Category Archives: ASIC Industry Market Trends

imec and iMinds to Merge and Create High-Tech Research Center

March 01, 2016, anysilicon


The leading nanoelectronics research center, imec, and digital research and incubation center, iMinds, today announced that its respective board of directors have approved the intention to merge the research centers. Using the imec name, the combined entities will create a world-class, high-tech research center for the digital economy. The transaction

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Semiconductor R&D Growth Slows in 2015

February 16, 2016, anysilicon

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Semiconductor industry spending on research and development grew by just 0.5% in 2015, which was the smallest increase since the 2009 downturn year and significantly below the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.0% in R&D expenditures during the last 10 years, according to IC Insights’ new 2016 edition of The

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Apple And Samsung Top Semiconductor Customers Again In 2015

February 08, 2016, anysilicon

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The top semiconductor buyers of 2015 where once again Apple and Samsung Electronics. According to Gartner, the leading information technology, marketing research and advisory firm in America, Apple and Samsung accounted for 17.7% of the market. Together the two consumed a total of 59 billion dollars of semiconductors for the

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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.
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