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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...

IC companies shutter 49 fabs from 2009-2011, says IC Insights

Feb 21, 14:24

Data compiled by IC Insights reveals that 49 semiconductor wafer fabs were closed between 2009 and 2011.

NAND flash market to expand surpassing DRAM in 2012, says IC Insights

Feb 13, 15:17

Of the 33 major IC product categories defined by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), 27 categories will enjoy growth in 2012 with 11 segments set to grow better than...

Japan fab tool book-to-bill climbs above parity

Jan 31, 15:10

Japan-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.20 in December 2011, above parity for the first time in 10 months, according to figures from...

Samsung to boost spending for logic ICs, says IC Insights

Jan 30, 10:52

Approximately US$6.5 billion of Samsung Electronics' 2012 capex budget is dedicated to logic ICs, according to IC Insights. The remaining US$5.7 billion of Samsung's capex budget...

Taiwan takes lead in wafer capacity in 2011, says IC Insights

Jan 16, 10:19

Taiwan captured the distinction of being the country/region with the largest share of installed wafer capacity in 2011, according to IC Insights.

Fab-lite business model gaining momentum, says IC Insights

Oct 3, 11:37

The "fab-lite" (or "asset-lite") business model is being embraced by a growing number of major IDMs worldwide, according to IC Insights. Major Japan-based IC companies...

Half of IC product categories to see market growth in 2011, says IC Insights

Sep 1, 16:45

IC Insights has forecast that 14 out of the 28 IC market segments it tracks will experience growth in 2011, with seven segments expected to enjoy double-digit increases. The number...

IC market to top US$300 billion in 2013, says IC Insights

Aug 24, 15:33

Momentum that carried the IC industry to one of its strongest growth years in history in 2010 has dissipated, and the feeling of optimism that was evident at the start of 2011 has...

Global top-20 chip suppliers 1H11 revenues up 8%, says IC Insights

Aug 3, 13:41

The top-20 semiconductor companies, in total, registered a sales growth of 8% in the first half of 2011 as compared to a year earlier, according to IC Insights. The growth outpaced...

IC Insights cuts 2011 chip forecast

Aug 1, 15:58

IC Insights has revised downward its growth projection for the 2011 global semiconductor industry to 5% from the 10% previously estimated, and also cut its forecast for the chip market...

Intel extends lead over Samsung in 1Q11, says IC Insights

May 23, 10:27

IC Insights has issued its revealed ranking of the top semiconductor suppliers in the first quarter of 2011. Intel remained firmly in control of the number one spot in the ranking,...

IC Insights lists top-20 fabless IC suppliers in 2010

Apr 25, 16:52

The top 20 fabless IC firms represented 77% of the US$59.9 billion worldwide fabless IC sales in 2010, down 2pp from 2009, according to IC Insights.

Japan quake will not slow 2011 semiconductor capital expenditures, says IC Insights

Apr 8, 16:33

IC Insights has boosted its forecast for semiconductor industry capital spending in 2011, and now expects outlays to climb to US$60.4 billion, a 17% increase over the US$51.8 billion...

Only 10 participants in 300mm wafer capacity space, says IC Insights

Mar 7, 10:57

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

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...

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