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Semico Partner EDAC is now the ESD Alliance

The EDA Consortium (EDAC) has launched a new name and mission; the organization will now be called the Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance.  The group will now address the larger design ecosystem, including semiconductor intellectual property (IP), embedded software, advanced packaging for system scaling and service companies that provide design resources.  The ESD Alliance hosts DAC, the Design Automation Conference, each year.  For more information, download this presentation or visit the ESD Alliance at www.esd-alliance.org.

Mixed Signal and IoT Driving ASIC Design Starts Growth, says Semico Research

Steady demand in existing end markets and growth from new end applications are pushing ASIC design activity to new levels.  This increase in growth is based on very good growth in the Mixed Signal ASIC market and in the Basic SoC market. The Basic SoC market is being driven by the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the need for silicon solutions for this segment. Mixed Signal ASIC designs have been growing for the last few years as more systems seek to interface to analog 'real world' functions.

2016 Semiconductor Sales to Go Negative

Semico's Inflection Point Indicator is a model we have developed which has a history of accurately predicting semiconductor revenue inflection points four quarters in advance.  After analyzing current trends, it seems the semiconductor industry is repeating the pattern from 2011-2012, albeit at a muted level.  Just in the past 4-5 years, the major end markets served by the semiconductor industry--tablets, notebooks, smartphones--have matured, causing growth rates to slow.

200mm Wafer Demand to Grow Over 5% in 2016

As we close the books on 2015 and look out to 2016, the scenario includes a weak semiconductor revenue growth rate, but continued increased unit shipments, which means continued growth in wafer demand.  However, the wafer demand growth includes some dynamic changes in the detailed breakout by technology and wafer size. 
 

Jim Feldhan Speaks at SEMI South America Semiconductor Strategy Summit 2015

The Internet of Things is a growing market driver, key to the continued success of the semiconductor industry.  With applications ranging from medical and sports monitoring/diagnostics to automotive to industrial and agricultural, there are plenty of opportunities for wide range of semiconductor devices, especially sensors, MEMS and MCUs.  In fact, the market for sensor hubs, one of the basic building blocks for IoT, will grow from 1.1B units in 2014 to 6.9B by 2020, a CAGR of 36%.  

Analog Market to Reach $56.5 Billion in 2020

Analog ICs are critical to nearly all electronic devices.  The world electronics market will consume over 121 billion analog ICs in 2015. This translates to several analog ICs per electronic device. 
 

Inaugural Boards, Chips and Packaging IMPACT Conference Adds 15 Industry Experts to Presentation List

Panel sessions and presentations focus on latest innovations in technology including how  board, chip and packaging companies can better function in an integrated, system-level ecosystem

IMPACT Conference Keynotes: Advanced Chip Packaging, Simulation-Driven Product Design

Engineers and product designers face more challenges than ever before in bringing successful products to market.  The advent of the IoT requires more features and mobility in new products.  At the IMPACT Conference Boards, Chips and Packaging: Designing to Maximize Results, industry executives will highlight ways to solve these challenges.

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