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Freescale Plods On

Freescale had Q1 sales of $1.17 billion, compared to $1.10 billion in Q4 2014 and $1.13 billion in the first quarter of 2014…

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SEMI B-to-B 1:10

The SEMI book-to-bill hit 1:10 in March up from February’s 1:03 and January’s 1:04.

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ARM Flourishes

ARM saw Q1 revenue growth of 14% y-o-y reaching $348 million with processor royalty revenue growth of 31% y-o-y to reach $167.5 million and licensing revenue growth of 3% to reach $133.2 million…

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TSMC And The 9 Dwarves

Foundry industry revenues grew 16.1% in 2014, says Gartner, to reach $46.9 billion. It is the third successive year of 16% + growth in the foundry business…

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The Importance Of ICs To The USA.

In a letter to poiticians advocating the passage of the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, the SIA states the importance of the semiconductor industry to America…

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XP-effect Wears Off

The adrenaline effect of Microsoft’s withdrawal of support for XP are beginning to wear off.

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Top 25 Gain Share

The top 25 IC companies accounted for 72.4% of total industry revenues last year up from 70% in 2013, reports Gartner…

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Regional Share

Europe will gain market share as a result of the Infineon-IR and NXP-Freescale takeovers but will lose it was a result of the Intel-Lantiq and Qualcomm-CSR takeovers, says IC Insights…

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The Intel-Altera Minuet

21 years after Intel got out of the programmable logic market by selling its failing programmable logic  business to Altera, it is widely reported that it’s getting back in again by buying Altera…

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It's a Dog

The new tag for start-ups is the ‘sharing economy’ of which the latest example is pet-sitting.

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