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China Only Region to Register Pure-Play Foundry Market Growth in 2019

January 09, 2020, anysilicon

IC Insights is in the process of completing its forecast and analysis of the IC industry and will present its new findings in The McClean Report 2020, which will be published later this month.  Among the semiconductor industry data included in the new 400+ page report is an in-depth analysis of

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NAND Flash to Lead All Others As IC Market Growth Returns in 2020

December 08, 2019, anysilicon

IC Insights is in the process of revising its forecast and analysis of the IC industry and will present its new findings in The McClean Report 2020, which will be released in January 2020.  Among the revisions is a complete update of forecast growth rates of the 33 main product

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TSMC Files Complaints Against GlobalFoundries in U.S., Germany and Singapore for Infringement of 25 Patents to Affirm its Technology Leadership and to Protect Its Customers and Consumers Worldwide

October 01, 2019, anysilicon

Hsinchu, Taiwan R.O.C., Oct 1, 2019 – TSMC, the world’s leading global innovator in semiconductor manufacturing, filed multiple lawsuits on September 30, 2019 against GlobalFoundries in the United States, Germany and Singapore for its ongoing infringement of 25 TSMC patents by at least its 40nm, 28nm, 22nm, 14nm, and 12nm node

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Semiconductor Acquisitions Regain Momentum in 2019

September 19, 2019, anysilicon

This year’s merger and acquisition announcements are driven by deals in networking and wireless connectivity ICs and by suppliers adding products for automotive systems and other strong-growth end-use markets into the next decade.
 
After slowing in the past couple years, semiconductor merger and acquisition activity strengthened in the first

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After 2Q19 Bottom, Expectations Increase for a 3Q19 IC Market Rebound

May 22, 2019, anysilicon

IC Insights will release its May Update to the 2019 McClean Report later this month.  This Updateincludes a discussion of the 1Q19 IC industry market results, a detailed quarterly IC market forecast for the remainder of this year, and a look at the top-25 1Q19 semiconductor suppliers.
Over its 60-year history, the IC industry is

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History and Milestones of TSMC

May 11, 2019, anysilicon

TSMC stands for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. TSMC, with its headquarters and primary operations located in Hsinchu Science Park in Taiwan, is the largest independent semiconductor foundry worldwide — making it a centerpiece in the world of fabless silicon manufacturing.
 
One cannot tell the story of TSMC without telling

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