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…

2020-04-06 - Brian Santo

MagnaChip to Sell Foundry Biz

MagnaChip is selling its foundry business and the larger of its two 200mm wafer fabs to a consortium that includes…

2020-03-19 - Echo Zhao, EE Times China

SMIC Graduates to Something Sort of Akin to 7nm

SMIC introduces an advanced 14nm production process as it tries to close the technology gap with the west.

2020-02-04 - Barbara Jorgensen

China Maintains Chip Output in Wake of Virus Outbreak

It’s hard to square the “all is well” stance in China’s chip sector with reports from other markets. The outbreak…

2020-01-30 - Illumi Huang

Huawei, Apple Use TSMC But Their 7nm SoCs Are Different

Most SoCs in 2019 use 7nm process technologies. But at a closer look, everyone’s 7nm – used in smartphone SoCs…

2019-07-12 - Dylan McGrath

Forecast Worsens for Equipment Market

The equipment market is now forecast to decline by 20% this year. Too much inventory, a trade war, and 5G…

2019-06-06 - Rick Merritt

EUV Ready but still has its Challenges

Extreme ultraviolet lithography still faces reliability issues, but it's ready for volume use, Intel's EUV chief said