Electronics Production | August 04, 2006
Top 10 Pure-Play Foundries Forecast 2006
According to information to be published in IC Insights' August Update to The McClean Report 2006, the pure-play IC foundry market is forecast to surge 22% in 2006 as compared to worldwide IC industry growth of 8% (such high growth is a key reason Samsung has decided to enter the foundry market).
IC Insights defines a pure-play foundry as a company that does not offer a significant amount of IC products of its own design, but instead focuses on producing ICs for other companies. IC Insights' forecast of the top 10 pure-play foundries for 2006 is presented in Figure 1. As shown, nine of the top 10 pure-play foundry companies listed are based in the Asia-Pacific region. European-headquartered X-Fab, which is merging with 1st Silicon this year, is the only non-Asia-Pacific company in the ranking. The pure-play foundry market has been dominated by the "Big 4" players (TSMC, UMC, Chartered, and SMIC) over the past few years. In fact, TSMC is expected to register sales of greater than $10 billion in 2006 and keep its 50% marketshare. For all of 2006, the "Big 4" companies are forecast to hold an imposing 84% share of the total worldwide pure-play foundry market. IC Insights expects Chartered to be the third-ranked foundry in 2006, one position up from its fourth place finish in 2005. Overall, Chartered has done an excellent job over the past two years in establishing important business and technology (e.g., IBM) alliances. Currently, it is ramping MPU shipments for AMD as well as increasing output of video game processors for Microsoft's X-box machines. Moreover, Chartered is expected to begin producing high volumes of leading-edge devices for TI beginning in 2007. As shown, there are four Chinese foundries in the top 10 ranking. Other major Chinese foundries (not in the top 10) include ASMC, Grace, and CSMC. In total, the Chinese foundries held 12.4% of the pure-play foundry market in 2005, up from only 4% in 2002. However, in 2006, IC Insights forecasts that the Chinese foundries will only slightly increase their marketshare to 12.6%. As the Chinese foundries have moved from the explosive growth of the startup phase to the more moderate growth rates typically encountered by established companies, any future total marketshare increases are forecast to be at a very "moderate" pace.
Elmatica sees a spike in demand - responds with growth in staff Growing demand, new customers and an increase in business within knowledge intensive industries, has reinforced the need for another Country Manager in Poland, a new Technical Manager and an additional resource in the Customer Service Department.
Co-operation negotiations completed at Etteplan Etteplan initiated co-operation negotiations on March 18th 2020 due to temporary changes in customer demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the negotiations have come to a complete.
Indian electronics company support the fight against COVID-19 Indian engineering and technology solutions company, Cyient, says it’s received clearance for its Mysore facility to run its MedTech manufacturing lines to support the production of medical equipment critical in the fight against COVID-19
Tesvolt kickstarts production at new German factory Semi-automated production began today in Europe’s first gigafactory for commercial battery storage systems, located in Wittenberg, Germany.
Global semiconductor materials market revenues slip 1.1% in 2019 Global semiconductor materials market revenues edged down 1.1% in 2019, SEMI reported in its Materials Market Data Subscription (MMDS).
Cirexx Int’l posts COVID-19 update Santa Clara, California-headquartered Cirexx International has released a statement penned by President and CEO Philipp Menges concerning status of operations during the coronavirus pandemic.
Abbott gets OK for fast, portable COVID-19 test Abbott has been granted emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a rapid molecular point-of-care test for the detection of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
COVID-19 limits viability for AT&S Considering current events and the effects that the global pandemic is having on logistics and production chains worldwide, AT&S is preparing itself for a decline in demand in some of its customer segments.
Neways provides update on COVID-19 impact The EMS provider says it has taken various measures to limit the risks to the health of its employees, as well as its clients and suppliers. In addition, the company has taken measures to safeguard business continuity.
Samsung Display plans to stop all LCD production in 2020 The South Korean company has reached the decision to end all of its production of LCD panels in its home country and in China by the end of 2020.
Orbit One updates machine park with new selective soldering machine Swedish EMS provider, Orbit One, has invested in a new ERSA selective soldering machine for the production unit in Ronneby, Sweden.
ZOLL pivots to focus on volume for ventilator production Massachusetts-based ZOLL Medical Corporation has shot capacity up to 10,000 ventilators per month in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, representing a nearly 25-fold increase from normal volume production.
Computrol ramps output for ventilator production As the coronavirus pandemic continues its spread through the U.S., Idaho-based Computrol is joining a growing list of electronics manufacturers who are adjusting operations to support companies producing critical healthcare products.
ABB adding jobs, new distribution center in Arizona ABB has announced the creation of a new distribution center in Phoenix, in a move that will bring the company closer to Western U.S. distributors, contractors, industrial customers, and retailers.
8% growth in 2019 drives tenth consecutive year of EDA growth The Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance Market Statistics Service (MSS) says that the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry revenue increased 2.2% for Q4 2019 to USD 2626.3 million, compared to USD 2570.1 million in Q4 2018.
Polestar 2 production begins in Luqiao, China Production of Polestar 2 has officially begun in Luqiao, China. The new electric performance fastback is the first electric vehicle to be produced by the facility.
Kimball Electronics updates on the impact of COVID-19 COVID-19 has disrupted the company’s global operations since its initial outbreak. While Kimball Electronics' facilities in China were initially adversely impacted, they have now resumed normal operations.
First Solar says that it's still operational First Solar says that its manufacturing operations will continue at each of the company’s Wood County, Ohio, Kulim, Malaysia and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam facilities at this time
100 IC wafer fabs closed or repurposed since 2009 The hardest hit are ≤200mm wafer fabs, 70% of the closures are found in Japan and North America.
Westermo signs contract with North American rail company Beijer Electronics Group has through its business entity Westermo signed a contract with a large North American rail company with an estimated value during the contract period of SEK 80 million (EUR 7.24 million).
Royal Flex Circuits boosts effort to support healthcare Santa Fe Springs, California-based Royal Flex Circuits is ramping up capacity at its year-old manufacturing facility to be produce more of the printed circuits needed in the production of ventilators used specifically in the treatment of Coronavirus.
Lam Research reacts to COVID-19 situation Fremont, California-based Lam Research Corporation has issued a business update for its quarter ending March 31, 2020.
Panasonic,Tesla scaling down production in Nevada In response to Panasonic’s announcement this week of a temporary, full suspension of production of its operations at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada, Tesla also issued a statement that it would significantly decrease production at the site.
NOTE temporarily suspends production at Windsor plant Swedish EMS provider NOTE has, in line with the UK authorities' decision to limit all non-essential travel and work, temporarily halted its production at its manufacturing facility in Windsor.Load more news