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2008-10-09 Opinion: Setting up a new foundry a 'tough choice'
Most foundries are losing money and the business is tough. It needs big capital and good technology. Competition now is fierce in both the trailing-edge and leading technology segments
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
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
2006-01-25 China gains in growing foundry market
The pure-play silicon foundry market is expected to grow by 32 percent in 2006 over 2005with China taking significant share in the arena, according to IC Insights Inc
2005-08-15 With FSA Spice checklist in place, is oversight needed?
The Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA)'s standardized mixed-signal/RF Spice model checklist has been finalized and published. All of the major foundries have pledged to deliver the completed checklist with all Spice models by the end of the year
2014-09-30 TSMC beats competition with 84 per cent market control
Defined as the market for nodes with 28nm and smaller geometries, pure-play foundry market is forecast to expand by 72 per cent in 2014, and TSMC to take the lead with $10.3 billion in sales
2006-02-24 Tough sledding seen for Chinese foundry growth
Despite double-digit growth predicted for the semiconductor industry over the next few years, it will be tough for Chinese foundries to make additional market share gains, says Semico Research
2005-08-11 Standstill in sight for 2005 foundry revenues
Pure-play foundry sales are forecast to total $16.92 billion for 2005, an increase of just 1 percent of the revenues achieved last year, according to just published figures from market research group IC Insights
2014-10-23 Small feature size seen to drive foundry sales
The vast majority of the increase in pure-play foundry sales in 2014 is forecast to originate from sales of devices built using 28nm feature sizes
2012-08-24 Samsung's foundry sales boost aided by Apple
The McClean Report revealed that Samsung is expected to be the largest of only three IDM foundries in the 2012 ranking with almost 8x the sales of IBM, the second-largest IDM foundry
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
2007-08-08 Foundry capacity shortfall looms
IC Insights warned of a possible shortfall of capacity at the major foundries by the end of 2007 and into 2008
2003-12-16 Exec predicts China's fab growth will slow in 2006
China's booming fab construction industry will begin to level off in 2006, predicts a spokesman of China's leading pure-play semiconductor foundries SMIC.
2003-10-14 DongbuAnam set for 0.13?m volume production
Pure-play wafer foundry DongbuAnam Semiconductor announced that they have completed all critical development stages for its 0.13?m CMOS process
2006-08-07 Chinese foundry growth to slow down
The pure-play IC foundry market is forecast to surge 22 percent in 2006, but the fast-growing Chinese market will see its explosive growth slow, according to an IC Insights report
2005-06-15 China's foundry industry to slow in 2005
After years of explosive growth, China's silicon foundry industry is projected to slow amid a global deceleration in the sector, according to a new report from iSuppli Corp. The research firm also ranked the top Chinese foundries in terms of sales for 2004 (See below for rankings
2015-08-10 Asian companies dominate top 20 semiconductor vendors
Japan-based Sharp and Taiwan-based pure-play foundry UMC replaced U.S.-based Nvidia and AMD in the top 20 semiconductor suppliers as ranked by sales in the first half of 2015
2010-04-19 Virage Logics sets sight on subsystems
Virage Logic no longer sees itself as just a provider of a collection of IP cores, instead, it's betting on becoming a supplier of 'subsystems' that can be quickly embedded in SoCs for its licensees.
2002-02-25 UMC taps Wipro, MindTree for design services
Two of India's leading high-tech companies, Wipro Technologies and MindTree Consulting, have signed on to provide design services to Taiwan's UMC.
2006-01-02 Startup promises DFM-aware IC router
Startup Pyxis Technology Inc. has announced plans to field a design-for-manufacturability-aware IC router.
2013-05-10 Silver lining for Japanese fabs
The latest chatter on the streets of Tokyo is that at least one foreign company is bidding for a fab that a Japanese chip company is trying to dump.
2002-09-16 Services dip brings down quarterly revenue
Simulation enhancements should be implemented to accomodate chip companies that are planning on incorporating analog and mixed-signal design in their products.
2011-08-05 Semiconductor sales up 8% in 1H11
Unlike 2010, non-memory suppliers dominated the growth in sales this year that has been largely due to exchange rate effects when local currency was converted to U.S. dollars.
2011-12-26 Semicon industry cuts inventory
As calculated by the Days of Inventory measure, semiconductor stockpiles in Q3 stood at 81 days, down 2.5 percent from 83 days in Q2.
2014-01-20 Samsung, TSMC, Micron lead IC industry by capacity
The top 10 companies now hold 67 percent of worldwide IC industry capacity, up from 54 percent in 2009.
2002-11-26 Risks of customer-owned tooling send designers to ASICs
Like do-it-yourselfers who wished they had called the plumber or electrician instead of botching a home repair, chip makers seem to be having second thoughts about customer-owned tooling.
2006-06-26 Reusable virtual components gain popularity with SoC
The crash of 2001 spelled disasters for pure IP companies who had not yet established brand loyalty. Many were bought out by more established companies, while others simply shut down for lack of revenues.
2014-04-04 Memory, fabless vendors enhance their market standing
Micron technology made the biggest improvement, ranking fifth with a record of 82 per cent year-on-year growth. MediaTekalso made a noteworthy 36 per cent, moving to 16th from the 22nd.
2013-05-15 Intel holds on to semiconductor supplier ranking lead
Intel is still on the top spot of the semiconductor suppliers ranking in 1Q13 but lost some of its lead second-placed Samsung with just 45 per cent greater semiconductor sales in 1Q13 as compared to a 68 per cent in 1Q12.
2012-09-06 IC R&D spending to grow by 10 percent in 2012, says report
Analysis of data taken from IC Insights shows that a dozen semiconductor companies spent more than $1.0 billion each on R&D in 2011 for the first time ever.
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