Category Archives: Wafer and Foundries

IBM and Synopsys Accelerate 3nm Process Development with DTCO Innovations

August 16, 2018, anysilicon

The man with a carrier of the silicone wafers

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced a collaboration with IBM to apply design technology co-optimization (DTCO) to the pathfinding of new semiconductor process technologies for the 3-nanometer (nm) process node and beyond. DTCO is a methodology for efficiently evaluating and down-selecting new transistor architectures, materials and other process technology innovations

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TSMC Details Impact of Computer Virus Incident

August 06, 2018, anysilicon


Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C., Aug 5, 2018 – TSMC today provided an update on the Company’s computer virus outbreak on the evening of August 3, which affected a number of computer systems and fab tools in Taiwan. The degree of infection varied by fab. TSMC contained the problem and found a solution.

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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Surpasses $2 Billion in Design Win Revenue on 22FDX® Technology

July 10, 2018, anysilicon


GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced that the company’s 22nm FD-SOI (22FDX®) technology has delivered more than two billion dollars of client design win revenue. With more than 50 total client designs, 22FDX is proving to be the industry’s leading platform for power-optimized chips across a broad range of high-growth applications such as

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China’s Semi Capex Forecast to be Larger than Europe and Japan Combined in 2018

June 27, 2018, anysilicon

Investment budget local government

IC Insights will release its 200+ page Mid-Year Update to the 2018 McClean Report next month.  The Mid-Year Update will revise IC Insights’ worldwide economic and IC industry forecasts through 2022 that were originally presented in the 2018 McClean Report issued in January of this year.
Figure 1 shows that IC Insights forecasts that China-headquartered companies will spend

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Presto Engineering Joins GLOBALFOUNDRIES Ecosystem as ASIC Partner

May 15, 2018, anysilicon


Presto Engineering Inc., a world leader in semiconductor product engineering and supply chain management, today announced that it has joined GLOBALSOLUTIONS®, GF’s ecosystem of partners that providesservices from conception to production. As an ecosystem partner, Presto will provide its post-silicon engineering and production turnkey solutions based upon GF’s technologies and

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CMOS Image Sensor Sales 2007-2022

May 11, 2018, anysilicon

growth market

The spread of digital camera applications in vehicles, machine vision, human recognition and security systems, as well as for more powerful camera phones will drive CMOS image sensor (CIS) sales to an eighth straight record-high level this year with worldwide revenues growing 10% to $13.7 billion, following a 19% surge

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