Category Archives: Wafer and Foundries

2020 Global Silicon Revenue Remains Stable as Wafer Area Shipments Edge Up Despite COVID-19 Disruption

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ILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments in 2020 increased while revenue remained unchanged from 2019 at $11,170 million, the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) reported in its year-end analysis of the silicon wafer industry. Silicon shipments totaled 12,407 million square inches (MSI), compared to 11,810 MSI shipped in

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Value of Semiconductor Industry M&A Agreements Sets Record in 2020

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IC Insights will release its new 2021 McClean Report—A Complete Analysis and Forecast of the Integrated Circuit Industry later this month.  A portion of the new report will examine the top-50 semiconductor sales leaders in 2020 and include a review of the latest merger and acquisition agreements in the semiconductor industry.
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Wafer Capacity by Feature Size Shows Strongest Growth at <10nm

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

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

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

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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