Friday 12 June 2020
CMOS image sensors to resume record run in 2021, says IC Insights
The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 is expected to lower CMOS image sensor sales for the first time in 10 years, but new record-high revenues are seen next year, according...
Tuesday 9 June 2020
Global semiconductor revenue may drop 5% in 2Q20
IC Insights has compiled a list of semiconductor companies that have provided their sales guidance for the second quarter of 2020. Collectively, the 21 companies on the list anticipate...
Friday 29 May 2020
TI remains top analog IC supplier
With analog sales of US$10.2 billion and a 19% market share, Texas Instruments held a firm grip on its position as the leading supplier of analog devices in 2019, according to IC...
Friday 22 May 2020
China to fall far short of IC self-sufficiency goal
IC production in China represented 15.7% of its US$125 billion IC market in 2019, up only slightly from 15.1% five years earlier in 2014, according to IC Insights. The share is forecast...
Wednesday 6 May 2020
HiSilicon enters semiconductor top-10 rankings
Fabless chipmaker HiSilicon ascended to the top-10 ranks of the global semiconductor industry in the first quarter of 2020, making it the first China-based company achieving such...
Thursday 30 April 2020
Strong growth forecast to return to memory IC market in 2021 and 2022, says IC Insights
The memory market is poised to register on-year increases of more than 20% in 2021 and 2022, according to IC Insights.
Tuesday 28 April 2020
Memory market performs relatively strong amid coronavirus outbreak
Memory contract prices have continued their rallies in the second quarter of 2020 despite the coronavirus outbreak, which has prompted market research firms to downgrade their global...
Thursday 23 April 2020
IC unit shipments to drop for 2nd consecutive year in 2020
IC Insights has forecast that worldwide IC unit shipments will register their first-ever back-to-back annual decline in 2020.
Tuesday 21 April 2020
Global semi capex forecast to drop 3% in 2020, says IC Insights
IC Insights has reiterated its semiconductor industry capital spending forecast for 2020 despite the coronavirus pandemic. Although essentially all of the risk to the current -3%...
Friday 10 April 2020
Gartner, IC Insights cut 2020 chip market growth forecasts to negative
Gartner and IC Insights both in their recent reports revised downward their chip market growth projections this year to slight decreases.
Monday 30 March 2020
100 IC wafer fabs closed or repurposed since 2009, says IC Insights
Over the past decade, the IC industry has been paring down its older capacity as manufacturers have consolidated or transitioned to the fab-lite or fabless business models, according...
Thursday 19 March 2020
US IC companies maintain global marketshare lead, says IC Insights
Regional marketshares of IDMs (companies operating wafer fabs) and fabless companies, and total IC sales were led by US-headquartered companies in 2019, according to IC Insights.
Friday 13 March 2020
Coronavirus seen as black swan for 2020 IC market
The spread of the coronavirus and its anticipated negative impact on the global economy and IC market definitely fits the definition of a black swan event, according to IC Insights...
Monday 9 March 2020
Transistor count trends continue to track with Moore's Law, says IC Insights
The primary yardstick by which the IC industry measures its technological performance and progress remains Moore's Law that states there is a doubling of the number of transistors...
Thursday 27 February 2020
Semiconductor unit shipments to exceed 1 trillion devices in 2020, says IC Insights
Annual semiconductor unit shipments including integrated circuits and optoelectronics, sensors and discrete (O-S-D) devices are forecast to rise 7% in 2020 and surpass one trillion...