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TSMC widens lead over other foundries

Posted: 28 Mar 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:foundry business? Gartner research firm? market report?

Gartner Inc. reports that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd (TSMC) increased its market share in the foundry business for 2006, while Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. regained lost ground in the sector.

TSMC expanded its share to 45.2 percent in 2006, according to Gartner's rankings. Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) remained in second place despite losing share last year, according to the market research firm.

Singapore's Chartered reclaimed the number three ranking for 2006, passing China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) which slipped to 4th place. Following SMIC were IBM, Dongbu, MagnaChip, Vanguard, HHNEC and X-Fab, respectively. In the rankings, Dongbu jumped from 8th to 6th place.

- Mark Lapedus
EE Times

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