Category Archives: ASIC Industry Market Trends

Increased Use of Semiconductors in the Automotive Will Boost the Semiconductor Equipment Market

June 24, 2016, anysilicon

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According to the latest market research report by Technavio, the global semiconductor capital equipment marketis expected to reach USD 47.34 billion mark by 2020.
In this report, Technavio covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global semiconductor capital equipment market education market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the

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Report: Google’s new ASIC Revolutionizing Gesture Control

June 02, 2016, anysilicon

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The Soli sensor is a fully integrated, low-power radar operating in the 60-GHz ISM band. In our journey toward this form factor, we rapidly iterated through several hardware prototypes, beginning with a large bench-top unit built from off-the-shelf components — including multiple cooling fans. Over the course of 10 months,

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Top 20 Semiconductor Companies 2016

May 23, 2016, anysilicon

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The top-20 worldwide semiconductor companies 2016 (IC and OSD—optoelectronic, sensor, and discrete) sales ranking for 1Q16 is shown in Figure 1.  It includes eight suppliers headquartered in the U.S., three in Japan, three in Taiwan, three in Europe, two in South Korea, and one in Singapore, a relatively broad representation

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Broadcom acquired 5G company MagnaCom

May 17, 2016, anysilicon

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Semiconductor chipmaker Broadcom has acquired MagnaCom, which develops 5G wireless communications technology.
 
A MagnaCom patent and trademark, WAM technology can enhance virtually all wired and wireless applications, and most importantly – is backward compatible to all legacy QAM systems, while not requiring any changes to the antennae, radio or

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Will Y Combinator Find the Next Semiconductor $1B Startup?

May 09, 2016, anysilicon

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An interesting report from Y Combinator shows increase in number of hardware companies applying to their accelerator program.
 
Software is eating the world but often that software is going to come packaged in beautiful, piece of hardware. While VC’s believe it takes $80M to get a semiconductor company off the ground

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Microchip Announces the Acquisition of Micrel

May 03, 2016, anysilicon

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Chandler, Arizona and San Jose, California – May 7, 2015 – Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Micrel, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCRL) today announced that Microchip has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Micrel for $14.00 per share. Micrel shareholders may

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