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2007-07-25 Foundry tool makers cool to Sematech 450mm plan
Sematech's announcement of a plan to hasten the industry's move to 450mm wafers has driven a wedge between the semiconductor equipment community and some chipmakers.
2009-05-07 Foundry startup CEO sketches bright future
While some observers state the foundry market is already overcrowded and consolidation is in evitable, particularly in Europe, startup Landshut Silicon Foundry GmbH co-founder and managing director Michael Lehnert, sketches out a bright future
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.
2016-04-14 Foundry sales slows down
Research firm Gartner reports that foundry revenue in 2015 exhibited an unusual pattern of seasonality in 2015, with the peak inventory level of the semicon industry continuing to push out from the second, third and through the rest of the year
2009-07-17 Foundry panel: 450mm can wait
With chip companies and their suppliers fighting for their lives amidst a brutal industry downturn, the migration to 450mm wafersand the enormous R&D costs it will take to get therecan wait, according to executives from several foundries speaking at Semicon West.
2009-06-10 Foundry growth seen in Q2 as shortages loom
Business is expected to improve in the foundry arena, according to iSuppli Corp., as there are whispers about possible allocations and price hike scenarios in the sector
2011-04-18 Foundry glut looms ahead
Analysts agree that there will be enormous overcapacity in 2H 2011, 2H 2012 and even in 2013, as a result of excessive fab capacity expansions by foundry giants TSMC, Globalfoundries, Samsung and UMC
2005-09-15 Foundry demand to rebound in 2006
Silicon foundry wafer demand is expected to show disappointing growth in 2005, but the sector is projected to rebound in 2006, according to Semico Research Corp.
2005-08-24 Fab utilization up despite foundry woes
Worldwide wafer fab manufacturing capacity utilization slightly improved in the second quarter of 2005, although overall silicon foundry rates remain anemic, according to the Semiconductor International Capacity Statistics (SICAS) group.
2009-11-11 Elpida, ProMOS ink DRAM foundry deal
Elpida will provide DRAM process technologies to ProMOS, while ProMOS will provide manufacturing capacity to Elpida.
2003-02-04 Elpida defines role of China foundry in DRAM plans
Discussion of China's emerging CMOS foundries has centered on their perceived role as low-cost suppliers of last-generation capacity.
2008-08-06 eASIC jumps to 45nm, finds new foundry partner
Fabless vendor eASIC Corp. will skip the 65nm node and roll out what it calls a "zero mask charge" 45nm ASIC line.
2005-04-15 Cypress, American Semi forge SOI foundry deal
Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) specialist American Semiconductor Inc. (ASI) disclosed a foundry deal with the Silicon Valley Technology Center (SVTC), a division of Cypress Semiconductor Corp
2002-07-15 CyOptics to provide InP foundry services to Zia Laser
CyOptics Inc., a provider of InP-based active optical components, has signed an agreement to deliver InP foundry services to Zia Laser
2005-12-28 Customer tips Infineon's foundry market entry
Infineon has entered the foundry market with the aid of its French affiliate Altis Semiconductor SA, according to first customer Toumaz Technology
1999-11-04 Customer centered silicon wafer fabrication services
This application note describes the wafer fabrication service provided by IMP and how it specializes in high volume manufacturing of analog and mixed-signal process technologies
2005-09-08 Consolidation hits GaAs foundry market
nsolidation hits GaAs foundry market
2002-02-27 Conexant, Carlyle to form specialty foundry firm
Conexant Systems Inc. and The Carlyle Group have entered into a definitive agreement to form a specialty foundry company
2002-03-19 Conexant, Carlyle Group form specialty wafer company
Conexant Systems Inc. and The Carlyle Group have formed a new specialty foundry company located in Newport Beach, California. Further details, including the name of the new company, will be announced later
2004-06-29 CMD inks wafer supply deal with Sanyo Electric
California Micro Devices (CMD) Corp. has entered into a wafer supply agreement with Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd
2006-04-25 Chinese startup foundry licenses Toshiba tech
Spectrum has inked a deal with Toshiba for the transfer of 0.35?m manufacturing process technology, so that it can begin foundry work
2012-05-08 Chinese firm builds MEMS wafer fab
Construction of the wafer fab started in March 2012 and the buildings will sit in the Hanking MEMS Industrial Park, which occupies about 647,497 square meters in Fushun Economic Development Zone
2006-03-20 China's CSMC foundry sales fall in 2005
Chinese silicon foundry CSMC Technologies Corp. saw its annual sales decline by 2.2 percent to $78.10 million in 2005, with an annual net loss of $6.84 million
2015-09-30 China investment holding firm buys Swedish MEMS foundry
GAE acquired Silex Microsystems for an undisclosed amount and has begun the construction of a wafer fab in Beijing to expand the company's production capacity
2012-03-20 China foundry gears up for expansion, gets $600M loan
The loan is mainly intended to support expansion and technology development for SMIC's 300mm wafer fab in Beijing
2014-01-29 China foundry announces 28nm-process readiness
SMIC said it successfully entered Multi Project Wafer (MPW) stage to support customer's requirements on both 28nm PolySiON and 28nm high-k dielectrics metal gate processes
2001-04-01 Chartered cuts spending as foundry market slows
Chartered Semi's budget cut reflects the findings of a new report, which shows demand for wafers is slowing dramatically, impacting Asia's foundries.
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
2002-05-17 British wafer maker weighs site in Singapore
Compound semiconductors, including proprietary "strained" silicon technology, could be a part of a planned foundry in Singapore if U.K. epitaxial wafer supplier IQE plc opts to locate its Asia-Pacific headquarters in the city-state.
2003-06-10 Bookham to introduce 6-inch wafer process
Bookham Technology plc will launch at the IMS 2003, what they claim to be one of the first European-based 6-inch-GaAs wafer process technology
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