Category Archives: ASIC Industry Market Trends

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

March 26, 2018, anysilicon

Market Research

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

growth market

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). Read More

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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Silvaco Completes Acquisition of NanGate

March 06, 2018, anysilicon


Silvaco today announced that it has acquired NanGate, a leader in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software, that offers tools and services for creation, optimization, characterization and validation of physical library IP.
NanGate’s Library Creation Platform has been deployed by a large number of semiconductor companies creating standard cell libraries

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Improving Mammogram Quality

February 27, 2018, anysilicon


G-ray Medical Sàrl, a Neuchâtel startup, is currently developing an ultra-high performance detector dedicated to medical applications and in particular mammography. These ultra-high performance detectors will be made in partnership with CSEM, based on G-ray’s revolutionary lateniumTM technology. Centred on particle-counting X-ray imaging, this unique solution is set to improve

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