Rare earth scarcity gauged by DoE News & Analysis 12/21/2010 5 comments The anticipated study by the U.S. Department of Energy concludes that rare earth scarcity is critical to the growth of clean energy technologies.
Google asks partners to pause Google TV News & Analysis 12/20/2010 12 comments Google Inc. has asked consumer electronics companies that were preparing to launch TVs running the Android-based Google TV to put their plans on hold while it improves the software, according to a New York Times article.
Intel, McAfee deal raises EU concern: report News & Analysis 12/20/2010 4 comments Intel Corp.'s proposed $7.68 billion acquisition of security software vendor McAfee Inc. could run into opposition from European Union anti-trust regulators, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Patent firm pursues DRAM, FPGA companies News & Analysis 12/8/2010 13 comments Intellectual Ventures Management LLC, a patent holder and administration group founded by Nathan Myhrvold, a former CTO of Microsoft Corp., has taken action on multiple fronts alleging patent infringement. In semiconductor industry the firm is pursuing two memory chip makers and three FPGA vendors.
Rambus sues six top chip makers News & Analysis 12/2/2010 12 comments Rambus Inc. has filed multiple suits asking courts to bar imports of a wide range of chips—and systems using them--from Broadcom, Freescale, LSI, MediaTek, Nvidia and STMicroelectronics it claims infringe its patents.
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