Intel's ATE order cancellation hits Credence News & Analysis 6/1/2006 Post a comment Credence Systems Corp.’s recent move to exit the flash-memory test market was mainly due to the cancellation of a significant order from one customer: Intel Corp. In doing so, the microprocessor giant canned its internal efforts to procure a next-generation, flash-memory tester.
Europe to crack down on chip tax fraud News & Analysis 6/1/2006 Post a comment The European Commission has laid out plans to combat a specific tax fraud that it says is costing hundreds of billions of Euros a year and is having a major impact on many industries, especially those susceptible to the fraud, such as semiconductors and mobile phones.
Micron, Hynix e-mails indicate price fixing News & Analysis 6/1/2006 Post a comment The global price-fixing conspiracy among memory suppliers took another twist when several online reports said Micron Technology Inc. and Hynix Semiconductor Inc. exchanged e-mails that suggest the companies colluded to fix memory chip prices in an effort to hurt Rambus Inc.
India probes ZTE expansion plans News & Analysis 6/1/2006 Post a comment The Indian government has reportedly put a hold on plans by China's Zhongxing Telecom Equipment Corp.'s to enter India's wholesale telecom gear market, citing objections by Indian intelligence agencies.
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