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Handset IC sales to top total personal computing in 2017, says IC Insights

Jun 20, 14:21

The ongoing slump in shipments of standard PCs along with the drop-off in tablets are setting the stage for handset IC sales to finally surpass IC revenues in total personal computing...

China accounts for 7 of top-10 leading smartphone suppliers in 2016, says IC Insights

Jun 19, 15:41

Seven of the world's top-10, and 10 of the top-14 smartphone companies listed for 2016 were headquartered in China. Two South Korea-, one US- and one Taiwan-based companies made up...

IC Insights cuts long-term IoT semiconductor forecast

Jun 9, 12:37

IC Insights has scaled back its total semiconductor sales forecast for system functions related to the IoT in 2020 by about US$920 million, mostly because of lower revenue projections...

Fifteen chipmakers to spend more than US$1 billion on capex, says IC Insights

Jun 2, 10:29

There are 15 companies forecast to have semiconductor capital expenditures of more than US$1 billion in 2017, up from 11 in 2016 and only eight in 2013, according to IC Insights.

2017 automotive IC market on pace for record year, says IC Insights

May 30, 15:40

Electronic systems that improve vehicle performance; that add comfort and convenience; and that warn, detect, and take corrective measures to keep drivers safe and alert are being...

Sensor and actuator sales take off as price erosion eases

May 17, 15:03

After several years of low and inconsistent growth rates primarily because of intense pricing pressure, the market for semiconductor sensors and actuators finally caught fire in 2016...

Infineon rides automotive wave into top-10 semi supplier ranking, IC Insights says

May 9, 14:57

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-10 semiconductor sales leaders excluding pure-play foundries in the first quarter of 2017. In total, the top-10 semiconductor...

Samsung poised to become largest semi supplier in 2Q17, says IC Insights

May 2, 11:38

After nearly a quarter of a century, the semiconductor industry could see a new number-one supplier in the second quarter of 2017. If memory market prices continue to hold or increase...

DDR4 set to account for largest share of DRAM market by architecture, says IC Insights

Apr 17, 11:19

The new, higher-speed DDR4 DRAM generation gained significant market share in 2016, representing 45% of total DRAM sales, according to IC Insights.

IC Insights more than doubles 2017 IC market growth forecast

Mar 30, 15:04

IC Insights has raised its worldwide IC market growth forecast for 2017 to 11%, more than twice its original 5% outlook. The IC research firm has made a substantial upgrade to the...

Semiconductor shipments dominated by opto-sensor-discrete devices, says IC Insights

Mar 13, 10:38

Despite advances in integrated circuit technology and the blending of functions to reduce chip count within systems, the percentage split of IC and opto-sensor-discrete (O-S-D) shipments...

Eleven companies forecast to account for 78% of semiconductor capex in 2017, says IC Insights

Mar 3, 14:45

Eleven companies are forecast to have semiconductor capex budgets greater than US$1 billion in 2017, and account for 78% of total worldwide semiconductor industry capital spending...

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

Feb 24, 11:07

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,...

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