Category Archives: ASIC Industry Market Trends

2020F Top 15 Semiconductor Sales Leaders Including Foundries

November 24, 2020, anysilicon

IC Insights’ November Update to the 2020 McClean Report, released later this month, includes a discussion of the forecasted top-25 semiconductor suppliers in 2020. This research bulletin covers the expected top-15 2020 semiconductor suppliers (Figure 1).
The November Update also includes a detailed five-year forecast through 2024 of the IC market by product type (including

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CEO interview: Graham Curren of Sondrel

November 16, 2020, anysilicon

It has been my pleasure to interview Graham Curren, CEO of Sondrel. A veteran of the Electronics Design industry, he founded Sondrel in 2002 to provide digital ASIC designs.

How did you aim to differentiate Sondrel when you started?
My view of the market was that there

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CXO Cyience Interview with Wally Rhines

October 19, 2020, anysilicon

The historic Apollo 11 spacecraft, which placed the first human on the moon, was powered by a computer that weighed 70 pounds, had 64 kilobytes of memory, and a few tens of thousands of transistors. Compared to this, an average smartphone with a couple of gigabytes of RAM and the

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Two Acquisitions Make 2020 Second-Highest Year for Semi M&As

September 30, 2020, anysilicon

wo huge purchase agreements in July and September have guaranteed that 2020 will become at least the second-largest year in history for semiconductor merger and acquisition announcements, according to data released in the September Update to IC Insights’ 2020 McClean Report, (Figure 1).  In the first nine months of 2020, the combined value

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IC Insights Bulletin: Nvidia’s $40 Billion ARM Purchase Will Test Current M&A “Ceiling”

September 17, 2020, anysilicon

After nearly two months of negotiations and press reports that a blockbuster deal was in the works, Nvidia this week announced a $40 billion agreement to buy ARM—the leading supplier of processor intellectual property (IP)—from financially struggling SoftBank in Japan.  If approved, the deal would be the largest semiconductor acquisition

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1H2020 Top-10 Semiconductor Sales Leaders

August 13, 2020, anysilicon

IC Insights will release its August Update to the 2020 McClean Report later this month.  This Update includes a discussion of the IC foundry market trends and a look at the top-25 1H20 semiconductor suppliers.  The top-10 1H20 semiconductor suppliers are covered in this research bulletin.
The top-10 worldwide semiconductor (IC and O-S-D—optoelectronic, sensor, and discrete)

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