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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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While you were away … what to look for now to get a focus on the future

by Mark Mcdonald  |  July 30, 2019

It’s August, the dog days of summer, when living is easy.  Ok enough cliché’s.   August is a good time to take stock.  To think about what has happened so far...

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Infrastructure Managed Service Providers Must Lead With Innovation and Co-Creation to Convince Enterprises Who Shift to Agile Infrastructure Deals

by Rene Buest  |  July 17, 2019

While supporting their digital business initiatives, buyers in enterprises are changing their engagement approaches with infrastructure managed service providers (MSPs) toward transformational outsourcing, and agile workshop deals rather than traditional...

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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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China will shortly be the biggest market for autonomous cars

by Bill Ray  |  May 28, 2019

Mention the autonomous car and it’s hard to avoid the image of a Tesla gliding down a Californian highway. But the biggest automotive market in the world is China, which...

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