Consortium reviews new standards for testing networking chip and board technologies Product News 5/23/2001 Post a comment PALO ALTO, Calif. -- A consortium that hopes to set new IC-testing standards for high-speed networking chip and board-level technologies has narrowed its proposals to three separate solutions.
The so-called AC-Extest Working Group--an organization that consists of automatic-test equipment suppliers, chip makers, and OEMs--plans to review IC-testing proposals from three different companies: Agilent Technologies, Cisco Systems, and Philips.
SEMI predicts chip-equipment sales will drop 27% in 2001 News & Analysis 5/23/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) trade organization here today slashed its forecast for the worldwide chip-equipment industry, saying the business will decline by 27% this year.
Citing the downturn in the semiconductor and equipment markets, SEMI said that worldwide chip-equipment shipments will drop from $47.7 billion in 2000 to $35 billion in 2001.
Statemate becomes a formal tool News & Analysis 5/23/2001 Post a comment I-Logix has brought formal verification techniques into its Statemate Magnum software and systems design tool, using technology bought in from Germany-based Offis Systems and Consulting.
SEMI equipment book-to-bill hits new low at 0.42 in April News & Analysis 5/22/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- It's gone from bad to worse for chip-equipment makers. In what is arguably the worst semiconductor downturn ever, North American-based suppliers of chip production systems posted a record low book-to-bill of 0.42 in April, said the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) trade group here today.
LTX tester revenues drop 37% from prior quarter News & Analysis 5/15/2001 Post a comment WESTWOOD, Mass.--Semiconductor tester supplier LTX Corp. today reported sales sequentially declined 37% to $65.6 million in the company's fiscal third quarter, ended April 30, compared to $104.7 million in the prior three-month period. Compared to a year ago, LTX's sales were 20% lower than $82.1 million in the quarter last year.
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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