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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...

Only 4 IC foundries to compete in advanced process market, says Globalfoundries

Apr 25, 14:59

There will be just a few major semiconductor companies engaged in the foundry industry, and only four players able to compete in the advanced 1Xnm process market segment, according...

Subramani Kengeri, VP of Design Solutions at Globalfoundries

Socle names new chairman

Apr 3, 12:27

Socle Technology, an IC design service company partnering with Globalfoundries, has appointed Michael Noonen to serve as its new chairman. The appointment is effective immediately.

Michael Noonen, chairman for Socle Techynology

Globalfoundries demos 3D TSV capabilities on 20nm

Apr 3, 10:07

Globalfoundries on April 2 announced the accomplishment of a key milestone in its strategy to enable 3D stacking of chips for next-generation mobile and consumer applications. At...

Globalfoundries quietly becoming a threat to competitors

Apr 1, 21:34

While market outlets pay close attention to Samsung Electronics' rise and Intel's entry - both a threat to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Globalfoundries has quietly...

ProMOS, Globalfoundries agree on sale of 12-inch fab equipment

Mar 28, 16:22

Taiwan-based ProMOS Technologies announced on March 28 that the company has agreed with Globalfoundries on the sale of more than 1,000 items of production equipment installed at its...

ASML, Globalfoundries partner to tape out 28nm and 20nm chips

Mar 19, 16:11

ASML has announced that one of its subsidiaries will partner with Globalfoundries to accelerate the development of future nodes.

Globalfoundries succeeds in landing 28nm orders from MediaTek, say Taiwan makers

Mar 8, 10:22

Globalfoundries has beaten out Taiwan-based United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) to land orders for 28nm foundry services from Taiwan-based IC design house MediaTek, according...

Globalfoundries reportedly shifting interest to ProMOS fab

Feb 26, 12:31

Speculation has circulated in the DRAM industry recently that Globalfoundries may be now more instereted in acquiring ProMOS Technologies' 12-inch wafer fab than taking over equipment...

Globalfoundries, TI beat rivals to buy Powerchip 12-inch fab equipment

Jan 29, 22:00

Globalfoundries and Texas Instruments (TI) reportedly have defeated a group of Taiwan-based niche memory chip providers to win the rights for the purchase of a major portion of the...

Globalfoundries, TI in bid to purchase Powerchip 12-inch fab equipment

Jan 28, 22:59

Globalfoundries and Texas Instruments (TI) have both provided offers to acquire part of the equipment installed at Powerchp Technology's P3 12-inch plant, bringing uncertainty to...

UMC eyeing 28nm chip orders from Qualcomm

Jan 16, 12:21

United Semiconductor (UMC) has delivered samples of Qualcomm's new 28nm chips for verification, and is competing with Globalfoundries to be the second 28nm foundry partner for Qualcomm...

Samsung moves up in foundry ranking

Jan 16, 10:37

IC Insights has released its 2012 top IC foundries (pure-play and IDM) ranking. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) remained the leader while Samsung Electronics surpassed...

Globalfoundries to build US$2 billion R&D center in New York

Jan 9, 11:57

Globalfoundries has announced plans to invest nearly US$2 billion to build a technology development center at its Fab 8 campus in Saratoga County, New York. The facility will increase...

ProMOS fails again to sell 12-inch fab

Dec 12, 22:09

ProMOS Technologies failed, for the second time, on December 12 to sell its 12-inch fab located in Taichung, central Taiwan, through an open bid despite offerings from Vanguard International...

Globalfoundries to buy stake in UMC, report says

Newswatch - Dec 6, 14:19

Globalfoundries reportedly will buy a stake in fellow foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), and the next move for the pair is to form a strategic alliance,...

Top-20 IC suppliers sales growth rates forecast to range from 31% to negative 17% in 2012, IC Insights says

Nov 9, 10:25

IC Insights expects a wide range of growth rates among the worldwide top-20 semiconductor suppliers in 2012. Despite the close ongoing relationship between the two companies, Globalfoundries...

ProMOS announces massive layoffs

Oct 4, 01:10

DRAM chipmaker ProMOS Technologies has announced plans to lay off as many as 1,300 employees as part of its restructuring project. The number of jobs affected is higher than the expected...

Globalfoundries 28/32nm foundry capacity hits as high as 80,000 wafers

Oct 2, 15:15

Globalfoundries' combined capacity for 28/32nm chips has climbed to 60,000-80,000 wafers a month, according to Michael Noonen, the foundry's executive VP for marketing and sales.

Globalfoundries excutive VP for marketing and sales Michael Noonen

Major foundries show mixed progress toward advanced process nodes

Sep 27, 13:58

Major IC foundries have made mixed progress in developing their businesses in the advanced process market, according to industry sources. There likely be an ever widening technology...

Globalfoundries intros 14nm process with FinFET transistors

Sep 21, 10:25

Globalfoundries has announced the launch of a new technology designed for the expanding mobile market. The new 14nm-XM offering will give customers the performance and power benefits...

AMD 4Q12 revenues to benefit from desktop Trinity APU

Sep 18, 01:35

AMD is set to announce its latest Trinity APU for the desktop market on October 1 and the new CPU is expected to have chance of boosting the CPU maker's revenue performance in the...

Front-end fab equipment spending to grow 17% in 2013, says SEMI

Sep 6, 11:38

Total fab spending for equipment needed to ramp fabs, upgrade technology nodes, and expand or change wafer size could increase 16.7% in 2013 to reach a new record high of US$42.7...

UMC July sales up

Aug 8, 15:03

Contract chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported revenues of NT$9.61 billion (US$321 million) for July 2012, up 3.5% on month and 9.1% on year.

Foundries shine in IC ranking, says IC Insights

Aug 6, 16:05

Market research firm IC Insights has updated its list of the world's top 20 semiconductor suppliers by revenue in the first half of 2012. Three pure-play foundries - included in the...

Globalfoundries to expand Fab 8

Jul 25, 16:02

Globalfoundries has announced it is moving forward with the final construction for the extension of Module 1 at its Fab 8 campus in New York. The project will add 90,000 square feet...

Globalfoundries to fab 28nm chips for Qualcomm, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 13, 11:05

Qualcomm has contracted Globalfoundries' Dresden fab to manufacture 28nm chips, the Chinese-language Commercial Times cited unnamed equipment makers as saying in a recent...

Nvidia, AMD may miss PC replacement trend brought by Diablo 3

Jun 12, 01:35

Although the recent release of online PC game Diablo 3 has brought on a strong PC replacement trend in the consumer PC market, Nvidia and AMD may miss a good opportunity as their...

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