Category Archives: Wafer and Foundries

Wafer Capacity by Feature Size Shows Strongest Growth at <10nm

November 17, 2020, anysilicon

IC capacity for leading-edge (<10nm) processes is expected to grow and become the largest portion of monthly installed capacity across the industry beginning in 2024, based on information in IC Insights’ Global Wafer Capacity 2020-2024 report.  At the end of 2020, <10nm capacity is expected to account for 10% of the

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Pure-Play Foundry Sales by Region 2020F

October 14, 2020, anysilicon

IC Insights recently released its September Update to the 2020 McClean Report that presented the second of a two-part analysis on the global IC foundry industry and included a look at the pure-play foundry market by region.
 
China was responsible for essentially all of the total pure-play foundry market increase in 2018.  In

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2014-2024 Semiconductor Foundries Sales Forecast

September 24, 2020, anysilicon

IC Insights recently released it August Update to the 2020 McClean Report that included the first of a two-part analysis on the global IC foundry market.  IC Insights defines a pure-play foundry as a company that does not offer a significant amount of IC products of its own design, but instead focuses on producing

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TSMC’s 2020 Strong Expectations

September 04, 2020, anysilicon

As expected, most IC suppliers experienced weaker demand and generally poor sales results in the first half of this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and strained U.S./China trade relations.  However, as reported in IC Insights’ August Update to the 2020 McClean Report, some key IC suppliers believe that the second half

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Wafer Capacity 2019 By Region

July 11, 2020, anysilicon

In its Global Wafer Capacity 2020-2024 report, IC Insights breaks down the world’s installed monthly IC wafer capacity by geographic region (or country).  Figure 1 shows the installed IC capacity by region as of December of 2019.
To clarify what the data represents, each regional number is the total installed monthly

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New Advanced Semiconductor Fab from TSMC in USA

May 16, 2020, anysilicon

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C., May 15, 2020 – TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today announced its intention to build and operate an advanced semiconductor fab in the United States with the mutual understanding and commitment to support from the U.S. federal government and the State of Arizona.
 
 
This facility,

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