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Semiconductor sales grew on both an annual and month-to-month basis once again in August, as sales remained stron
vilsion, Oct, 22, 2018  â€” Semiconductor sales grew on both an annual and month-to-month basis once again in August, as sales remained strong across all product categories and markets, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). The three-month average of chip sales in August grew to a record $40.16 billion, up 1.7% from July and up 14.9% compared to August 2017, according to the SIA, which reports numbers compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization. The chip market has consistently posted strong growth for the past two years, including turning in all time sales records for the past several consecutive months. However, annual growth has slowed in recent months aft...
SAN FRANCISCO — The era of mega-consolidation that the semiconductor industry has been engulfed in over the past
vilsion, Aug, 20, 2018  â€” SAN FRANCISCO — The era of mega-consolidation that the semiconductor industry has been engulfed in over the past few years may have reached a peak, at least in terms of the size of deals, according to market research firm IC Insights. In light of the recent cancelation of Qualcomm's $44 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors, it appears that increasing government regulatory scrutiny, the complexity of high-dollar deals and the escalation of trade wars are combining to put a ceiling on the size of semiconductor merger deals — at least for now — according to the firm. "It is becoming less likely that semiconductor acquisitions over $40 billion can be completed or even...
Continuing to ride the wave of rising prices amid part shortages, the DRAM market will grow by more than 30% t
vilsion, Aug, 16, 2018  â€” Continuing to ride the wave of rising prices amid part shortages, the DRAM market will grow by more than 30% this year and is well on its way to surpassing the $100 billion mark — becoming the first category of semiconductor to hit that milestone — according to industry analysts. Market research firms IC Insights and International Business Strategies (IBS) have both in recent days issued forecasts that DRAM would eclipse $100 billion. However, while IC Insights predicts that it will happen this year, IBS forecasts it will occur in 2019. The DRAM market surged by 78% in 2017. According to IC Insights (Scottsdale, Ariz.), DRAM sales are expected to grow by 39% this yea...