Round-up 2011: Best of semiconductors

December 31, 2011

Right folks! This is the last post for 2011!! Here’s a look at the good, bad and ugly, that the year had to offer in semiconductors. Enjoy! ;) Happy new year, everyone!

Dec. 2011
Round-up 2011: Best of semiconductors

Video and mobility drivers for global semicon in 2012

Future materials and devices for power electronics

SuVolta solving power problem in SoCs across multiple CMOS process nodes

Global semiconductor industry keeps consolidating; 28nm will be stable: Dr. Wally Rhines

Synopsys acquires Magma! And, another one bites the dust!!

Nov. 2011
Lattice intros low power ECP4 FPGAs

Global semicon sales forecast at $329.4 billion for 2012! — What about this one? A well-read piece! ;)

MEMS Executive Congress 2011 round-up

Global semiconductor market will be $313 billion in 2012: SSIA — It seems 2012 will pan out this way! ;)

MEMS market overview: IHS iSuppli

NXP licenses Broadcom’s BroadR-Reach Ethernet technology for in-vehicle networking

MEMS devices driving healthcare apps!

Updated global semicon sales forecast 2011′s estimate falls $2.74 billion

Oct. 2011
DIT outlines initiatives to promote ESDM in India

Game changers: New paradigms for future of electronic product realization

Designing systems to thrive in disruptive trends!

Realizing EDA360: Charlie Huang, Cadence — Focus on EDA360! ;)

What’s happening with ISA and Indian semicon industry? — Defining piece! ;)

Altera launches SoC FPGAs

Emerging piezoMEMS apps and ion beam etch solutions for next gen MEMS and sensors

ESDM all over again? When will Indian semicon and electronics industries learn??

Semiconductor supply chain dynamics: Future Horizons @ IEF2011

Sep. 2011
India has restricted itself to only semicon design and R&D!

ST launches STM32 F4 series of MCUs

ARM connecting the world!

Renesas enhancing localization of products in India!

Magma announces Silicon One strategy

Need to work toward sustainable future: imec

Aug. 2011
Freescale launches first ‘base-station-on-chip’ products!

Semicon industry at inflection point of innovation: Rich Beyer

NXP launches CAN partial networking solution for automotives

Fabless fables and all that! Is India listening?

What’s happening with global semicon industry?

2011 global semicon sales growth likely to trend downward for rest of year?

Jul. 2011
Cloud key strategy for Intel: Liam Keating

Dr. Wally Rhines on global semicon industry

Creating measurable value through differentiation: Dr. Wally Rhines

Trends in embedded — smart and green energy: ST

Intel leads industry transformation to open data centers and cloud computing

Now, there is EDA software piracy!

SanDisk’s iNAND Extreme family of embedded eMMC storage devices for high-end mobile and tablets

Applied Vantage Vulcan RTP — better side of anneal

Jun. 2011
What’s this EoI got to do with semiconductor fabs in India?

Devices needing semicon on rise: Dr. Chi-foon Chan, Synopsys

Mobile as the nexus: Warren East, ARM

Chinese fabless market set to double! And India’s? — Interesting! ;)

Slew of EDA announcements @ DAC 2011

MIPS driving Android to digital home @ Computex 2011!

May 2011
Where is Indian semiconductor industry headed? — Many agree ;)

Heart of dragon beats inside smartest devices: Qualcomm

Evolution of wireless market and emerging trends: Qualcomm

Indian semicon market update shows 28.3 percent growth in 2010! — Many don’t agree! ;)

Apr. 2011
Yet another plan for semicon fabs in India?

‘Long wait’ for Indian semiconductor industry? — How much longer? ;)

Study on semiconductor design, embedded software and services industry in India

Lattice inaugurates new India office; to develop ECP5 products

Mar. 2011
Indian semicon industry poised at very interesting juncture: Dr. Pradip Dutta, Synopsys

Maxim well positioned for future success!

Impact of Japan’s quake and tsunami on global semiconductor industry

ST intros STM32L ultra-low-power Cortex‑M3 devices

Xilinx intros Zynq-7000 family of extensible processing platform (EPP)

Boom turned to bust? Chip industry’s future!

Feb. 2011
It’s Q1 seasonal slowdown, and yearly time for denial!

ISA Vision Summit 2011: Nanotech likely to catch us all unaware!

ST focuses on four key growth areas

Top 10 Indian embedded companies! – Second one! ;) Well received too!!

Quite a few challenges before Indian semicon industry!

Jan. 2011
What’s happening with Karnataka semicon policy? – Someone, please tell me! ;)

Time to stop agonising; 2011 will be a strong year!

Congrats TSMC, for raising R&D spend! But, what about Indian firms?

AnXplorer: New generation analog and RF circuit optimization!

New apps in semicon — smart grid and secure transactions 

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