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Converging Markets: What Happens to the Portable Multimedia Player?

Phoenix, Arizona June 7, 2011 - The Portable Multimedia Player (PMP) is a relatively new market, first introduced in 1998 as the next generation Walkman. PMPs rose to popularity after Apple released the iPod and hooked it up to the iTunes store. It was a simple way to finally bring your entire music and/or video library with you on the go.

Semico's Marketing, Analysis, and Planning Model: Subscribe in June for Discount

Phoenix, Arizona May 31, 2011 - Our Market Analysis and Planning (MAP) Model spans 25 years of semiconductor manufacturing, and is one of our most popular products. Our analysts contribute to the service on a quarterly basis, with historical data going back to 2010 and forecasts into 2015.

The MAP Model takes the top-down and bottom-up approaches and combines them into one customizable service for analyzing Wafer Demand, Semiconductor Content, Bill of Materials, Total Available Market, End-Use Shipments, ASPs, and OEM Market Share.

Used Semiconductor Equipment Market grew 77% in 2010, says SEMI and Semico

Phoenix, Arizona May 24, 2011 - In a groundbreaking study, SEMI and Semico Research partnered to determine the value of the secondary (used) semiconductor equipment market. Anyone involved the semiconductor equipment industry understands the complexities involved. The supply chain is unstructured: a piece of equipment can change hands many times before it is put back into use in a fab. Companies involved in this puzzle include IDMs, foundries, refurbishers, equipment manufacturers, brokers, resellers, and service providers.

MEMS in Smartphones: Growth At What Price?

Phoenix, Arizona May 17, 2011 - It's no surprise, the smartphone market is a high growth and potentially huge market. In 2011 over 469 million units will ship worldwide. This is an annual growth of 30.8% over 2010. Semico Research projects that this market has a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 21.9% on units from 2011 to 2015, approaching 1.1 billion units by 2015.

Subscribe to the IPI in May and Receive 2 Free Months!

Phoenix, Arizona May 10, 2011 - Semico Research is forecasting 2011 semiconductor revenue will reach 8% growth this year. We'll head into a slowdown during the second half of 2011 going into 2012, causing some cutbacks and bringing 2012's total growth to 2%.

These numbers are backed by our Inflection Point Indicator (IPI) as well as current events in the semiconductor industry. As we discussed at the Summit, one example of a market that will experience cutbacks will be the tablet market.

Dean Kamen Issues Call to Action to Semiconductor Industry at Semico Summit 2011

Phoenix, Arizona May 2, 2011 - Dean Kamen, inventor and founder of DEKA and First, delivered the keynote address at the Semico Summit 2011. He also received Semico’s Bellwether Award, granted annually to a visionary leader in the technology industry. Dean has invented the insulin pump, a portable dialysis machine, the iBot mobility system, the Segway people mover, a prosthetic arm for DARPA, and a self-contained water cleaning and purification system, among other things.

Register Now: Gregg Bartlett of GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Speak at Semico Summit 2011

Gregg Bartlett
Senior Vice President of Technology and Research and Development

Phoenix, Arizona April 28, 2011 - Semico Research Corp. is proud to announce that Gregg Bartlett will speak at the Summit 2011. The Summit will be held May 1-3, 2011 at the stunning InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

MEMS and Sensors: A Market in Motion

Phoenix, Arizona April 26, 2011 - Smart phones are a booming market. MEMS and sensors are a booming market. Together, they constitute a "can't-lose" market that is impossible to ignore. Semico Research has just released a report, titled MEMS and Sensors: A Market in Motion, that specifically addresses the MEMS and Sensor content in smart phones.

One Week Left! Don't Miss out on Your Chance to Sign up for the Semico Summit!

Phoenix, Arizona April 21, 2011 - The Semico Summit 2011 is just days away. Senior executives from across the semiconductor industry will converge at the InterContinental Monte Lucia Resort in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The Summit presents a unique opportunity to hear from Intel, TSMC, ARM, MIPS, Xilinx, Altera, Tessera, Mentor Graphics, MoSys, STMicroelectronics, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Analog Bits, Cisco, Sonics, Cadence, Synopsys, Microchip, Freescale, and Inphi all in one place.

Wafer Demand: Good to Grow in 2011

Phoenix, Arizona April 19, 2011 - The foundries are ramping 32nm/28nm production, but that's only one of the reasons wafer demand is forecast to grow at above average rates this year. MEMS and sensors will help to grow wafer demand at the ¡Ý1000nm technology nodes. Microcontroller units are expected to grow by just over 10%, driving up the need for more silicon. And, although DRAM units are expected to grow by only 4-5%, NAND flash units will continue to grow at double-digit rates. All these are top reasons why wafer demand will grow over 10% in 2011.