Chips Sales Top a Trillion in 2016

Global semiconductor unit shipments, including integrated circuits and optical, sensor, and discrete (OSD) devices are slated to break the 1 trillion mark in 2016, according to a new report. The news comes as semiconductor unit growth is expected to increase to about 8% this year, according to a February 18 report by IC Insights. In 2015, shipments are projected …

Chip Sales Beat October Expectations

NEW YORK — Global semiconductor revenues reached $26.1 billion, down 11 percent month-over-month, but above a forecast of a seasonal 13 percent decline, according to figures from the Semiconductor Industry Association. All segments of the semiconductor industry except Flash posted higher-than-expected numbers for the month of October, SIA said. Those segments exceeding expectations include DRAM, microprocessors, analog, …