Teradyne expects 20% drop in tester shipments in Q1 News & Analysis 1/17/2001 Post a comment BOSTON--Test equipment supplier Teradyne Inc. here posted $789.2 million in sales and a net income of $117.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2000, but the company also lowered projections for system shipments by 20% in Q1 this year from the just-ended period.
Amkor to open China IC-packaging/test plant News & Analysis 1/16/2001 Post a comment CHANDLER, Ariz.--Amkor Technology Inc. today announced plans to open its first chip assembly and testing plant in China as competition for IC-manufacturing services heats up in the communist country. Amkor said its new facility in Shanghai will initially assemble and test finished ICs for baseband processors and controllers in the third quarter of 2001.
Karl Suss develops probe head for measurements up to 110 GHz News & Analysis 1/11/2001 Post a comment MUNICH -- Karl Suss, a unit of Suss MicroTec AG, has introduced a new probe head for testing advanced communications devices with measurements up to 110 GHz. The PH300HF has been designed for stable measurements in the very high frequency (VHF) range without phase errors, said the company.
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