Samsung reportedly launches major restructuring News & Analysis 1/16/2009 Post a comment South Korean giant Samsung Electronics has restructured its businesses into two groups, a Device Solution unit--including semiconductors and LCDs--and a Digital Media & Communications unit including consumer products such as cell phones and TVs, according to various reports.
DRAM revenue fell 20% in '08, says iSuppli News & Analysis 1/8/2009 Post a comment DRAM vendors engaged in a dangerous game of chicken in 2008, spending big to increase capacity in an effort to take market share and daring competitors to blink first, according to market research firm iSuppli Corp. Nobody won.
India: All paths lead upwards News & Analysis 1/7/2009 Post a comment It's portion of a $250 billion semiconductor market is marginal, it has only two fabless startups, its innovation record as measured by the number of patents granted is dismal, it suffers from a dearth of Ph.Ds and high attrition rates, what talent it does have is undisciplined and it let China dominate completely in systems manufacturing. But the outlook is good.
European 'averaged' chip sales fell 13.9% in November, says SIA News & Analysis 1/2/2009 Post a comment The three-month moving average of European sales of semiconductors declined by 13.9 percent in November to $3.17 billion compared to sales of $3.68 billion in November 2007, averaged on the same basis, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), which referenced World Semiconductor Trade Statistics as its source.
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