Foundry market tracking toward record-tying 23% growth in 2021
September 23, 2021Application processors for 5G smartphones, networking and data center processors drive growth at leading edge but demand seen across all segments, says IC Insights.
Top10 fabless IC design companies sees new revenue highs
September 21, 2021In view of the ongoing production capacity shortage in the semiconductor industry and the resultant price hike of chips, revenue of the top 10 IC design companies for 2Q21 reached USD 29.8 billion, a 60.8% YoY increase, according to TrendForce's latest investigations.
Foundry revenue with 6% QoQ growth thanks to persistent demand
August 31, 2021The panic buying of chips persisted in 2Q21 owing to factors such as post-pandemic demand, industry-wide shift to 5G telecom technology, geopolitical tensions, and chronic chip shortages, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Crypto mining - key to Nvidia overtaking Broadcom in 1Q21
June 14, 2021While foundry capacities remained tight, prompting IC design companies to compete over limited foundry capacities in order to fulfill rising demand for various end devices, the top 10 IC design (fabless) companies posted remarkable revenues in 1Q21, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Quarterly revenue of top 10 foundries breaks records in 1Q21
May 31, 2021Owing to soaring demands for various end devices, manufacturers have been ramping up their component procurement activities, and foundry capacities, as a result, have been in shortage since 2020, with various foundries raising their wafer prices and adjusting their product mixes to ensure profitability, according to TrendForce.
Taiwan power outage has no impact on memory fabs
May 14, 2021The Hsinta Power Plant in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung City was shut down unexpectedly at 2:37 p.m. on May 13 (today local time) due to malfunction. The effect of this incident has been felt across the entire island.
UMC to expand capacity at its 300mm Fab 12A P6 in Tainan
April 30, 2021Taiwanese semiconductor foundry, United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), is planning to expand capacity at its 300mm Fab 12A Phase 6 (P6) in Taiwan’s Tainan Science Park through a collaboration model with several of its global customers. In total NTD 100 billion (EUR 2.96 billion) will be invested to bump up production.
Foundry revenue projected to reach historical high in 2021
April 15, 2021As the global economy enters the post-pandemic era, technologies including 5G, WiFi6/6E, and HPC (high-performance computing) have been advancing rapidly, in turn bringing about a fundamental, structural change in the semiconductor industry as well, says TrendForce.
UMC lends capacity to Sensirion in the battle against Covid-19
March 08, 2021Swiss microsensor manufacturer Sensirion and Taiwanese United Microelectronics Corporation, are teaming up to produce medical related ICs used in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Revenue per wafer climbs as demand surges
March 05, 2021The success and proliferation of integrated circuits has largely hinged on the ability of IC manufacturers to continue offering more performance and functionality for the money. But despite high development costs, smaller nodes bring greater revenue per wafer.
TSMC ranks in Top10 in three wafer size categories
February 25, 2021As of December 2020, only TSMC—the world’s largest foundry—was listed among the wafer capacity leaders in each of the three wafer size categories. It had the most 200mm wafer capacity last year and ranked second, trailing only Samsung, in 300mm wafer capacity.
Top 10 foundries expected to increase revenues by 20%
February 24, 2021Demand in the global foundry market remains strong in 1Q21, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. As various end-products continue to generate high demand for chips, clients of foundries in turn stepped up their procurement activities, which subsequently led to a persistent shortage of production capacities across the foundry industry.
Logic ICs account for the largest share of China’s IC market
February 19, 2021China became the largest IC market in the world in 2005 and has continued to grow in size since then. In 2020, the Chinese IC market increased to USD 143.4 billion, a 9% gain from USD 131.3 billion in 2019.
Top 5 wafer capacity leaders raise their global share to 54%
February 10, 2021Each of the top-five wafer capacity leaders had capacity of at least 1.5 million wafer starts per month. The combined capacity of the top five companies represented 54% of total global wafer capacity in December 2020, up one point from 53% in 2019.
TSMC to kick off mass production of Intel CPUs in 2H21
January 14, 2021Intel has outsourced the production of about 15-20% of its non-CPU chips, with most of the wafer starts for these products assigned to TSMC and UMC, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Power outage at UMC Lixing causes large-scale voltage drops in vicinity
January 12, 2021An abnormality which caused a power outage in the GIS (gas insulated switchgear) equipment at UMC’s facilities on Lixing Road, Hsinchu, resulted in a voltage drop for other fabs located in the surrounding area, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
China to fall far short of its ‘Made in China 2025’ goals for ICs
January 08, 2021IC Insights forecasts China-produced ICs will represent only 19.4% of its IC market in 2025, a fraction of the Made in China 2025 goal of 70%.
Prices of NAND flash controller ICs poised to rise by 15-20%
December 23, 2020In the upstream semiconductor industry, the major foundries such as TSMC and UMC are reporting fully loaded capacities, while in the downstream, the available production capacity for OSAT is also lacking, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Foundry and DRAM manufacturing unaffected by Taiwan earthquake
December 15, 2020An earthquake that was 6.7 in magnitude occurred off the eastern coast of Taiwan at 9:19 p.m. on December 10. Right after the earthquake had struck, TrendForce immediately began checking the operational statuses of the semiconductor plants in Taiwan and surveying the possible damages resulting from the event.
Oversupply to continue affecting NAND flash pricesLoad more news
December 14, 2020The percentage distribution of 2021 NAND Flash bit demand by application currently shows that client SSD accounts for 31%, enterprise SSD 20%, eMMC/UFS 41%, and NAND wafer 8%, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.