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Worldwide Silicon Wafer Area shipments Increases 3% in 2015, Decreases by 6% (2016.02.10)

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 3 percent in 2015 when compared to 2014 area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its year-end analysis of the silicon wafer industry. However, worldwide silicon revenues decreased by 6 percent in 2015 compared to 2014...

Global IC Market to Closely Track the Performance of Worldwide GDP Growth (2016.02.05)

IC Insights expects annual global IC market growth rates to closely track the performance of worldwide GDP growth. In the recently released The McClean Report 2016, IC Insights forecasts 2.7% global GDP growth for 2016, only marginally ahead of what is considered to be the recession threshold of 2...

TSMC’s Market Share to Reach 57% By Obtaining Approval to Go China (2016.02.04)

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's government yesterday approved TSMC's China investment application, allowed the world’s largest IC foundry to set up a wholly owned 12-inch fab plant in Nanjing, China. By obtaining the approval,TSMC will push up its global market share from 55% to 57%...

Samsung, Apple Continue to Lead as Top Global Semiconductor Customers in 2015 (2016.01.28)

Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top semiconductor buyers in 2015, representing 17.7 percent of the market, according to Gartner, Inc. Samsung Electronics and Apple together consumed $59.0 billion of semiconductors in 2015, an increase of $0...

IC Insights forecasted that 2016 IC Market to Grow 4%, IC Insights Says (2016.01.26)

IC Insights forecasted that 2016 IC market will grow 4%. As depicted, the most likely 2016 IC market scenario is for 2%-6% growth. IC Insights noted, worldwide GDP is forecast to increase by 2.7% in 2016, 0.2 percentage points greater than the 2...

Taiwan's Share in the Global Foundry Industry Reached 74% in 2014 (2016.01.11)

Taiwan's share in the global pure-play foundry industry reached 74% in 2014, mainly due to the remarkable achievement made by Taiwan's TSMC whose share in the global foundry market grew from 55% in 2013 to 59% in 2014. Meanwhile, driven by its production capacity for 28nm chips, UMC returned to the second spot with 11...

Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Declined 1.9% in 2015 (2016.01.11)

Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $333.7 billion in 2015, a 1.9 percent decrease from 2014 revenue of $340.3 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. The top 25 semiconductor vendors' combined revenue increased 0.2 percent, which was more than the overall industry's growth...