Crypto mining - key to Nvidia overtaking Broadcom in 1Q21
June 14, 2021While foundry capacities remained tight, prompting IC design companies to compete over limited foundry capacities in order to fulfill rising demand for various end devices, the top 10 IC design (fabless) companies posted remarkable revenues in 1Q21, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Top-15 semi companies log YoY growth of 21% in 1Q21
May 26, 2021Excluding Intel, the group would have shown a 29% jump in 1Q21/1Q20 sales.
STMicro interested in Nordic Semiconductor?
May 20, 2021Franco-Italian semiconductor manufacturer STMicroelectronics, har reportedly shown interest in fabless semiconductor player Nordic Semiconductor.
Siemens expands IC verification portfolio with acquisition
May 17, 2021Siemens Digital Industries Software has acquired Fractal Technologies, a provider of production signoff-quality IP validation solutions, based in the U.S. and the Netherlands.
Mobix Labs and Richardson RFPD ink distribution agreement
May 03, 2021Mobix Labs Inc., a fabless RF (radio frequency) component company focused on next-generation wireless technologies, and Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company, have entered into a global distribution agreement.
Sponsored content by CMLPCB Manufacturer with Global Sales Network Starteam, CML and CIA Join Forces CML Group and CIA Group Holdings, both global leaders in Printed Circuit Board (PCB) manufacturing, sourcing and supply solutions, announce the completion of a merger agreement effective April 30th, 2021.
Fabless suppliers held a record 33% of the 2020 IC market
April 29, 2021Fabless IC suppliers registered a strong 24% surge in sales last year as compared to only an 8% increase by the IDMs. And as IC Insight's points out in its April update to the 2021 McClean report, sales growth rates of fabless IC companies versus IDM (integrated device manufacturers) IC suppliers have historically been very different.
Chinese companies hold only 5% of global IC market
April 14, 2021Propelled by 50% share of IDM sales and 64% share of fabless sales, U.S. companies captured 55% of the total worldwide IC market in 2020.
WISeKey to increase manufacturing capabilities to support demand
April 12, 2021Cybersecurity and IoT company, WISeKey, says that it is significantly investing in its supply chain transformation to better and faster serve its customers. The company is simultaneously impacted by the current semiconductor shortage situation and a tremendously growing order backlog.
Top 10 fabless IC design companies see 26.4% YoY increase
March 26, 2021Qualcomm was able to overtake Broadcom for the leading position in the top 10 list primarily due to two reasons: First, the sudden demand surge for network devices; and second, Apple’s decision to once again adopt Qualcomm’s baseband processors, says Trendforce.
Revenue per wafer climbs as demand surges
March 05, 2021The success and proliferation of integrated circuits has largely hinged on the ability of IC manufacturers to continue offering more performance and functionality for the money. But despite high development costs, smaller nodes bring greater revenue per wafer.
Semiconductor company sells Thai manufacturing facility
March 05, 2021Sensing and power semiconductor specialist, Allegro MicroSystems, says it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its manufacturing facility in Thailand (AMTC) to an undisclosed third party.
Panthronics seals global partnership agreement with AdvanIDe
February 22, 2021Panthronics AG, a fabless semiconductor company specialising in high performance wireless technology, has signed a global partnership agreement with specialist supplier of NFC, RFID and smart card components, AdvanIDe.
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.
Intel to keep its number One in 2020
November 24, 2020Seven top-15 semiconductor suppliers forecast to show ≥22% growth this year with Nvidia expected to post a huge 50% increase, writes market researcher IC Insights in their latest report.
Allegro MicroSystems sets terms for $325 IPO
October 26, 2020Allegro MicroSystems, a fabless chip company focusing on sensing and power technology, has commenced a proposed initial public offering of its common stock.
STMicro acquires French fabless semiconductor company
October 16, 2020The acquired fabless semiconductor company specialises in silicon-based power amplifiers and RF Front-End Module products for the cellular IoT and 5G markets.
China forecast to represent 22% of the foundry market in 2020
October 14, 2020However, market uncertainty looms as TSMC's shipments to HiSilicon ceased in mid-September, says IC Insights.
Goodix closes acquisition of Dream Chip Technologies
August 04, 2020Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co. Ltd., an integrated solution provider, has completed its acquisition of Dream Chip Technologies GmbH (DCT), a fabless German semiconductor technology company.
The evolving GaN and SiC power semiconductor market landscapeLoad more news
July 23, 2020The emerging market for silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductors is rapidly evolving from a startup-dominated business to one led by large-established power semiconductor manufacturers.