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Friday 20 October 2017
IC makers maximize 300mm, 200mm wafer capacity, says IC Insights
With the prospects of large 450mm wafers going nowhere, IC manufacturers are increasing efforts to maximize fabrication plants using 300mm and 200mm diameter silicon substrates. The...
Monday 18 April 2016
Number of 300mm IC wafer fabs expected to reach 100 in 2016, says IC Insights
In 2008, 300mm wafers took over as the industry's primary wafer size in terms of total surface area used. The number of 300mm wafer fabrication facilities in operation continues to...
Monday 14 September 2015
Companies maximize 300mm, 200mm wafers; slow progress on 450mm, says IC Insights
Worldwide capacity by wafer size was dominated by 300mm wafers in 2014, and is forecast to continue increasing through 2019, according to IC Insights.
Wednesday 4 September 2013
Globalfoundries growing its 28nm customer base, says CEO
At least more than 12 companies have adopted 28nm chips manufactured by Globalfoundries, said company CEO Ajit Manocha on September 3.
Wednesday 4 September 2013
SEMICON Taiwan 2013: 3D-IC, 450mm and advanced packaging in the spotlight
The 18th annual SEMICON Taiwan trade show has kicked off and will run through Friday at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall, highlighting seven theme pavilions including...
Thursday 22 August 2013
KLA-Tencor to set up equipment training center in Taiwan
Semiconductor equipment maker KLA-Tencor has announced plans to invest a total of US$3 million to set up a local equipment training center in Taiwan slated for completion in April...
Thursday 4 July 2013
Nikon lands 450mm immersion scanner order
Nikon has announced that the company will provide the Research Foundation for the State University of New York with a 450mm wafer ArF immersion scanner, with shipment scheduled in...
Thursday 4 July 2013
Installed 300mm wafer capacity to rise through 2017, says IC Insights
In terms of surface area shipped, 300mm wafers represented 56% of worldwide installed capacity in December 2012. Production using 300mm wafers is forecast to increase steadily and...
Friday 10 May 2013
TSMC reiterates plans for 18-inch wafer manufacturing
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reiterated plans to build its first 450mm (18-inch) pilot production lines, which will offer FinFET transistor technology at...
Wednesday 12 December 2012
ASML CEO to attend annual TSMC supply chain forum
Foundry chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will hold its annual supply chain management forum for 2012 on December 14. Participants will include Eric Meurice,...
Wednesday 5 September 2012
TSMC looks to build pilot 18-inch wafer line in 2016-2017
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is on track in the development of 18-inch (450mm) wafers with the possibility to build a pilot line in 2016-2017 followed by mass...
Friday 20 July 2012
TSMC says still considering ASML proposal
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is still evaluating the proposal from ASML for joint development of new technologies, and no decision has been made yet, according...
Thursday 12 July 2012
KLA-Tencor shipping 450mm-capable tools
KLA-Tencor has announced the installation of its first process control systems capable of handling and inspecting 450mm wafers. Fully automated, the Surfscan SP3 450 meets the demanding...
Friday 9 September 2011
450mm and EUV linked with uncertainty, says SEMI
The transition to manufacturing semiconductors on larger wafers continues to be one of the hottest topics in the industry. However, uncertainty with EUV rollout has exacerbated the...
Thursday 3 March 2011
Record capex leads to 28% fab equipment growth in 2011, says SEMI
SEMI has updated data on over 200 facilities, including LED fabs. Using a thorough bottoms-up approach (tracking all projects fab by fab), the data reveal a 28% increase year-over-year...