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October 2020

New Directions in the EDA Market: Designing with AI Tools

To combat rising SoC design costs and increasingly complex software applications, a solution has been developed:  the incorporation of AI functionality into existing EDA tools as an aid to silicon and software designers. A new report from Semico Research, Designing New Directions in the EDA Market: Designing with AI Tools (SC109-20) projects that cost savings from using AI EDA tools for SoC designs ranges from 20% to 30%.

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Analog Market Update: Making Digital Systems Come Alive (2020)

Analog ICs are critical to nearly all electronic devices. The global electronics market is expected to consume over 160 billion Analog ICs in 2020. This translates to several Analog ICs per electronic device but is down 1.5% compared to 2019 unit sales. While Analog ICs are essential to electronic systems, this will mark the second year in which revenues and units both register declines. That has not happened before during the past 20 years. The Analog average selling price has been dropping for five years and is expected to fall to only $0.318 in 2020.

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Semico Fab Database: Update Summary 2020

Semico tracks over 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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