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Five Suppliers to Hold 41% of Global Semiconductor Marketshare in 2016

December 07, 2016, anysilicon

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Vigorous M&A activity in 2015 and 2016 has reshaped the landscape of the semiconductor industry, with the top companies now controlling a much greater percentage of marketshare.  Not including foundries, IC Insights forecasts to top five semiconductor suppliers—Intel, Samsung, Qualcomm, Broadcom, and SK Hynix— will account for 41% marketshare in

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Managing Semiconductor Test Data in Current Age

December 06, 2016, anysilicon

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We are living in a fast changing environment, from light bulbs to cars, everything is getting advanced and more efficient. The functionalities of electronic devices are increasing and the associated costs to produce them are decreasing, intensifying the competition. In such a scenario, it becomes challenging and difficult to sustain

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Understanding AMBA Bus Architechture and Protocols

December 05, 2016, anysilicon

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The Advanced Micro controller Bus Architecture (AMBA) bus protocols is a set of interconnect specifications from ARM that standardizes on chip communication mechanisms between various functional blocks (or IP) for building high performance SOC designs. These designs typically have one or more micro controllers or microprocessors along with several other

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IoT and Automotive to Drive Semiconductor Market Growth Through 2020

November 29, 2016, anysilicon

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Integrated circuit sales for connections to the Internet of Things are forecast to grow more than three times faster than total IC revenues during the last half of this decade, according to IC Insights’ new 2017 Integrated Circuit Market Drivers report.  ICs used to embed Internet of Things (IoT) functionality into a

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Top Takeaways from the MEMS and Sensor Executive Congress

November 29, 2016, anysilicon

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The approximately $1.5 billion growth opportunity for sensors in the automotive industry over the next six years brings a rush of contending new technologies and new suppliers. New platforms may make for faster introduction and testing of sensors for autos and phones. And new MEMS sensors hitting the market suggest piezoelectric

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Thermal Issues Associated with Modern ASICs – How Hot is Hot?

November 28, 2016, anysilicon

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This is an interview with Moortec CTO, Oliver King about the thermal issues associated with modern ASICs and ponders the question How Hot is Hot? Oliver has been leading the development of compelling in-chip monitoring solutions to address problems associated with ever-shrinking System-on-Chip (SoC) process geometries. An analogue and mixed signal

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