Category Archives: ASIC Industry Market Trends

HardwareBee Lunches an Online Marketplace for FPGA Design Companies

April 18, 2018, anysilicon


 HardwareBee, an independent hardware blog, launched today an online marketplace linking electronic design service providers and companies in search of development services. Covering electronic design services, FPGA design services, embedded software companies, PCB layout services, PCB assembly & manufacturing services, and turnkey service providers. The HardwareBee site allows companies to

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Semiconductor Leaders’ Marketshares Surge Over the Past 10 Years

April 11, 2018, anysilicon


Research included in the April Update to the 2018 edition of IC Insights’ McClean Report shows that the world’s leading semiconductor suppliers significantly increased their marketshare over the past decade. The top-5 semiconductor suppliers accounted for 43% of the world’s semiconductor sales in 2017, an increase of 10 percentage points from 10 years earlier

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U.S. Companies Maintain Largest Share of Fabless Company Semiconductor Sales

March 26, 2018, anysilicon

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Research included in the March Update to the 2018 edition of IC Insights’ McClean Report shows that fabless semiconductor suppliers accounted for 27% of the world’s semiconductor sales in 2017—an increase from 18% ten years earlier in 2007.  As the name implies, fabless semiconductor companies do not operate an semiconductor fabrication facility of their

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Semiconductor Equipment maker KLA-Tencor to buy Orbotech for $3.4 billion

March 20, 2018, anysilicon


KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC) (“KLA-Tencor”) and Orbotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: ORBK) (“Orbotech”) today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which KLA-Tencor will acquire Orbotech for $38.86 in cash and 0.25 of a share of KLA-Tencor common stock in exchange for each ordinary share of Orbotech, implying a

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IC Insights Raises 2018 IC Market Forecast from 8% to 15%

March 14, 2018, anysilicon

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The biggest adjustments to the original MR18 IC market forecasts were to the memory market; specifically the DRAM and NAND flash segments.  The DRAM and NAND flash memory market growth forecasts for 2018 have been adjusted upward to 37% for DRAM (13% shown in MR18) and 17% for NAND flash (10% shown in MR18).
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CSEM has selected ID-Xplore™ to accelerate its analog design process

March 12, 2018, anysilicon


ID-Xplore™ was developed to give analog designers accurate, deterministic and correct-by-construction transistor sizing and design capabilities. “New technologies developed for ID-Xplore™ increase the designer’s ability to visualize performance sensitivity and understand the impact of design space tuning” explains Dr. Ramy Iskander, CEO of Intento Design. “CSEM’s decision to partner with us confirms the

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