Category Archives: ASIC Industry Market Trends

Investment: Aura Semiconductor raises Series A funding

October 31, 2016, anysilicon

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Aura Semiconductor, a provider of high performance analog mixed signal solutions, today announced that it has completed Series A round of equity investment from Bay Area based WRV Capital.
 
Aura has innovative semiconductor technology related to the Internet of Things (IoT) Radios, Timing and Portable Audio markets. Aura’s products

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NXP has agreed to be acquired by Qualcomm for $47B

October 27, 2016, anysilicon

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SAN DIEGO, and EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, Oct. 27, 2016 — Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) and NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced a definitive agreement, unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, under which Qualcomm will acquire NXP.  Pursuant to the agreement, a subsidiary of Qualcomm will

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IC Market Forecast 2016 Raised from -2% to +1%

October 20, 2016, anysilicon

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IC Insights will release its October Update to the 2016 McClean Report later this week.  This Update includes a review of IC Insights’ latest 2016 IC market forecast, an update on the rebounding DRAM market, and an extensive analysis of the optoelectronics, sensor/actuator, and discrete (O-S-D) markets. An excerpt from the

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Analog IC: TI Maintains Analog IC Leadership

October 17, 2016, anysilicon

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The 2015 analog IC market grew 2% to $47.0 billion.  Combined sales of general-purpose analog IC products (amplifiers/comparators, interface, power management, an signal conversion devices) increased 2% to $19.1 billion and sales of application-specific analog devices also improved 2% to $27.9 billion. Among analog IC products the market for signal

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Asia-Pacific To Top 2016 Regional IC Sales In Major Categories

October 12, 2016, anysilicon

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Asia-Pacific’s grip as the dominant market for IC sales is forecast to strengthen in 2016 with the region expected to account for 61.0% of the $282.0 billion IC market this year, based on analysis published in IC Insights’ mid-year Update to the 2016 IC Market Drivers report.

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X-FAB to Acquire Assets of Altis Semiconductor

October 02, 2016, anysilicon

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X-FAB Silicon Foundries has today announced that it will acquire the assets of Altis Semiconductor, a specialty stand-alone foundry located in the Greater Paris area, out of insolvency proceedings.

With both companies serving complementary markets and applications, this acquisition enriches X-FAB’s offering. It roughly doubles the

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