Innovation Decisions Accelerated: TechInsights Acquires VLSIresearch

TechInsights is pleased to announce the acquisition of VLSI Research Inc., the award-winning provider of market research and economic analysis covering the semiconductor supply chain. Together, TechInsights and VLSI are well positioned to provide a platform from which the world’s most innovative companies can extract insights to solve problems today, as well as identify trends to predict how the future of technology will unfold.

Why are TechInsights and VLSIresearch combining?

In an increasingly connected world, and with semiconductor market drivers like automotive, machine learning and 5G, the explosive demand for semiconductors is also leading to a growing desire for intelligence in the form of reverse engineering data and informed analysis.

VLSIresearch’s strategic trends analysis complements TechInsights' technical content and will be incorporated into TechInsights authoritative information platform to bring unprecedented insights into semiconductors and microelectronics.

"We have long been regarded as the world leader in semiconductor reverse engineering. Our trusted platform is the source of the broadest and deepest range of semiconductor research." said Gavin Carter, CEO of TechInsights. "We have been on the hunt for a partner that can complement our content with the ability to reverse engineer the future. We found the perfect partner in VLSIresearch. I am delighted to welcome an industry guru in Dan and his team to TechInsights."

Founded in 1976, VLSIresearch is led by visionary CEO and Chairman Dan Hutcheson, who for over 40 years has had the opportunity to engage semiconductor legends Gordon Moore, Robert Noyce and Jerry Sanders among others. Hutcheson and his VLSIresearch colleagues leveraged this unique access and insight to empower executives with strategic and tactical marketing value.

"When I first learned TechInsights wanted to bring us together," said G. Dan Hutcheson, Chairman and CEO of VLSIresearch, "it was clear there was a unique opportunity to connect market and technical analysis on high-volume and emerging applications of technology in ways that has never been done before. Merging both into a single platform would offer the industry a powerful new way to view the past, present and future of the semiconductor sector. It would give clients the competitive advantage in their ability to make better decisions faster."

What does the future hold?

The combination of TechInsights and VLSIresearch sees two successful companies coming together to offer our clients an even more effective set of products and services. Our first order of business is to ensure that our customers continue to receive the quality-of-service excellence they have come to expect from both organizations. The biggest change customers will see is the benefit of the combined analysis content that gives them a broader perspective of the state of the industry.

Questions or comments?

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This is an exciting development for us at VLSIresearch and at TechInsights. We look forward to providing our clients with continued service excellence.


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