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Build and Grow Your Business with "Gartner for Tech Providers"

by Jim Hare  |  October 5, 2019

If you are a tech provider who has access to just Gartner’s core IT research, you are missing out on almost two-thirds of the value we can provide.  It’s like...

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Time to take Moore’s Law into our own hands

by Bill Ray  |  September 24, 2019

Moore’s law; the premise that transistor density will double every 24 months, has long been the guiding principle of the semi industry. For a couple of decades, notably the nineties...

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Forget smartphones, electric cars will drive semiconductor growth

by Bill Ray  |  August 27, 2019

In 2025 we expect to see sales of electric vehicles hit 7 million a year, making up 7% of the total vehicle shipments, and with the shift towards an electric...

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Semiconductors are piling up to dangerous heights

by Bill Ray  |  August 19, 2019

The quantity of semiconductors sitting around in the supply chain hasn’t been “normal” since 2010, and pushed into the “Severe Excess Zone” in both 2012 and 2016. But, inventory levels...

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NAND Flash is poised to make money again, and to spend it too

by Bill Ray  |  August 12, 2019

We’re just past the Flash Memory Summit, where my colleague Joe Unsworth got to quiz a load of companies about how the market is developing. NAND Flash has had a...

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Another trade war threatens the chip industry as Japan takes away Korea’s special status

by Bill Ray  |  August 5, 2019

Ratcheting up its ongoing spat with South Korea, Japan has put restrictions on export of three materials that are critical for making semiconductor chips: photoresists, hydrogen fluoride, and fluorinated polyamides....

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When the Hype ceases to cycle like it should

by Bill Ray  |  August 1, 2019

The Gartner Hype Cycle is supposed to show how technologies progress, from innovation to hype, to inevitable disappointment followed by a painful climb towards utility. However, many technologies don’t make...

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Is TSMC pitching to be America’s “Trusted Semiconductor Foundry”?

by Bill Ray  |  June 25, 2019

The US government keeps a very short list of foundries it trusts to make semiconductors for high-security applications. For years the leading entry was IBM, and then Global Foundries, but...

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Radio is getting bigger, but chips are becoming harder to count

by Bill Ray  |  June 17, 2019

We’ve just published our Wireless Connectivity Market Share for 2018, showing that Broadcom remains the biggest retailer of radio chips and that MediaTek’s plan to diversify is working, but the...

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Intel throws laptop-shaped spaghetti to see what sticks

by Bill Ray  |  June 4, 2019

Intel showed off a whole lot of PC ideas at Computex, in Taipei, in the hope of making computing interesting again. My colleague Amy Teng got a close look at...

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