TSMC forecasts falling sales in Q3 News & Analysis 7/28/2011 Post a comment Foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has announced that its net income fell in the second quarter and has forecast its revenue will decline by about 7 percent in the third quarter.
Barcelona selected to host MWC through 2018 News & Analysis 7/22/2011 4 comments Barcelona in Spain has been selected to host the Mobile World Congress exhibition from 2012 to 2018, according to the GSM Association Ltd., the industry body which organizes the event. The award is said to be worth 3.5 billion euro (about $5 billion) to the city in terms of spending and increased trade.
SMIC appoints chair, CEO; shares resume trading News & Analysis 7/15/2011 5 comments Chinese foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. has announced that Wenyi Zhang has been appointed chairman of the board of directors and acting CEO. Trading in shares in the company, listed on the Hong Kong and New York stock exchanges has also resumed.
WSTS: Chip market now shrinking year-on-year News & Analysis 7/11/2011 1 comment Thanks to modifications made to April's actual chip market figures by WSTS, May becomes the second month on the bounce in which the global chip market has been smaller than it was in the same month in the year before.
Wave good bye to airplane tickets Blog 7/8/2011 39 comments Peter Clarke has noticed plane tickets getting steadily more expensive. He reckons it is just the beginning and ponders the personal, societal and business changes that are going to come as flying returns to being something for the wealthy few. How would that change the electronics and semiconductor industries?
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