New IC-testing requirements will rescue ATE market in 2002, say Schlumberger executives News & Analysis 2/21/2002 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- The automatic test equipment (ATE) business fell a staggering 64.2% in 2001 over 2000, but the market should rebound and achieve modest growth in 2002, according to executives from Schlumberger Semiconductor Solutions here today.
The worldwide ATE market suffered its worst downturn in history last year, falling from $6.7 billion in terms of sales in 2000, to $2.4 billion in 2001, according to VLSI Research Inc. of San Jose.
Advantest aims to outgrow tester market in sluggish 2002 News & Analysis 2/12/2002 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- It could be another tough year in the automatic test equipment (ATE) business, where the worldwide market is projected to be relatively flat in 2002 compared to 2001, said a top executive with Japan's Advantest Corp. in an interview this 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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