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

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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!

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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

Partnering History of the Semiconductor Industry

Reviews the evolution of partnering and collaboration in the Semiconductor Industry from 1960 through 2010 and beyond. Shows the critical events and drivers, such as escalation of wafer fab production facility costs and R&D costs per node. Reviews partnering innovations by the industry and how that led to greater profits as well as the effect of consolidation. Examines the role of consortia.
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Semi WEEK: Valuing Moore's Law in today's Economy, Forecast Update, SOC Test Costs, Chips rise

Valuing Moore’s Law in today's Economy. How the deflationary effect of Moore's Law raises income. More Days without Moore’s Law: Imagine you … Order activity turned lower. The cooling appears to be more digestive in nature. CPPI turned hot. Forecast Update. SOC Test Costs. IC Sales growth slowing due to exchange rates and approaching Lunar New Year. Chip making stocks soared for the third straigh...
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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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