Category Archives: Supply Chain

Five Suppliers to Hold 41% of Global Semiconductor Marketshare in 2016

December 07, 2016, anysilicon


Vigorous M&A activity in 2015 and 2016 has reshaped the landscape of the semiconductor industry, with the top companies now controlling a much greater percentage of marketshare.  Not including foundries, IC Insights forecasts to top five semiconductor suppliers—Intel, Samsung, Qualcomm, Broadcom, and SK Hynix— will account for 41% marketshare in

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Fabless Silicon Manufacture: Who Should Be In Control ?

November 23, 2016, anysilicon

control room

Let’s say you’ve got a great idea for a new musical Christmas card solution, and you go to a Big Foundry and a Big OSAT and convince them to supply you. Great. But let’s say there are several other musical Christmas card solution providers, and they’re also working with the

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Fabless Silicon Manufacture: How Much Quality Do You Need ?

November 10, 2016, anysilicon


First off, we need to define what is meant by “quality” for this discussion. In generic terms it means something like “how well a product does its job”. For a chip, or a rather what comes out the end of a chip supply chain, this isn’t simply a measure of

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Fabless Company Value Chain – Introduction

September 25, 2016, anysilicon


Michael Porter developed the value chain concept in 1980 in his book “Competitive Advantage”. A value chain is a series of activities within a company in order to deliver a product or a service. The total value delivered by the company is the sum total of the value built up

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ASIC Model vs. COT Model

June 15, 2016, anysilicon


Each semiconductor company reaches at some point to the manufacturing dilemma – how to go into production in the cheapest, most efficient and highest quality way? Is it using an external full turnkey partner – e.g ASIC model, or work directly with semiconductor suppliers –  e.g. COT model.
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Chipmaker Allwinner is Enabling a $79 Laptop

April 26, 2016, anysilicon


Allwinner Technology, a Chinese fabless semiconductor company that design and manufacture SoC processors announced a new laptop that could cost $79. Since its founding in 2007, Allwinner has released more than 15  SoC processors that have been widely implemented in Android-based tablets, as well as in smartphones, laptops and more.
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