Category Archives: Wafer and Foundries

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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Silicon Wafer Production Process

April 11, 2020, anysilicon

Semiconductors are extremely critical and central components in modern technology. Most of the electronic devices we use today operate on these integrated circuits that are housed on silicon wafer chips. It does, however, take a lot of processing and work to get the semiconductor in that condition from the raw

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100 IC Wafer Fabs Closed or Repurposed Since 2009

March 27, 2020, anysilicon

Over the past decade, the IC industry has been paring down its older capacity as manufacturers have consolidated or transitioned to the fab-lite or fabless business models.  In its recently released Global Wafer Capacity 2020-2024 report, IC Insights shows that due to the surge of merger and acquisition activity in the middle

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