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Automotive Semiconductor Database

From Miatas to Peterbuilts, every automotive vehicle uses semiconductors. Finding new opportunities can be difficult. This database provides a systematic organization of five-year forecasts for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, nearly thirty electronic systems and semiconductors by device type. True, some automotive applications are mature or have high barriers to entry; but there are emerging applications with tremendous semiconductor sales growth potential where new market entrants are welcome. Use this database to find them. Then find more detail in Semico’s automotive studies.

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System(s)-on-a-Chip: A Braver New World III

The SoC market grew at just a 5.5% rate in 2008, much lower than historical trends due to the slowing of the worldwide economy. In fact, 2009 will see the SoC exhibit negative growth for the first time since the SoC design methodology became a market, declining 19.1%. 2010 will see a return to growth with a modest 9.5% increase.

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Semiconductor Intellectual Property: Changes in Market Direction

The 3rd Party Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) market grew at just a 4.8% rate in 2008 as the global economic situation affected every part of the semiconductor market. This growth rate is much lower than historical trends and is forecast to extend into 2009 with only a 2.9% increase. However, the low growth rate for this year is a testament to the overall importance and strength of SIP as most other market segments are declining today.

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Foundry Market Forecast: First Quarter 2009

The semiconductor foundry market is facing a number of challenges in 2009. Most of the burden is being born by the foundry suppliers. The foundries continue to invest in new technologies, not just advanced nodes, but new processes for high voltage, mixed signal and power management. All these investments are forcing foundries to assume most of the risk while margins continue to become tighter. Offering more options is one way to capture customer loyalty but it also increases foundry costs.

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System(s)-on-a-Chip: A Market Perspective

Semico Research, in conjunction with Advance Tech Marketing, announced today a new series of reports that offers unique information, market data, and insights as the semiconductor industry continues to transition to System-on-Chip (SoC) style methodologies for chip development.

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Hybrid Vehicle Electronic Control: Keeping the Current Going

Hybrid electric vehicles’ potential sales growth is obvious. The 2008 to 2013 CAGR for both hybrid electric vehicles unit shipments and control system semiconductors’ revenue is more than 30%. This study provides details. It provides descriptions of alternate hybrid electric vehicle systems, serial and parallel. In twelve tables and four charts on sixteen pages it provides five-year forecasts for automotive shipments and hybrid electric control systems as well as five-year semiconductor forecasts for BOMs, unit shipments, revenues and ASPs.

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Drive-by-Wire Throttle: Look Ma, No Cable

Semiconductor revenue from automotive drive-by-wire throttle applications will increase more than four and a half times from 2008 through 2013. The number of passenger cars with ETC (Electronic Throttle Control) will increase from one million in 2008 to six and a half million in 2013. This growth is certain because ETC provides overwhelming benefits. It continuously modulates the throttle opening in response to engine control and road condition inputs to provide smoother, more responsive, more powerful engine operation with better fuel economy.

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DRAM Systems Applications: Where Do All the DRAM Go?

It is not a surprise that this year the DRAM market will fall below 2008 levels for both units and revenues. Semico Research Corp. is forecasting DRAM revenues to decline in excess of 20%, while unit volumes will only drop 6% compared to last year. However, the DRAM market will rebound next year. Semico predicts DRAM revenue growth of 26% and unit volume to increase over 50% in 2010. A key question is “Where will all the DRAM go?”

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