Category Archives: Wafer and Foundries

Semiconductor R&D Spending Will Step Up After Slowing

February 01, 2019, anysilicon

The semiconductor business is defined by rapid technological changes and the need to maintain high levels of investment in research and development for new materials, innovative manufacturing processes for increasingly complex chip designs, and advanced IC packaging technologies.
 
However, since the 1980s, the long-term trend has been toward a

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VIS To Acquire GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ Fab 3E In Singapore

January 31, 2019, anysilicon

Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation (VIS) and GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) today announced that VIS will acquire GF’s Fab 3E in Tampines, Singapore. The transaction includes buildings, facilities, and equipment, as well as IP associated with GF’s MEMS business. GF will continue to operate the facility through the end of 2019, providing a

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Pure-Play Semiconductor Market by Region 2017-2018

January 09, 2019, anysilicon

IC Insights is in the process of completing its forecast and analysis of the IC industry and will present its new findings in The McClean Report 2019, which will be published later this month.  Among the semiconductor industry data included in the new 400+ page report is an in-depth analysis of

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Global Wafer Capacity 2019-2023

January 08, 2019, anysilicon

With the IC market on pace to surpass the $400 billion mark in 2018 after exceeding $300 billion just one year earlier, it is not surprising that fab capacity levels are on the rise too.  A surge in new fab construction and existing fab upgrades is underway, but will it

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

November 30, 2018, anysilicon

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

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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