March 08, 2017, anysilicon
German foundry X-FAB plans to raise 250M Euros or US$265 million in an IPO in Paris Euronext to support future acquisitions and strengthen its capital structure.
We are on a growth track,” says Rudi de Winter CEO of X-FAB, “and being a public company with increased financial capabilities will further
February 25, 2017, anysilicon
IC Insights recently released its new Global Wafer Capacity 2017-2021 report that provides in-depth detail, analyses, and forecasts for IC industry capacity by wafer size, by process geometry, by region, and by product type through 2021. Figure 1 splits the world’s installed monthly wafer production capacity by geographic region (orRead More
February 12, 2017, anysilicon
Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich, announced today during his meeting with the US president, Donald Trump, to invest seven billion dollars in the next 3-4 years setting up a chip manufacturing plant in the city of Chandler, Arizona .
Intel, the world’s largest maker of processors for personal computers (PC), will
January 12, 2017, anysilicon
The pure-play semiconductor foundry market is forecast to play an increasingly stronger role in the worldwide IC market during the next five years, according to IC Insights’ new 2017 McClean Report, which becomes available later this month. The 20th anniversary edition of The McClean Report forecasts that the 2016-2021 pure-playRead More
December 19, 2016, anysilicon
Prior to 2008, the 200mm silicon wafer was used in more cases for manufacturing ICs than any other wafer size. However, since 2008, the majority of IC fabrication has taken place on 300mm silicon wafers. Rankings of silicon manufacturers by installed capacity for each of the wafer sizes are shownRead More
December 15, 2016, anysilicon
According to Business Korea Samsung Electronics is considering a reorganization of the System LSI division in order to systematically grow the system semiconductor business. The company is planning to separate the design and manufacturing sectors in the business unit and divide or spin off it to fabless and foundry businessRead More