Call for presidential candidates to tackle tech issues News & Analysis 1/22/2008 Post a comment U.S. presidential candidates need to lay out clear, specific positions on the science and technology issues driving the global economy, addressing problems such as research funding, education and immigration that impact the future of the electronics industry, according a growing chorus of technology, business and government leaders.
Patent reform debate heads to U.S. Senate News & Analysis 1/18/2008 Post a comment Calls for patent reform will heat up next month when the U.S. Senate is expected to take up a broad and controversial patent reform bill that aims to raise the quality of patents and reduce patent litigation and abuse, legislation that has pitted large electronics companies against individual inventors and the pharmaceutical industry and divided political parties and government branches in a debate over the best legal structure to protect innovation.
Video: Infineon CEO bets on cellular, clean tech News & Analysis 1/17/2008 Post a comment The coming year looks grim for semiconductor makers, but strength in cellphones and clean technologies hold opportunities for growth, according to Wolfgang Ziebart, chief executive of Infineon who spoke to us after attending the Steve Jobs keynote at MacWorld.
European VC investments fall in 2007 News & Analysis 1/16/2008 Post a comment Venture capital investment into European companies during the fourth quarter of 2007 was Euros 1.21 billion, down from Euros 1.36 billion last quarter and Euros 1.52 billion for the corresponding quarter last year, representing a 6.6 percent decline for the year, according to research group Library House (Cambridge, England).
EDA ekes out modest growth as action moves offshore News & Analysis 1/14/2008 Post a comment The latest statistics from the EDA Consortium show semiconductor and electronic design are continuing their gradual shift outside North America. with modest single-digit growth overall for the sector that supplies chip and system design software.
Intel confirms NY subpoena, denies wrongdoing News & Analysis 1/10/2008 Post a comment Intel Corp. confirmed it has received a subpoena from the New York Attorney General's office seeking documents as part of a new investigation alleging anti-competitive business practices, but the company denies any wrongdoing.
Intel withdraws from OLPC project News & Analysis 1/4/2008 Post a comment Intel has quit the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project just days before it was due to demonstrate prototype computers using its processor at the Consumer Electronics Show.
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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