Is China growing weary of the chip business? News & Analysis 9/19/2008 Post a comment A few years and billions of dollars after Chinese companies stormed into the silicon foundry market, at least one analyst wonders if being a top player in the global chip business is still a Chinese priority.
IC Insights cuts '08 forecast; sees ASPs firming News & Analysis 9/18/2008 Post a comment Market research firm IC Insights has cut its semiconductor industry revenue forecast for 2008 by $6 billion, but believes that long-term trends will support pricing stabilization that will enable the industry to achieve a compound annual growth rate of 10.6 percent between 2007 and 2012.
Analysis: Who should buy SanDisk? News & Analysis 9/17/2008 Post a comment First things first: SanDisk Corp. will most likely be acquired by a rival. The only outstanding question is which of its NAND memory competitors or partners will buy the Milpitas, Calif., company.
Startup debuts novel network-storage system News & Analysis 9/15/2008 Post a comment Startup Greenbytes (Westerly, R.I) emerges from stealth mode today with unique algorithms that can help reduce the size and power consumption of the rising tide of network-attached storage systems in the data center.
DRAM gets more exotic Teardown 9/11/2008 Post a comment If not already available when this article goes to press, it won't be long before Samsung's latest generation of DRAM enters the market.
Analyst: NAND flash market has 'fallen apart' News & Analysis 9/3/2008 1 comment While the market remains strong for many semiconductor categories, the NAND flash memory market has "fallen apart" over the past two months, according to Bryan Lewis, an analyst at Gartner.
Gartner lowers 2008 IC forecast News & Analysis 9/3/2008 Post a comment Market research firm Gartner has revised its 2008 and 2009 semiconductor forecasts downward, saying macroeconomic trends, the collapse of the flash memory market and disturbing reports of slowing revenue growth from the industry's No. 1 foundry are weighing on the sector even as individual chip markets remain strong.
IBM, EMC storage gurus debate future of flash Product News 9/3/2008 Post a comment In a candid online exchange, storage gurus from IBM Corp. and EMC Corp. agreed solid-state drives will rewrite the rules for system storage, but took significantly different views on how to implement solid state disks in servers.
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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