Category Archives: Wafer and Foundries

Amkor Technology Announces Plans to Expand Advanced Packaging Technology Capacity with New Factory in Bac Ninh, Vietnam

TEMPE, Ariz., — (BUSINESS WIRE) ― November 4, 2021 ― Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMKR), a leading provider of semiconductor packaging and test services, today announced that it plans to build a state-of-the-art smart factory in Bac Ninh, Vietnam. The first phase of the new factory will focus on providing

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Semiconductor Wafer Installed Capacity Per Process Node


IC Insights’ October Update to The McClean Report, to be released later this month, draws upon information contained in its Global Wafer Capacity 2021-2025 report to discuss the current high tension environment between China and Taiwan and what it could mean for the IC industry.
In IC Insights’ opinion, healthy future global economic growth is

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Semiconductor Sales Forecast 2019-2025

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IC Insights’ August and September Updates to the 2021 McClean Report featured a two part analysis on the global IC foundry market.  The total foundry market consists of pure-play foundries like TSMC, GlobalFoundries, UMC, and SMIC—companies that only produce ICs for other companies and integrated device manufacturer (IDM) foundries like Samsung and Intel that offer

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Semiconductor Wafer Capacity by Geographic Region (2020)

IC Insights’ Global Wafer Capacity 2021-2025 report breaks out the world’s installed monthly wafer capacity by geographic region (or country).  Figure 1 shows the installed capacity by region as of December of 2020.
To clarify what the data represents, each regional number is the total installed monthly capacity of fabs located

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Semiconductor Foundry

Figure 1: GlobalFoundries Fab1 in Dresden Germany
What is a Semiconductor Foundry?
In simple terms, a semiconductor foundry (also known as a fab) is a factory where silicon wafers are manufactured. The main customers of a semiconductor foundry are chip makers such as: Broadcom, Qualcomm, Intel, AMD and

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Semiconductor Manufacturing Overview

When we say semiconductors, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Most of the time we think about computer chips and transistors, but it’s not as simple as it seems. For us to be able to get a basic understanding of the process of manufacturing semiconductors, we need

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