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The IP Subsystem Market: An Evolving Landscape

The next evolutionary step for the SoC Market is ... IP Subsystems.  This concept involves a "divide and conquer" design strategy that enables designers to increase integration and meet rising customer expectations of performance and functionality.  Semico Research has a new report, "The IP Subsystem Market:  An Evolving Landscape", which examines this market in detail.  Different SoC types are aimed at different applications, and the report details the average number of discrete IP blocks per Basic, Value Multicore, and Advanced Performance Multicore SoC.
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Semiconductor Wafers: State of the Market

Silicon wafers are the basic building block for the semiconductors used for the smallest sensor in a light bulb to the most advanced electronic system in the space shuttle.  It all starts from semiconductor grade polysilicon and is processed precisely to fit the needs of each application.

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Analog Market Update: Making Digital Systems Come Alive

Analog ICs are critical to nearly all electronic devices.  The global electronics market will consume over 127.5 billion analog ICs in 2016. This translates to several analog ICs per electronic device.  

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Semico Fab Database Update Summary First Half 2016

Semico tracks over 900 semiconductor fabs in its Fab Database.  The database includes detailed information about the fabs, including the operating status of the fab, its location, process and products, wafer size and capacity, and more.  The other document included with the database is a Word file containing a summary of updates made to fabs by company type:  Memory, Foundries, and Other.  

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Come Learn About IP Subsystems with Semico Research at DAC

Are you going to DAC next week?  Semico will be there and will be speaking about this topic on both Wednesday and Thursday.

Solving the Design Cost Puzzle:  How IP Fits
10:30am, June 7, 2016
DAC Pavilion, Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas
Jim Feldhan, President of Semico Research, will speak on June 7, 2016.  Jim's presentation is titled "Solving the Design Cost Puzzle:  How IP Fits". 

Semico Research IP Subsystem Tutorial
IP Track: Why IP Subsystems and Why Now?
1:30PM - 3:00PM, June 8, 2016, Ballroom G
Rich Wawrzyniak will participate in a tutorial on the IP Subsystem market at the upcoming Digital Automation Conference on June 8, 2016. 

Wafer Shortage? Reality versus Perception

The promise of explosive growth associated with IoT has semiconductor unit forecasts growing at double-digit rates for key product categories.  Anything with the word ‘sensors’ seems to be in vogue today.  Sensors, image sensors, sensor hubs are all expected to benefit from the billions of connected devices that are forecasted to be in place by 2020.  Semico agrees.  Unit growth for key products will experience double-digit growth, but with capital expenditures flat to down this year, will the industry be able to support the huge growth?

The Next Evolutionary Step for the SoC Market is ...

Come Learn About IP Subsystems with Semico Research at DAC

3D Printing Industry Expected to Top $6.5 Billion in Revenue in 2016, says Semico Research

The 3D printing market got a shot in the arm this week as HP began taking orders for its long-awaited HP Jet Fusion 3D printer.  HP claims its printer is faster than existing 3D printers and more cost-effective.  Using a proprietary technology, the printer is targeted at industrial customers for mass production.  The HP Jet Fusion currently only prints in nylon (but will accommodate other materials in the future), and involves post-processing of printed items, requiring another purchase in addition to the printer itself.
 

Cadence CDNLive Keynote Address: Thoughts and Implications

I attended the Cadence CDNLive conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center on April 5 and 6, 2016 and had a chance to listen to four very thought provoking presentations given by the speakers. These presentations were combined to follow the keynote address given by Cadence CEO, Lip-Bu Tan and addressed several different aspects of the current semiconductor industry landscape.

Speakers
• Lip-Bu Tan, CEO, Cadence Design Systems
• Steve Mollenkoph, CEO, Qualcomm
• Sanjay Jha, CEO, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
• Tom Beckley, Sr. Vice President and General Manager, Custom IC & PCB Group

ASIC Design Starts in Transportation to Increase by 7.1% in 2016, Says Semico Research

Increasing numbers of IoT solutions, adds to the growth in new design starts.  Certain applications, such as those associated with automotive, are expected to follow a higher growth curve over the next few years.  In addition to all the infotainment accessories and electric vehicle demands that have already been added to vehicles, the vision of autonomous driving brings a need for safety, connectivity and more accurate sensing capabilities.

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