NXP gears up for GaN production Design How-To 5/31/2013 2 comments The U.K. government is to provide 20 percent of the budget to support the creation of 100 power semiconductor jobs at NXP's Hazel Grove wafer fab in England.
Intel invests in Irish R&D News & Analysis 5/28/2013 10 comments Intel is investing $1.5 million in the Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork to help collaboration in R&D in photonics, microsystems and nanoelectronics.
Europe backs FDSOI wafer fabs News & Analysis 5/21/2013 3 comments A $465 million collaborative R&D project is set to support pilot lines in Dresden and Grenoble for production of fully depleted silicon on insulator manufacturing process.
ST to deny rivals FDSOI access News & Analysis 5/20/2013 Post a comment In an interview Jean-Marc Chery, ST's CTO (shown), said his company could install its FDSOI process in multiple foundries but for now has an agreement in place that will deny certain companies access to the process.
Intel, Qualcomm pioneer MEMS performance standard Design How-To 5/3/2013 3 comments "Under MIG's guidance and through the tireless leadership of Intel and Qualcomm Technologies, the sensor industry has acknowledged an important product specification issue," said MEMS Industry Group Executive Director Karen Lightman.
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