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MAP Model Says: 51 Million NAND Wafers by 2016

Phoenix, Arizona September 19, 2012 - Semico's Market Analysis and Planning (MAP) Model accounts for ~85% of the semiconductor market, and is one of our most popular services that contributes to Semico's overall forecast. Our analysts update the Model throughout the year, providing historical data from 2000 and forecasts into 2016.

MEMS Timing Market Sees Major New Player

Phoenix, Arizona September 4, 2012 - Earlier this month it was announced that Vectron International and Knowles Electronics have entered into a strategic partnership with SiTime Corporation. Vectron has been a decades-long leader in the timing market but does not have a MEMS product line. Knowles is a leader in MEMS microphones. Both Vectron and Knowles are part of Dover Corporation. SiTime is the long-time leader of the MEMS oscillator market.

Revenues for Augmented Reality in Consumer Electronics Industry to Approach $600 billion by 2016, Says Semico Research

Phoenix, Arizona August 22, 2012 - Augmented Reality is a disruptive technology that is going to influence almost every aspect of our technological life. It is still in its infancy and is often looked upon as gimmicky or promotional, but it is going to drive innovation within the gaming, medical, mobile, automotive, and manufacturing markets. Semico's latest report, Augmented Reality: Envision a More Intelligent World, provides an in-depth look into this technology and its impact on the market. Semico forecasts that revenues related to this technology will approach $600 billion by 2016.

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.