Andes Takes Embedded Cores to Japan, Korea News & Analysis 5/31/2012 Post a comment Emboldened by reports of an uncertain future for MIPS Technologies, Andes Technology will take its embedded cores to the Japan market this fall. Andes CEO Frankwell Lin says its a "small move for us."
Slideshow: Sun shines on UMC's new fab News & Analysis 5/24/2012 6 comments It was a warm, sunny day in Tainan as UMC officially broke ground on its latest and largest fab to date, but there were distant clouds on the horizon for the foundry.
Report reveals fake chips in U.S. military hardware News & Analysis 5/23/2012 28 comments More than a million suspect counterfeit electronic components have been used in 1,800 separate cases of bogus parts affecting U.S. military hardware, according to a report produced by the Senate Armed Services Committee.
ESilicon set to reap rewards of Asian gamble News & Analysis 5/17/2012 Post a comment Jack Harding, CEO of design services provider eSilicon, says the company's move to Asia is beginning to pay off as it helps customers navigate two very different chip markets in Taiwan and mainland China.
Plastic doesn't pollute, people do Social Mania 5/15/2012 7 comments Plastic may not be the most beloved of materials to the more environmentally minded, but a tradeshow held last week in Italy aimed to mold a different opinion of the material in people's minds.
Trade group survey to measure 'on-shoring' in electronics News & Analysis 5/4/2012 8 comments IPC, a trade group that represents printed circuit board manufacturers and other electronics firms, launched a survey to measure the impact of "on-shoring"—the migration of electronics manufacturing operations back to the U.S. from overseas.
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