Spansion warns on Q4 revenue News & Analysis 11/25/2008 Post a comment NOR flash memory specialist Spansion became the latest semiconductor supplier to issue a warning about revenue in the current quarter, saying it expects fourth quarter net sales to be down about 20 percent sequentially.
Samsung shows 8 Gbit DRAM at ISSCC News & Analysis 11/25/2008 Post a comment Samsung will describe 4 and 8 Gbit DRAM chips, and a team from Toshiba and SanDisk will detail a 64 Gbit NAND flash chip packing four bits per cell at the International Solid State Circuits Conference in February.
FTC asks Supreme Court to overturn Rambus decision News & Analysis 11/25/2008 2 comments The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an April decision by a lower court that found the FTC failed to demonstrate that actions by memory technology vendor Rambus harmed competition.
Illinois gives sneak peak on multicore programming ideas News & Analysis 11/19/2008 Post a comment Researchers at the University of Illinois have detailed their agenda for defining the parallel programming capabilities needed for tomorrow's multicore processors in a white paper that provided one of the most specific plans to date for a next-generation multicore CPU they plan to build in tandem with new parallel programming tools.
RIM's Bold bests other phones' transfer times Teardown 11/17/2008 Post a comment We pitted five smartphones against each other to test their download speeds and get a feel for the user experience with movies, TV shows and audio CDs. For the second consecutive year, the BlackBerry Bold took the gold.
Kilopass rolls pre-configured non-vol modules News & Analysis 11/10/2008 Post a comment Non-volatile memory intellectual property provider Kilopass Technology introduced a new line of pre-configured non-volatile memories across more than 10 semiconductor process technologies. Killopass said the new SnapXPM products are available now and cost 25 to 30 percent less than the company's existing XPM products.
Rambus files ITC complaint against Nvidia News & Analysis 11/6/2008 Post a comment Memory technology IP provider Rambus has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission requesting an investigation into alleged patent violations by graphics graphics chip vendor Nvidia.
SanDisk rolls format for flash drives Product News 11/5/2008 1 comment SanDisk Corp. is announcing a new flash-file format for solid-state drives it will release in its 2009 products, claiming it bolsters performance 100-fold on some operations, along with two metrics for comparing the performance of SSDs.
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