Xicor becomes fabless, sells California plant to Standard MEMS News & Analysis 10/26/2000 Post a comment MILPITAS, Calif. -- Completing its previously announced plan to become a fabless-IC design company, Xicor Inc. here today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Milpitas wafer fabrication plant and assets to Standard MEMS Inc. for approximately $12.5 million.
Philips files suit against six chip makers over IC-based bus technology News & Analysis 10/2/2000 Post a comment NEW YORK -- U.S. Philips Corp., the subsidiary of Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands, here today filed suit against six chip makers, claiming these companies infringed upon its IC-based bus technology.
The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court in New York, claims the following companies infringed upon its so-called inter-integrated circuit bus (I2C) technology: Analog Devices, Cirrus Logic, Cypress Semiconductor, Fairchild Semiconductor, Linear Technology, and Standard Microsystems
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