U.S. companies maintain largest share of fabless company IC sales

03/23/2018  China-based companies show the largest fabless IC marketshare gain since 2010.

Synopsys acquires Silicon and Beyond Private Limited

03/22/2018  Synopsys, Inc. today announced it has acquired Silicon and Beyond Private Limited, a provider of high-speed SerDes technology used in data intensive applications such as machine learning, cloud computing, and networking.

"Technology, Circuits & Systems for Smart Living" theme for 2018 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits

03/21/2018  Bringing together a technical program that encompasses 'big integration' of a number of critical industry trends -- machine learning, IoT, artificial intelligence, wearable/implantable biomedical applications, big data, and cloud computing -- the 2018 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits will showcase a convergence of technologies needed for 'smart living.'

Automotive chip manufacturing in Japan drives innovation

03/21/2018  In Tokyo, Shanghai, Moscow, London, Paris or New York – wherever you are in the world –Japanese vehicles passing by on the roadways are a common sight.

U.S. trade tensions with China hit fever pitch

03/21/2018  Stiff tariffs and the dismantling of longstanding trade agreements – cornerstones of these new actions – will ripple through the semiconductor industry with particularly damaging effect.

SEMICON West 2018 to spotlight smart technologies, workforce development

03/20/2018  SEMICON West has opened registration for the July 10-12, 2018, exposition at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

UnitySC acquires HSEB Dresden GMBH

03/20/2018  Following the acquisition, the new entity's extended line of leading-edge process control solutions will provide a unique and essential inspection and metrology capability to semiconductor manufacturers.

Everspin signs long-term patent license agreement with Alps Electric

03/19/2018  Under the agreement, Alps and Everspin will mutually grant licenses to magnetoresistive-based 3D sensor patent portfolios for magnetoresistive sensor products.

The ConFab 2018 announces conference agenda and speakers

03/16/2018  Browse this slideshow for a look at this year's speakers, keynotes, panel discussions, and special guests.

Broadcom withdraws offer to acquire Qualcomm

03/16/2018  The Trump administration issued a Presidential Order this week to block the acquisition.

Synopsys and industry technologists to address the path to 2nm SoC design

03/16/2018  Synopsys, Inc. today announced it is hosting an advanced-technology panel on "EUV, High-NA, Metallurgy and FinFET++ - Where We Go from Here for Next-Generation Design" at the Synopsys Users Group (SNUG) Silicon Valley event on Thursday, March 22.

IC Insights raises 2018 IC market forecast from 8% to 15%

03/15/2018  Increased expectations for the DRAM and NAND flash markets spur upward revision.

Trump blocks Broadcom's takeover of Qualcomm

03/13/2018  Qualcomm Incorporated received a Presidential Order to immediately and permanently abandon the proposed takeover of Qualcomm by Broadcom Limited.




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