Category Archives: ASIC Industry Market Trends

Top 10 Semiconductor R&D Spenders Increase Outlays 6% in 2017

February 17, 2018, anysilicon

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The ten largest semiconductor R&D spenders increased their collective expenditures to $35.9 billion in 2017, an increase of 6% compared to $34.0 billion in 2016. Intel continued to far exceed all other semiconductor companies with R&D spending that reached $13.1 billion.  In addition to representing 21.2% of its semiconductor sales

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Semiconductor Shipments Forecast to Exceed 1 Trillion Devices in 2018

January 25, 2018, anysilicon

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Annual semiconductor unit shipments (integrated circuits and opto-sensor-discretes, or O-S-D, devices) are expected to grow 9% in 2018 and top one trillion units for the first time, based on data presented in the new, 2018 edition of IC Insights’ McClean Report—A Complete Analysis and Forecast of the Integrated Circuit Industry (Figure 1).

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Semiconductor Industry M&A Deals Slows Dramatically in 2017

January 18, 2018, anysilicon


he historic flood of merger and acquisition agreements that swept through the semiconductor industry in 2015 and 2016 slowed significantly in 2017, but the total value of M&A deals reached in the year was still more than twice the annual average in the first half of this decade, according to

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Analog IC Market Forecast With Strongest Annual Growth Through 2022

January 12, 2018, anysilicon

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Sales of analog ICs are expected to show the strongest growth rate among major integrated circuit market categories during the next five years, according to IC Insights’ new 2018 McClean Report, which becomes available this month.  The McClean Report forecasts that revenues for analog products—including both general purpose and application-specific devices—will increase by

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Sankalp Semiconductor expands internationally with its operations in Malaysia

January 09, 2018, anysilicon


Sankalp Semiconductor, a design service company offering comprehensive digital & mixed signal SoC services and solutions, today announced establishing a fully owned subsidiary in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. The company has a strong presence in India, USA and Europe markets. The Malaysia office will enable the company to address the growing

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Semiconductor Fabless IC Company Sales Top $100 Billion for First Time Ever

January 04, 2018, anysilicon


Figure 1 shows the top 10 ranking of fabless IC suppliers for 2017.  Two China-based fabless companies made the top 10 ranking last year—HiSilicon, which sells most of its devices as internal transfers to smartphone supplier Huawei, and Unigroup, which includes the IC sales of both Spreadtrum and RDA. Fabless company

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