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April 2011

Register Now: Gregg Bartlett of GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Speak at Semico Summit 2011

Gregg Bartlett
Senior Vice President of Technology and Research and Development

Phoenix, Arizona April 28, 2011 - Semico Research Corp. is proud to announce that Gregg Bartlett will speak at the Summit 2011. The Summit will be held May 1-3, 2011 at the stunning InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

MEMS and Sensors: A Market in Motion

Phoenix, Arizona April 26, 2011 - Smart phones are a booming market. MEMS and sensors are a booming market. Together, they constitute a "can't-lose" market that is impossible to ignore. Semico Research has just released a report, titled MEMS and Sensors: A Market in Motion, that specifically addresses the MEMS and Sensor content in smart phones.

One Week Left! Don't Miss out on Your Chance to Sign up for the Semico Summit!

Phoenix, Arizona April 21, 2011 - The Semico Summit 2011 is just days away. Senior executives from across the semiconductor industry will converge at the InterContinental Monte Lucia Resort in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The Summit presents a unique opportunity to hear from Intel, TSMC, ARM, MIPS, Xilinx, Altera, Tessera, Mentor Graphics, MoSys, STMicroelectronics, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Analog Bits, Cisco, Sonics, Cadence, Synopsys, Microchip, Freescale, and Inphi all in one place.

Wafer Demand: Good to Grow in 2011

Phoenix, Arizona April 19, 2011 - The foundries are ramping 32nm/28nm production, but that's only one of the reasons wafer demand is forecast to grow at above average rates this year. MEMS and sensors will help to grow wafer demand at the ¡Ý1000nm technology nodes. Microcontroller units are expected to grow by just over 10%, driving up the need for more silicon. And, although DRAM units are expected to grow by only 4-5%, NAND flash units will continue to grow at double-digit rates. All these are top reasons why wafer demand will grow over 10% in 2011.

Licensing, Royalty and Service Revenues For 3rd Party SIP: A Market Analysis and Forecast

2010 was a very good year for the 3rd Party SIP market which rebounded from its first ever revenue decline in 2009. Even though the market showed good growth in 2010, it essentially moved sideways with a 21.5% growth compared to a 21.6% decline in 2009. However, looking at only SIP market annual revenues obscures several very interesting trends in the SIP market and in the broader System-on-a-Chip (SoC) market.

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MEMS and Sensors in Smartphones: A Market In Motion

Smart phones are a booming market. MEMS and sensors are a booming market. Together, they constitute a "can't-lose" market that is impossible to ignore. Semico Research has just released a report, titled "MEMS and Sensors: A Market in Motion," that specifically addresses the MEMS and Sensor content in smart phones.

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Panel at Semico Summit 2011 to Address Challenges

Phoenix, Arizona April 14, 2011 - The semiconductor industry thrives on the types of challenges that inspire innovation, the driving force behind Moore's Law. But the industry, perhaps, has never had to deal with issues like the ones we're facing today.

Busted! 3rd Party SIP Market Myths

Myth: Analog IP is not a sustainable business model.
Busted: Analog IP is expected to grow at a 17.1% CAGR with Licensing revenues reaching a CAGR of 15.2%.

Phoenix, Arizona April 12, 2011 - This is just one of the SIP market mysteries explored and myths busted in Semico Research's new report: 3rd Party SIP Market Analysis and Forecast by Quarter (SC101-11), which looks at the SIP market by quarter from 1Q06 - 4Q15. This report also breaks the SIP market into ten separate IP Categories:

Finally! Solid Data For The Semiconductor Secondary Equipment Market

The semiconductor industry grabs headlines as companies such as Intel announce the construction of multi-billion-dollar state-of-the-art research and manufacturing facilities. High performance servers, PCs and most of our electronic devices would not exist today if it weren’t for the continual advancements made in semiconductor manufacturing technology. While the most advanced chips supply the processing power and memory needed to provide the functionality and capabilities of our newest mobile devices and home electronics, they are surrounded and supported by dozens of other non-leading edge or mainstream semiconductor devices that play a crucial role in the electronics industry but don’t garner the same level of attention.

The vast majority of these mainstream semiconductors are actually manufactured on something less than leading edge technologies. Analog devices, sensors, microcontrollers, optoelectronics, discretes, MEMS and a number of other semiconductor products comprise the largest markets in terms of semiconductor units.

The Semico Summit is Only Four Weeks Away -- Register Today!

Phoenix, Arizona April 5, 2011 - With only four weeks to go, the Semico Summit 2011 is right around the corner. We negotiated great rates at the hotel, only $225 per night! But the hotel, the InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa, is filling up fast. This is a great deal, but it doesn't compare to the great networking opportunity and information exchange you will experience at the Semico Summit, May 1-3, 2011.

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