Category Archives: Wafer and Foundries

Pure-Play Semiconductor Market by Region 2017-2018

January 09, 2019, anysilicon

IC Insights is in the process of completing its forecast and analysis of the IC industry and will present its new findings in The McClean Report 2019, which will be published later this month.  Among the semiconductor industry data included in the new 400+ page report is an in-depth analysis of

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Global Wafer Capacity 2019-2023

January 08, 2019, anysilicon

With the IC market on pace to surpass the $400 billion mark in 2018 after exceeding $300 billion just one year earlier, it is not surprising that fab capacity levels are on the rise too.  A surge in new fab construction and existing fab upgrades is underway, but will it

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Semiconductor lithography equipment market: how megatrends are going to change the future

November 30, 2018, anysilicon

The overall semiconductor equipment market is today worth several billion dollars. By contrast, the permanent bonding, temporary bonding and debonding and lithography equipment market for the MtM industry is a small niche representing millions of dollars. However, megatrend markets push MtM devices to new levels of complexity, resulting in big

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Samsung’s Big Semi Capex Spending Keeps Pressure on Competition

November 30, 2018, anysilicon

IC Insights revised its outlook for total semiconductor industry capital spending and presented its forecast of semiconductor capex spending for individual companies in its November Update to The McClean Report 2018, which was released earlier this month.
 
Samsung is expected to have the largest capex budget of any IC supplier again in

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Pure-Play Semiconductor Foundries Sales Per Application 2017-2018

October 18, 2018, anysilicon

With tremendous growth of smartphones over the past decade, foundry sales to the communications market have soared and are now forecast to account for about 3x more than IC foundry sales to the computer market in 2018, based on IC Insights’ extensive part-two analysis of the integrated circuit foundry business

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Major Pure-Play Foundries Revenue Per Wafer 2017-2018

October 14, 2018, anysilicon

The average revenue generated from processed wafers among the four biggest pure-play foundries (TSMC, GlobalFoundries, UMC, and SMIC) is expected to be $1,138 in 2018, when expressed in 200mm-equivalent wafers, which is essentially flat from $1,136 in 2017, according to a new analysis by IC Insights (Figure 1).  The average

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