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Battle of the Chips: How major players in tech are climbing the ladder of innovation

Posted on February 20, 2018 by Jack Trompert

For the major players in the semiconductor industry, everyday is a race—a battle of the chips .

Last month, Samsung became the world’s largest chipmaker in revenue. Before, Intel held that prestige for several decades. As AI, deep learning, and machine learning take the world by storm, chipmakers capitalize on future technology. Last year, Nvidia reported an 82% increase in shares when they repurposed their chips from gaming rigs to machine learning. As a result, their capabilities in the AI space and innovative technology cultivated their title as the “smartest company in the world” by MIT. Amid the crowd, Intel invested $15 billion in MobileEye, which produces technology for self-driving cars. AMD released a new line of processor chips that delivers greater performance on cloud and machine intelligence workloads.

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AI and its Effect on the Semiconductor Industry

Posted on November 9, 2017 by Jack Trompert

Comb through almost any tech publication and you’re bound to run across the phrase “Artificial Intelligence” (AI) at least once. In fact, one study found that 2016 saw two times as many articles mentioning AI than 2015 did, and four times as many as 2014.

This growing sector has become a hot topic in recent years as it has the capacity to revolutionize every business across all market sectors. It is likely the semiconductor industry will experience some of the most drastic change, as the chips are the backbone of our most widely used technology today.

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Trends and Developments in the Semiconductor Industry

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Jack Trompert

The semiconductor industry continues to change at a rapid rate. Leadership in the field is shifting, industry growth continues to speed up and technology is moving forward at an incredible pace. We want to help you stay informed so you can do your job effectively as possible and be prepared for what’s ahead. To do that, we’ve pulled together a few recent industry developments that you should be aware of.

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What You Need to Know: Trends, Updates and Breakthroughs in the Semiconductor Industry

Posted on June 8, 2017 by Jack Trompert

In a recent blog post, we covered some of the big acquisitions taking place in the semiconductor industry. But as those in the industry know, progress happens quickly. And although it’s only been a matter of weeks since our last update, there have already been some exciting recent developments that warrant attention.

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Semiconductor Industry Growth Trends & What it all Means for the Future

Posted on April 13, 2017 by Jack Trompert

In the beginning of the year, we reported on the trajectory of the semiconductor industry, particularly in the United States. As we noted, the US semiconductor market will face some challenges this year but reports show optimism for a growing global market. The reports from 2016 are in—and it was a good year. Will the successes from 2016 be enough to overcome the challenges ahead?

In this article, let’s take a look at the success the semiconductor industry saw in 2016 and dig into the big acquisition trend we’re seeing among semiconductor companies and how that will impact the industry.

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This Year's Top IT Security Trends in the Workplace

Posted on March 9, 2017 by Jack Trompert

On the heels of one of the most vulnerable and insecure years in the cyber world, IT security will not be taken lightly in 2017. We’ve seen victims from the everyday consumer to corporate giants. As the cloud and Internet of Things (IoT)  transform the way we live and work, the security risks surrounding them change as well. This year, and in the coming years, cyber security will become an increasingly more significant priority for companies who want to be sure their data is safe. This will require new ways of thinking, more strategic design, and increased expertise in IT security for the workplace—an adaptive security architecture, a bridge between servers and cloud services to today’s IoT. In this article, let’s explore what trends you can expect to see in IT security this year.

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Where is the Semiconductor Industry Headed in 2017 and Beyond?

Posted on January 19, 2017 by Jack Trompert

As 2016 came to a close, we recapped some of the top industry news as well as our most popular articles from the last year. The new year has not tarried in bringing us news in the semiconductor industry.

The US semiconductor market faces some challenges in this coming year but reports also show optimism for a growing global market. While the end of Moore’s Law may be in sight, China’s industrial policy has taken center stage for the global semiconductor market concerns. And the Internet of Things is believed to take over research and development focus in 2017. From Chinese threats and the incoming administration to market predictions for 2017, we’ve got your news covered.

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The Popular Semiconductor Technology News & Updates of 2016 You Don't Want to Miss

Posted on December 19, 2016 by Jack Trompert

The semiconductor industry and its labor market have been on quite a journey this year. As 2016 draws to a close, we want to be sure you’ve gotten all the important content to set you up for a successful 2017. We’ve put together our most popular articles from 2016 in case there’s anything you may have missed! Be sure not to miss another semiconductor update.


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The Semiconductor Industry News You Need to Know

Posted on November 30, 2016 by Jack Trompert

 

What’s been happening in the semiconductor industry lately? We’ve seen a trend toward company mergers while semiconductor experts make efforts to prepare for increasing challenges in the semiconductor industry. And semiconductor sales didn’t do so bad either.

 

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The End of Moore’s Law Shifts Talent Needs in the Semiconductor Industry

Posted on October 25, 2016 by Jack Trompert

 

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