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Taiwan maintains largest share of global IC wafer fab capacity, says IC Insights

7h 18min ago

Taiwan led all regions/countries in wafer capacity with 21.3% share, a slight decrease from 21.7% in 2015 when the country first became the global wafer capacity leader, according...

Intel continues to drive semiconductor industry R&D spending, says IC Insights

Feb 17, 14:04

Intel continued to top all other chip companies in R&D expenditures in 2016 with spending reaching US$12.7 billion, according to IC Insights. Intel's R&D spending represented...

China MIC 2025 results for ICs likely to fall short of its goals, says IC Insights

Feb 2, 13:33

China's government has a long-term goal to become self-sufficient with regards to IC devices. Its "Made in China 2025" (MIC 2025) plan was published by the China State Council...

Semiconductor M&A reach peak in 2015-2016, says IC Insights

Jan 20, 14:50

More than two dozen acquisition agreements were announced by semiconductor companies worldwide in 2016, with a combined value of US$98.5 billion compared to the record-high of US$103.3...

Pure-play foundry market to increase at 7.6% CAGR over 2016-2021, says IC Insights

Jan 13, 14:55

The pure-play foundry market is forecast to play an increasingly stronger role in the worldwide IC market during the next five years, according to IC Insights. The pure-play IC foundry...

Memory market poised for strongest annual growth through 2021, says IC Insights

Jan 10, 11:02

Sales of memory ICs are expected to show the strongest growth rate among major IC market categories during the next five years, according to IC Insights.

Memory IC market to increase 10% in 2017, says IC Insights

Dec 21, 13:24

The total memory IC market is forecast to increase 10% to a new record high of US$85.3 billion in 2017, according to IC Insights. ASP gains for DRAM and NAND flash will help boost...

Number of chipmakers using 300mm wafers less than half those using 200mm wafers, says IC Insights

Dec 16, 16:06

Prior to 2008, 200mm wafers were used in more cases for manufacturing ICs than any other wafer size. However, since 2008, the majority of IC fabrication has taken place on 300mm wafers,...

Top-5 semiconductor vendors to hold a combined 41% market share in 2016, says IC Insights

Dec 7, 13:53

Vigorous M&A activity in 2015 and 2016 has reshaped the landscape of the semiconductor industry, with the top companies now controlling a much greater percentage of market share,...

IoT and automotive to drive IC market growth through 2020, says IC Insights

Nov 30, 15:06

IC sales for connections to the Internet of Things (IoT) are forecast to grow more than three times faster than total IC revenues during the last half of this decade, according to...

Nvidia and MediaTek fastest-growing semiconductor companies for 2016, says IC Insights

Nov 16, 14:06

The top-20 semiconductor companies' sales are forecast to increase by 3% in 2016, according to IC Insights. Among them, five companies are forecast to enjoy double-digit sales growth...

Smartphone shipments to grow at single-digit rates through 2020, says IC Insights

Nov 15, 15:35

Total smartphone shipments are forecast to grow by 4% in 2016 to 1.49 billion units after jumping by 13% to 1.43 billion in 2015, according to IC Insights. Moreover, smartphone shipments...

Auto systems to show strong growth through 2020, says IC Insights

Nov 4, 11:38

The market for automotive electronic systems is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% from 2015 to 2020, displaying the strongest growth among all end-use markets for ICs, according...

IC Insights raises 2016 IC market forecast to positive

Oct 20, 15:54

IC Insights has raised its 2016 IC market forecast to 1% growth from negative 2%, and its 2016 IC unit volume shipment growth rate forecast from 4% to 6%. A large portion of this...

Chipmakers continue to maximize 300mm and 200mm wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Oct 11, 15:14

Enormous financial and technology hurdles continue to plague the development of 450mm wafers, and ambitious goals to put 450mm wafers to use have been scaled back. IC manufacturers...

Leading-edge leads the way in pure-play foundry growth, says IC Insights

Sep 28, 15:11

Growth in pure-play foundry sales for 2016 is forecast to be almost entirely due to sub-40nm feature size device sales, according to IC Insights. The leading-edge sub-40nm pure-play...

Value of semiconductor industry M&A agreements already over US$50 billion, says IC Insights

Sep 23, 15:29

After an historic surge in semiconductor merger and acquisition agreements in 2015, the torrid pace of transactions has eased (until recently), but 2016 is already the second-largest...

Asia-Pacific to top 2016 regional IC sales in major system categories, says IC Insights

Sep 20, 11:14

Asia-Pacific's grip as the dominant market for IC sales is forecast to strengthen in 2016 with the region expected to account for 61% of the US$282.0 billion IC market, according...

IC Insights cuts IoT semiconductor market forecast

Sep 9, 10:54

IC Insights has trimmed back its semiconductor forecast for Internet of Things system functions over the next four years by about US$1.9 billion, mostly because of lower sales projections...

MCU market to reach record high revenues through 2020, says IC Insights

Aug 31, 11:44

The IC industry's original system-on-chip (SoC) product category - microcontrollers (MCU) - is expected to steadily reach record-high annual revenues through the second half of this...

TowerJazz and SMIC sales to surge in 2016, says IC Insights

Aug 24, 15:46

Israel-based TowerJazz and China-based SMIC among the world's top-10 pure-play foundries are forecast to display the highest sales growth in 2016, IC Insights said in a new report.

MediaTek, AMD sales surge in 2Q16, says IC Insights

Aug 17, 11:09

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-20 semiconductor suppliers in the second quarter of 2016, and identified MediaTek and AMD as the fastest-growing companies.

DRAM market set to fall 19% in 2016, says IC Insights

Aug 15, 10:17

The year 2016 is not expected to be a good one for the total memory market and the main culprit is DRAM, according to IC Insights. Declining shipments of desktop and notebook computers,...

Huge 2H16 spending surge expected from Samsung, TSMC and Intel, says IC Insights

Aug 4, 15:31

IC Insights has forecast that semiconductor industry capital spending will increase by only 3% in 2016 after declining by 2% in 2015. However, driven by the top three spenders, Samsung,...

Sensor sales keep hitting new records but price erosion curbs growth, says IC Insights

Jul 22, 15:10

Despite strong double-digit percentage increases in annual unit shipments, semiconductor sensor sales growth has become uncharacteristically lethargic because of steep price erosion...

Handset IC market to grow at 6.7% CAGR through 2019, says IC Insights

Jul 15, 14:45

The increasing value of the average IC content in handsets along with the increasing percentage of smartphones sold as a percent of total handsets will help drive the handset IC market...

Global 2016 semiconductor market to fall 1%, says IC Insights

Jul 11, 10:45

The weak global economy and poor DRAM market conditions have prompted IC Insights to lower its semiconductor market growth forecast for 2016 to negative 1%, according to the market...

Power transistors to see less volatility in second half of decade, says IC Insights

Jun 24, 16:07

Greater demand for energy efficiency in systems, cars, portable electronics and new connections to the Internet of Things (IoT) will steadily drive power transistor sales to new record-high...

China holds 8 spots among top-12 smartphone vendors, says IC Insights

Jun 13, 21:10

Eight of the world's top-12 smartphone companies during the first quarter of 2016 are China-based including Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi, Vivo, ZTE, Lenovo, TCL and Meizu, according to IC...

Long-term strategy pays off as TI maintains analog leadership, says IC Insights

Jun 1, 13:06

Texas Instruments (TI) was again the leading supplier of analog devices in 2015 with US$8.3 billion in sales, with an about 18% market share, according to IC Insights. TI's analog...

Communications and computer systems drive IC sales across all regions, says IC Insights

May 26, 14:53

Communication and computer systems are forecast to be two of the three largest system applications for IC sales in every global region, Americas, Europe, Japan, and Asia-Pacific,...

IC Insights releases top-20 semiconductor suppliers in 1Q16

May 16, 10:23

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-20 semiconductor suppliers including three pure-play foundries and six fabless companies in the first quarter of 2016.

Automotive electronics system demand fails to boost auto IC market in 2015, says IC Insights

May 12, 10:25

With discussion increasingly focused on autonomous vehicles and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication, demand is rising for electronic systems...

CMOS image sensors expected to set record-high sales for another 5 years, says IC Insights

May 5, 09:52

CMOS image sensors are in the middle of an unprecedented string of record-high annual sales thanks to the rapid spread of embedded digital-imaging technology into a wide range of...

Apple drives entire foundry sales increase at TSMC in 2015 says IC Insights

Apr 27, 15:42

IC Insights has released its 2015 top IC foundries (pure-play and IDM) ranking. TSMC, by far, was the leader with US$26.4 billion in sales last year.

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