Foundries are asking LCD driver clients to upgrade to 12-inch process to provide a stable supply for analogue ICs, fingerprint sensors, MCUs, mixed-signal ICs, car-use chips, MEMS and other niche-market products.
Begun the price wars have
It is starting to look like a price war is brewing at the higher end of chip production, with Samsung already negotiating price cuts.
Students design chips instead of just living off them
The University of Westminster's Marylebone campus has opened a high tech fabrication lab in central London.
Promised you a miracle
TSMC is telling the world that it is optimistic about its abilities to make chips using super thin process technologies.
12 inch wafers
Powerchip is to set up a joint-venture fab in the capital city of China's Anhui Province with the Hefei city government the big idea is to build 12-inch wafers and provide foundry services mainly for driver ICs.
Will not improve for a couple of years
Work begun on 7nm and 5nm processes
Kiryat Gat now a target
Wants to step up 15 nm production
Back to prequake levels