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Interest in China is at a fever pitch, with the country's National IC Industry Investment Fund leading the way. The latest to announce a project in China is GLOBALFOUNDRIES, with plans for a 300mm fab in a joint venture with the government of Chongqing. As the project involves upgrading an existing fab, production is planned for 2017. Lots of projects are going on in China right now -- are you keeping up?
The market for Micro Electrical Mechanical Systems (MEMS) has been growing at a fast rate. In 2015 sales of MEMS devices exceeded $14.2 billion, an annual growth of 11.6%. Semico Research projects that by 2020 MEMS sales will reach $28.7 billion. This is a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15.1% from 2015 to 2020. Gyroscopes and accelerometers will account for a significant amount of the MEMS revenues. But growth will be driven by a wide variety of emerging MEMS.
Silicon wafers are the basic building block for the semiconductors used for the smallest sensor in a light bulb to the most advanced electronic system in the space shuttle. It all starts from semiconductor grade polysilicon and is processed precisely to fit the needs of each application.
Semico tracks over 900 semiconductor fabs in its Fab Database. The database includes detailed information about the fabs, including the operating status of the fab, its location, process and products, wafer size and capacity, and more. The other document included with the database is a Word file containing a summary of updates made to fabs by company type: Memory, Foundries, and Other.
Are you going to DAC next week? Semico will be there and will be speaking about this topic on both Wednesday and Thursday.
Solving the Design Cost Puzzle: How IP Fits 10:30am, June 7, 2016 DAC Pavilion, Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas Jim Feldhan, President of Semico Research, will speak on June 7, 2016. Jim's presentation is titled "Solving the Design Cost Puzzle: How IP Fits".
Semico Research IP Subsystem Tutorial IP Track: Why IP Subsystems and Why Now? 1:30PM - 3:00PM, June 8, 2016, Ballroom G Rich Wawrzyniak will participate in a tutorial on the IP Subsystem market at the upcoming Digital Automation Conference on June 8, 2016.
The promise of explosive growth associated with IoT has semiconductor unit forecasts growing at double-digit rates for key product categories. Anything with the word ‘sensors’ seems to be in vogue today. Sensors, image sensors, sensor hubs are all expected to benefit from the billions of connected devices that are forecasted to be in place by 2020. Semico agrees. Unit growth for key products will experience double-digit growth, but with capital expenditures flat to down this year, will the industry be able to support the huge growth?
The next evolutionary step for the SoC Market is ... IP Subsystems. This concept involves a "divide and conquer" design strategy that enables designers to increase integration and meet rising customer expectations of performance and functionality. Semico Research has a new report, "The IP Subsystem Market: An Evolving Landscape", which examines this market in detail. Different SoC types are aimed at different applications, and the report details the average number of discrete IP blocks per Basic, Value Multicore, and Advanced Performance Multicore SoC.