Two Must Attend Webinars from IHS and SourceToday.com
On May 10th –
2014 to 2016 will without a doubt be remembered as the years with the most consolidation in the history of the Semiconductor industry
2014 to 2016 will without a doubt be remembered as the years with the most consolidation in the history of the Semiconductor industry. Starting in 2014 with announcements such as the acquisition of Hittite Microwave by Analog Devices for $2.45 Billion, 2015 saw the largest semiconductor acquisitions and mergers in history with the $37 Billion acquisition of Broadcom by Avago, the $40 Billion merger of NXP and Freescale Semiconductors or the $16.7 Billion acquisition of Altera by Intel to name a few. The trend continues into 2016 as Analog Devices announced the acquisition of Linear Technology for $14.8 Billion and Qualcomm acquired NXP for $47 Billion, the largest financial acquisition in the history of the Semiconductor business. The number of companies involved and the financial scale is unprecedented.
Faced with low growth projections in the Semiconductor industry, what appears to be driving all this acquisition and merger activity are cash rich semiconductor companies coupled with low borrowing costs, looking toward acquisitive growth versus organic growth to extend their strong performance and keep stock prices and investor value on an upward trend. Many semiconductor companies are also looking to improve their product portfolio by offering a more complete solution to customers with more integrated systems. Some companies look to acquisitions to create more steady revenue year around with less seasonal spikes.
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On June 7th –
Managing Obsolescence Relative to Advances in Component Technologies
New and existing growth markets relative to IoT products, automotive electronics, mobile phones, computers and servers are forecast to climb to over $220 Billion in integrated circuit sales by 2020. As a result, semiconductor manufacturers are introducing more advanced SoC or System on Chip devices with embedded systems that feature external connectivity and sensing. These new devices, increasingly designed with lower power consumption, higher reliability in evermore miniature packages, allow cloud based software updates to be send directly to devices in operation to adjust to changes in communication protocols or system configurations.
All these developments are effecting existing semiconductor devices in the market and creating obsolescence challenges in the near term. An example of this is the manufacturing trend to produce FPGAs that operate at lower supply voltages. 1.8V, 1.2V and lower voltage devices are increasing introduced for FPGAs in the last few years and will undoubtedly phase out most 5V devices by 2020 and 3.3V devices thereafter. This webinar will explore the specific trends in obsolescence driven by component manufacturer’s desire to service these growth markets.
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IHS Markit Techology, Media and Telecom
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