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Americas region remains largest market for pure-play foundry sales, says IC Insights

Sep 27, 10:55

Customers in the Americas region (primarily the US) are expected to account for nearly two-thirds of pure-play foundry sales in 2013, a slight increase from 2012, according to IC...

Leading-edge 28nm to drive pure-play foundry sales growth in 2013, says IC Insights

Sep 23, 14:07

All of the increase in pure-play foundry sales in 2013 is expected to come from 28nm and more advanced process technologies, according to IC Insights.

Semiconductor capex spending falls in Japan, says IC Insights

Sep 12, 11:12

IC Insights has traced the sales of the top 10 semiconductor companies dating back to 1985. In 1990, six Japan-based companies were counted among the top 10 leaders in semiconductor...

Chip carrier packaging grows on widespread adoption of QFN package, says IC Insights

Sep 4, 12:32

Advanced packaging of semiconductor chips has emerged as a key enabler in many of today's electronic system products. While much attention with regard to IC packaging is on 3D stacking...

More Japan-based semiconductor suppliers disappear from IC Insights list of top 10

Aug 28, 13:45

IC Insights has published its list of the top semiconductor sales leaders for the first half of 2013, and observed that only one Japan-based firm stayed among the top-10.

IC Insights names TSMC as top IC supplier in 2Q13

Aug 21, 09:58

IC Insights has applied the "final market value" sales multiplier to TSMC's quarterly revenues and compared them to Intel's quarterly IC sales, and found that TSMC's "final...

Tablet and handset processors offset PC MPU weakness, says IC Insights

Aug 13, 14:51

Worldwide microprocessor (MPU) sales are on pace to reach a record-high US$61 billion in 2013, mostly due to strong demand for tablets and mobile phones that connect to the Internet,...

DRAM market reaches maturity, says IC Insights

Aug 7, 12:34

Forty-three years after Intel introduced the first DRAM device in 1970, the DRAM market has finally matured to the point where there are only three major suppliers remaining - Samsung...

Big changes in 1H13 chip ranking, says IC Insights

Aug 5, 10:50

IC Insights in its new report identified numerous changes in the ranking amongst the top-20 semiconductor suppliers during the first half of 2013 compared to 2012 rankings.

Foreign IC companies to represent 70% of China IC production in 2017, says IC Insights

Jul 25, 20:24

IC Insights believes that the future size of the IC production base in China is more dependent upon whether foreign companies continue to locate, or re-locate, IC fabrication facilities...

DRAM prices rebounding, says IC Insights

Jul 17, 19:23

DRAM prices rose 42% from a year ago in the second quarter of 2013, following a 22% on-year increase in the first quarter, according to IC Insights. Prices are set to maintain double-digit...

Memory and foundry chipmakers hold more than half of wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Jul 10, 11:51

The memory and IC foundry industries collectively contributed more than half of worldwide installed capacity as of December 2012, according to IC Insights.

Installed 300mm wafer capacity to rise through 2017, says IC Insights

Jul 4, 16:14

In terms of surface area shipped, 300mm wafers represented 56% of worldwide installed capacity in December 2012. Production using 300mm wafers is forecast to increase steadily and...

Tablet IC sales to soar in 2013, says IC Insights

Jun 19, 14:03

Ongoing weakness in notebooks will be offset by stronger unit growth of touch-screen tablets - especially smaller-size models with 7- and 8-inch displays - resulting in a 4% increase...

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Communications IC sales to exceed computer IC sales in 2013, says IC Insights

Jun 13, 14:14

Surging smartphone shipments coupled with sluggish notebook sales are forecast to propel the total communications IC market past the total computer IC market for the first time in...

AMD falls to 4th rank MPU supplier in 2012, says IC Insights

May 21, 15:54

A slowdown in notebook and desktop PC purchases coupled with strong growth in smartphones and tablets knocked AMD down to fourth place in microprocessor (MPU) sales in 2012 from second,...

Japan chip firms 1Q13 sales suffer double-digit declines

May 15, 12:33

IC Insights has ranked its worldwide top 20 semiconductor (ICs, and optoelectronics, sensors and discrete devices) sales leaders for the first quarter of 2013. Of the top-20 vendors,...

Mobile devices, SSDs propelling NAND flash sales in 2013, says IC Insights

Apr 19, 12:29

Increasing HD video content, social networking, shared data via the cloud, low power consumption and instant-on features continue to drive growth of devices that use NAND flash memory...

Processes below 40nm account for 27% of global wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Apr 9, 15:27

More than 25% of installed wafer capacity worldwide was dedicated to the production of ICs having geometries smaller than 40nm as of the end of 2012, while about 22% of the global...

Pure-play foundries and fabless suppliers star performers, says IC Insights

Mar 29, 11:37

In a ranking compiled by IC Insights, pure-play foundries and fabless companies emerged as the star performers in 2012, according to the market research firm.

Intel and Samsung to represent 42% of total chip capex in 2013, says IC Insights

Mar 27, 16:00

The combined capital spending by Samsung Electronics and Intel is forecast to represent 42% of the world's semiconductor capital outlay in 2013, up from 40% in 2012, according to...

Five IC suppliers to hold one-third of 300mm wafer capacity in 2013, says IC Insights

Feb 20, 20:28

Semiconductor industry capital spending is becoming more concentrated, with a greater percentage of spending coming from a shrinking number of companies. IC industry capacity is also...

Semiconductor R&D spending rises 7% in 2012, says IC Insights

Feb 7, 11:19

Spending on R&D by chip companies grew 7% in 2012 to a record-high US$53 billion even though the semiconductor market declined 1% to US$317.6 billion, according to IC Insights.

China IC market to boom through 2017, says IC Insights

Jan 31, 15:31

The IC market in China is forecast to have a 2012-2017 compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13%, 5pp higher than the 8% CAGR forecast for the total IC market during the same period,...

Samsung moves up in foundry ranking

Jan 16, 10:37

IC Insights has released its 2012 top IC foundries (pure-play and IDM) ranking. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) remained the leader while Samsung Electronics surpassed...

Fabless firms outperform IDMs in 2012, says IC Insights

Jan 9, 20:36

Combined sales generated by fabless IC companies worldwide increased 6% in 2012, while those by IDMs decreased 4% on year, according to a recent IC Insights report. Overall revenues...

Flash memory market to surpass DRAM for first time in 2012, says IC Insights

Dec 22, 11:01

Driven by continued demand for smartphones, tablets, and other personal media devices, the total flash memory market, consisting of NAND and NOR, is forecast to grow 2% to US$30.4...

Top-20 IC suppliers sales growth rates forecast to range from 31% to negative 17% in 2012, IC Insights says

Nov 9, 10:25

IC Insights expects a wide range of growth rates among the worldwide top-20 semiconductor suppliers in 2012. Despite the close ongoing relationship between the two companies, Globalfoundries...

Communications to surpass PC as leading application for ICs, says IC Insights

Oct 18, 15:12

In a major shift for the semiconductor industry, communications applications are forecast to surpass computer applications as the leading end-use for ICs starting in 2014 and lasting...

Top-5 spenders to represent 64% of total chip capex in 2012, says IC Insights

Sep 12, 16:35

Intel and four other large semiconductor suppliers are expected to account for almost two-thirds of industry-wide capital expenditures in 2012, according to IC Insights. The top-5...

Apple the driving force behind Samsung foundry business, says IC Insights

Aug 21, 15:37

IC Insights has published its ranking of the forecast 2012 top 12 IC foundries (pure-play and IDM). TSMC, by far, is expected to remain the leading foundry. TSMC's 2012 sales are...

Global chip market to grow at 8% CAGR by 2016, IC Insights says

Aug 13, 16:10

Following a lackluster period of average annual market growth in the semiconductor industry, a significant upturn is in store for the next five years, according to IC Insights.

Foundries shine in IC ranking, says IC Insights

Aug 6, 16:05

Market research firm IC Insights has updated its list of the world's top 20 semiconductor suppliers by revenue in the first half of 2012. Three pure-play foundries - included in the...

Only six major semiconductor suppliers to spend more on capex in 2012, says IC Insights

Jul 18, 14:32

IC Insights' latest survey and ranking of the major semiconductor capital spenders shows that only six of the 35 major semiconductor suppliers - Intel, Samsung, Hynix, TSMC, UMC and...

Spreadtrum a star performer among fabless IC firms in 2011, says IC Insights

Apr 13, 15:13

Fifteen out of the top-25 fabless IC companies outperformed the total 2011 fabless IC sales growth rate of 4%, according to IC Insights. The top 25 players represented 80% of the...

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