EC clears way for Western Digital, Hitachi deal News & Analysis 11/23/2011 2 comments Hardware manufacturer Western Digital has overcome a major hurdle on its path to purchasing Hitachi GST, with the European Union's competition regulator giving the deal a green light, as long as WD manages to sell off its production operations for 3.5-inch disc drives.
Nanya asks ITC to block Elpida DRAMs News & Analysis 11/22/2011 1 comment Taiwanese DRAM vendor Nanya has said it has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission against Elpida Memory Inc., Elpida Memory (USA) Inc., and Kingston Technology Co. Inc. alleging patent infringement.
HP, Dell top Greenpeace green list; RIM fails News & Analysis 11/11/2011 4 comments Environmental watchdog, Greenpeace, has released the 17th edition of its Guide to Greener Electronics, ranking TV, PC and phone makers on their policies and practices to reduce their carbon footprints.
Thai floods to speed up transition to SSDs News & Analysis 11/11/2011 13 comments The Taiwanese hardware and component channel could be badly hit as a result of the crippling floods in Thailand which have resulted in hard disc drive (HDD) shortages globally, though the move could speed up the transition to solid state drives (SSDs) according to sources.
TSMC sees signs of market turning up News & Analysis 11/7/2011 9 comments Although foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. suffered a third quarter that was down sequentially against its second quarter, the company is starting to see signs of a turn in the market, according to its leading European executive.
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