Category Archives: Wafer and Foundries

Intel Announces $7B Investment in Arizona Semiconductor Fab

February 12, 2017, anysilicon

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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

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X-Fab, SMIC, and TowerJazz each grew by ≥30% in 2016

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-play

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300mm Silicon Wafers Market Overview

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 shown

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Samsung Likely to Spin off Foundry Business Division

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 business

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Samsung to produce all the Snapdragon 830 chips on a 10nm process

November 21, 2016, anysilicon


Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM)  today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI),  and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., have extended their decade-long strategic foundry collaboration to manufacture Qualcomm Technologies’ latest Snapdragon premium processor, Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835, with Samsung’s 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology.
The decision to use Samsung’s cutting

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The silicon photonics industry is ready for take-off. Objective: a multibillion dollar market

November 08, 2016, anysilicon


Datacenters with few other emerging applications will become a multibillion dollar market for silicon photonics by 2025. Transporting high level of data with existing technologies will soon reach its limit and photons will continue replacing step by step electrons throughout networks. Growing investments made by VCs have been identified by

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