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2010-03-04 Magma, Chengdu ICC open joint IC design lab
Magma Design Automation and Chengdu ICC (CDICC), a government-funded organization that promotes IC design in Chengdu, have established a joint IC design lab.
2005-09-15 LSI Logic to sell Gresham plant as it goes fables
Semiconductor supplier LSI Logic Corp. said it would sell its 8-inch wafer manufacturing plant in Gresham, Ore., as it continues to transition to a fabless manufacturing strategy.
2014-10-24 Looking ahead: China's 5-year plan for semicon industry
The country's 13th five-year plan will begin in 2016 and end in 2021. The air is already abuzz with what those long-term goals will be and, perhaps more importantly, how the Chinese plan to finish off the 2011 to 2015 period.
2015-10-27 Lam Research, KLA-Tencor deal raises some questions
Lam Research's proposed $10.6 billion acquisition of KLA-Tencor is generally getting a thumbs up from analysts as one of the good deals amid this year's flood of semiconductor mergers.
2007-10-11 Japan chip industry up for painful restructuring
Amid a sluggish cycle in semiconductors, Japan's IC industry is moving towards a new round of restructuring if not a shakeout among the weaker players there.
2010-05-10 Is UMC mulling new R&D partnership?
United Microelectronics Corp. is boosting its fab expansion efforts and is planning a private placement of no more than 10 percent of its total shares or about $400 million.
2005-09-20 Is Singapore hitting the skids as electronics hub?
Despite this city-state's loss of some manufacturing operations to cheaper destinations such as China and Malaysia, officials and analysts insist Singapore can still count on its skilled workforce, first-rate infrastructure and pro-business policies to maintain its status as an Asian electronics hub.
2015-02-18 Is Motorola's journey coming to close?
How did Motorola, a company that 15 years ago had a market capitalisation of nearly $80 billion and 150,000 employees worldwide become the mere shadow of itself today?
2006-01-05 Intel, Samsung lead capex race '06
Intel and Samsung Electronics are projected to tie for first place in terms of projected capital spending in the semiconductor industry for 2006, according to Pacific Crest Securities.
2006-01-02 Infineon split tracks new market realities
Word that Infineon will sever its memory-products group opens a window to the complex game of semiconductor manufacturing.
2004-06-01 Infineon exec says no decision yet on DRAMs
A senior executive with Infineon Technologies AG said the chipmaker is eager to maintain its logic IC portfolio but has made no decision on whether to jettison all or part of its memory business.
2002-12-12 Infineon backs out of ProMOS venture
Infineon Technologies is breaking off all dealings with its Taiwan joint venture, ProMOS Technologies, because of unresolved disagreements with its Taiwan partner in the venture, Mosel-Vitelic Inc.
2010-01-12 Industry focuses on core competencies, cutting costs
The recent economic recession has focused companies on core competencies and collaborative efforts. EDA companies must focus on solutions rather than tools to help cut costs, says Cadence president Lip-Bu Tan.
2009-04-02 IC rebound: Is it for real?
While it may be too early to see a real recovery in ICs, there some new and positive signs in the market right now.
2008-05-08 IC Insights: Samsung debuts in top 10 foundry list
Increasing its foundry sales fivefold in 2007 to hit $385 million in revenue, Samsung Electronics has secured the tenth spot in IC Insights' ranking of leading IC foundries for 2007.
2012-09-27 IC foundries' profitability to rely on leading-edge tech
The latest report from IC Insights suggest a strong relationship between leading-edge IC sales and foundry profitability.
2010-11-26 IBM shows signs of fab-lite shift
An analysis of IBM's capital expenditure plans reveal that IBM is gradually allowing itself to exit from leading-edge manufacturing at high volume.
2008-04-16 IBM alliance makes progress in 32nm high-k metal gates
IBM and its partners in the race to develop and ship high-k dielectrics and metal gates for the 32nm node have officially revealed their process and are claiming they can now outperform the rest of the industry in performance and power consumption.
2006-11-30 Hua Hong drops 300mm wafer plans, goes for 200mm
A Hua Hong NEC affiliate is canceling its plans for a 300mm wafer fab in Shanghai, opting instead to build up a 200mm wafer line, the company said Tuesday.
2013-04-15 How to recover lost yield
A systematic optimisation methodology may be used to shape the design's digital power noise signature, and counteract both dynamic voltage drop and on-chip noise to recover the lost yield.
2004-11-25 Hong Kong tycoon invests $90 million in Grace
One of Hong Kong's richest men is placing a big bet on Shanghai's Grace Semiconductor Mfg Corp. with a $90 million investment that should help the foundry bump up the pace of production expansion and increase its advanced R&D.
2005-03-07 Grace Semi chief says China will dominate by 2010
Zou Shichang, chairman of Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp., boldly predicted in an interview here that China will become the epicenter of global IC manufacturing by 2010.
2010-04-27 GlobalFoundries, Samsung post sales growth in 2009
The 2009 downturn had a huge impact on the silicon foundry market and the top-10 rankings, as the overall market fell by 11.2 percent, according to Gartner Inc.
2010-01-29 GlobalFoundries debuts in top foundry list
GlobalFoundries entered the rankings picture at No. 5 while IDM foundries IBM, Samsung and TI, lagged the field, according to according to IC Insights' rankings for the top 17 foundries.
2009-09-29 GlobalFoundries adjusts 32nm SOI roadmap
GlobalFoundries Inc. has updated its process roadmap, which appears to have slipped for its separate 32nm and 45-/40nm offerings.
2006-12-11 Gartner raises chip market estimate
Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $261.4 billion in 2006, an 11.3 percent increase from 2005, according to preliminary results from Gartner Inc.
2012-10-09 Four companies battle it out for process tech dominance
The four leaders in process technology have left the laggards in the dust, says IC insights.
2013-07-11 Foundry, memory take lion's share of global wafer fab capacity
Logic, memory and analogue each represent about 10 per cent of the global wafer fab capacity in 2012.
2005-07-29 Foundry wafer prices to fall through 2005
The silicon foundry industry remains embroiled in a subtle but damaging price war for select products and processes.
2006-12-01 Foundry shakeout looms, analysts say
Buffeted by a slowdown in IC sales, the foundries now face lower-than-expected growth heading into 2007 and perhaps beyonda trend that could accelerate a long-awaited shakeout, analysts and vendors warned.
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