Category Archives: Wafer and Foundries

Semiconductor Foundry Roadmap & Revenue Per Wafer

The success and proliferation of integrated circuits has largely hinged on the ability of IC manufacturers to continue offering more performance and functionality for the money.  Driving down the cost of ICs (on a per-function or per-performance basis) is inescapably tied to a growing arsenal of technologies and wafer-fab manufacturing

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Silicon Wafer

All electronic devices we use today ranging from cell phones, TV, computers, smart speakers, have one thing in common in their manufacturing process namely Silicon Wafer.
 
Silicon wafers are thin slices of pure crystalized silicon. These pure forms of wafers are normally called undoped or intrinsic silicon wafer. One

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Semiconductor Wafer Installed Capacity 2020

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IC Insights recently released its new Global Wafer Capacity 2021-2025 report that provides details, analyses, and forecasts for IC industry capacity by wafer size, process geometry, region, and product type through 2025.
Rankings of IC manufacturers by installed capacity for each of the wafer sizes are shown in Figure 1. The

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Worldwide Semiconductor Wafer Capacity Leaders 2021

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IC Insights recently released its new Global Wafer Capacity 2021-2025 report that provides in-depth detail, analyses, and forecasts for IC industry capacity by wafer size, process geometry, region, and product type through 2025.  Included in the report is a ranking of the 25 largest wafer capacity leaders in terms of monthly

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2020 Global Silicon Revenue Remains Stable as Wafer Area Shipments Edge Up Despite COVID-19 Disruption

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ILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments in 2020 increased while revenue remained unchanged from 2019 at $11,170 million, the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) reported in its year-end analysis of the silicon wafer industry. Silicon shipments totaled 12,407 million square inches (MSI), compared to 11,810 MSI shipped in

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Value of Semiconductor Industry M&A Agreements Sets Record in 2020

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IC Insights will release its new 2021 McClean Report—A Complete Analysis and Forecast of the Integrated Circuit Industry later this month.  A portion of the new report will examine the top-50 semiconductor sales leaders in 2020 and include a review of the latest merger and acquisition agreements in the semiconductor industry.
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