Category Archives: ASIC Industry Market Trends

Fabless-Foundry model vs. Integrated Device Manufacturers Model

July 25, 2015, anysilicon


I authored my first book “Mass Capitalism : A Blueprint for Economic Revival” in 2014 with a purpose of letting the global semiconductor industry ( and particularly the US Semiconductor Industry) know that the Semiconductor Industry is headed for a monumental transformation in the very near future due to a

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IBM, GlobalFoundries Deal to To Close July 1st

June 23, 2015, anysilicon

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The tech world was buzzing during last October when IBM agreed to pay GlobalFoundries $1.5 billion to take over their semiconductor manufacturing facilities in East Fishkill and Vermont. The deal is now expected to close as of July 1st.
The closing of the deal will put to end months

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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Release Schedule for 14nm

June 13, 2015, anysilicon


The 14nm technology development between Samsung and GlobalFoundries that started last year is now reaching its final step by releasing the availability schedule of the process technology including the 2 main flavors.

The primary concept of the strategic collaboration is to make 14nm FinFET technology available at

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China Jianguang to buy NXP RF Power Unit

May 29, 2015, anysilicon

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Within the second half 2015 China Jianguang will complete the acquisition of NXP’s RF Power Unit for $1.8B. For some analysts this was a necessary strategic step as a result of the acquisition of FreeScale Semiconductor that has as well a similar unit.
The buyer is Jianguang Asset Management

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Mega Semiconductor Merger?

May 28, 2015, anysilicon

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Avago Technologies , the Singaporean chipmaker that  started out as a division of Hewlett Packard (HP), is in advanced negotiations to acquire American chip manufacturer Broadcom, which makes chips for about half tablet computers and smartphones worldwide, its customers include Amazon, Apple, Google and Samsung , reported the newspaper “Wall

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Demystifying Analog & Mixed-Signal ASICs

May 12, 2015, anysilicon


Application Specific Integrated Circuits, ASICs, typically conjure up the notion of massively complex logic chips containing tens or hundreds of thousands (even millions) of transistors configured to solve a customer’s unique set of problems. Unlike multi-function standard product ICs such as a micro-controller that can find its way into

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