IC Market Forecast 2016 Raised from -2% to +1%

October 20, 2016, anysilicon


IC Insights will release its October Update to the 2016 McClean Report later this week.  This Update includes a review of IC Insights’ latest 2016 IC market forecast, an update on the rebounding DRAM market, and an extensive analysis of the optoelectronics, sensor/actuator, and discrete (O-S-D) markets. An excerpt from the

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asicNorth Announces a Development Ecosystem to streamline the creation of mixed-signal IoT SoC’s

October 20, 2016, anysilicon


Williston, VT October 17, 2016:  asicNorth announced today they have created a complete development ecosystem specifically targeted toward custom “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices.  The asicNorth “IoT Design EcoSystem” is formed by linking key partners in system design, semiconductor design and process technology areas.  Joining asicNorth are SoC Solutions, Faraday

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Analog IC: TI Maintains Analog IC Leadership

October 17, 2016, anysilicon

Market Research

The 2015 analog IC market grew 2% to $47.0 billion.  Combined sales of general-purpose analog IC products (amplifiers/comparators, interface, power management, an signal conversion devices) increased 2% to $19.1 billion and sales of application-specific analog devices also improved 2% to $27.9 billion. Among analog IC products the market for signal

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Asia-Pacific To Top 2016 Regional IC Sales In Major Categories

October 12, 2016, anysilicon


Asia-Pacific’s grip as the dominant market for IC sales is forecast to strengthen in 2016 with the region expected to account for 61.0% of the $282.0 billion IC market this year, based on analysis published in IC Insights’ mid-year Update to the 2016 IC Market Drivers report.

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CSEM licenses IcyTRX™ Bluetooth Low Energy silicon RF IP to Oticon

October 11, 2016, anysilicon


Neuchatel, 11 October 2016 – CSEM, the Swiss Research and Technology Organization, today announced that they have licensed their IcyTRX™ silicon RF IP core to Danish hearing aid manufacturer Oticon.
Oticon has integrated IcyTRX™ IP core into their new chipset for the new Oticon Opn™ range of advanced wireless-enabled

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Introduction to ASIC Design Flow

October 10, 2016, anysilicon


Today, ASIC design flow is a mature process with many individual steps. ASIC design flow process is the backbone of every ASIC design project. To ensure design success, one must have: a silicon-proven ASIC design flow, a good understanding of the ASIC specifications and requirements, and an absolute domination over

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