Category Archives: ASIC Industry Market Trends

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

October 20, 2016, anysilicon


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

Market Research

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


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


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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Infographic: Top 10 Semiconductor Sales (1H 2016)

September 13, 2016, anysilicon


An infographics that shows the 10 top semiconductor companies sales in 1H of 2016. Please find a larger version of the inforgraphic here.

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What is Semiconductors 3.0?

September 12, 2016, anysilicon

Man of Science series. Abstract design made of human head, numbers and visual elements on the subject of human mind, modern technology, education and science

I am sick and tired to hear the same buzzwords a zillion times every single day. IoT, Cognitive Computing, Cloud Computing, Fog Computing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Smart-whatever (from objects to cities and pretty soon toilet paper, I’m afraid). What really makes me sick is that these buzzwords are used,

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