European photonics group seeks R&D boost News & Analysis 3/29/2006 Post a comment Photonics21, an industry led initiative that counts amongst its members all the main European companies and research organizations in optoelectronics, will next week call for a doubling of funds from national support programs over the next five years. The group believes urgent action is needed if the continent is not to fall even further behind the U.S. and Asia in optical technologies.
IP key in CMOS image sensors Teardown 3/27/2006 Post a comment
One of the largest growth markets in the semiconductor industry continues to be CMOS image sensors. The inclusion of the "unblinking eye" in mobile handsets, optical mice and the like has driven this growth over the last few years and is projected to continue to fuel growth in the foreseeable future. The revenue for CMOS image sensors grew 65.9 percent in 2004 from the year before and is expected to reach $4.64 billion by 2007.
Bookham sells U.K. plant for $24 million News & Analysis 3/14/2006 Post a comment Optical components supplier Bookham Inc. has signed an agreement for the sale and associated leaseback of its Caswell, U.K., plant with Scarborough Developments, a UK-based property investment company.
Cambridge project advances materials for wireless apps News & Analysis 3/1/2006 Post a comment Advance Nanotech Inc., a company that specializes in organizing finance and services for projects in nanotechnology, has partnered with Alps Electric Company Limited, Dow Corning Corporation and engineers at the University of Cambridge on research that promises improve the reception capacity of mobile devices.
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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