Category Archives: ASIC Industry Market Trends

Will Y Combinator Find the Next Semiconductor $1B Startup?

May 09, 2016, anysilicon


An interesting report from Y Combinator shows increase in number of hardware companies applying to their accelerator program.
Software is eating the world but often that software is going to come packaged in beautiful, piece of hardware. While VC’s believe it takes $80M to get a semiconductor company off the ground

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Microchip Announces the Acquisition of Micrel

May 03, 2016, anysilicon


Chandler, Arizona and San Jose, California – May 7, 2015 – Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Micrel, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCRL) today announced that Microchip has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Micrel for $14.00 per share. Micrel shareholders may

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Automotive IC Market to Display Strongest Growth Through 2019

April 21, 2016, anysilicon

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Later this month, IC Insights will release its new 2016 IC Market Drivers Report.  The report contains analyses on automotive electronics, the Internet of Things, tablet PCs, smartphones, medical and health systems, and several other mature and emerging electronic systems.
The upcoming IC Market Drivers Report finds that from 2014 through 2019, the

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TI Factory in Greenock to Close Down or Transfer

March 17, 2016, anysilicon


Hundreds of jobs are under threat after Texas Instrument announced the closure of its Greenock factory.
TI said it would be closing the fab over the next three years, and moving its operations to fabs in Germany, Japan and Maine, in order to save money. Approximately 400 people are

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More Than Moore & Beyond Moore: Roadmap for the Semiconductor Industry

March 09, 2016, anysilicon


As semiconductor industry continues on its path to improve its productivity and profitability, the industry faces roadblocks due to huge capital investments with poor RoI. For past few decades ITRS has provided guidance to the research community and associated funding agencies worldwide, in setting up technological challenges and driving progress

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Cisco Acquires Leaba Semiconductor

March 02, 2016, anysilicon


Cisco Systems has acquired semiconductor company Leaba Semiconductor for $350-$400 million. Leaba was established in 2014 and operates in stealth mode.
According to Leaba’s website “Leaba is a fabless semiconductor company providing innovative solutions for significant infrastructure challenges. Leaba is backed by blue-chip investors and led by seasoned entrepreneurs

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