October 07, 2016, anysilicon
Enormous financial and technology hurdles continue to plague the development of 450mm wafers. Ambitious goals to put 450mm wafers to use have been scaled back. IC manufacturers are instead maximizing their manufacturing efficiency using 300mm and 200mm wafers. IC Insights’ Global Wafer Capacity 2016-2020 report shows thatRead More
October 02, 2016, anysilicon
IC Insights recently released its September Update to the 2016 McClean Report. This Update included Part 2 of an extensive analysis of the IC foundry business. An excerpt from the September Update, describing foundry sales by feature size, is shown below.
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September 15, 2016, anysilicon
Semiconductor lithography and wafer mask set have developed dramatically in recent years. As technology migrated into nanometer geometries mask set price has increased exponentially.
The good news is that mask cost is decreasing every year due to maturity in production process and other factors such as market demand, competition
September 09, 2016, anysilicon
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced a new 12nm FD-SOI semiconductor technology mode, extending its leadership position by offering the industry’s first multi-node FD-SOI roadmap. Building on the success of its 22FDXTM offering, the company’s next-generation 12FDXTM platform is designed to enable the intelligent systems of tomorrow across a range of applications, from mobileRead More
September 05, 2016, anysilicon
Driven by rising demand for thinner wafers and stronger die, dicing technology is evolving. “Reaching more than US$100 million in 2015, the dicing equipment market will double by 2020-2021”, announces Yole Développement (Yole)(Source: Thin Wafer Processing & Dicing Equipment Market report, Yole Développement, May 2016). Yet at the same timeRead More
September 01, 2016, anysilicon
IC Insights released its August Update to the 2016 McClean Report earlier this month. This Update included an update of the semiconductor industry capital spending forecast, a look at the top-25 semiconductor suppliers for1H16, including a forecast for the full year ranking, and Part 1 ofRead More