Category Archives: ASIC Industry Market Trends

Total Semiconductor Memory Market Forecast to Increase 10% in 2017

May 01, 2017, anysilicon

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After increasing by more than 20% in both 2013 and 2014, the memory market fell upon difficult times in 2015. Conditions that would normally be seen as favorable for boosting demand and increasing prices for memory devices such as supplier consolidation, limited capacity expansion, and a growing list of emerging

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Top MCU IC Suppliers 2015-2016

April 28, 2017, anysilicon


Strong growth in MCUs for IoT applications and suppliers jockeying for marketshare in this IC segment have resulted in several major acquisitions that changed the pecking order of MCU leaders in 2016, according to data released in IC Insights’ April Update to The McClean Report, which was released earlier this

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Eleven Semiconductor Companies Forecast to Account for 78% of Semi Capex in 2017

April 24, 2017, anysilicon

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Survey results that will be posted in the March Update to the 20th anniversary 2017 edition of IC Insights’ McClean Report show that eleven companies are forecast to have semiconductor capital expenditure budgets greater than $1.0 billion in 2017, and account for 78% of total worldwide semiconductor industry capital spending

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DDR4 Set to Account for Largest Share of DRAM Market by Architecture

April 14, 2017, anysilicon


The new, higher-speed DDR4 DRAM generation gained significant marketshare in 2016, representing 45% of total DRAM sales. Previously, DDR3 DRAM, including low-power versions used in tablets, smartphones, and notebook PCs, accounted for 84% of total DRAM sales in 2014 and 76% in 2015, but in 2016, DDR4 price premiums evaporated

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The History of the Integrated Circuit

March 27, 2017, anysilicon


The integrated circuit, sometimes called a ASIC, IC, or just a chip, is a series of transistors placed on a small, flat piece that is usually made of silicon. The IC is really a platform for small transistors that a small chip which can operate faster than old-fashioned large transistors

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MCU Market Forecast to Reach Record High Revenues Through 2020

March 26, 2017, anysilicon

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The IC industry’s original system-on-chip (SoC) product category—microcontrollers—is expected to steadily reach record-high annual revenues through the second half of this decade despite an overall slowdown in unit growth during the next five years. Microcontroller sales barely increased in 2015, rising less than a half percent, to set a

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