Category Archives: Wafer and Foundries

How to Obtain ASIC Turnkey Services from TSMC and GLOBALFOUNDRIES?

September 17, 2012, anysilicon

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Pure-play foundries are offering vanilla flavor services, meaning one can buy only wafers. ASIC design, testing, packaging and supply chain services are not part of their service offering.
Large IDM players, who manage their own supply chain, seek this type of engagement because they prefer to own the supply chain

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Understanding Maskset Type – MPW, MLM, MLR and Single-Maskset

September 04, 2012, anysilicon

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Tapeout is a major milestone in every ASIC project lifecycle. It means the design phase is completed and you are ready to send out the GDSII to the fab for production.
The term “tapeout” was coined in 70’s. Historically, engineered used a magnetic tape to store all the ASIC design

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Semiconductor Foundries Growth 2002-2012

August 23, 2012, anysilicon

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Update (August 2012): Our internal analysis shows GLOBALFOUNDRIES to become the second largest foundry worldwide and managed to break the 4B$ barrier. See below updated charts.
Foundry business is doing well, the semiconductor market is growing and there is a continues need for silicon component supply.
While we are aware of

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The Chart they don’t sant you to see

July 02, 2012, anysilicon

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Foundry business is doing good, the semiconductor market is growing and there is a continues need for silicon component supply.
While we are aware of TSMC’s market leadership, and we follow foundry ranking data every year, there is no yet an overview of the last 10 years history. What actually

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