Category Archives: ASIC Industry Market Trends

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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IC Insights Lowers its Worldwide 2015 IC Market Forecast from +1% to -1%

October 23, 2015, anysilicon

Market Research

IC Insights recently released its October Update to The McClean Report, which examined the effects of slowing worldwide GDP growth and a stronger U.S. dollar on the 2015 IC market forecast.
Since all of IC Insights’ figures are presented in U.S. dollars, a strengthening U.S. currency deflates foreign sales and market results

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Sony spins off chipmaking business

October 20, 2015, anysilicon


Sony has announced that its semiconductor unit will now be separated from the company’s core business. The strategic decision arrived in order to allow the Japanese electronic firm to focus its resources and attentions on the Devices and the Digital image divisions. This last one in particular, in fact, has

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Intel has 1,000 people working on chips for the iPhone

October 19, 2015, anysilicon


Interesting and surprising cooperation: Intel is developing the modem chip to be used in the next iPhone’s devices. To meet Apple’s tough and tight schedule IBM has allocated a staff of about 1,000 people. Intel’s foothold in what is expected to be the world’s best-selling smartphone has a dramatic importance

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Skyworks is buying PMC Sierra for $2 billion in Cash

October 12, 2015, anysilicon

skyworks pmc

PMC-Sierra, a provider of data center chips, will soon be part of the radio components manufacturer Skyworks after signing a $2billion purchase agreement.
Notwithstanding the fact that this deal might sound strange to many, the decision occurred as a simple product expansion and a chance to widen the buying

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Leading Edge Leads the Way in Pure-Play Foundry Growth

October 09, 2015, anysilicon

Market Research

ICs built using <40nm technology forecast to account for all of the pure-play foundry sales growth in 2015.
The total pure-play foundry market is forecast to grow 6.1% to $44.9 billion in 2015.  The entire increase in pure-play foundry sales is forecast to be due to sales of devices

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