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Pure-play foundry sales to top US$12 billion in 4Q15, says IC Insights

Sep 1, 10:57

The pure-play foundry market is forecast to grow to an all-time high of US$12.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015, following several quarters in which sales remained between US$11.3...

MCU shipments surge but falling prices sap sales growth, says IC Insights

Aug 20, 15:58

Microcontrollers (MCU) are in the middle of an incredible wave of unit growth, but unprecedented price erosion is keeping a lid on the increase of revenues, according to IC Insight...

CMOS image sensors see higher growth from greater diversity of uses, says IC Insights

Aug 14, 11:00

After leveling off in the second half of the decade 2000-2009, CMOS image sensors are in the midst of a strong new wave of growth which is being driven by a broad range of applications...

Samsung cuts Intel's semiconductor sales lead to 16% in 2Q15, says IC Insights

Aug 6, 15:30

Samsung's growth rate in the second quarter of 2015 put the company closer to catching Intel and becoming the world's leading semiconductor supplier, according to IC Insights.

Tsunami of M&A deals underway in 2015 chip industry, says IC Insights

Jul 30, 10:41

In just the first half of 2015 alone, announced semiconductor acquisition agreements had a combined total value of US$72.6 billion, which is nearly 6x the annual average for M&A...

Wearable systems give major boost to total IoT sales in 2015, says IC Insights

Jul 17, 15:07

Market revenues associated with network communications, sensing, and control functions in subsystems and objects attached to the Internet of Things (IoT) are forecast to grow 29%...

Large-screen smartphone shipments to rise 66% in 2015, says IC Insights

Jul 9, 10:16

Large-screen smartphones, or phablets with displays of five inches or greater, are on track to surpass worldwide shipments of tablet computers in 2015, according to IC Insights. The...

Smartphones to represent 80% of total handset shipments in 4Q15, says IC Insights

Jul 3, 15:31

Smartphones first accounted for more than 50% of total quarterly cellphone shipments in the first quarter of 2013. In fourth-quarter 2015, smartphones are forecast to reach 435 million...

Power transistors stabilizing and setting record sales in 2015, says IC Insights

Jun 26, 11:57

Power transistor sales are forecast to grow 6% in 2015 and set a new record high of US$14.0 billion following a strong recovery in 2014, which drove up dollar volumes by 14% after...

IC manufacturers close or repurpose 83 wafer fabs from 2009-2014, says IC Insights

Jun 17, 15:59

Since the global economic recession of 2008-2009, the IC industry has been on a mission to pare down older capacity in order to produce devices more cost-effectively on larger wafers...

Three trends driving optoelectronics market growth through 2019

Jun 8, 22:02

Over the past 15 years, strong growth in optoelectronics has been fueled by several different product categories at different times. Laser transmitters for high-speed optical networks...

IC Insights releases top-20 semiconductor suppliers in 1Q15

May 21, 21:32

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-20 semiconductor suppliers including three pure-play foundries and four fabless companies in the first quarter of 2015.

TI strengthens analog market share, says IC Insights

May 13, 10:36

Texas Instruments (TI) was again the leading supplier of analog devices in 2014 with US$8.1 billion in sales, and increased its analog market share to 18%, while Skyworks Solutions...

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

Apr 27, 15:05

Communication and computer systems are forecast to account for the greatest percentage of IC sales in every geographic region – Americas, Europe, Japan and Asia-Pacific –...

Is Japan losing its influence in global semiconductor market?, asks IC Insights

Apr 20, 15:10

In 2014, there were only two Japan-based companies – Toshiba and Renesas – among the top-10 semiconductor suppliers. Assuming the NXP/Freescale merger is completed later...

Sensor shipments strengthen but falling prices cut sales growth, says IC Insights

Apr 10, 11:26

Sensor shipments are getting a big boost from the spread of embedded measurement functions for automated intelligent controls in systems and new high-volume applications, such as...

US firms capture bulk of IDM and fabless IC sales, says IC Insights

Apr 7, 11:58

US companies held a 55% share of the total worldwide IC market in 2014, which includes sales from IDMs and fabless IC companies, according to IC Insights. The total does not include...

Optoelectronics, sensors/actuators and discretes growth accelerates, says IC Insights

Mar 26, 10:50

Following two lethargic years of low growth and some setbacks, worldwide sales of optoelectronics, sensors, actuators and discrete semiconductors regained strength in 2014 and collectively...

11 IC product categories to exceed total IC market growth in 2015, says IC Insights

Mar 13, 16:12

Eleven product categories, led by automotive special purpose logic, DRAM, and automotive application-specific analog devices, are expected to exceed the 7% growth rate forecast for...

TSMC, MediaTek move up in semiconductor R&D, says IC Insights

Mar 2, 10:33

Pure-play foundry TSMC and fabless chipmaker MediaTek both moved up in IC Insights' 2014 ranking of semiconductor companies by R&D spending. TSMC increased its R&D budget...

Semiconductor unit shipments to exceed one trillion devices in 2017, says IC Insights

Feb 24, 11:01

Total semiconductor unit shipments (integrated circuits and opto-sensor-discrete, or O-S-D, devices) are forecast to continue their upward march through the current cyclical period...

Market dynamics and technology hurdles reduce DRAM bit volume growth, says IC Insights

Feb 16, 16:01

DRAM bit volume grew by an average of 67% per year from 1995-2005, according to IC Insights. In the 10 years since then, however, bit volume growth has averaged 43% per year, the...

Microcontroller sales regain momentum after slump, says IC Insights

Feb 6, 10:43

The outlook for microcontrollers continues to strengthen following a sharp recovery in smartcards, gradual improvements in the global economy, and the emergence of new embedded-systems...

Memory suppliers account for more than 60% of 300mm wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Jan 29, 19:45

IC Insights has published a ranking of the industry's largest IC manufacturers in terms of installed 300mm wafer start capacity in 2014. Included in the list are four companies from...

IC market CAGR rebounds but growth remains below 30-year average, says IC Insights

Jan 22, 15:51

Judging from the IC market size at the beginning and end of each decade since the 1980s and the corresponding CAGR for each 10-year period, IC Insights has recognized the importance...

China holds 9 spots among top-50 fabless IC firms, says IC Insights

Jan 12, 11:15

There were nine China-based companies among the top-50 fabless companies in 2014 as compared to only one company in 2009, according to IC Insights.

Korea and Taiwan companies control 56% of global 300mm fab capacity, says IC Insights

Dec 24, 10:48

South Korea- and Taiwan-based chip companies are well known for manufacturing prowess when it comes to efficiently fabricating huge amounts of IC wafers. Most of the IC industry's...

IoT boosts embedded systems growth, says IC Insights

Dec 12, 15:15

Since 2006, there have been more embedded systems, industrial equipment, sensor devices, instruments, meters, cameras, animals, and other objects connected to the Internet than humans...

Cellphones continue to be largest driver of IC sales, says IC Insights

Dec 5, 14:13

The total production value of electronic systems is projected to increase 5% in 2014 to US$1.49 trillion and climb to about US$1.82 trillion in 2018, which represents a compound annual...

Automotive IC market to display strongest growth through 2018, says IC Insights

Nov 19, 21:38

Of the six major end-use applications for ICs, the automotive market is forecast to experience the strongest average annual revenue growth rate through 2018, according to IC Insigh...

Top-20 IC suppliers sales to rise 9% in 2014 , says IC Insights

Nov 10, 10:23

IC Insights has disclosed a forecast sales ranking of the 2014 top-20 semiconductor (IC and OSD – optoelectronic, sensor, and discrete) companies. It is expected to require...

Opto, sensors, discretes market set to rise 9% in 2014, says IC Insights

Nov 6, 10:48

The worldwide market for optoelectronics, sensors and actuators, and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) appears to be returning to a new state of "normal" after struggling...

Leading-edge IC foundry market forecast to increase 72% in 2014, says IC Insights

Sep 26, 16:18

Of the big-four pure-play foundries (i.e., TSMC, GlobalFoundries, UMC, and SMIC), TSMC is the only one that is expected to have a higher revenue-per-wafer figure in 2014 than in 2010...

Asia-Pacific dominates IC sales in largest system categories in 2014, says IC Insights

Sep 16, 16:23

Asia-Pacific is forecast to account for nearly 59% of the US$285.9 billion IC market in 2014, followed by the Americas region, Europe, and Japan. The Asia-Pacific region is particularly...

MediaTek, SK Hynix, AMD, and Micron sales surge in 1Q14, says IC Insights

May 20, 16:22

The top-20 worldwide semiconductor (IC and OSD-optoelectronic, sensor, and discrete) sales rankings for first-quarter 2014 included nine suppliers headquartered in the US, three in...

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