Category Archives: Wafer and Foundries

TSMC 2021 Highlights


TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) is the world’s largest dedicated independent semiconductor foundry and one of the largest companies in Taiwan. It manufactures lots of different semiconductor products, with node sizes ranging from 130 micrometers all the way down to 3 nanometers.
Over the course of 2021, TSMC has

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SkyWater Expands Board of Directors with Appointment of Nancy Fares and Amy Leong

press release

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – November 15, 2021 – SkyWater Technology (NASDAQ: SKYT), the trusted technology realization partner, today announced the appointment of two new members to its board of directors: Nancy Fares and Amy Leong, effective January 3, 2022 for a term expiring at the company’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. These appointments

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TSMC Introduces N4X Process

HSINCHU, Taiwan, R.O.C., Dec. 16, 2021 – TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today introduced its N4X process technology, tailored for the demanding workloads of high performance computing (HPC) products. N4X is the first of TSMC’s HPC-focused technology offerings, representing ultimate performance and maximum clock frequencies in the 5-nanometer family. The “X”

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Introduction to NMOS and PMOS Transistors

In this article, we will introduce the basic concepts of the MOSFET, with focus on its two main forms: the NMOS transistor and the PMOS transistor. We will also discuss briefly the manufacturing process, the mathematical models and the two main applications of NMOS and PMOS: amplifiers and switches.
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Amkor Technology Announces Plans to Expand Advanced Packaging Technology Capacity with New Factory in Bac Ninh, Vietnam

TEMPE, Ariz., — (BUSINESS WIRE) ― November 4, 2021 ― Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMKR), a leading provider of semiconductor packaging and test services, today announced that it plans to build a state-of-the-art smart factory in Bac Ninh, Vietnam. The first phase of the new factory will focus on providing

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Semiconductor Wafer Installed Capacity Per Process Node


IC Insights’ October Update to The McClean Report, to be released later this month, draws upon information contained in its Global Wafer Capacity 2021-2025 report to discuss the current high tension environment between China and Taiwan and what it could mean for the IC industry.
In IC Insights’ opinion, healthy future global economic growth is

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