Freescale sells Scottish fab News & Analysis 8/17/2011 5 comments The Freescale Semiconductor fab in East Kilbride, Scotland, which ceased chip production two years ago, has been sold to a real estate developer for undisclosed financial terms.
EE Times launches China fabless IC report News & Analysis 8/16/2011 2 comments UBM Electronics, the publisher of EE Times, announced the availability of the China Fabless Profile, a special report created by EE Times Confidential and focused on China's fast-growing fabless semiconductor sector.
Born in the USA: Philips’ L-Prize LED bulb News & Analysis 8/15/2011 7 comments The $10M L Prize is for the first LED bulb to be a functional, dimmable replacement for a 60W incandescent bulb. It’s sponsored by the DOE and funded with US tax dollars. Philips Lighting's CEO, Zia Eftekhar answers reader questions about where will the bulbs be made, and what assurances are there about product reliability.
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