Silicon Demand

Silicon Demand

Wafer demand for semiconductors by device type tends to be evenly split over time. Logic/MPU and memory ICs stay evenly balanced due to system architecture. The same is true for analog ICs and discrete semiconductors. Read more

Better Intelligence=Better Decisions=Better Results

Better Intelligence=Better Decisions=Better Results

VLSIresearch has always driven to deliver data and services with the most advanced methods, such as the internet and dynamic databases. Its innovations include being the first to use demand-based forecasting; the first to model semiconductor inventories in forecasts; the first to use cost-of-ownership models for evaluating equipment; the first to perform customer satisfaction surveys; the first semiconductor industry research firm to apply capacity and inventory models in forecasting; the first to use pricing data to capture supply demand imbalances. Read more

Wafer Size

Wafer Size

Silicon demand wafer size favors larger wafer sizes. 300mm already accounts for almost two-thirds of all wafer fab manufacturing and this will continue to grow through 2015. 450mm will account for 14% of all chip production by 2020. Read more

2015 VLSIresearch Customer Satisfaction Survey!

2015 VLSIresearch Customer Satisfaction Survey!

Customers responded with stellar ratings last year and a record number of surveys. Read more on the 2014 10 BEST, THE BEST, and RANKED 1st suppliers.

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Trends by Node

Trends by Node

Silicon wafer demand for chip making continues to favor tighter nodes with greater growth. Some say Moore's Law is dead, but the data proves it wrong. Devices with dimensions smaller than 20nm will consume more than half of all silicon by 2020. Read more

Semi WEEK: The cooling of the order activity accelerated, Top Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers

What’s Happening and What’s the Meaning… Micron, Samsung, Intel, TSMC…China gets into DRAM market. Kulicke & Soffa launches Asterion. The cooling of the order activity accelerated…Intel’s announcement was not surprising. The lowered outlook will shave nearly a percentage point from this year’s IC growth. Capacity Utilization by Segment. 2014 Top Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers. Electronics Pric...
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How and Why Partnering Works - Best Known Practices

Presentation spans the financial impact of strategy and organizational structure of collaboration models between customers and suppliers to the the success and failure modes. This includes: Why collaborative alignment works. When to partner and when not to. Why collaborative alignment wins out over price aggressiveness in procurement. Why trust works.The long term ineffectiveness of PICOS purcha...
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SEMICONDUCTOR ANALYTICS

Semiconductor Analytics is a weekly report addressing the semiconductor supply chain. The research and analysis is end-demand focused and has the objective of providing up-to-date business knowledge. Week-by-week data on electronics and semiconductor demand, along with monthly key performance indicators in electronics and semiconductor application markets are provided to semiconductor suppliers.
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