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Semico: Opportunities Abound in the Structured ASIC Market

Phoenix, Arizona April 19, 2007 - The emerging Structured ASIC segment breathed new life into an ailing overall ASIC market. Structured ASICs allow previous users who have left overall ASIC market to once again contemplate using a Structured ASIC solution for their application.

SOI, A Long Road to an Overnight Success

Silicon on Insulator Market Analysis & Forecast

Phoenix, Arizona April 15, 2007 - Silicon on Insulator (SOI) began as a material for niche markets but has gained considerable attention and traction because of its technology benefits driving product market penetration. This resulted in an excess of 100% growth of SOI wafer demand in 2006 compared to the SOI wafers used in 2005.

Semico: NAND Flash Market: How Low Will Prices Go?

Phoenix, Arizona April 5, 2007 - The NAND flash memory market continues to be one of varying market dynamics. In 2006 NAND revenues grew only 9%, down sharply from the double and triple-digit percent increases of previous years. On the positive side, gigabyte shipments continue to increase at the fastest rates in the history of the semiconductor industry, growing at a rate of 217% in 2006. Annual gigabyte growth is projected to continue at 102% CAGR from 2006 to 2011.

Semico: MCU Memory Trends: How Much and What Kind

Microcontroller Market Analysis & Forecast

Phoenix, Arizona March 28, 2007 - The Microcontroller (MCU) market showed a slight recovery in 2006, growing 3.0% to reach $12.4 billion. This dollar growth was driven by the 32-bit and greater segment. Overall unit growth of MCUs was 19.5%.


Phoenix, Arizona February 26, 2007 - Chia Song Hwee, president and CEO of Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, and Dr. Kwangpyuk “K.P.” Suh, executive vice president, Systems LSI Technology Development at Samsung, will jointly present “Customer-focused Collaboration to Address Unprecedented Design and Manufacturing Challenges” during the upcoming Semico Summit.

Semico and INFRASTRUCTURE Advisors Demystify NAND Market

Two Key Research Firms Demystify NAND Dynamics in Report

Phoenix, Arizona August 6, 2006 - Investors and other businesspeople looking to tap into the skyrocketing flash memories market encounter a steep learning curve. What's driving all this growth? Who are the players and how do they stack up? How is intellectual property used to control competition? What distinguishes NAND from NOR? Is flash threatened by other technologies?

NAND Prices Stable-Growth Ahead: Second Quarter 2006 Pricing & Forecast

First-Quarter Price Collapse a Mere Bump in the Road!

Phoenix, Arizona July 28, 2006 - After a phenomenal first-quarter price collapse, the NAND market is preparing itself to break all revenue records in 2006. That's the finding in Semico Research Corporation's newly-released NAND forecast. Even though prices plummeted over 50% in the first quarter, this market's stunning growth will allow it not only to meet 2005's amazing $11 billion in sales, but will support a full 44% growth to record-breaking revenues of over $16 billion.

Grant Pierce, CEO of Sonics, To Keynote Semico Outlook Conference

Phoenix, Arizona July 12, 2006 - Semico has accurately called the industry's past Inflection Points. What will 2007 have in store for the semiconductor industry? While many have raised their 2006 and 2007 forecasts, Semico's IPI is painting a worrisome picture for 2007. Will the industry even show single digit growth or are we destined to see negative revenue for 2007?

Semico's IPI Outlook Conference will give you the information you need to understand the strength and direction of the semiconductor industry for 2007.

Jim Feldhan to Speak at Semiconductor International Breakfast

Semiconductor Forecast for 2006 Will be the Focus of President’s Presentation

Phoenix, Arizona July 12, 2005 - Semico Research announced today that Jim Feldhan, President, will participate in the 23rd Annual State of the Industry Breakfast on the panel titled, "Semiconductor Forecast for 2005-2006." Semiconductor International will host this annual breakfast on July 13, 2005, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California.

NAND in PC Hard Drives: More Than a Fast Starter

How will the Largest Semiconductor Market Impact NAND sales?

Phoenix, Arizona June 29, 2006 - NAND is poised to invade the PC, and users will hardly be aware-that's the finding of Semico Research's new report: "NAND in PC Hard Drives: More Than a Fast Starter".

With the introduction of Microsoft's new Vista operating system and thanks to initiatives by component suppliers including Intel, Samsung, and others, NAND will start to be designed as a cache between the PC's hard drive and main memory.