2020-10-26 - Alan Patterson

Foxconn LCD Fab in U.S. Looks “Dead”?

With Foxconn and Wisconsin at odds over subsidies, the possibility of Foxconn moving any manufacturing to the U.S. ..

2020-10-26 - Anton Shilov

GlobalFoundries Details Ambitious Technology Roadmap

GlobalFoundries discussed its technology roadmap; its plan to invest $1.4B in 2021; its expectation it will achieve profitability; and its…

2020-10-05 - TrendForce

China’s Chip Sector Faces Possible Impact as SMIC Assesses Export Restrictions Placed by U.S.

SMIC made formal announcements assessing the Commerce Department’s notification to SMIC's suppliers that they will be restricted from shipping certain…

2020-10-05 - Nitin Dahad and Maurizio Di Paolo Emilio

NXP Advance 5G with New 150mm GaN Fab in Arizona

NXP opened a new GaN fab in Arizona to focus primarily on the communications infrastructure market for 5G radio systems,…

2020-09-23 - George Leopold

U.S. Fab Emphasis Questioned as Chip Industry Lobbying

Skeptics question the wisdom of subsidizing new U.S. fabs at the expense of next-generation chip technologies...

2020-09-14 - George Leopold

Chips and Fabs Help Increase Our Virtual Connections

The unexpected consequences of the pandemic are showing up in forecasts for production equipment and microprocessors...

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…