Tech news tagged ‘ic insights’

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72 Fabs Closed 2009-13

72 fabs were closed between 2009-2013 and another nine fabs are to close this year, says IC Insights…

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After 18 Years ST Drops Out of Top Ten

For the first time in 18 years, STMicroelectronics slipped out of the top ten in Q1, reports IC Insights. ST first entered the top ten in 1996. That year it had sales of just over $4 billion; last year sales were just over $8 billion…

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Comms Drives ICs

Communications is the driving force for IC sales in three out of the four major global geographic regions and will overtake computer systems to become the largest system application for ICs for the first time in 2014, says IC Insights…

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OSD Market To Grow 8%

The market for opto, sensors, actuators, and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) should grow 8%  this year, says IC Insights, after two years of being stalled by economic uncertainty…

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PC IC Sales Down; Tablet IC Sales Up

For the last three years (2011-2013), IC sales for PCs have declined, sinking 8% in 2011 to $71.0 billion, followed by an 11% drop in 2012 to $63.3 billion and an 8% drop In 2013 to $58.1 billion,says IC Insights…

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Digital Driving

Crikey, whatever next. My battered old Nissan serves me fine with an absolute minimum of electronics. One of the few electronic things about it,  the key, is the thing about the car  that has caused me most trouble when the key failed to start the car.  “The programing dropped off…

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Trebles All Round

DRAM ASP will soar 40% this year, says IC Insights, as the industry’s capex-to-sales ratio falls to an all-time low of 11.9…

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