08 Mar '17, 1pm

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From these numbers, it appears that FPGAs outgrew the overall semiconductor market (6% vs. 1.5%). I don't need the assistance of a firm of accountants to work out that Xilinx topped the rankings for FPGA billings during 2016. This is no surprise as Xilinx has been at the top for well over a decade now. As I discussed in my previous column (see Who Would Have Predicted So Much Programmability? ), 2016 was a difficult year to call for semiconductor revenue, with the final consensus being that the market managed a modest increase. Having said this, the year saw lots of changes in FPGA-land. Most obvious is that Intel completed its acquisition of Altera at the end of 2015, meaning there is now a full year of numbers under the new ownership. Meanwhile, Microsemi was also on a buying spree. It absorbed PMC-Sierra with the deal completing in 2015, while later divesting its Remote...

Full article: http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?doc_id=1331443&section_...

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