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Top-15 Semiconductor Suppliers 2018

August 20, 2018, anysilicon

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IC Insights released its August Update to the 2018 McClean Report earlier this month.  This Update included a discussion of the top-25 semiconductor suppliers in 1H18 (the top-15 1H18 semiconductor suppliers are covered in this research bulletin) and Part 1 of an extensive analysis of the IC foundry market and its suppliers.
The top-15 worldwide semiconductor (IC and O-S-D—optoelectronic, sensor,

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IBM and Synopsys Accelerate 3nm Process Development with DTCO Innovations

August 16, 2018, anysilicon

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Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced a collaboration with IBM to apply design technology co-optimization (DTCO) to the pathfinding of new semiconductor process technologies for the 3-nanometer (nm) process node and beyond. DTCO is a methodology for efficiently evaluating and down-selecting new transistor architectures, materials and other process technology innovations

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Size of Semiconductor Acquisitions May Have Hit Limit

August 15, 2018, anysilicon

The demise of Qualcomm’s pending $44 billion purchase of NXP Semiconductors in late July along with growing regulatory reviews of chip merger agreements, efforts by countries to protect domestic technology, and the escalation of global trade friction all suggest semiconductor acquisitions are hitting a ceiling in the size of doable

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Faraday Unveils the Industry’s Smallest USB 2.0 OTG PHY IP

August 15, 2018, anysilicon

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Faraday Technology Corporation (TWSE: 3035), a leading ASIC design service and IP provider, today announced the availability of the industry’s smallest USB 2.0 OTG PHY on UMC 40nm. The silicon-proven solution is targeted at consumer applications, such as MFP, DSC, USB portable devices, IoT, wearables, and MCU’s.
 
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Semiconductor Manufacturing – Quick Overview

August 12, 2018, anysilicon

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Many admit that semiconductor manufacturing is the most complex and difficult manufacturing process that exist today. We agree. There are several ways to describe the Semiconductor manufacturing flow, but they are all boiled down to a very basic diagram.
 
The following diagram is a simplified flow describing the semiconductor

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IC Mask Design Are Awarded ISO9001:2015

August 10, 2018, anysilicon

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IC Mask Design are pleased to announce they have been awarded the ISO 9001: 2015 standard following a recent ISO audit. ISO9001:2015 is the most updated standard of its kind and focuses on quality management systems and performance. It assists companies in developing a management system that aligns quality with

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