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2007-03-28 TSMC widens lead over other foundries
TSMC increased its market share in the foundry business for 2006, while Chartered Semi regained lost ground in the sector, according to Gartner Inc.
2006-05-05 TI qualifies foundries for 65nm process
Texas Instruments is qualifying select silicon foundries for its 65nm process as part of an aggressive ramp for the technology.
2007-02-13 Taiwanese foundries post decline in January sales
Taiwanese foundry giants TSMC and UMC each reported that sales in January declined on both a year-to-year and sequential basis.
2005-04-11 Taiwan's major foundries reveal continued sales declines
Taiwan's top two foundries reported further sales declines for the first quarter, in line with a slowdown that's settled across the industry this year.
2001-06-16 Taiwan's design foundries thriving despite downturn
A design house merely designs an IC; a design foundry provides total solutions from embedded IPs to complex tasks of time-to-market SoC design, production and testing services.
2015-07-09 Taiwan power shortage could cripple chip foundries
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) pressed the Taiwan government to solve a long-term power supply in the country, which could land a serious blow to TSMC as soon as 2020.
2005-01-12 Taiwan foundries to cut chip production this quarter
The number of chips rolling out of Taiwan's foundries will continue to decline this quarter, as the demand picture turns cloudy and fables customers try to eat through excess inventory.
2004-11-12 Taiwan foundries register lower sales in October
Taiwan large chip foundries Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) posted a slight drop in their monthly sales in October.
2009-10-08 Specialty foundries seek new growth opportunities
Gearing for the next IC upturnand perhaps survival over the long runspecial foundry providers are rolling out new strategies and processes.
2010-03-16 Specialty foundries extend their reach
The specialty foundries Dongbu, MagnaChip, TowerJazz and X-Fab are expanding their wings with new capabilities or alliances.
2007-03-26 Semicon foundries fret over the downturn
The first quarter of 2007 is expected to deliver a more-than-seasonal decline in revenue, with no real recovery in fab utilization rates. This discouraging turn of events has left foundries to wonder what went wrong, how long the bad times will last and whether this snafu will recur.
2013-04-02 Pure-play foundries, fabless suppliers dominate IC ranking
Intel remained firmly in control of the number one spot in 2012 boosted by its acquisition of Infineon's wireless IC business, registering a 52 per cent higher semiconductor sales level than Samsung.
2011-07-20 Pure-play foundries to compete with IDMs
According to a report from Fitch Ratings, foundry services offered by IDMs will certainly decrease the market share of pure-play foundries.
2013-10-08 Pure-play foundries make headway thru increased capital buy
IC Insights forecasted that the total capital outlays by the Big 4 pure-play foundries will be $16.6 billion in 2013, representing 53 per cent of their combined sales, which is well above industry average.
2013-07-25 Non-Chinese foundries to hold 70% of China IC production
IC Insights revealed that IC production in China represented only 11.1 per cent of its $81 billion IC market in 2012 and will increase only about three percentage points to 14.4 per cent in 2017.
2008-06-25 Malaysia foundries zero in on MEMS, analog
Apart from large, foreign-owned fabs that have laid the groundwork for semiconductor manufacturing in Malaysia, local foundries are also finding their own niches in the IC market.
2005-10-11 Korean foundries finally find niche
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2009-10-07 iSuppli sees foundries thinning ranks in 2010
The global semiconductor foundry market is expected to return to growth in 2010, but with less players.
2006-07-01 IDMs' shift to foundries undermines startups
As foundries get better and fabs get bigger, the landscape of the IC industry is changing, spurred in part by pressure from the financial community.
2012-10-08 IDMs shift to third-party foundries
Motorola's semiconductor products sector was said to be the first major IDM to use the term "asset light" when it announced plans to shift half of its wafer production to third-party manufacturers.
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.
2002-08-06 Hope dims for 2H turnaround, foundries reveal
The post-PC era may have already arrived, but try telling that to the chipmakers in Asia that are responsible for supplying a large chunk of the world's ICs.
2010-07-15 Gartner: Foundries gear for 28nm war
Top foundry players are moving to ratchet up capacity at 40- and 28nm, setting the stage for a market share battle and a corresponding drop in wafer pricing.
2002-12-27 Foundries wield intellectual property to gain an edge
Faced with excess manufacturing capacity and complex chip design challenges, Taiwan's biggest pure-play foundries are taking a fresh approach to the way they manage IP.
2010-05-07 Foundries tangled in capex arms race
Three foundry vendorsGlobalFoundries, Samsung and TSMCappear to be engaged in a new capital spending race in an effort to gain share in current and future cycles.
2004-05-06 Foundries surge, the fabless fret
Asian foundries are running flat out to keep up with strong demand, and with orders looking good for the current quarter, small fabless companies should gird for a Darwinian struggle to lock in wafer supply.
2005-11-30 Foundries set to raise prices in 2006, says Semico
Annual revenues at foundries are set to increase by 29 percent in 2006 compared with 2005, according to market forecasting company Semico Research Corp.
2005-09-21 Foundries raise prices for 'lagging' wafers
Amid a sudden demand for lagging chips, leading silicon foundry vendors have reportedly raised their prices for wafers based on trailing-edge processes, according to analysts.
2002-03-15 Foundries poised as Taiwan nears OK on China fab investments
After months of delays and acrimonious debate, the Taiwan government is expected to ease restrictions this month on local investment in 200mm wafer fabs in China.
2007-05-16 Foundries face obstacle course in 45nm race
The starting gun sounded on the 45nm foundry race when the world's largest foundry service provider announced in April it is accelerating ramp of its 45nm process.
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