2003 semi outlook brightens a bit News & Analysis 9/17/2003 Post a comment The market research firm iSupply Corp. on Tuesday tweaked its outlook for 2003 semiconductor sales and revealed vendor rankings for the first half of the year, with newly formed Renesas Technology coming in as the third-largest chip maker in the world.
Intel formulates low-cost Itanium 2 plan News & Analysis 9/15/2003 Post a comment Intel Corp. last week opened a low-cost avenue for its high-performance Itanium 2 line with two scaled-down 64-bit processors. The new chips are aimed at boosting Intel's competitive position in the entry-level 64-bit server and workstation market, long the domain of Unix-based processor rivals.
Intel dives into 90nm technology shift News & Analysis 9/1/2003 Post a comment Intel Corp. is sampling the first processors manufactured on its 90nm technology process--the Prescott for desktop PCs and the Dothan, an improved version of the Pentium M chip for laptops, the company said last week.
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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