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Samsung foundry biz expanding
Specializing in the manufacture of memory chips and LCD panels, Samsung's component operations are undergoing a focus shift to advanced process design fabrication targeting mobile communications applications. The move will help it boost gross margin.
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Tuesday 26 March 2013
TSMC ready for challenge from Samsung, says Morris Chang
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is already ready to take on a growing challenge from Samsung Electronics in the IC foundry space, company chairman and CEO Morris...
Wednesday 16 January 2013
Samsung moves up in foundry ranking
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...
Friday 28 December 2012
Digitimes Research: Loss of Apple processor orders unlikely to affect Samsung
Apple reportedly plans to part company with its long-time partner Samsung Electronics. Apple has already reduced its chip orders to Samsung, and reportedly is set to move some or...
Tuesday 2 October 2012
Samsung, STMicro announce foundry deal
Samsung Electronics' foundry business has been selected by STMicroelectronics to provide it with products at the 32/28nm process nodes, according to the Korea-based chipmaker. The...
Tuesday 21 August 2012
Apple the driving force behind Samsung foundry business, says IC Insights
IC Insights has published its ranking of the forecast 2012 top 12 IC foundries (pure-play and IDM). TSMC, by far, is expected to remain the leading foundry. TSMC's 2012 sales are...
Monday 19 December 2011
Digitimes Research: Samsung foundry capacity to jump in 2012
Based on Samsung Electronics' expansion plan for its logic foundry segment, the Korea-based vendor will stand a chance of beating United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) and Globalfoundries...
Tuesday 6 December 2011
Samsung Austin Semiconductor ramps new 12-inch fab
Samsung Austin Semiconductor, Samsung Electronics' only wafer fabrication plant located outside Korea, has announced the completion of its 300mm automated fab, S2.
Thursday 27 October 2011
TSMC suing former R&D executive
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has confirmed recent speculation that the company is suing Mong-Song Liang, a former R&D executive. The company said it is unable...
Friday 14 October 2011
Digitimes Research: Apple portable devices spur competition and technology advances
The success of Apple's iOS devices has reshaped the landscape of the consumer electronics industry and triggered a sales boom of portable CE products. The wave of Apple product demand...
Friday 2 September 2011
Globalfoundries, Samsung extend fab sync
Globalfoundries and Samsung Electronics have jointed announced they expect to broaden collaboration, and synchronize global semiconductor fabrication facilities to produce chips based...
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Samsung Foundry tapes out 20nm
Samsung Electronics has announced that its foundry business, Samsung Foundry, successfully taped-out a test chip based on its 20nm process with high-k metal gate (HKMG) technology...
Monday 24 May 2010
Samsung to strengthen foundry business
Industry sources believe that Samsung Electronics is seeking to boost its system LSI operations in addition to its ambition in the memory segment. The leader in DRAM and NAND flash...