In a sign of how profoundly Internet-based media is revolutionizing the way consumers access video entertainment content, more than 1.7 billion devices capable of accessing over-the-top (OTT) broadband content like Netflix and Hulu are set to ship by the end of 2013. Shipments of OTT-capable devices will rise 20 percent this year from 1.43 billion…
Market conditions have changed in the power semiconductor market in 2013, and this is good news for suppliers.
Thanks to a strong rebound in the DRAM and NAND flash memory markets, the global semiconductor industry is projected to grow about five percent in 2013.
After more than a decade of savage pricing pressures that devastated margins and profitability at suppliers combined with wild demand-supply swings, the semiconductor DRAM market appears to be finally settling into a more “normal” trading pattern, according to an executive at Micron Technology Inc. The chip vendor, one of about three top suppliers that led…
Although overall 2013 chip market growth will be spotty, the processor market is poised to grow in the double digits, according to a new report from IHS Inc. The global market for processor microchips is set to rise by a hefty 24 percent in 2013, propelled by the strong sales growth of smartphones and tablets.…
The semiconductor and OEM industries will enjoy significant revenue growth in 2013—partly due to tight management of inventory levels, according to IHS.
With the introduction of the PlayStation 4, Sony is closer to profitability with component and manufacturing costs starting lower than its price tag, according to preliminary results from the Teardown Analysis Service at IHS Inc
The IHS teardown of the PlayStation 4 reveals that Sony is nearing the break-even point on hardware costs, while significantly boosting performance.
For component suppliers looking for the next big market, IHS is forecasting that annual expenditures for global integrated smart building applications will grow by 150 percent by 2017.
OEMs in the Americas region, led by the United States, continue to spend the most on industrial semiconductors despite years of outsourcing and offshoring, according to IHS.