Taipei, Thursday, May 25, 2017 14:50 (GMT+8)
partly cloudy
Taipei
27°C
Digitimes Research: Foundry sector to outperform overall semiconductor industry in 2014
Nobunaga Chai, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Tuesday 14 January 2014]

The global IC foundry sector is forecast to increase almost 9% in output value in 2014, while output value for the overall semiconductor industry will grow by a smaller 5.2%, according to Digitimes Research.

However, the anticipated rise in output value for the 2014 IC foundry industry shows a slowdown compared to growth of 15% in 2013 and 19.9% in 2012, said Digitimes Research.

TSMC is set to move its 20nm SoC process to mass production in 2014, while new capacity at its 12-inch fabs will come online, Digitimes Research indicated.

Rivals Globalfoundries and Samsung Electronics will also ramp up production of 20nm chips in the first half of 2014, Digitimes Research disclosed.

Meanwhile, Samsung Electronics' foundry capacity utilization rate is likely to fall in 2014, due to the loss of Apple orders, Digitimes Research said. Buoyed by orders of application processors from Apple and strong IC demand for smartphones and tablets, TSMC's share of the global IC foundry market is expected to reach 50.3% in 2014 from 48.4% in 2012, Digitimes Research noted.

Realtime news
  • Global smartphone shipments grow 9.1% on year in 1Q17, says Gartner

    Mobile + telecom | 48min ago

  • Pegatron to showcase new products on June 1

    IT + CE | 3h 10min ago

  • Shipments of 18:9 smartphone panels to surge in 2H17

    Displays | 3h 31min ago

  • E Ink, Japan Display co-develop LTPS e-paper

    Displays | 4h 10min ago

  • China market: China-based panel equipment makers surpass South Korea-based ones in 1Q17, says KDIA

    Before Going to Press | May 24, 21:39

  • SK Hynix reportedly obtains GDDR6 DRAM orders from Nvidia, AMD

    Before Going to Press | May 24, 21:39

  • Pixart Imaging to see revenues up 20% on year in May

    Before Going to Press | May 24, 21:38

  • HTC rolls out AI platform for medical applications

    Before Going to Press | May 24, 21:38

  • China market: Some white-box VR device makers cede VR market

    Before Going to Press | May 24, 21:38

  • Diode makers gearing up for car-use applications

    Before Going to Press | May 24, 21:37

  • Nvidia, Intel expected to show latest progress on AI product lines

    Before Going to Press | May 24, 21:37

  • Etron provides 30nm specialty buffer memory for automotive

    Before Going to Press | May 24, 21:37

  • Macroblock 2017 EPS to reach NT$8

    Before Going to Press | May 24, 21:36

  • Passive component firm Chilisin puts increased focus on high-end products

    Before Going to Press | May 24, 21:35

  • Computex 2017: BenQ pushing new cloud computing solutions

    Before Going to Press | May 24, 21:35

Pause
 | 
View more
Innodisk
Trends and forecasts for the China FPD industry, 2014-2017
The transition to 4k TV - UHD TV market forecast, 2014-2017
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.