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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.

IP Made Easy: Semico IP Conference and Networking Reception

Phoenix, Arizona May 7, 2012 - Semico Research has added a reception to the agenda for the IMPACT Conference: Focus on the IP Subsystem. Thanks to reception sponsors Sonics and MIPS, conference attendees will have a chance to network and unwind after the main event. Come relax with light hors d'oeuvres and complimentary beer and wine. A drawing will be held during the reception for a free Kindle Fire.

We Break Down Wafer Demand So You Don't Have To

Phoenix, Arizona April 25, 2012 - Wafer demand grows at a compound annual growth rate of about 8-9%, but you could be making a big mistake if you think capital investment in fab capacity will be successful by sticking with an 8-10% investment rate every year.

MEMS Displays to grow 62% by 2016

Phoenix, Arizona April 19, 2012 - The market for optical based MEMS is poised for exponential growth. In addition to MEMS devices for projection, MEMS for direct view displays have emerged. The total market was under $1 billion in 2011, but by 2016 it will reach $10.4 billion.

Mike Noonen and Steve Roddy to Speak at Semico IP Conference

Phoenix, Arizona April 11, 2012 - Semico is proud to announce the addition of Mike Noonen and Steve Roddy to its speaker lineup for the IP Ecosystem conference to be held May 16, 2012. They will participate on the panel titled, Will IP Subsystems Help Reduce Complexity...At What Cost? Other companies represented include ARM, Cadence Sonics, Synopsys, Mentor Graphics, Atrenta, Memoir Systems, Analog Bits, Tabula, and TSMC.

Let's Talk About 450mm at the Semi Breakfast Forum

Jim Feldhan
Semico Research

Phoenix, Arizona April 5, 2012 - What might be coming to Arizona? That's the question Jim Feldhan will be answering at the upcoming Semi Breakfast Forum. Join us on April 24th at Intel to hear Ron Rinfret with Intel, Kirk Hasserjian at Applied Materials, Jim Feldhan with Semico, and Abbie Gregg discuss the highlights, challenges and outlook for 450mm.

Semico IMPACT Conference: Will IP Subsystems Help Reduce Complexity? At What Cost?

Phoenix, Arizona March 27, 2012 - With rising SoC complexity, silicon and software design costs are rising. Further, the cost to integrate 100 or more discrete IP blocks into a complex SoC silicon is also rising. With the evolution of complex SoC architectures, the need for better, more comprehensive, higher performing IP has never been greater. In the search for better solutions, does the IP Subsystem have a role to play, or is there a better, more efficient path the industry can take?

ASIC Design Starts: New Growth Ahead

Phoenix, Arizona March 20, 2012 - The ASIC Design Start landscape has changed since 2006 to accommodate increasing design costs, rising design complexity and lengthening design cycle times, especially in the System-on-a-Chip (SoC) market. These changes are having an impact on the ASIC Design Start market as the broader semiconductor market has mostly recovered from the financial meltdown that occurred in the 3rd quarter of 2008 and into the first part of 2009.