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July 2018

SoC Silicon and Software 2018 Design Cost Analysis: How Rising Costs Impact SoC Design Starts

The complex SoC marketplace is undergoing a rapid evolution in response to market pressures to provide better solutions.  This market, however, is under assault on several fronts due to many issues with the effect of rising design costs for Advanced Performance Multicore SoCS and Value Multicore SoCs.  This report covers current complex SoC market trends and drivers, focusing on design costs during the first year that a new node is available.  Embedded software design costs are covered, as well as the impacts of rising design costs on SoC design starts, by process node, from 180nm down to 3

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2018 Total Wafer Demand Expected To Reach 115.1 Million 300mm Wafer Equivalents, Says Semico Research

Semiconductor revenues are expected to increase 12.8% in 2018 as a result of continued strong memory prices. Units are expected to grow 7.2%. The forecast is based on moderate smartphone sales with a possible return to lower memory prices in the second half of the year.

Semico Wafer Demand: Q2 2018 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 2010-2021. Product categories include DRAM, SRAM, NAND, NOR, Other Non-volatile, MPU, MCU, DSP, Computing Micro Logic, Communications, Other Micro Logic, Programmable Logic, Standard Cell, Gate Array, Analog, Discrete, Optoelectronics, Sensors and Digital Bipolar. In addition, there is a summary write-up providing the major assumptions behind the forecast and changes from the previous quarter.

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Semico Fab Database: Update Summary First Half 2018

Semico tracks almost 1,000 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.  

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