Taipei, Wednesday, June 3, 2015 23:02 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
Taipei
27°C
Digitimes Research: Foundry sector to outperform overall semiconductor industry in 2014
Nobunaga Chai, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Tuesday 14 January 2014]

The global IC foundry sector is forecast to increase almost 9% in output value in 2014, while output value for the overall semiconductor industry will grow by a smaller 5.2%, according to Digitimes Research.

However, the anticipated rise in output value for the 2014 IC foundry industry shows a slowdown compared to growth of 15% in 2013 and 19.9% in 2012, said Digitimes Research.

TSMC is set to move its 20nm SoC process to mass production in 2014, while new capacity at its 12-inch fabs will come online, Digitimes Research indicated.

Rivals Globalfoundries and Samsung Electronics will also ramp up production of 20nm chips in the first half of 2014, Digitimes Research disclosed.

Meanwhile, Samsung Electronics' foundry capacity utilization rate is likely to fall in 2014, due to the loss of Apple orders, Digitimes Research said. Buoyed by orders of application processors from Apple and strong IC demand for smartphones and tablets, TSMC's share of the global IC foundry market is expected to reach 50.3% in 2014 from 48.4% in 2012, Digitimes Research noted.

Realtime news
  • Taiwan wearable device makers shift production focus to smartwatches

    Mobile + telecom | 1h 26min ago

  • E Ink expands electronic shelf label lineup

    Displays | 2h 6min ago

  • Gold Choice Electric Technology steps into SiC crystal-growing equipment

    IT + CE | 2h 8min ago

  • Sigurd to deal out cash dividend of NT$2.10 for 2014

    Bits + chips - Stockwatch | 2h 11min ago

  • Global projector market to decline 4.7% in 1Q15, says firm

    IT + CE | 2h 23min ago

  • Rohm to produce motor controller for emerging market in October

    Before Going to Press | 3h 7min ago

  • Computex 2015: Microsoft showcases new Windows 10 devices from partners and broadens ecosystem opportunity

    Before Going to Press | 3h 17min ago

  • E Ink expands Spectra e-label lineup

    Before Going to Press | 3h 21min ago

  • Acer BYOC partners increase to 30

    Before Going to Press | 4h 12min ago

  • Congatec to build R&D center in Taiwan for better services in Asia

    Before Going to Press | 4h 12min ago

  • China market: MediaTek 4G chip market share to top 50% in 2H15

    Before Going to Press | 4h 33min ago

  • Computex 2015: Startup company Endless pushing PC for developing countries

    Before Going to Press | 4h 36min ago

  • Sigurd to deal out cash dividend of NT$2.10 for 2014

    Before Going to Press | 4h 42min ago

Pause
 | 
View more
Innodisk at Computex Taipei 2015
Trends and forecasts for the China FPD industry, 2014-2017
The transition to 4k TV - UHD TV market forecast, 2014-2017
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.