Category Archives: ASIC Industry Market Trends

IC Insights Lowers 2016 Semiconductor Market Forecast to -1%

July 13, 2016, anysilicon


The health of the semiconductor industry is increasingly tied to the health of the worldwide economy. Rarely can there be strong semiconductor market growth without at least “good” worldwide economic growth to support it. Consequently, IC Insights expects annual global semiconductor market growth rates to continue to closely track the performance

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Synopsys Buys Glasgow EDA Startup to Boost Growth

July 06, 2016, anysilicon


Synopsys, Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Gold Standard Simulations Ltd. (GSS), a leading provider of TCAD and EDA simulation solutions for design technology co-optimization (DTCO) of advanced process nodes. The acquisition of GSS supports the Synopsys TCAD strategy to offer a comprehensive solution to reduce development time and cost

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

June 24, 2016, anysilicon


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

soli project

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


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


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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