Taipei, Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:41 (GMT+8)
showers
Taipei
16°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
  • North American semiconductor equipment industry posts US$1.86 billion in January billings

    Bits + chips | 3min ago

  • Globalfoundries announces availability of 45nm RF SOI to advance 5G mobile communications

    Bits + chips | 10min ago

  • MediaTek-Richtek deal probed for possible insider trading

    Bits + chips | 16min ago

  • UMC to pay NT$0.50 cash dividend for 2016

    Bits + chips - Stockwatch | 17min ago

  • PTI to deal out cash dividend of NT$4 for 2016

    Bits + chips | 54min ago

  • Diode maker Eris to hand out NT$3.46 in dividends for 2016

    Bits + chips - Newswatch | Feb 22, 21:36

  • Epistar to produce VCSELs

    LED | Feb 22, 21:34

  • Memory module maker Apacer to hand out cash dividend of NT$2.40 for 2016

    Bits + chips - Newswatch | Feb 22, 21:30

  • Toshiba to begin mass production of 64-layer, 512-gigabit 3D flash in 2H17

    Bits + chips | Feb 22, 18:19

  • Pegatron subsidiary acquires equipment for plants in China

    Before Going to Press | Feb 22, 21:35

  • MediaTek gross margin unlikely to rebound

    Before Going to Press | Feb 22, 21:18

  • Industrial robot makers expanding capacity for upcoming competition

    Before Going to Press | Feb 22, 21:16

  • AMD to release Ryzen in March with initial shipments to top 1 million

    Before Going to Press | Feb 22, 21:14

  • Diode maker Eris to hand out NT$3.46 in dividends for 2016

    Before Going to Press | Feb 22, 21:10

  • Transition to 18-inch wafers unlikely to happen over next 3 years, says Applied

    Before Going to Press | Feb 22, 21:09

  • MediaTek-Richtek deal probed for possible insider trading

    Before Going to Press | Feb 22, 21:08

  • Elan expects to post 6-9% decrease in 1Q17 revenues

    Before Going to Press | Feb 22, 21:06

  • WPG expects sales to recover starting 2Q17

    Before Going to Press | Feb 22, 21:06

Pause
 | 
View more
Advantest
Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets
Analysis of China revised domestic semiconductor industry goals
  • 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.