2020-07-20 - Anton Shilov

How SMIC Can Keep Up With Advanced Process Technologies – Part 2

SMIC has begun producing 14nm chips, and has joined the FinFET club. The company is on the verge of a…

2020-07-15 - Anton Shilov

How SMIC Can Keep Up With Advanced Process Technologies

Despite hurdles both technological and political, SMIC is intent on being as close to the state-of-the-art in production as it…

2020-07-10 - George Leopold

GlobalFoundries Bets on U.S. DoD to Strengthen Chip Supply

The multinational foundry sees packaging, not lithography, as the way forward, and the U.S. DoD as a key customer...

2020-07-06 - IC Insights

Taiwan Edges South Korea as Largest Base for IC Wafer Capacity

China capacity expansion forecast to push the country into second place in the regional rankings in 2022, trailing only Taiwan…

2020-06-22 - Alan Patterson

TSMC Reiterates Support for Arizona Fab

TSMC Chairman sees several advantages in setting up a chip plant in Arizona, in his negotiation with the U.S. administration...

2020-06-12 - SEMI

Semi Fabs to Log Record Spending of Nearly $68 Billion in 2021

2021 is poised to mark a banner year for global fab equipment spending with 24% growth to a record $67.7…

2020-05-28 - Yvonne Geng

GlobalFoundries to Shut Chengdu Wafer Fab

GlobalFoundries has abandoned its wafer fab planned in Chengdu. The company filed official notices of closure...

2020-05-25 - Alan Patterson

US Senators Seek Suspension of TSMC Deal

The U.S. Senate Democratic leaders want to know if there's a plan for reshoring IC production capabilities, and what enticements…

2020-05-15 - Alan Patterson

TSMC to Build and Operate 5nm Fab in US

TSMC will build a 5nm fab in Arizona with support from that state and the U.S. government...

2020-05-07 - SEMI

Power and Compound Fab Spending to Rebound in 2H2020, Set New Record in 2021

Global fab equipment spending for power and compound devices is expected to rebound in the second half of 2020 to…