Foundries ask customers to switch to 12 inch wafers
Published in Processors

Size matters

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.

Samsung cutting prices on 14nm FinFET
Published in Processors
Thursday, 15 October 2015 13:52

Samsung cutting prices on 14nm FinFET

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.

UK University gets its own Fab
Published in News
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 14:18

UK University gets its own Fab

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.

TSMC promises 7nm chips in 2017
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 10:44

TSMC promises 7nm chips in 2017

Promised you a miracle

TSMC is telling the world that it is optimistic about its abilities to make chips using super thin process technologies.

Powerchip builds Chinese fab
Published in Memory
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 12:12

Powerchip builds Chinese fab

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.

Monday, 01 October 2012 11:07

Fab equipment spending declining

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Will not improve for a couple of years

Monday, 14 May 2012 12:14

Intel shows fab transition plans

intel logo new

Work begun on 7nm and 5nm processes

Friday, 05 August 2011 20:09

Hamas closes in on Intel plant


Kiryat Gat now a target

Wants to step up 15 nm production
Friday, 10 June 2011 13:56

Renesas has recovered


Back to prequake levels