Intel Retains Rank as No. 1 Semiconductor Supplier in 2020

The semiconductor industry has been one of the most resilient markets during this coronavirus-plagued year. Seven top-15 semiconductor suppliers are forecast to show ≥22% growth in 2020 with Nvidia expected to post a huge 50% increase, reports IC Insights.  Leading semiconductor supplier Intel, with only 4% growth, managed to maintain its No. 1 ranking. The…

Sales of Optos, Sensors/Actuators, Discretes Stabilize

About eight months after the Covid-19 virus pandemic accelerated around the world—causing lockdowns in many countries and driving the global economy into a deep recession—sales of optoelectronics, sensors and actuators, and discrete semiconductors have stabilized. In some  cases, revenues have begun showing signs of a slight recovery in the second half of 2020, which is…

Nvidia’s $40 Billion ARM Purchase Will Test M&A ‘Ceiling’

After nearly two months of negotiations and press reports that a blockbuster deal was in the works, Nvidia this week announced a $40 billion agreement to buy ARM—the leading supplier of processor intellectual property (IP)—from financially struggling SoftBank in Japan.  If approved, the deal would be the largest semiconductor acquisition in history, provided the additional…