Category Archives: ASIC Industry Market Trends

Semiconductor Unit Shipments To Exceed One Trillion Devices in 2018

March 24, 2017, anysilicon

Microprocessor in hand in front of chip layout

Total yearly semiconductor unit shipments (integrated circuits and opto-sensor-discrete, or O-S-D, devices) are forecast to continue their upward march and are now expected to top one trillion units for the first time in 2018, according to data presented in IC Insights’ recently released 2016 edition of The McClean Report—A

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U.S. Companies Still Hold Largest Share of Fabless Company IC Sales

March 16, 2017, anysilicon

fabless companies

Research information that will be posted in the March Update to the 20th anniversary 2017 edition of IC Insights’ McClean Report shows that fabless IC suppliers represented 30% of the world’s IC sales in 2016 (up from only 18% ten years earlier in 2006).  As the name implies, fabless IC

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ARM Acquires two companies: Mistbase and NextG-Com

February 21, 2017, anysilicon


Just last summer, the NarrowBand-IoT (NB-IoT) standard was approved and now ARM has announced the acquisition of two companies in the field: Mistbase and NextG-Com.
The acquisition “will save the industry years of development effort and improve access for developers by reducing the time it takes to get products approved

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Semiconductor Major Product Categories Growth 2016-2021

February 20, 2017, anysilicon


Sales of memory 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 2017 McClean Report, which becomes available this month.  The 20th anniversary edition of The McClean Report forecasts that revenues for memory products—including

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Semiconductor R&D Spending: Intel accounted for 36%

February 16, 2017, anysilicon


Intel continued to top all other chip companies in R&D expenditures in 2016 with spending that reached $12.7 billion and represented 22.4% of its semiconductor sales last year.  Intel accounted for 36% of the top-10 R&D spending and about 23% of the $56.5 billion total worldwide semiconductor R&D expenditures in 2016,

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Aquantia Announces the Industry’s First FPGA-Programmable Multi-Gigabit Ethernet PHY Device

February 02, 2017, anysilicon


Aquantia Corp., a pioneer and market leader in high-speed Ethernet connectivity solutions for data centers, enterprise infrastructure and client connectivity, today announced the AQcite product line of FPGA-programmable Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Physical Layer (PHY) devices, integrating Aquantia’s AQrate BASE-T PHY with a Xilinx® Kintex®-7 FPGA. The new AQcite product line targets

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