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2009-05-11 IC manufacturing utilization to rise 60% in Q2
Global semiconductor manufacturing industry is expected to take a breather in Q2, as utilization rises for the first time in a year, according to iSuppli Corp.
2007-07-03 IC Insights: Big 10 hold 48% of global fab capacity
Nearly half of global fab capacity comes from the world's top 10 chipmakers, IC Insights has revealed.
2012-05-16 Globalfoundries, Mircon, Qualcomm shine in IC supplier ranking
If the worldwide economy can at least continue on its slow growth rate trajectory and not slip back into a recession, the remainder of 2012 looks bright for the semiconductor industry and its suppliers.
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.
2015-10-26 Foundry sales increase amid falling global chip market
The IC Insights report showed total IC foundry sales to fabless semiconductor suppliers and IDMs reaching a record-high $50.1 billion in 2015, but revenue growth this year is expected to be less than in 2014.
2014-08-29 Forget wafer fabs, fabless is the new fad
Going fabless is a trend that has quickly penetrated the IC industry, with nearly all IDMs aiming to keep capital spending at or below 10 per cent of annual sales, according to IC Insights.
2009-11-02 Dongbu aims to be analog foundry powerhouse
South Korea foundry Dongbu HiTek Co. Ltd is looking for respect in the foundry business and aims at being the "TSMC" in analog and mixed-signal.
2014-12-05 Clash of FPGA devices expected for 2015
Companies that include Intel, Altera and Xilinx are developing and pushing to market their respective FPGA offerings in the coming year in a flood of marketing claims and counter-claims.
2009-12-30 Chartered expands amid ATIC takeover
Amid a plan to be acquired, Singapore's Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd said it has begun the next phase of an expansion plan within its 300mm fab in Singapore.
2007-09-19 CCID: Foundry market to continue rapid growth
The global foundry market will continue to maintain fast growth in the next five years, with China set to play a pivotal role as it emerges to become an important center for the foundry industry, reported CCID Consulting.
2013-04-05 Analyst: Three out of top 10 chip vendors profited in 2012
Qualcomm, Broadcom and Samsung are the only three of the top 10 chip sellers that were able to grow sales in 2012, according to Gartner.
2004-08-20 Analyst puts 'hold' rating on TSMC, SMIC stocks
Semiconductor stocks remain depressed in the marketplace, including those in the booming silicon foundry sector.
2003-10-14 Analyst explains semi industry rise in China
In an invited talk at the Fabless Semiconductor Association Suppliers' Expo, an iSuppli principal analyst described how consecutive Communist Party Central Committee Five-Year Plans had created a native foundry industry in China from scratch.
2008-09-23 Analysis: Trouble in China foundry biz?
Chinese companies stormed into the silicon foundry market in the early part of the decade with the supportfinancial and otherwiseof a government determined to make China a force in the global semiconductor industry.
2013-04-05 40nm process geometries take a quarter of global wafer capacity
IC Insights' report reveals that a huge share of the worldwide wafer capacity still remains dedicated to mature processes with "large" features sizes.
2013-11-11 2013 top 20 IC supplier ranking to see major change
IC Insights predicted that SK Hynix, MediaTek, Micron and Qualcomm will each register about 30 per cent YoY growth, drastically affecting the supplier ranking that the industry has observed.
2012-09-14 X-Fab claims the first open platform MEMS 3D process
X-Fab's 3-D sensor process is suitable for applications ranging from mobile devices, consumer goods, games and toys, automotive, robotics, industrial and medical equipment.
2012-07-03 UMC looks to catch up with competitors with IBM deal
UMC looks to drastically improve its position with 20nm low power process with FinFET development license from IBM.
2007-04-25 TSMC's IP moves stir up concern among providers
TSMC's move to broaden its portfolios of internally developed semiconductor IP and third-party IP has some observers asking whether the company is migrating to a more ASIC-like business model.
2008-06-12 TSMC targets to unify 32nm design flow
Facing the 32nm challenge, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd is putting the pedal to the metal with a new design-for-manufacturing scheme.
2005-04-29 TSMC sees low-power process as new technology driver
Changing its strategy in midstream, Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. Ltd (TSMC) this week made a major but overlooked announcement.
2008-05-21 Tower expands fab portfolio with Jazz purchase
Expanding its efforts in the specialty foundry arena, Tower Semiconductor has signed a deal to acquire Jazz Technologies.
2014-01-28 Total IC foundry sales climbed 14% in 2013
IC Insights revealed that total IC foundry revenue grew to $42.8 billion in 2013 from $37.6 billion in 2012 and eight points more than the six percent increase displayed by the total IC market.
2002-08-12 Taiwan prepares for MEMS technology battle
Taiwan is looking to repeat its success with semiconductors by tackling both the design and manufacture of microelectromechanical systems.
2010-05-20 ST stays on top of MEMS foundry market
STMicroelectronics Inc. maintains its lead in the MEMS foundry business with some 40 percent share in 2009, according to Yole Developpement.
2002-10-30 SMIC moves carefully towards 90nm development
Semiconductor Mfg Int. Corp. is gathering the tools it needs, including a 193nm scanner, to boost efficiency as it enters into 130nm manufacturing and prepares to begin basic development work for 90nm technology.
2015-05-26 Sharp, MediaTek rise in chip vendor ranking
Japanese company Sharp was the most notable with a 62 per cent increase first quarter sales. This sales surge was almost entirely due to success in the CMOS image sensor market.
2002-09-30 Numerical Technologies: Subwavelength - An opportunity for Taiwan's semiconductor industry?
Over the past 10 years, the emergence of Taiwan's contract semiconductor manufacturers, TSMC and UMC, as leaders in manufacturing have enabled many fabless companies to deliver these innovations cost-effectively to the market.
2002-09-30 Magma Design: SoC design - Next challenge for Taiwan's IC sector
Over the past 10 years, Taiwan's semiconductor industry has seen tremendous growth.
2015-12-07 IDMs may leapfrog growth of fabless companies in 2015
IC Insights is set to release a report indicating that 2015 may end up being only the second year ever, after 2010, in which the IDMs outdo fabless semiconductor suppliers in terms of YoY growth.
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