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  • Last update: Tuesday 14 July 2015 [160 news items]

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...

Globalfoundries looking to beat UMC in 2012, eyeing top spot among foundries

Jun 8, 10:37

Globalfoundries is set to unseat United Microelectronics (UMC) as the world's second-largest pure-play semiconductor foundry in 2012, and aims for global leadership position among...

Subramani Kengeri, VP of Design Solutions at GlobalFoundries

AMD readies Trinity APU in May and preparing more CPUs for later

May 8, 01:15

AMD is set to launch its latest A series APUs codenamed Trinity in May and will initially only release models for notebooks with models for desktops to wait until August, while the...

Socle 1Q12 revenues hit record

Apr 17, 15:03

Socle Technology, an IC design service company partnering with Globalfoundries, hit record high revenues in the first quarter, with sales from the ASIC segment reaching NT$185 million,...

TSMC in race to buy ProMOS fab

Apr 16, 10:28

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has entered the race to buy the 12-inch wafer fab of ProMOS Technologies, which is seeking new funds and investors to restructure...

Pure-play foundry market set for 12% growth in 2012, IHS says

Apr 12, 10:57

Increasing electronics content in popular tablet and smartphone devices, and in ultrabook PCs will drive growth for the global semiconductor foundry business this year, according...

Micron reportedly offers US$1.5 billion to take over Elpida

Mar 21, 13:39

Elpida Memory reportedly plans to release its control over the company to a new management team that will come from an open bid, and industry sources have speculated that Micron Technology...

Globalfoundries to acquire ProMOS for NT$20-30 billion, say sources

Feb 24, 01:45

Globalfoundries reportedly has agreed to take over financially-troubled ProMOS Technologies for NT$20-30 billion (US$0.7-1 billion), according to industry sources. By adding ProMOS'...

ProMOS to delist from Taiwan stock market on March 26

Elpida dismisses reports it plans to sell Hiroshima plant

Feb 9, 01:00

Elpida Memory has dismissed a Nikkei report that the Japan-based memory chipmaker is looking to sell its plant in Hiroshima.

Powerchip in final stage of plant sale talks, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 19, 15:31

Powerchip Technology has entered into final-stage talks over the sale of its P3 12-inch wafer plant, the Chinese-language Commercial Times reported today. Globalfoundries...

Globalfoundries announces executive changes

Dec 1, 12:23

Globalfoundries has announced that it has appointed a new CFO while assigning two other senior executives to key positions. The foundry chipmaker also reiterated plans to ramp capacity...

ProMOS seeking to sell fab to Globalfoundries, report says

Newswatch - Nov 28, 16:06

Taiwan's ProMOS Technologies, which has been looking for funding and strategic partners, reportedly will negotiate with Globalfoundries for the sale of its 12-inch wafer plant, according...

Foundries eyeing DRAM fabs

Nov 24, 01:30

DRAM chipmakers Powerchip Technology and ProMOS Technologies are reportedly considering selling fabs in order to preserve cash and strengthen their financial structures. Bidders for...

MIPS, eSilicon announce tape-out of 28nm MPU cluster

Oct 6, 14:13

Processor IP company MIPS Technologies and semiconductor value chain producer eSilicon have announced the tape-out of a high-performance, three-way microprocessor cluster on Globalfoundries'...

Globalfoundries says utilization to fall for mature technologies in 2H11

Sep 15, 11:30

Globalfoundries has pointed out that its capacity utilization for 65nm and more mature processing is expected to fall 10-15% in the second half of 2011 from the first half, but advanced...

Globalfoundries secures 28nm orders from over 30 clients

Sep 15, 01:20

Globalfoundries has revealed plans to move its 28nm node technologies to volume production starting the first quarter of 2012. The foundry noted that it has been contracted to make...

Globalfoundries, Samsung extend fab sync

Sep 2, 01:00

Globalfoundries and Samsung Electronics have jointed announced they expect to broaden collaboration, and synchronize global semiconductor fabrication facilities to produce chips based...

Globalfoundries tapes out 20nm test chip

Aug 30, 16:40

Globalfoundries has announced that it successfully taped out a 20nm test chip using flows from EDA partners Cadence Design Systems, Magma Design Automation, Mentor Graphics and Synopsys...

Amkor, Globalfoundries team up for advanced assembly, test solutions

Aug 30, 11:08

Amkor Technology and Globalfoundries have entered into a strategic partnership to develop integrated assembly and test solutions for advanced silicon nodes, according to the companies...

AMD Llano processor shipments reach 1.3-1.5 million units in July

Aug 4, 01:40

AMD shipped about one million Llano APUs in June and 1.3-1.5 million units in July, and with the appearance of the company's new Llano APUs in the fourth quarter, annual shipments...

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