2016 is a sequel to the M&A mania of 2015, ringing $55.3 billion in M&A agreement value in 3 quarters.
2016 is a turning point for the fan-out market since Apple and TSMC changed the game, possibly creating a trend of acceptance of fan-out packages.
However, year-over-year global revenue growth from semiconductors used in medical imaging is flat, due to optical component price erosion.
Tower Semiconductor and SMIC will benefit the most from a 9% jump in the size of the pure-play foundry market in 2016, says IC Insights.
Global EDA market is expected to grow at 8.25% CAGR in the 2016-2020 period.
Littelfuse also plans to invest approximately $30 million in its semiconductor fabrication locations to enhance its production capabilities.
The top-20 ranking of semiconductor companies by sales in 1H16 shows that MediaTek and AMD both had good second quarters compared with the first.
Hua Hong Semiconductor delivers customised Flash IP/EEPROM IP featuring read speed of up to 60MHz and low power with standby current less than 0.1µA.
Renesas Electronics is considering whether to buy Intersil Corp., a US vendor of analogue, mixed-signal and power semiconductors.
Technavio lists the prominent vendors that are expected to impact the global electrical resistors market.