Category Archives: Wafer and Foundries

Semiconductor lithography equipment market: how megatrends are going to change the future

November 30, 2018, anysilicon

The man with a carrier of the silicone wafers

The overall semiconductor equipment market is today worth several billion dollars. By contrast, the permanent bonding, temporary bonding and debonding and lithography equipment market for the MtM industry is a small niche representing millions of dollars. However, megatrend markets push MtM devices to new levels of complexity, resulting in big

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Samsung’s Big Semi Capex Spending Keeps Pressure on Competition

November 30, 2018, anysilicon

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IC Insights revised its outlook for total semiconductor industry capital spending and presented its forecast of semiconductor capex spending for individual companies in its November Update to The McClean Report 2018, which was released earlier this month.
Samsung is expected to have the largest capex budget of any IC supplier again in

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Pure-Play Semiconductor Foundries Sales Per Application 2017-2018

October 18, 2018, anysilicon

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With tremendous growth of smartphones over the past decade, foundry sales to the communications market have soared and are now forecast to account for about 3x more than IC foundry sales to the computer market in 2018, based on IC Insights’ extensive part-two analysis of the integrated circuit foundry business

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Major Pure-Play Foundries Revenue Per Wafer 2017-2018

October 14, 2018, anysilicon

Silicone wafers in a carrier

The average revenue generated from processed wafers among the four biggest pure-play foundries (TSMC, GlobalFoundries, UMC, and SMIC) is expected to be $1,138 in 2018, when expressed in 200mm-equivalent wafers, which is essentially flat from $1,136 in 2017, according to a new analysis by IC Insights (Figure 1).  The average

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CMOS image sensors: Yole Dévelopement is increasing its forecasts again

October 05, 2018, anysilicon

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“2017 was an excellent year for CIS[1], with growth observed in all segments except computing,” comments Pierre Cambou, Principal Analyst, Technology & Market, Imaging at Yole Développement (Yole). Driven by new applications, the industry’s future remains on strong footing.
Yole announces its annual technology & market analysis focused on the CIS industry, from

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Pure-Play Semiconductor Foundry Market Growth By Region 2017-2018

September 26, 2018, anysilicon


IC Insights’ September Update to The McClean Report shows that as a result of a 51% forecasted increase in the China pure-play foundry market this year (Figure 1), China’s total share of the 2018 pure-play foundry market is expected to jump by five percentage points to 19%, exceeding the share held by the rest

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