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Samsung
Samsung retains top spot over Intel in semiconductor market
Samsung has maintained its position atop the semiconductor industry, while Intel has just held its top spot as the leader in annual revenues.
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Remote Working
How can a connected digital infrastructure help address chip shortage?
As the global semiconductor challenge extends into 2022, businesses continue to feel supply chain disruptions as they wait for chips to be available.
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Apple
Top 10 semiconductor buyers increased chip spending in 2021
The top 10 original equipment manufacturers increased their chip spending by 25.2% and accounted for 42.1% of the total market, despite the semiconductor shortage and COVID-19 pandemic disruptions.
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Semiconductor
Semiconductor market continues to experience uncertainty, IDC finds
With COVID-19 continuing to impact the global economy in its second year, the semiconductor market continues to experience uneven shortages and tight supply, according to analysts IDC.
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Semiconductor
IBM and Samsung announce new semiconductor technology to help meet global demand
IBM and Samsung have announced a new semiconductor design that focuses on efficiency and power while also meeting the global demand for new semiconductor technology.
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Semiconductor
Semiconductor market experiences significant growth, breaks $150bn mark
Semiconductor revenue rose 7.6% in Q3 2021 from Q2 2021, and climbed above $150 billion in revenue during a single quarter.
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Supply chain
Supply chain disruptions continue to escalate - Forrester
"More companies are revealing that these shortages are prompted by disruptions in their Tier 1 or downstream supply chains. And its not likely to get better anytime soon due to systemic risk."
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Trends
Semiconductor revenues rise after COVID-19 disrupts usual market trends
"Despite the traditional low-demand season in the first quarter, both quantity and price increased as demand continued to be solid across all applications."
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IDC
Global PC market thrives despite semiconductor shortages
Expert analysts find that despite ongoing concerns around semiconductor shortages the PC market continues to be one of the many consumer technology markets that is thriving.
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Gartner
Global chip shortage to persist until second quarter of 2022
The chip shortage started primarily with devices, such as power management, display devices and microcontrollers, fabricated on legacy nodes at 8-inch foundry fabs, which have a limited supply. 
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IDC
Worldwide semiconductor market set to reach $522b by 2021
"Overall, the semiconductor industry remains on track to deliver another strong year of growth as the super cycle that began at the end of 2019 strengthens this year."
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Apple
Apple and Samsung lead semiconductor spend in 2020 — Gartner
The top 10 original equipment manufacturers increased their semiconductor spend by 10% in 2020 and accounted for 42% of the market, according to Gartner.
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Smartphone
IDC: No recovery in sight for semiconductor market
IDC forecasts that worldwide non-memory semiconductor revenue will decline by 7.2% in 2020.
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IDC
IDC: COVID to leave US$26B impact on semiconductor market
IDC report analyses a range of factors that will affect the semiconductor market this year and presents the most likely scenario.
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Internet of Things
Renesas and Panthronics collab on range of new solutions
The semiconductor specialists are aiming to bring new wireless charging and connected IoT solutions to the consumer and industrial markets.
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Artificial Intelligence
Alibaba’s top 10 2020 tech trends
Researched by Alibaba's global research initiative, DAMO Academy.
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IDC
IDC: Semiconductor market declines after three years of growth
However, it says that semiconductor revenues will recover in 2020 and log a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.0% from 2018-2023.
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Semiconductor
ON Semiconductor acquiring Quantenna with $1b cash bid
In a major business manoeuvre, ON Semiconductor has announced the acquisition of Quantenna Communications.
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Managed Services
Cisco completes US$660m acquisition of semiconductor company
The company plans to incorporate Luxtera's technology across its intent-based networking portfolio, spanning enterprise, data centre and service provider markets.
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Edge Computing
Four Chinese OEMs among top 10 global semiconductor customers
High regional growth has seen a slight reshuffle in the world’s top semiconductor chip buyers.
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Semiconductor
Broadcom’s board of directors nab former Google Cloud COO
Broadcom has added some new talent to its ranks with its latest appointment.
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Storage
Positive results for semiconductor market, but decline looms
The market's revenue growth reached double-digit figures in 2018, but Gartner has identified a number of imminent roadblocks.
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Infrastructure
Enterprise storage drives record Q2 semiconductor revenue, Samsung on top
​Relentless demand for data equates to steady growth for data center infrastructure – and the semiconductor market is no exception.
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Internet of Things
Billions invested into IoT technology development in Dresden
​Dresden has strengthened its ambition of becoming the leading centre for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions with the announcement of huge investment.