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Testing challenges of 40/100Gbit ethernet network infrastructure

Migration to 40/100Gbit Ethernet is presenting the telecommunications industry with a way of achieving the bandwidth levels now being expected by data hungry consumers, while at the same time benefiting from the added functionality and enhanced flexibility of an all-IP network architecture. However, this advanced optical networking technology will also require a more sophisticated approach testing, so that communications infrastructure using it is fully effective. This is due to the fact that client interfaces are based on multi-wavelength parallel optical transmission, rather than the conventional serial transmission employed in current network infrastructure.

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Learn to design CPLDs and FPGAs “@MachX02 Speed” with Lattice Semiconductor

MSC Gleichmann is hosting a Lattice Semiconductor “@MachX02 Speed” seminar at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire on 21 November 2012. With a focus on the MachX02 family of non-volatile, infinitely reconfigurable, Programmable Logic Devices (PLDs), this training event will address all aspects of hardware and software design, looking at the product line’s unique features and the development tools, reference designs and other support that is available from Lattice and MSC.

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Solid State Supplies hosts seminar on introduction to FPGAs in collaboration with Microsemi

Solid State Supplies has announced that it will be hosting the third in its ongoing series of one-day training seminars in collaboration with Microsemi, a provider of semiconductor solutions. The seminar will be held at Solid State Supplies’ new premises in Redditch, Worcestershire on Wednesday 14th November 2012.

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IGT Industries acquired by Stadium Group

IGT Industries Ltd, one of the UK’s longest established Human Machine Interface (HMI) Solutions providers, has been acquired by the Stadium Group plc. Stadium Group plc is an AIM-Listed company that employs over 1100 people across operations in both the UK and Asia.

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The Skills Show set for Birmingham’s NEC next month

The Skills Show, the UK’s largest skills and careers event, is set to take place from 15-17 November 2012 at the NEC in Birmingham. The show provides a unique opportunity for young people to be inspired and to learn more about vocational courses and apprenticeships.

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Mobile DRAM revenue hits a record high in Q2

Revenue for mobile dynamic random access memory (DRAM) rose to the highest level yet in the second quarter driven by increased bit shipments and relatively steady pricing, according to an IHS iSuppli. Mobile DRAM revenues amounted to $1.85 billion in the second quarter, up from $1.83 billion in the first quarter.

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TSMC tapes out foundry’s first CoWoSTM test vehicle integrating with JEDEC wide I/O Mobile DRAM interface

TSMC has announced that it has taped out the foundry segment’s first CoWoSTM (Chip on Wafer on Substrate) test vehicle using JEDEC Solid State Technology Association’s Wide I/O mobile DRAM interface. The milestone demonstrates the industry’s system integration trend to achieve increased bandwidth, higher performance and superior energy efficiency.

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PC shipments look set to fall this year, for the first time in 11 years

After entering the year with high hopes, the global PC market has seen its prospects dim, with worldwide shipments set to decline in 2012 for the first time in 11 years, according to the IHS iSuppli. According to the market research analysts the total PC market in 2012 is expected to contract by 1.2 percent to 348.7 million units, down from 352.8 million in 2011. Not since 2001 has the worldwide PC industry suffered such a decline.

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Ultrabook sales set to disappoint

Because of a combination of high pricing and a lack of effective marketing to draw consumer’s attention away from other hot-selling mobile gadgets, global shipments of ultrabook devices are falling short of expectations in 2012, prompting analysts IHS to cut its near-term forecast for the next-generation notebooks. According to IHS only 10.3 million ultrabooks will ship worldwide in 2012, compared to a previous forecast of 22 million units. In the newly adjusted forecast more than half of the shipments for the year are expected to come in the fourth quarter.

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Samsung and STMicroelectronics enter strategic relationship for advanced foundry services

Samsung Electronics has announced foundry production of STMicroelectronics" products using 32/28nm High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) process technology. Samsung"s foundry business has been selected by STMicroelectronics to provide it with products at the 32/28nm process node and the relationship has already resulted in taping-out of a dozen of ST"s advanced system-on-chip (SoC) devices for mobile, consumer and network applications.

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