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Chinese Fab SMIC Will Start 14nm Production in 2019

SMIC Will Deliver 14nm SoC in 1H 2019 When it comes to major processor fabs, Intel, Samsung, TSMC, GlobalFoundries and IBM are the leaders. Over the years, the various smaller ...

February 25, 2019 at 8:06 am by

TSMC’s 7nm Largest Share of Firm Revenue

TSMC Sees Strong 7nm Uptake As we head into 2019, TSMC is set to lead the way with the latest process nodes. Along with Samsung, the company is leading the way forward with ...

January 21, 2019 at 6:37 am by

Intel May Be Killing Custom Fab Business

Intel Custom Foundry May Be No More Nearly 5 years ago, Intel made a surprising announcement. After decades of only allowing their cutting-edge fabs to be used in-house, the ...

December 31, 2018 at 10:35 am by

Foxconn Building New Chip Fab In China

Foxconn Finally Moves Into Silicon Fab Bussiness Even as the silicon market has consolidated over the past couple of years, new entrants are still lining up. The latest to ...

December 31, 2018 at 8:57 am by

TSMC Cleared to Start New 3nm Fab in Taiwan

TSMC Approved To Build New 3nm Fab To keep up with increasing demand, all the silicon manufacturers are expanding their operations. As one of the leading third-party fab, ...

December 23, 2018 at 9:09 pm by

Intel Spinning Up Additional Production Capacity

Intel Planning Global Capacity Increases Over the past couple of months, an ongoing story is the Intel shortage. After delays to the 10nm process, the 14nm process supply has ...

December 22, 2018 at 10:09 am by

TSMC Reports Full Recovery From Ransomware Attack

TSMC Expects Minimal Impact From Attack Last weekend, a wide-ranging ransomware attack hit TSMC. Over the past week, the company has been working on remediating the ...

August 10, 2018 at 10:58 pm by

TSMC Fabs Offlined by Ransomware Attack

TSMC Fabs Struck by WannaCry Ransomware Variant Due to the immense capital costs, there are only a few major silicon foundries in the world. One of the most popular ones for ...

August 9, 2018 at 11:12 pm by

Toshiba Now Selling Majority Stake in NAND Business

Over the last two months, reports started surfacing about the financial woes being faced by Japanese conglomerate Toshiba. After a series of scandals and disasters, the ...

February 15, 2017 at 1:10 pm by

UMC Announces 14nm Process For Q1 2017

When we think of the semiconductor industry, the first names that come to mind are Intel, Samsung, TSMC and Global Foundries. These companies are often on the bleeding edge ...

February 14, 2017 at 8:55 am by

Intel Details 7nm Process Rolling Out At Fab 42

One of the aspects that make semiconductor manufacturing unique is the long-term planning and research that goes into it. Companies often have to prepare for new process nodes ...

February 11, 2017 at 11:54 am by

Toshiba Starts Construction of Fab 6 for 3D NAND

Despite facing a variety of finance related issues over the past year, Toshiba appears to be committed to flash memory as ever. Due to the ongoing NAND shortage, many flash ...

February 10, 2017 at 10:15 am by

Toshiba Confirms Selling Minority Stake in NAND Fab

Earlier in the month, reports surfaced about a potential Toshiba NAND fab sale. Due to poor financial performance and rocked by scandals, the Japanese conglomerate is in need ...

January 28, 2017 at 10:00 am by

Chinese Tsinghua Unigroup Plans $30 Billion DRAM and NAND Fab Investment

From a quick look at the world’s semiconductor fabs, you might notice that they are all either American, Taiwanese, Japanese or Korean. As a rising consumer of ...

January 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm by

GlobalFoundries Bypasses 10nm for 7nm

Currently, all the major silicon foundries are utilizing a 1x nm process. TSMC has their 16nm while Intel, Samsung, and GlobalFoundries have their 14nm process. The next ...

August 18, 2016 at 12:00 pm by

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