AMD set to become fourth largest IC design company After Xilinx acquisition
October 28, 2020Should the USD 35 billion acquisition proceed as planned, AMD will greatly increase its influence across industries such as 5G, data center, ADAS (advanced driver-assistance systems), and industrial automation, in turn overtaking MediaTek in revenue and becoming the fourth largest IC design company behind third-place Nvidia, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Improved signal integrity on High Frequency and High Speed PCBs
October 16, 2020In PCB design guidelines chip makers recommend using VLP (very low profile) and HVLP (hyper very low profile) copper to mitigate insertion loss caused by the skin effect – But do you know what happens to the copper surface roughness during PCB fabrication?
Two acquisitions make 2020 the second-highest year for semi M&As
October 01, 2020After a slow start, Analog Devices' agreement to buy Maxim and Nvidia's deal to acquire ARM raise the total value of M&A deals this year to more than USD 63.0 billion.
Top-10 semiconductor suppliers continue to grow in Q2
September 30, 2020Building on Q1’s bullish growth in weak market conditions, the world’s top-10 semiconductor suppliers managed to continue their revenue growth at a rate of 2.4% in Q2 2020, PC and server sales continue to grow driven by COVID lockdown restrictions as working and learning from home are becoming the new norm.
Nvidia's $40 billion ARM purchase will test current M&A "ceiling"
September 21, 2020Potentially the largest acquisition in semiconductor history faces plenty of obstacles.
Nvidia / Arm deal dubbed as ‘disaster’ by Arm-cofounder
September 14, 2020The news that US-based Nvidia will acquire Arm from SoftBank Group in a USD 40 billion deal has already sparked some backlash within the industry. One of the vocal parties is Arm-cofounder, Hermann Hauser, who called the deal a disaster and said that it should be blocked.
It's official - NVIDIA to acquire Arm for $40 billion
September 14, 2020NVIDIA and SoftBank have entered into a definitive agreement under which NVIDIA will acquire Arm Limited from SoftBank in a transaction valued at USD 40 billion.
Broadcom overtakes Qualcomm for first place among the top ten IC design companies
August 31, 2020According to the revenue ranking of top ten IC design companies for 2Q20 compiled by TrendForce, Broadcom was able to capture number one position by surpassing Qualcomm in quarterly revenue.
Qualcomm retakes market leadership in 1Q20
June 16, 2020According to the 1Q20 revenue ranking of global top 10 IC design companies compiled from TrendForce’s latest data, Qualcomm was able to stop the trend of continuous YoY revenue declines, which lasted for the six previous consecutive quarters.
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Total foundry revenue increases by 20% YoY in 2Q20
June 11, 2020According to the latest investigations by TrendForce, the combined revenues of the top 10 foundries increased by more than 20% YoY in 2Q20.
China enters the top-10 among semi suppliers
May 11, 2020HiSilicon is the first China-based semiconductor supplier to be ranked in the top-10.
NVIDIA receives green light for Mellanox acquisition
April 17, 2020NVIDIA says that it has received approval from all necessary authorities to proceed with its planned acquisition of Mellanox, first announced in March 2019.
Tachyum opens new EU headquarters in Slovakia
April 08, 2020The semiconductor startup has opened a new European Union headquarters to address the regional needs of its growing number of customers, partners, vendors throughout the EU.
Global top 10 IC designers’ 2019 revenues drop by 4.1% YoY
March 18, 2020Under the combined influence of the U.S. Entity List and the COVID-19 pandemic, the IC design industry is unlikely to return to growth in 2020.
Seven major chip acquisitions valued at USD 1bn or more
February 12, 2020Semiconductor merger and acquisition activity strengthened in 2019 after pulling back in the two previous years from historic high levels of M&A agreements in 2015 and 2016.
New game consoles expected to trigger demand surge for graphics DRAM and SSD's
January 15, 2020TrendForce expects the year-end release of new generation game consoles to trigger a demand surge of graphics DRAM and SSD's during the second half of 2020.
1Q/20 Graphics DRAM price sees sharp upturn
December 31, 2019Server DRAM prices are expected to lead the uptrend in 1Q20 DRAM prices because the supply has been constrained by unstable yield rates of 1Xnm processes.
Semiconductor market suffers another plunge in Q3Load more news
December 09, 2019With revenue plunging by a gut-wrenching 14.7% in the third quarter, the global semiconductor market appears destined for a year of double-digit decline, despite some signs of growth in the critical memory segment, says IHS Markit.