Category Archives: ASIC Industry Market Trends

Qualcomm lays off employees in Israel

February 01, 2016, anysilicon


According to sources, chipmaker Qualcomm is laying off today a few dozen of employees in the company’s development center in Israel. The layoffs are part of a worldwide cutback of 15% of its total work force that was announced by the company in July 2015 to help the company save

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Amazon is starting to sell SoCs

January 14, 2016, anysilicon


The semiconductor industry was a bit puzzled last year when Amazon acquired Annapurna Labs (Israel) for $350 million; the analysts believed that Amazon is planning to use Annapurna’s chips in its own data centers. But now it turns out that Amazon is taking advantage of the deal to enter the

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IDMs Could Top Fabless Semiconductor Company Growth

December 03, 2015, anysilicon


IC Insights will release its new 2016 McClean Report late next month.  The 2016 McClean Report will include a ranking of the top-50 semiconductor suppliers’ for 2015 as well as the top-50 fabless semiconductor suppliers.  The forecasted “post-merger” top-10 2015 IDM and fabless semiconductor suppliers are covered in this research bulletin.
Unlike the

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AnySilicon Hotline ™ offers free answers to semiconductor questions

December 01, 2015, anysilicon


[Press Release]  AnySilicon, the fastest-growing semiconductor marketplace has announced today the availability of a free semiconductor hotline service offering expert-level answers to technical and commercial ASIC questions. Using this free service companies can better meet schedule and budget objectives and avoid wrong decisions due to lack of information.
The hotline

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China to invest $47B to build world leading chip company

November 17, 2015, anysilicon


The Chinese investment company, Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd, plans to invest $ 47 billion in the next five years to become the world largest chipmaker.
In an interview, Chairman Zhao Weiguo hinted Reuters that the next few weeks there could be a purchase deal for a big chip maker in

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Top 10 semiconductor Companies – 2015

November 11, 2015, anysilicon


IC Insights will release its November Update to the 2015 McClean Report later this month, and its new 2016 edition of The McClean Report in January.  The November Update will include the latest IC market forecasts by product type through 2019, a detailed forecast for semiconductor industry capital spending by company for 2016, and a ranking of

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