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The Stonking Six

Six top 20 companies had 20%+ growth in Q1 compared to Q1 2014, reports IC Insights. Mediatek entered the top 10 while ST dropped out. Sharp and UMC moved into the top 20 while Nvidia and AMD moved out…

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Avago On A Buying Spree

Avago, thwarted in its aspiration to acquire Freescale, is now eyeing other possible targets including Xilinx, Renesas and Maxim, reports Re/Code…

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ST Sensor Sales Fall Off A Cliff

ST Microelectronics saw sensor sales fall 19% last year to reduce its place in the sensor market from No.2 to No.4, says IC Insights…

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SIA Reports 6% Q1 IC Growth

Q1 semi sales were up 6% on Q12014, reports the SIA, to reach $83.1 billion.<!–more–> March sales were also up 6% y-o-y at $27.7 billion “Despite macroeconomic challenges, first quarter global semiconductor sales are higher than they were last year, which was a…

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Onwards and Upwards at Infineon

Infineon’s calendar Q1 revenue was up by €355 million from €1,128 million to €1,483 million due to consolidation of International Rectifier, increased demand for Chip Card & Security products and positive currency development. IR sales contributed 200 million euros…

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Tough For Tablets

Q2 tablet shipments st 49.3 million units will be 10% down on Q2 2014, says DigiTimes Research.

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ST Q1 Revenue Down 6.6%

STMicroelectronics had Q1 revenue of $1.7 billion down 6.6% on Q1 2014 for a loss of $22 million about the same as the $24 million loss of Q1 2014. Gross margin was 33.2…

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