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TSMC Has 59% share of IC Foundry Market in 2016 | CTimes

Discussion in 'China & Asia Pacific' started by Martian, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. Martian

    Martian Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    IC Insights published the latest revenues for the world's largest semiconductor foundries (ie. third-party semiconductor manufacturers).

    In the last three years (e.g. 2014, 2015, and 2016), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) had the same worldwide marketshare at 59%.

    However, look at TSMC's sales. It jumped by over $4 billion from 2014 to 2016.

    TSMC Holds a 59% Marketshare of The IC Foundry Market in 2016 | CTimes

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    I think TSMC will continue its dominance of the worldwide semiconductor foundry market, because of its technological leadership at the advanced nodes.

    TSMC started production of 10nm at the end of 2016 and will ramp in 2017.

    TSMC's 7nm is scheduled for production in 2018.

    TSMC expects to begin production of 5nm in 2020.
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    Watch out Intel and Samsung: TSMC is gearing up for 7nm processing with trial production | Digital Trends
    "In last week’s investors meeting, TSMC Co-CEO Mark Liu added to Chang’s report, stating that the company will likely move its 7nm process technology to volume production during the first half of 2018. He said that over twenty customers are currently “engaged” with the company regarding the new process technology, and that fifteen customer tape-outs are scheduled to take place in 2017."

    TSMC to Adopt Extreme Ultraviolet at 5nm | EE Times
    "'We estimate that EUV will be a cost-effective tool for high-volume manufacturing by 2020, in time for our 5nm ramp,' TSMC Co-CEO Mark Liu said at an event to announce the company’s second-quarter results."
     
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    Golden_Rule 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    5nm, that is just about two molecules???
     
  3. Martian

    Martian Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Europe drops out of high-tech semiconductor manufacturing race.

    Europe's largest semiconductor manufacturer STMicroelectronics has given up in the competition for more advanced semiconductor manufacturing nodes. After 14nm, STM will stop. STM says it will use foundries (such as TSMC).

    Taiwan TSMC's 10nm, 7nm, and 5nm nodes should have a new customer in Europe's STMicroelectronics.
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    ST to Exit Digital IC Manufacturing Race | Electronics 360

    "STMicroelectronics NV, which has been for some time the largest semiconductor manufacturing company headquartered in Europe, has decided not to develop IC manufacturing technology beyond the 14nm node. As many other chip companies have done previously, ST will instead depend on foundries for chip manufacturing beyond the 14nm node.
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    'As for regional control of technology development, it all comes down to high volume manufacturing and self-funding of technology,' Jelinek says. 'In the U.S., it's Intel. In Asia it's Samsung and TSMC. In China it will be government driven. You must get a return on your investment and only the largest of companies can make the investments required.'"


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