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Posts from Date:   2020-1

Will semiconductors be taking a hit from the coronavirus?

by Bill Ray  |  January 31, 2020

As flights are grounded, cities locked down, and cruise ships put into quarantine it’s sometimes hard to focus on business as usual. However, the rest of the world continues to turn, and we have to consider how coronavirus will impact business, including our business. The disruption in manufacturing and supply chain, caused by measures intended […]

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India is poised to become a semiconductor design powerhouse

by Bill Ray  |  January 20, 2020

Government investment, and an entrepreneurial spirit, is turning India into a centre for semiconductor design. Investment from high-tech companies has created an educated workforce which is limited only by an institutional bias towards software investments. India’s software industry is well established, but hardware development is more nascent. For the last 20 years foreign semiconductor companies […]

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Semiconductors in 2019 – HiSilicon reaps the spoils of (trade) war with the US

by Bill Ray  |  January 7, 2020

In 2019 Intel regained the top spot amongst chip slingers, with last-year’s number one Samsung getting burnt by crashing memory prices, but real winner of 2019 was HiSilicon whose revenue jumped by almost 30% as American competitors were cut off from their biggest Chinese customer. Placing that customer (Huawei) on the US “Entity List” was […]

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