Top 20 Semiconductor Companies 1H 2016

August 16, 2016, anysilicon

Market Research

IC Insights will release its August Update to the 2016 McClean Report later this month.  This Update includes an update of the semiconductor industry capital spending forecast, an analysis of the IC foundry industry, and a look at the top-25 semiconductor suppliers for 1H16, including a forecast for the full

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Silicon Photonics Inflection Point – It’s Not ‘If,’ It’s ‘When’

August 15, 2016, anysilicon

Close-up of fiber optic cables

Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz about silicon photonics in the data center industry. What’s it all about? The ever-expanding digital universe is being driven by cloud computing, mobile data, video streaming, and Internet-of-Things (IoT). Today, it’s estimated that by end of 2016, more than 6 zettabytes (i.e., the

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QFN Package Body Size and Lead Count – Infographics

August 10, 2016, anysilicon


QFN package is the most successful package type today. Offering low price, excellent performance and small size, it is an ideal package for many applications.
QFN package comes in different size and different lead count. This infographics shows the most popular body size and lead count provided by leading OSAT

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Trends in DFT and Production Test for IoT Devices

August 09, 2016, anysilicon


Some years ago the term “System On a Chip”, shortened to “SOC”, was coined to describe chips that integrated into themselves the functions of several other chips in an electronic system. The point of this was obviously to reduce cost and form factor in situations where the cost and effort

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Understanding Your ASIC’s Age

August 03, 2016, anysilicon

Elderly man's face falling apart. Aging concept

This is an interview with Oliver King about understanding your ASIC’s age. As Moortec’s CTO, 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 design engineer with over a decade of experience in low

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Faraday 12.5G SerDes PHY Debuts on UMC 28HPC

August 03, 2016, anysilicon

pic_xPONSerDes_eye diagram

Faraday Technology Corporation (TWSE: 3035), a leading ASIC design service and
IP provider, and United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303)
(“UMC”), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced the
availability of Faraday’s 12.5Gbps programmable SerDes PHY IP on UMC’s 28HPC(U)
process technology. The success of Faraday’s 12.5G SerDes PHY

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