Private equity to take major stake in NDS News & Analysis 6/30/2008 Post a comment News Corporation is planning to sell a significant share in its NDS Group plc subsidiary to private equity group Permira. NDS Group is a supplier of software, conditional access systems and architectural blueprints for digital pay-TV systems around the world.
Video: A talk with ITRI president Johnsee Lee News & Analysis 6/21/2008 Post a comment EE Times' roving reporter Rick Merritt sat down with Johnsee Lee, president of Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute, for an update on the work of the 5,700-person group in areas such as electronic cars and intellectual property.
Researchers tout low-power reflective LCDs Product News 6/20/2008 Post a comment Researchers at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, have developed a reflective bistable liquid crystal display (LCD) that can maintain static images in full daylight without requiring an external power supply. The University is looking to license the technology and says a major application would be solar powered display advertisements, as well as mobile phones, laptop PCs, ATMs, electronic paper, smart cards and disposable displays.
Airbus suffers setback in U.S defense deal News & Analysis 6/19/2008 Post a comment In what could be a major blow to the European Airbus consortium's expansion plans, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has ruled that there should be another auction for a $35 billion (Ł17.8 billion) defence contract for the US Air Force.
High-tech will relieve energy crisis--some day News & Analysis 6/10/2008 Post a comment Gas prices, clean energy, immigration restrictions on foreign engineers and legislation to fund high-tech research dominated a panel discussion of election-year politics and its intersection with technology at the Design Automation Conference in Anaheim.
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