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Commentary: Is it likely for Qualcomm to produce 28nm chips at SMIC?

Mar 13, 15:56

Recent reports from China have cited Qualcomm president Derek Aberle as disclosing that it plans to produce 28nm chips at China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation...

TSMC remains key foundry partner for 28nm chips, says MediaTek

Feb 25, 16:05

In response to recent market speculation indicating that MediaTek is shifting some of its 28nm chip orders to Globalfoundries and United Microelectronics (UMC), MediaTek president...

Intel to cut a deal with Apple for Fab 42?

Feb 13, 14:27

With shipments of desktop and notebooks in the doldrums since 2010, Intel's PC processor business has been in decline. Meanwhile, AMD and others are taking aim at the Intel-dominated...

Hermes Microvision to see revenues hit new high in 2014

Feb 7, 15:59

E-beam inspection tool supplier Hermes Microvision (HMI) is expected to see its revenues grow 20-30% on year to a new high in 2014, buoyed by orders from clients in Taiwan, the US...

Top-13 foundries account for 91% of total foundry sales in 2013, says IC Insights

Jan 29, 16:18

IC Insights has released its 2013 top IC foundries (pure-play and IDM) ranking. In total, the top 13 foundries represented 91% of total foundry sales in 2013.

Global IC foundry sales rise 14% in 2013, says IC Insights

Jan 23, 15:39

Total IC foundry revenues grew to US$42.8 billion in 2013, a 14% increase from US$37.6 billion in 2012 and eight points more than the 6% growth displayed by the total IC market, according...

Foxconn plans to take over IC design house Socle

Jan 22, 22:02

An investment arm of Foxconn Electronics reportedly plans to acquire IC design house Socle Technology, in which Globalfoundries has a portion of shares, according to industry sourc...

Digitimes Research: Foundry sector to outperform overall semiconductor industry in 2014

Jan 14, 14:33

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...

Intel reportedly places 28nm chip orders with TSMC, Globalfoundries and UMC

Jan 9, 20:10

Intel has contracted Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to manufacture its forthcoming Atom mobile processor series codenamed SoFIA, and also placed orders for entry-level...

Globalfoundries names ex-Motorola CEO as new chief

Jan 8, 14:26

Globalfoundries has appointed Sanjay Jha as the company's new chief executive officer, according to the contract chipmaker.

Globalfoundries adjusts global workforce

Dec 19, 15:26

Globalfoundries is undertaking an adjustment in its global workforce, including an up to 3% reduction of its global workforce. The move is to optimize its cost structure and strengthen...

AMD aims to hike global DIY market share; updates 2014 roadmap

Dec 18, 13:52

AMD has been enhancing the marketing of its processors in DIY markets and aims to increase its global DIY market share from about 30% currently to 40%, and to reach a DIY market share...

MediaTek reportedly places 28nm chip orders with Globalfoundries

Dec 9, 21:20

Speculation has circulated in the IC industry that MediaTek has contracted Globalfoundries to manufacture its dual-core MT6572 solution designed for entry-level smartphones, with...

Globalfoundries gearing up for high-volume MEMS manufacturing

Nov 27, 11:39

Foundries will play a pivotal role in the MEMS industry's maturation, according to Gregg Bartlett, senior VP and chief technology officer at Globalfoundries. Mainstream foundries...

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Amkor, Globalfoundries and Open-Silicon partner to develop SoC on 2.5D interposer

Nov 25, 10:21

Amkor Technology, Globalfoundries and Open-Silicon have jointly announced the successful demonstration of a functional SoC featuring two 28nm logic chips with embedded ARM processors,...

Qualcomm reportedly hopes Samsung and Globalfoundries can team up, sources say

Nov 18, 16:12

Qualcomm reportedly hopes Samsung Electronics and Globalfoundries can form an alliance, as the fabless IC vendor seeks to reduce its reliance on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Globalfoundries, Samsung said to team up to vie for Apple chip orders

Nov 13, 12:23

Rumors have been circulated in the IC industry claiming that Globalfoundries and Samsung Electronics will team up to vie for A9-series chip orders from Apple. Under the reported tie-up,...

Major IC foundries 2014 capex to focus on 14/16nm process production

Oct 22, 21:15

IDMs Intel and Samsung Electronics, and pure-play foundries TSMC and Globalfoundries are set to see their combined capital expenditures rise about 20% in 2014, according to industry...

Pure-play foundries spending big, says IC Insights

Oct 3, 11:20

Semiconductor capital spending has increased significantly among pure-play foundries, as more IDMs shift to a fabless/fab-lite business model while new foundry participants intensify...

Americas region remains largest market for pure-play foundry sales, says IC Insights

Sep 27, 10:55

Customers in the Americas region (primarily the US) are expected to account for nearly two-thirds of pure-play foundry sales in 2013, a slight increase from 2012, according to IC...

Globalfoundries opens new office in Shanghai

Sep 10, 15:25

Globalfoundries has announced the official opening of its new China office in Shanghai to enhance its presence in the fastest-growing market and to strengthen its commitment to better...

Globalfoundries growing its 28nm customer base, says CEO

Sep 4, 12:39

At least more than 12 companies have adopted 28nm chips manufactured by Globalfoundries, said company CEO Ajit Manocha on September 3.

Globalfoundries CEO Ajit Manocha

Global wafer foundry capital spending to reach US$41 billion in 2014, says SEMI

Sep 3, 21:01

Capital spending by wafer foundry houses is expected to grow by an annual rate of 23-27% to US$41 billion in 2014 after expanding 2% to US$32.5 billion in 2013, according to SEMI.

SEMICON Taiwan 2013: Forums draw TSMC, Globalfoundries

Sep 2, 10:50

A series of technology forums will be held at SEMICON Taiwan 2013, which takes palce from September 4-6, to discuss industry trends, challenges and technologies for future semiconductor...

Foundries to use part of 28nm equipment for 20nm chip production

Aug 29, 11:40

Foundry chipmakers plan to use part of their 28nm production equipment for the manufacture of 20nm chips, as they are aware of a potential oversupply of 28nm chips, according to industry...

Qualcomm to switch 28nm HKMG wafer orders from TSMC to Globalfoundries, say sources

Aug 6, 22:23

Qualcomm reportedly will switch 10,000 units, or 20% of its orders for 28nm HKMG wafers, from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to Globalfoundries starting September...

Qualcomm to shift some mobile AP orders away from TSMC, sources say

Aug 5, 10:43

Qualcomm is looking to shift some of its mobile application processor orders from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to other foundry services providers, according...

The pros and cons of Apple building its own chips

Jul 17, 11:26

If Apple builds its own silicon at its own chip fab, the risk it will face will be greater than the benefits for the company, according to Nobunaga Chai, analyst for semiconductors...

Globalfoundries on capacity expansion spree

Jun 21, 12:02

Globalfoundries has undertaken major expansion projects to increase production capacity at its manufacturing sites in Singapore and New York to meet growing demand for semiconductors...

Globalfoundries expanding capacity at fabs in Singapore and the US

Globalfoundries lands wafer start orders from China-based Rockchip

Jun 18, 22:18

Globalfoundries has landed wafer start orders from China-based SoC solution provider Rockchip Electronics. The US-based foundry house will manufacture Rockchip's RK3188 and RK3168...

Globalfoundries adding capacity to satisfy rising orders for touch panel ICs

Jun 13, 22:05

Globalfoundries has significantly boosted its mature process capacity in order to meet strong demand for touch panel ICs from China-based MStar Semiconductor, according to industry...

UMC Singapore unit expands and puts focus on R&D

May 22, 20:43

United Microelectronics (UMC) announced on May 22 that its 12-inch fab in Singapore has turned into a dedicated R&D facility for advanced specialty process technologies.

Imec, Globalfoundries team up for STT-MRAM

May 22, 11:22

Globalfoundries has joined Imec's industrial research collaboration to develop spin-transfer torque magnetoresistive random access memory (STT-MRAM), according to the IC foundry.

Infineon, Globalfoundries team on 40nm embedded flash process

Apr 29, 21:58

Infineon Technologies and Globalfoundries have announced a joint technology development and production agreement for 40nm embedded flash (eFlash) process technology.

TSMC MEMS foundry biz expanding, says Yole

Apr 26, 10:29

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) MEMS foundry business enjoyed an approximately 80% rise in 2012, achieving around US$42 million in sales. The significant growth...

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    KLA-Tencor has announced the latest addition to its VisEdge family of wafer edge inspection and metrology systems. The VisEdge CV300R-EP introduces two edge-metrology capabilities...

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