Five mega-deals pushed M&A value to $118B last year
January 13, 2021The value of the mergers and acquisitions seen last year within the semiconductor industry set a new record. Five big acquisition announcements and more than a dozen smaller deals in 2020 pushed the total value of M&A agreements in the year to an all-time high of USD 118.0 billion, surpassing the previous record of USD 107.7 billion reached in 2015
TrendForce: new iPhone models key to Qualcomm’s top spot in 3Q20
December 18, 2020Apple’s release of the iPhone 12, which has been popular in the consumer markets, led to soaring demand for Qualcomm’s 5G modems and RF chips, in turn propelling Qualcomm’s revenues past that of its rival Broadcom once again to clinch the number one spot in the revenue ranking of global top 10 IC design (fabless) companies for 3Q20, says TrendForce.
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.
AMD to acquire Xilinx in a $35 billion deal
October 27, 2020AMD and Xilinx have entered into a definitive agreement for AMD to acquire Xilinx in an all-stock transaction valued at USD 35 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.
Samsung and Xilinx team up for 5G commercial deployments
April 16, 2020Xilinx says that its Versal adaptive compute acceleration platform (ACAP) will be utilised by Samsung for worldwide 5G commercial deployments.
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.
Xilinx to reduce global workforce by 7%
January 30, 2020The supplier of programmable logic devices has released its third quarter report for the fiscal year 2020, in which the company says it will initiate cost-saving measures across the company.
Revenue ranking of global top 10 IC design companies
December 06, 2019The newest analysis from TrendForce shows that several U.S.-based IC design companies experienced continually expanding losses in 3Q19 revenue because of the ongoing China-U.S. trade war and because Huawei had yet to be removed from the Entity List.
NVIDIA leads way but competition is intensifying
October 15, 2019Diversity is the name of the game when it comes to the edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) chipset industry. In 2019, the AI industry is witnessing the continual migration of AI workloads, particularly AI inference, to edge devices, including on-premise servers, gateways, and end-devices and sensors.
US-China trade impacts global top ten IC design companies
September 05, 2019The global top ten IC design companies for 2Q19 ranked by revenue have just been released by TrendForce, in which we see revenues of the top five all falling YoY.
Xilinx to acquire Solarflare
April 25, 2019Xilinx has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Solarflare Communications, Inc., an Irvine, California.-based privately-held company.
Global top ten IC design companies ranked by revenue
February 27, 2019According to TrendForce's latest statistics, the global top ten IC design companies, ranked by revenue, have just come out, with Broadcom, Qualcomm and NVIDIA, taking first, second and third, respectively.
Xilinx partners with ZF on autonomous driving development
January 09, 2019Xilinx and ZF Friedrichshafen (ZF), have entered into a new strategic collaboration in which Xilinx technology will power ZF's artificial intelligence (AI)-based automotive control unit, called the ZF ProAI, to enable automated driving applications.
Top 10 fabless IC design houses
November 22, 2018TrendForce announced the ranking of top 10 fabless IC design houses worldwide based on their revenues for 3Q18, among which Qualcomm was the only one to post a slight decline.
Lattice names Steve Douglass as corporate VP, R&D
September 05, 2018Lattice Semiconductor has appointed Steve Douglass as the company’s Corporate Vice President, R&D, effective immediately.
Premier Farnell delivered growth every quarter in FY18
September 03, 2018Premier Farnell delivers global growth of 11.1% in year ending 1 July 2018 as it invests USD 100 million in inventory and adds 22 new suppliers.
Xilinx acquires Chinese start-up DeePhi TechLoad more news
July 19, 2018Xilinx has acquired DeePhi Technology Co., Ltd (DeePhi Tech), a Beijing-based privately held start-up specialising in deep compression, pruning, and system-level optimisation for neural networks.