Intel 10nm is better than everyone thinks
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Thursday, 30 November 2017 11:09

Intel 10nm is better than everyone thinks


But Intel wants higher yields

People are harrying Intel for being very late with 10nm which is true, but this does not mean that Intel couldn't ship the 10nm parts today. Intel has delayed the 10nm on purpose, as it wanted to get higher yields before it shifts to a smaller node.

Chip market worth $409 billion this year
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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 16:17

Chip market worth $409 billion this year


It's soaraway silicon!

The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) body forecast that the chip market will increase 20.6 percent this year compared to 2016.

TSMC gets fan-out (InFO) wafer-level packaging
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All ready for 2016

TSMC is scheduled to move its integrated fan-out (InFO) wafer-level packaging technology to volume production in the second quarter of 2016.

TSMC wants 12 inch wafer factory in China
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Monday, 07 December 2015 10:47

TSMC wants 12 inch wafer factory in China


16nm plans

TSMC has asked the Investment Commission of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs to allow it to invest in a wholly-owned 12-inch wafer manufacturing facility and a design service centre in Nanjing, China.

Chinese foundries developing FinFET rival
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Friday, 30 October 2015 10:14

Chinese foundries developing FinFET rival


Slimming down with Ultra-Thin Body processes

Chinese foundries are ignoring FinFET technology and are developing Fully Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator (FD-SOI), or also called Ultra-Thin Body (UTB), processes for wafer production.

UMC expects wafer shipments fall
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Thursday, 30 July 2015 13:35

UMC expects wafer shipments fall


Predicted slump

United Microelectronics (UMC) expects to post an up to 5 per cent decrease in wafer shipments for the third quarter of 2015. 

Monday, 06 August 2012 12:21

TSMC to invest $1.4 billion in ASML

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Lithography systems maker to advance chip making by two years

Wednesday, 05 January 2011 10:04

More than 15 wafer fabs shut

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Absolutely fabless
Thursday, 02 September 2010 09:49

Llano wafer pictured

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GTC 2010: Quad-core Fusion closer than ever