they will do it were scarce in a series of back-to-back press events before the official opening of the Consumer Electronics Show.
November chip sales up 27.5% on a year ago News & Analysis 1/6/2010 Post a comment November's global market for semiconductors was $21.63 billion, according to "actual" data from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization. This was slightly down on the upwardly revised figure for October of $22.19 billion, but exceeded the November 2008 actual sales figure of $16.96 billion by 27.5 percent.
Video: Cool gadgets at CES press preview News & Analysis 1/6/2010 Post a comment A consumer drone that could be the next big thing in gaming, a handhald radar device, broadcast TV on the cellphone and a smartbook were four of the hot new gadgets we saw at CES Unveiled--a loud, crowded cocktail party that marks the beginning of a press tour at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Reporter's notebook: The CES tsunami hits News & Analysis 1/5/2010 1 comment While I slept last night, more than a dozen of the companies fired off press releases about new or improved platforms at the Consumer Electronics Show that could change the way something happens for the average Joe--two days before CES even begins.
Vizio puts 60 GHz in HDTV, Blu-ray drive at CES News & Analysis 1/5/2010 3 comments Vizio Inc. will announce at the Consumer Electronics Show plans to use the 60 GHz chips from SiBeam Inc. in a high definition TV and Blu-ray player that will ship in June a move the startup says is a sign its technology is leading a hotly competitive race to enable wireless video in the home.
Vizio puts 60 GHz in HDTVs, but not Blu-ray drives News & Analysis 1/4/2010 1 comment Vizio Inc. will announce at the Consumer Electronics Show plans to use the 60 GHz chips from SiBeam Inc. in a high definition TV that will ship in June a move the startup says is a sign its technology is leading a hotly competitive race to enable wireless video in the home.
SIA salutes resumption of chip sales growth News & Analysis 1/4/2010 Post a comment Commenting on the three-month average of global chip sales for November, George Scalise, president of the Semiconductor Industry Association, said that year-on-year sales growth had resumed and most markets were showing signs of strength.
Video: What to expect at CES 2010 News & Analysis 1/4/2010 Post a comment In a video preview of the Consumer Electronics Show, editor-at-large Rick Merritt shares his thoughts about what to look for at CES this week including analysis of 3DTV, e-books, smartbooks and wireless video.
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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