Testing beyond the required specs
An increasing number of new and proposed EMC standards are pushing the upper frequency test limits further up the microwave spectrum. The latest EMC standard released, IEC 61000-4-3:2006, is no exception. Details... more »
Is it a fab - lite diet for analogs, too?
As digital IDMs increasingly turn to foundries for their production needs, an inevitable question arises: Will the big analog IDMs follow the same path and move toward fab-lite or even fabless strategies? Details... more »
Spend on product innovation, not on fabs
Outsourcing, the manufacturing trend pioneered by IDMs in the field of digital technology for clear economic and efficiency advantages, will become the manufacturing method of choice for all but a small minority of analog IDMs. Details... more »