Category Archives: Wafer and Foundries

Semiconductor Technology Node History and Roadmap

May 16, 2017, anysilicon


65nm, 28nm, 10nm, 7nm… If you follow Intel’s processors or Xilinx’s FPGAs, you have probably heard about the term semiconductor process node. Semiconductor foundries are investing billions of dollars to make the newest technology node available to the market.
Traditionally, the technology (process) node indicated to the transistor’s gate

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Samsung May Become World’s Largest Semiconductor Supplier in 2Q17

May 01, 2017, anysilicon


After nearly a quarter of a century, the semiconductor industry could see a new #1 supplier in 2Q17. If memory market prices continue to hold or increase through 2Q17 and the balance of this year, Samsung could charge into the top spot and displace Intel, which has held the #1 ranking

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The Wafer Quiz – By AnySilicon

April 18, 2017, anysilicon

Depositphotos_64905389_m-2015 quiz


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Test Yourself: How well do you know TSMC?

March 28, 2017, anysilicon

Depositphotos_64905389_m-2015 quiz

AnySilicon is proud and exited to launch our first quiz series.

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X-FAB Files for IPO

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

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Taiwan Maintains Largest Share of Semiconductor Wafer Fab Capacity

February 25, 2017, anysilicon

Microprocessor in hand in front of chip layout

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 (or

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