Category Archives: ASIC Industry Market Trends

TI Factory in Greenock to Close Down or Transfer

March 17, 2016, anysilicon


Hundreds of jobs are under threat after Texas Instrument announced the closure of its Greenock factory.
TI said it would be closing the fab over the next three years, and moving its operations to fabs in Germany, Japan and Maine, in order to save money. Approximately 400 people are

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More Than Moore & Beyond Moore: Roadmap for the Semiconductor Industry

March 09, 2016, anysilicon


As semiconductor industry continues on its path to improve its productivity and profitability, the industry faces roadblocks due to huge capital investments with poor RoI. For past few decades ITRS has provided guidance to the research community and associated funding agencies worldwide, in setting up technological challenges and driving progress

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Cisco Acquires Leaba Semiconductor

March 02, 2016, anysilicon


Cisco Systems has acquired semiconductor company Leaba Semiconductor for $350-$400 million. Leaba was established in 2014 and operates in stealth mode.
According to Leaba’s website “Leaba is a fabless semiconductor company providing innovative solutions for significant infrastructure challenges. Leaba is backed by blue-chip investors and led by seasoned entrepreneurs

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imec and iMinds to Merge and Create High-Tech Research Center

March 01, 2016, anysilicon


The leading nanoelectronics research center, imec, and digital research and incubation center, iMinds, today announced that its respective board of directors have approved the intention to merge the research centers. Using the imec name, the combined entities will create a world-class, high-tech research center for the digital economy. The transaction

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Semiconductor R&D Growth Slows in 2015

February 16, 2016, anysilicon

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Semiconductor industry spending on research and development grew by just 0.5% in 2015, which was the smallest increase since the 2009 downturn year and significantly below the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.0% in R&D expenditures during the last 10 years, according to IC Insights’ new 2016 edition of The

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Apple And Samsung Top Semiconductor Customers Again In 2015

February 08, 2016, anysilicon

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The top semiconductor buyers of 2015 where once again Apple and Samsung Electronics. According to Gartner, the leading information technology, marketing research and advisory firm in America, Apple and Samsung accounted for 17.7% of the market. Together the two consumed a total of 59 billion dollars of semiconductors for the

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