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Automotive IC market set to grow 12% in 2011, says IC Insights

Feb 24, 16:31

The rapid motorization of China and other emerging markets along with recovery in the US automotive market, coupled with growing demand for on-board electronics, will help propel...

IC foundry suppliers heading for record capex in 2011, says IC Insights

Feb 8, 13:21

A tremendous surge in capital spending plans among some of the largest pure-play and IDM foundries in 2011 may result in an overcapacity situation in the foundry business by the end...

TSMC first pure-play foundry to join top-10 R&D spenders, says IC Insights

Jan 14, 16:25

The now well known trend of IC manufacturers abandoning the IDM fab business model to become fabless or fab-lite has resulted in, or is the result of, depending on the point of view,...

Thirteen fabless IC suppliers 2010 sales top US$1 billion, says IC Insights

Dec 22, 14:05

There are 13 fabless IC companies expected to register more than US$1 billion in sales this year, compared to 10 companies in 2009 and eight in 2008, according to IC Insights.

Taiwan to pass Japan as largest source of IC wafer fab capacity, says IC Insights

Nov 15, 13:53

It was not long ago that Taiwan was considered just a provider of back-end (assembly and test) services for the semiconductor industry. However, over the past two decades the country...

Most IC market segments to enjoy double-digit growth in 2010, says IC Insights

Aug 12, 15:13

IC Insights has forcast that 26 out of the 28 IC market segments it tracks will show not only growth, but double-digit increases in 2010. Only ROM and EPROM are forecast to decline...

Image sensor market to post record year in 2010, says IC Insights

Jun 22, 12:05

With demand for digital cameras, camera phones, and machine-vision systems recovering, sales of image-sensor devices are forecast to grow 31% in 2010 and will reach a new record high...

Chip unit shipments record 44.5 billion units in 1Q10, says IC Insights

May 4, 16:32

The first quarter of 2010 registered the highest level of IC shipments on record at 44.5 billion units, which surpassed the previous high of 44.1 billion units shipped in the third...

Power transistor market to hit sales high in 2010, says IC Insights

Apr 22, 16:44

After falling 16% in 2009, power transistor sales are expected to climb 31% in 2010 and reach a new record high of US$10.96 billion, according to IC Insights. The projected 31% growth...

Chip foundries and backend firms see order visibility extend to June

Mar 19, 14:37

Most Taiwan-based pure-play foundries and backend packaging and testing houses have seen order visibility extend to June, buoyed by strong demand from communications and graphics...

IC Insights raises chip market forecast for 2010

Mar 10, 16:41

The worldwide IC market is now expected to jump 27% in 2010 to US$253 billion, and another 15% in 2011 to US$290 billion, according to IC Insights. At US$253 billion, the 2010 market...

Top-10 spenders to represent 66% of capital outlay in chip industry, says IC Insights

Feb 24, 14:58

The top-10 semiconductor industry capital spenders are forecast to represent two-thirds of the total outlay in 2010, according to IC Insights. The 66% share for the year would be...

DRAM, 32-bit MCU and others to see double-digit growth in 2010, says IC Insights

Feb 5, 15:25

Many IC products are forecast to show double-digit growth in 2010, with DRAM, 32-bit MCU and flash memory among strongest growth segments. according to IC Insights. This follows a...

Six Taiwan companies ranked as top-25 fabless IC suppliers worldwide in 2009, says IC Insights

Jan 20, 16:46

Taiwan-based MediaTek, Novatek Microelectronics, Himax Technologies, Realtek Semiconductor, MStar Semiconductor and Richtek Technology are ranked as top-25 fabless IC suppliers worldwide...

Top-20 chip suppliers 3Q09 revenues up 19% sequentially, says IC Insights

Nov 9, 11:35

Global top-20 semiconductor companies, in total, registered a sales growth of 19% sequentially in the third quarter of 2009, according to IC Insights. This followed an on-quarter...

MEMS chip business struggles with growing pains, says IC Insights

Nov 4, 12:06

Annual sales of MEMS-based sensor and actuator devices are expected to nearly double in four years, reaching US$7.3 billion in 2013, according to IC Insights. However, it...

Foundry sales to increase nearly twice as fast as total IC industry, says IC Insights

Oct 13, 14:55

Foundry IC sales will grow at nearly twice the rate of the overall IC industry over the next five years, according to IC Insights, adding that both pure-play and IDM foundry sales...

Analysts see chip recovery encouraging fab spending and ASPs

Sep 10, 11:27

IC Insights in its recent research forecast wafer fab capacity utilization will soon return to pre-crisis levels, signaling an upcoming rise in IC ASPs. In addition, SEMI has revised...

Strong bit growth and weak capex to favor NAND flash suppliers, says IC Insights

Aug 28, 10:22

The flash memory market is setting up for a dramatic shift in the supply-demand balance - one that will greatly favor NAND flash memory suppliers in the next several years, according...

Top semiconductor suppliers sales surge 21% in 2Q09, says IC Insights

Aug 4, 14:09

The top-20 semiconductor companies, in total, registered a second-quarter 2009 sales increase of 21%. This was a 37-point swing compared to the first-quarter results when the same...

Chip sales rebound in 2Q09, says IC Insights

Jul 13, 12:20

The total IC market worldwide in second-quarter 2009 registered the fourth-highest quarterly growth rate in the past 25 years, according to IC Insights. Chip sales in the second quarter...

Chip recovery subject to debate over coming quarters, says IC Insights

Jul 2, 16:11

The bottom of the current cycle in the worldwide economy and semiconductor industry was reached in the first quarter of 2009, but the "velocity" of the chip industry recovery...

PV capex cuts to ease capacity growth in time for recovery, says IC Insights

Jun 17, 10:47

Much like the boom-to-bust IC industry in recent decades, manufacturers of solar cells and thin films have also had a difficult time matching investments for new production capacity...

Semiconductor industry poised for growth in 2Q09, says IC Insights

Jun 2, 16:49

A cyclical bottom was reached in the first quarter of 2009, and semiconductor companies are increasingly optimistic about the second quarter, according to IC Insights.

Chaos reigns in Top-20 IC company ranking, says IC Insights

May 18, 10:55

The global recession and subsequent inventory corrections in the electronic system and semiconductor industries have caused a major shakeup in the top-20 semiconductor company ranking...

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