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ASIC Design Starts 2019: New Applications and AI Become Market Drivers

Many of the traditional end-use applications are experiencing slower design start growth rates due to maturing markets and high design costs.  The unit volumes associated with all applications remain healthy, exhibiting an 8.5% CAGR through 2023. However, removing the unit shipments attached to the new, emerging applications drops the CAGR to only 4.3% through 2023.

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Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Design Starts to Increase Over 26% in 2020, says Semico Research

Over the past several years, the Internet of Things (IoT) applications have had a significant impact on ASIC design starts. IoT unit volumes are ultimately expected to be massive, and this category of semiconductors will have a great impact on the overall industry. Semico is now seeing more differentiation in IoT applications in consumer-related products versus Industrial IoT (IIoT) related products.

ASIC Design Starts for 2019 by Key End Market Applications

Semico Research's new report, Design Starts for 2019 by Key End Market Applications, SC106-19, offers a comprehensive analysis of the ASIC design start landscape today and into the future.  It provides excellent data for product planning, marketing and sales activities at fabless semiconductor companies, 3rd Party IP vendors and major OEMs and IDMs.  The report includes:
 

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Sensor Wafer Demand to increase by nearly 8% in 2019, says Semico Research

Mature processes for sensor and optoelectronic products continue to be in high demand, aided by growth in Internet of Things (IoT) applications along with more smart devices that are beginning to build in algorithms that are the precursor to full-fledged AI functionality. New research from Semico Research, Semico Wafer Demand Q2 2019 Highlights (MA111-19), reports that wafer demand for sensor products will increase nearly 8% in 2019.
 

Semico Wafer Demand: Q2 2019 Highlights

The Wafer Demand Summary and Assumptions is a quarterly publication. It includes an excel spreadsheet with annual wafer demand by product by technology from 2010-2023. Product categories include DRAM, SRAM, NAND, NOR, Other Non-volatile, MPU, MCU, DSP, Computing MOS Logic, Communications MOS Logic, Consumer MOS Logic, Automotive MOS Logic, Other MOS Logic, Programmable Logic, Standard Cell, Gate Array, Analog, Discrete, Optoelectronics, Sensors and Digital Bipolar.

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AI SoC Automotive Unit Volume will Surpass 2.8 Billion Units by 2023, Says Semico Research

AI is ready to make an impact in a long list of industries and applications. The initial round of AI adoption occurring today involves the replacement of existing SoC solutions with new silicon solutions that incorporate some level of AI functionality. In addition, there are hundreds of new designs that are being tested for new products and applications as part of the new world of artificial intelligence. The performance levels required by these new solutions will vary as dictated by the need of each application. Some require high performance, as is required in automotive applications.

Semico announces agreement with RISC-V Foundation for RISC-V Research Report

Semico Research and Consulting and the RISC-V Foundation, a non-profit corporation controlled by its members to drive the adoption and implementation of the free and open RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA), recently announced an agreement for Semico to author a market research report on the current and future potential of the RISC-V architecture. Scheduled for release in the third quarter of 2019, the comprehensive report will be based on original resea

Q1 2019 Semiconductor Unit Drop of 7.4% Impacts 2019 Wafer Demand, Says Semico Research

Due to the significant decline in unit sales during Q1 2019, Semico lowered its wafer demand forecast for 2019 to a 1.8% decline in 300mm wafer equivalents. New research from Semico Research, Semico Wafer Demand Q1 2019 Highlights (MA110-19), reports Q1 2019 total semiconductor units dropped 7.4% quarter-over-quarter and 3.8% year over-year.
 

Semico Wafer Demand: Q1 2019 Highlights

The Wafer Demand Summary and Assumptions is a quarterly publication. It includes an excel spreadsheet with annual wafer demand by product by technology from 2010-2023. Product categories include DRAM, SRAM, NAND, NOR, Other Non-volatile, MPU, MCU, DSP, Computing MOS Logic, Communications MOS Logic, Consumer MOS Logic, Automotive MOS Logic, Other MOS Logic, Programmable Logic, Standard Cell, Gate Array, Analog, Discrete, Optoelectronics, Sensors and Digital Bipolar.

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Value Multicore SoCs in the Smart Home Market will have a CAGR of 80.3% by 2023, says Semico Research

With the AI trend emerging, the semiconductor market has gone from a state of lamenting the lack of innovation and new applications to one of seeing an explosion of new possibilities. The short- and long-term impacts on SoC architectures, the SIP market, software, design starts, EDA tools, market revenues and unit volumes are going to be profound.

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