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Dylan McGrath
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Consolidation Continues to Rewrite Chip Vendor Rankings
Dylan McGrath  
5/15/2017   (2) comments
The unprecedented wave of semiconductor industry consolidation skewed comparisons and continued to redraw the rankings of vendors by sales.
SMIC Names Haijun Zhao CEO
Dylan McGrath  
5/12/2017   (4) comments
COO moves up the ranks as Tzu-Yin Chiu steps down. Chiu will remain vice chairman of SMIC's board of directors.
Samsung Could Pass Intel in Chip Sales
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5/3/2017   Post a comment
Thanks to surging memory chip prices, South Korea's Samsung Electronics -could knock Intel - from its familiar perch atop the chip vendor sales leaders.
Chip Sales Up 18% Through Q1
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5/1/2017   Post a comment
Global semiconductor revenue continued to surge in March.
NXP Sells Stake in China Foundry ASMC
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4/21/2017   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors NV said Wednesday (April 19) it sold its 27% remaining stake in Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. Ltd. (ASMC), a chip foundry based in China.
Apple & Google in the Memory Business?
Dylan McGrath  
4/13/2017   (1) comment
A recent report out of Japan says three of tech's biggest and most prominent companies are interested in bidding on Toshiba's memory chip business. Can this be true?
Semiconductor Outlook Lifted on Surging Memory Prices
Dylan McGrath  
3/31/2017   (1) comment
A prominent semiconductor industry watcher has more than doubled its forecast for industry growth in 2017 on surging average selling prices (ASPs) for DRAM and NAND flash memory.
EDA Sales Jump Most in Five Years
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3/27/2017   Post a comment
Electronic Design Automation (EDA) sales posted in the largest annual increase in five years in the fourth quarter of 2016, based on broad strength across all product categories.
Wearables Market Pivoting Fashionably
Dylan McGrath  
3/22/2017   (2) comments
"The wearables market is doing something that is very important. It's shifting," an IDC analyst told EE Times.
China Fab Boom Fuels Equipment Spending Revival
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3/20/2017   Post a comment
Sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment grew 13 percent last year and are projected to grow further.
SIA Backs House Republicans’ Tax Plan
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3/15/2017   Post a comment
The Semiconductor Industry trade group Tuesday (March 14) endorsed a proposal by Congressional Republicans to reform corporate tax rates as “an appropriate starting point.”
Cypress Sells Minnesota Fab for $30 Million
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3/8/2017   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has cut a deal to sell its 200mm fab in Bloomington, Minn., for $30 million.
Chip Sales Jump 14% in January
Dylan McGrath  
3/7/2017   (1) comment
anuary chip sales showed the largest year-to-year increase in more than six years as the semiconductor industry continued a run that started in the second half of last year.
Smartphone Shipments Projected to Rebound
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3/3/2017   Post a comment
Shipments of smartphones are projected to rebound in 2017 after a lackluster 2016.
Former Globalfoundries CEO to Lead SEMI Trade Group
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2/23/2017   (5) comments
Ajit Manocha, formerly CEO of Globalfoundries Inc., has been named president and CEO of semiconductor equipment and materials vendor trade group SEMI, effective March 1.
T.J. Rodgers Sues Cypress, Slams Chairman
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2/22/2017   Post a comment
T.J. Rodger s alleging conflict of interest over Cypress Chairman Ray Bingham’s ties to a China-backed private equity firm that is attempting to buy Lattice Semiconductor.
Toshiba May Sell Majority Stake in Chip Unit
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2/15/2017   Post a comment
Toshiba may sell a larger portion of its semiconductor business than previously planned to offset losses in its nuclear power business.
Samsung, Apple Remain Top Chip Buyers
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2/2/2017   Post a comment
The two companies, which are the runaway leaders in smartphone sales, consumed a combined $61.7 billion worth of chips last year, up slightly from 2015.
Record iPhone Sales Lift Apple
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2/1/2017   Post a comment
Apple Inc. returned to growth in the quarter ended Dec. 31 following three consecutive quarters of sales declines.
MRAM Gains More Steam
Dylan McGrath  
1/30/2017   (1) comment
Spin Transfer Technologies' delivery of functional MRAM samples is one more indication of emerging memory technology's momentum.
Intel Cautious on PC Consumption
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1/27/2017   Post a comment
Intel Corp. reported fourth quarter 2016 revenue and profit that beat analysts’ expectations on sales growth in computing, data center chips and Internet of Things (IoT) chips.
Semiconductor Capital Spending Projected to Increase
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1/13/2017   Post a comment
Gartner estimated that global capital spending in the semiconductor industry will total $69.9 billion this year, up from about $68 billion last year.
White House Report Warns of China’s Threat to Chip Industry
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1/10/2017   Post a comment
The White House on Friday (Jan. 6) made public a strongly worded report on the U.S. semiconductor industry and the threat posed to it by China’s aggressive ambition to become a global player in the chip space.
Electronic Device Markets Seen as Stagnant in 2017
Dylan McGrath  
1/5/2017   (2) comments
Combined shipments of PCs, mobile handsets and tablets are predicted to be flat in 2017, according to Gartner.
Obama to Urge Protection for Chip Industry
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1/3/2017   Post a comment
Report says President is preparing recommendations for tougher stance against Chinese investment in the U.S. Semiconductor industry.
Lawmakers Urge Rejection of Lattice Semi Takeover
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12/12/2016   Post a comment
Congressman urge Treasury Dept. to reject $1.3 billion acquisition by investment firm with ties to the Chinese government.




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