Category Archives: ASIC Industry Market Trends

Top Takeaways from the MEMS and Sensor Executive Congress

November 29, 2016, anysilicon

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The approximately $1.5 billion growth opportunity for sensors in the automotive industry over the next six years brings a rush of contending new technologies and new suppliers. New platforms may make for faster introduction and testing of sensors for autos and phones. And new MEMS sensors hitting the market suggest piezoelectric

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Top-20 Semiconductor Suppliers 2016

November 16, 2016, anysilicon

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The forecasted top-20 worldwide semiconductor (IC and O S D—optoelectronic, sensor, and discrete) sales ranking for 2016 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

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Chipmaker Broadcom to Acquire Brocade for $5.9 Billion

November 03, 2016, anysilicon

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SINGAPORE and SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Broadcom Limited (Nasdaq:AVGO) and Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:BRCD) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Broadcom will acquire Brocade, a leader in Fibre Channel storage area network (“FC SAN”) switching and IP networking, for $12.75

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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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