Everspin names CEO News & Analysis 7/13/2010 Post a comment Everspin Technologies Inc., an MRAM supplier, has named Phillip LoPresti its president and chief executive.
Rave buys tool firm News & Analysis 7/13/2010 Post a comment Photomask repair tool vendor Rave LLC has announced the completion of its acquisition of Eco-Snow Systems, a former member of the Linde Group.
Six dead in Emcore shooting News & Analysis 7/13/2010 4 comments A former employee of Emcore Corp. shot and killed five individuals and injured four others at Emcore, an Albuquerque, N.M.-based solar and fiber optics manufacturer, according to reports.
Cut-to-style crystals feature customizable frequencies Product News 7/8/2010 Post a comment Bliley Technologies Inc.'s latest market introduction for aerospace, defense and industrial electronic applications is an AT cut crystal series allowing design engineers to specify custom frequencies (to six decimal places) for maximized frequency pull range.
SIA sees second half IC slowdown News & Analysis 7/7/2010 1 comment The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported record growth for ICs in May, but it also sees a slowdown in the second half of 2010.
Democratization of MEMS design and manufacturing Blog 7/7/2010 3 comments A perfect storm is brewing in semiconductor design and it reminds of a period about 20 years ago when many of the same forces were at work. The storm is all about challenges and opportunities to expand a market for a specific type of semiconductor technology, and the main thing missing is coherent infrastructure or ecosystem to facilitate it.
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