Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
old account Frank Eory
User Rank
Rookie
re: Three good and bad signs in IC market
old account Frank Eory   12/18/2010 10:48:18 PM
NO RATINGS
I look forward to hearing some real analysis, not week-to-week raw data on sales figures. I had to laugh when the article said things like "NAND Flash had another solid week" and "MPUs had another quiet week in the spot market". This is like looking at this week's S&P 500 performance and predicting what the stock market is going to do in 2011 based on that one week. On second thought, this article is a month old, so by now, any of this raw data from VLSI Research is completely obsolete and meaningless.

sranje
User Rank
Manager
re: Three good and bad signs in IC market
sranje   12/18/2010 9:11:11 PM
NO RATINGS
Agree - IC Instats 10% all along, IDC recently projected 10% growth, now VLSI Research 8% for 2011... Pessimism of many others seems to be unwarranted - global economic indicators do not support 4% or so projections. But sharp downward projection corrections are good for staying in limelight - message massages for purely PR visibility purposes. I look forward for the next "major news item" - sharp upgrade projection revisions.

Ineedyourhelp
User Rank
Rookie
re: Three good and bad signs in IC market
Ineedyourhelp   11/18/2010 6:47:26 PM
NO RATINGS
VLSI's analysis did not include the new IC demand from defense contractors worldwide, in response to the Chinese submarine launch of an ICBM off the coast of LA last week.

nicolas.mokhoff
User Rank
Rookie
re: Three good and bad signs in IC market
nicolas.mokhoff   11/18/2010 5:26:11 PM
NO RATINGS
There's a "good" and "bad" list in every industry. It steers readers to make attempts to avoid the "ugly", the one economic parameter one has no control of. Here's to avoiding the potholes inevitably on the road to any recovery that individuals need to steer clear of when making resourceful decisions.

elctrnx_lyf
User Rank
Manager
re: Three good and bad signs in IC market
elctrnx_lyf   11/18/2010 3:54:45 PM
NO RATINGS
Except a few negative signs in terms of the DRAM sales the market trend looks positive. I mean with the war among the tablet vendors, new processors coming out from qualcomm and intel there is lot of things happening every day. I bet there will be some thing new in the new year from Apple.

jackOfManyTrades
User Rank
Manager
re: Three good and bad signs in IC market
jackOfManyTrades   11/18/2010 8:13:59 AM
NO RATINGS
Is the IC market going up and down in total really so important? My company sells ICs for TVs. The amount we sell depends on how many customers we have, how well they are doing and the time of year. I'm not sure that the fact that some other company that sells (eg) mobile phone chips is selling more or less of them is that relavent.

Dave.Dykstra
User Rank
Rookie
re: Three good and bad signs in IC market
Dave.Dykstra   11/18/2010 12:36:07 AM
NO RATINGS
Sounds like the economy in general (as you might expect) - some good signs and some bad signs. Which do you want to focus on today?



Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Want a Voltera Desktop PCB Printer?
Max Maxfield
17 comments
I just received an email from my chum Javi in Spain. "Have you heard about Voltera (VolteraInc.com)? It's a Canadian company that is going to offer desktop-size PCB printers for fast ...

Aubrey Kagan

Have You Ever Been Blindsided by Your Own Design?
Aubrey Kagan
37 comments
I recently read GCHQ: The uncensored story of Britain's most sensitive intelligence agency by Richard J. Aldrich. The Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ), Britain's equivalent of ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
2 comments
American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
15 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...