Category Archives: Wafer and Foundries

China’s Semi Capex Forecast to be Larger than Europe and Japan Combined in 2018

IC Insights will release its 200+ page Mid-Year Update to the 2018 McClean Report next month.  The Mid-Year Update will revise IC Insights’ worldwide economic and IC industry forecasts through 2022 that were originally presented in the 2018 McClean Report issued in January of this year.
Figure 1 shows that IC Insights forecasts that China-headquartered companies will spend

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Presto Engineering Joins GLOBALFOUNDRIES Ecosystem as ASIC Partner

Presto Engineering Inc., a world leader in semiconductor product engineering and supply chain management, today announced that it has joined GLOBALSOLUTIONS®, GF’s ecosystem of partners that providesservices from conception to production. As an ecosystem partner, Presto will provide its post-silicon engineering and production turnkey solutions based upon GF’s technologies and

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CMOS Image Sensor Sales 2007-2022

The spread of digital camera applications in vehicles, machine vision, human recognition and security systems, as well as for more powerful camera phones will drive CMOS image sensor (CIS) sales to an eighth straight record-high level this year with worldwide revenues growing 10% to $13.7 billion, following a 19% surge

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Samsung Partner Up with Avnet ASIC Israel

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, and Avnet ASIC Israel Ltd. (AAI), a leading provider of ASIC and System on Chip (SoC) design solutions and turn-key design services, has announced a strong partnership in the fields of ASIC design and manufacturing services. This collaboration will

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Semiconductor Foundries Sales Ranking 2017

Research included in the recently released 50-page April Update to the 2018 edition of IC Insights’ McClean Report shows that in 2017, the top eight major foundry leaders (i.e., sales of ≥$1.0 billion) held 88% of the $62.3 billion worldwide foundry market (Figure 1).  The 2017 share was the same level as in 2016

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CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) Sales Records Seen Through 2021

CMOS image sensor (CIS) sales are on pace to reach a seventh straight record high this year and nothing ahead should stop this semiconductor product category from breaking more annual records through 2021 (Figure 1), according to IC Insights’ 2017 O-S-D Report—A Market Analysis and Forecast for Optoelectronics, Sensors/Actuators, and Discretes.
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