Category Archives: ASIC Industry Market Trends

Industry Trend: Evolution of Semiconductor Chip Companies to Complex Product and Service Organizations

February 25, 2015, anysilicon

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As technologies advance, the semiconductor industry and its traditional business model face a myriad of ongoing complexities demanding an ever accelerating state of operational agility. The electronics and healthcare markets are experiencing unprecedented change through mass market consumerization and global adoption. For most chip companies, gone are the days of

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The IP Core Distribution Challenge

February 19, 2015, anysilicon


hat comes to mind when you hear the term IP Distribution? How do people like ARM and MIPS get their cores into people’s hands? Pricing, contracts and legal issues? Maybe third-party Web sites like Chip Estimate and Design & Reuse? Yes, they are all factors in how independently developed IP

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The CMOS Image Sensors industry is about to change, with major investment in manufacturing & design

February 12, 2015, anysilicon


The CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) industry reaches US$10B for the first time. Indeed, driven by mobile and automotive applications, the CIS industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.6% from 2014 – 2020. Yole Développement (Yole) announces a US$16.2B market by 2020 (in value):
“Smartphone applications still take the lion’s

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ASIC design for the IoT

February 09, 2015, anysilicon


As everybody is trying to figure out what the Internet of Things (IoT) will look like and how connected things will work, I’d like to address a question that many people have: why design your own Integrated Circuit (IC) rather than just use an off-the-shelf processor, write software and be done?
In a

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What’s wrong with RTL for ASIC designs?

January 14, 2015, anysilicon


I think this is an appropriate first post, because this is a question that we’ve heard many times when talking with hardware engineers trying to sell our product. The fact that there are (now) about a dozen companies trying to replace RTL with alternatives (I’ll talk about HLS in other

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If Your Chip Is Not an SoC, It Soon Will Be

December 18, 2014, anysilicon


Last week’s post was addressed primarily to those of you who are already designing SoCs. We made the point that more and more SoCs have multiple processors, either homogenous or heterogeneous, and that most or all of those processors do or will have caches. This led to the main conclusions of the

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