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Pico Projectors Make Inroads in Smart Phones

Phoenix, Arizona August 2, 2012 - An exciting new feature for smart phones will enable people to share content in a new way. Recently Samsung announced it had begun shipping the Galaxy Beam projector phone in the United Kingdom. Samsung employs Texas Instruments' DLP® Pico™ projector technology. It offers 15 Lumens and can project images up to 6 feet away. You can see images up to 50 inches in size on any surface. The long lasting 2,000 mAh battery supports up to 3 hours of continuous play.

Analog Manufacturing Enters the 300mm Era

Phoenix, Arizona July 25, 2012 - The analog IC market is a $42 billion business, representing 14% of the total semiconductor market. The market is fragmented, with over 90 companies participating, either as IDMs, foundry, or fabless. Revenues from analog are heavily weighted to communications products, but several market growth drivers are identified in our new report, including automotive, energy, mobility, and medical/healthcare. This report covers analog capacity by region, by wafer size, and by company type.

SIP Market Mysteries Explored and Myths Exploded

Phoenix, Arizona July 18, 2012 - 2011 was a very good year for the 3rd Party SIP market which had revenues increase 18.9% over 2010. Yet only looking at SIP annual revenues obscures several very interesting trends in both the SIP and the broader System-on-a-Chip (SoC) markets.

For this reason, Semico Research Corp. has launched a new report: 3rd Party SIP Market Analysis and Forecast by Quarter(SC104-12), which looks at the SIP market by quarter from 1Q06-4Q16 while breaking the SIP market into ten separate IP Categories:

IP Subsystems: The Race is On

Phoenix, Arizona June 5, 2012 - In the first half of 2012, two leading EDA/IP companies, Cadence and Synopsys, announced the availability of Subsystem IP. What is it? Why now? Is there a demand for this kind of 3rd Party IP?

The Semico Action Alert: MEMS Oscillators

Phoenix, Arizona June 12, 2012 - MEMS oscillators are poised for steep growth in the next few years. MEMS represented only 1.4% of all oscillator and clock generator circuits in 2011, but by the end of 2012, Semico expects to see at least a dozen vendors. Where is the opportunity for you to invest in this market?

MEMS Energy Harvesting: A Future Technology

Phoenix, Arizona June 10, 2012 - Energy harvesting holds great interest for many applications which involve powering of remote devices, portable products or applications that are difficult to power or replace the battery. The energy harvester is either the primary power source or it is used for extending battery life. The non-MEMS solutions have been used for many years in such things as military applications, industrial applications and in remote monitoring for oil and gas industry.

Batteries: The Mobile Market vs Electric Vehicles

Phoenix, Arizona May 23, 2012 - Ever since the first portable multimedia player hit the scene, the market for portable batteries has exploded, moving from a market limited to watches or remote controls and toys to some of the largest consumer segments currently driving the overall semiconductor forecast.

Let's Move the IP Ecosystem Forward

Phoenix, Arizona May 11, 2012 - Now that the semiconductor industry in on an upswing, companies are scrambling to find ways to take advantage of this market window in order to gain design wins. There's a multitude of third party IP solutions promising quicker time to market, easy integration, lower cost, and reduced effort. Can you believe what they're saying? Is it right for you?

Open-Silicon and Intersil Added to Semico's IP Conference Lineup!

Phoenix, Arizona May 9, 2012 - Semico is proud to announce the addition of two new speakers to our stellar lineup for the Semico IMPACT 2012: Focus on the IP Subsystem conference. Dr. Naveed Sherwani, Co-Founder, President and CEO of Open-Silicon, and Tony Stelliga, Director of Signal Integrity Products for Intersil, will participate on the "Who Wins in the IP Ecosystem?" panel. Mahesh Tirupattur of Analog Bits will moderate the panel, and Suk Lee of TSMC and Jean-Marie Brunet of Mentor Graphics will also be on the panel.

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