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Executive Briefs: Identifying Future Semiconductor Growth Markets

Phoenix, Arizona November 30, 2010 - Semico Research has recently released 4 parts of our 33 part series called the Executive Briefs. These briefs include 4 data-rich pages filled with tables and figures including:

• Table: Forecast by Units, Revenues, and ASPs
• Table: Semiconductor Content
• Table: Geographic Production
• Figure: 2010 Semiconductor Content % of Total
• Figure: Semiconductor Dollar and Unit TAMs in Millions
• Figure: Quarterly Geographic Change
• Figure: Semiconductor Wafer Demand by Process Node

Save the Date: Dr. Aart de Geus of Synopsys to Speak at Semico Summit 2011

Dr. Aart de Geus
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Synopsys

Phoenix, Arizona November 18, 2010 - Semico Research Corp. is proud to announce that Dr. Aart de Geus 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.

IP Subsystems: the Next IP Market Paradigm

Phoenix, Arizona November 9, 2010 - As the semiconductor industry enters the second decade of the 21st Century, substantial changes to the System-on-a-Chip (SoC) design methodology are taking shape. These changes reflect issues the industry has been discussing for the last 5-6 years that are adversely affecting the SoC design effort to an ever-greater degree:

Save the Date: Microchip's Ganesh Moorthy to Speak at Semico Summit 2011

Ganesh Moorthy
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Microchip

Phoenix, Arizona November 4, 2010 - Semico Research Corp. is proud to announce that Ganesh Moorthy 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.

Semico IPI - Looking to the Future

Phoenix, Arizona November 2, 2010 - It seems everywhere we turn, there is hype about how low 2011 will go. Our own opinion is that 2011 will be an above average growth year, rising 9.5% over 2010. Considering an average growth year for the semiconductor industry is 8% growth, 9.5% is pretty good.

Our forecast is based on our IPI (Inflection Point Indicator) which has been an accurate indicator of the industry's ups and downs for 15 years.

Microprocessor Trends Beyond 2010: Follow the Money

Phoenix, Arizona October 26, 2010 - The MPU market is projected to grow 13.6% in 2011, reaching $45.7 billion in revenue. Semico expects to see continued sustained growth into 2011. The MPU market affects a variety of different end-use segments, and to understand this above-average growth, Semico has examined the technological trends driving the market today.

A Second Look at the ASIC / SoC / SIP Markets

Phoenix, Arizona October 19, 2010 - Semico Research continues to receive significant interest and demand for its most recent round of ASIC/SoC/SIP market research reports. Due to the high volume of inquiries, we are revisiting the headlines from these report releases. For more detailed report descriptions and Tables of Contents, click on the highlighted report titles below. For additional information or to purchase this report, please contact us at or 602-997-0337.

Wafer Demand: Inventories Replenishing

Phoenix, Arizona October 12, 2010 - Moore's Law continues to provide the semiconductor industry with efficiency gains as semiconductor revenues grow by 30% in 2010, units at 28%, and wafer demand up by only 21.3%.

SIP Market Consolidating, Not Weakening

Phoenix, Arizona October 5, 2010 - 2008 was forecast to be a good growth year, until external events in worldwide financial markets overtook the SIP market. The SIP industry was not immune to the market forces unleashed in 2008, declining 21.9% in 2009. However, the recovery which arrived in the second half of 2009 prevented the 3rd Party SIP from declining at an even steeper rate. It is Semico's view that the SIP market will continue to perform at rates comparable to other semiconductor markets, with 17.1% growth in 2010.

Blu-ray Beat HD-DVD. Now Can it Beat DVD?

Phoenix, Arizona September 28, 2010 - The recession of 2008 and 2009 impacted the entire semiconductor industry, including a relatively new market for chips: Blu-ray Players. A fledgling technology that had just defeated the HD-DVD format in 2008, Blu-ray had a difficult time gaining traction in its early years due to limited Blu-ray disc content and a high ASP compared to DVD Players. Recently, Blu-ray's luck has started to turn around. Blu-ray discs are selling better than ever, internet movie downloads are starting to flatten, and over 290 million DTVs are expected to sell in 2014.