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Motorola Solutions
Motorola Solutions celebrates 50 years in Malaysia
Last month
Motorola Solutions is celebrating its 50th anniversary in Malaysia, marking its evolution from a small semiconductor operation in 1972 to a mission-critical technology provider.
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IT in Manufacturing
Sternum joins NXP, collaborates on IoT security and observability
June 2022
Sternum has announced it has joined the software partner community of NXP Semiconductors, a manufacturer of and large marketplace for embedded controllers.
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Cloud
Samsung retains top spot over Intel in semiconductor market
March 2022
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?
February 2022
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
February 2022
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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Cloud
Semiconductor market continues to experience uncertainty, IDC finds
January 2022
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
December 2021
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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Cloud
Semiconductor market experiences significant growth, breaks $150bn mark
December 2021
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
November 2021
"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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Market analyst
Semiconductor revenues rise after COVID-19 disrupts usual market trends
June 2021
"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
May 2021
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
May 2021
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
May 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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Cloud
Apple and Samsung lead semiconductor spend in 2020 — Gartner
February 2021
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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Smartphones
IDC: No recovery in sight for semiconductor market
May 2020
IDC forecasts that worldwide non-memory semiconductor revenue will decline by 7.2% in 2020.
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IDC
IDC: COVID-19 to leave US$26B impact on semiconductor market
March 2020
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
February 2020
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
January 2020
Researched by Alibaba's global research initiative, DAMO Academy.
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IDC
IDC: Semiconductor market declines after three years of growth
May 2019
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
March 2019
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
February 2019
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
February 2019
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
January 2019
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
January 2019
The market's revenue growth reached double-digit figures in 2018, but Gartner has identified a number of imminent roadblocks.