Samsung foundry biz expanding

Specializing in the manufacture of memory chips and LCD panels, Samsung's component operations are undergoing a focus shift to advanced process design fabrication targeting mobile communications applications. The move will help it boost gross margin.

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    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is already ready to take on a growing challenge from Samsung Electronics in the IC foundry space, company chairman and CEO Morris...
  • Samsung moves up in foundry ranking

    Wednesday 16 January 2013
    IC Insights has released its 2012 top IC foundries (pure-play and IDM) ranking. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) remained the leader while Samsung Electronics surpassed...
  • Apple reportedly plans to part company with its long-time partner Samsung Electronics. Apple has already reduced its chip orders to Samsung, and reportedly is set to move some or...
  • Samsung Electronics' foundry business has been selected by STMicroelectronics to provide it with products at the 32/28nm process nodes, according to the Korea-based chipmaker. The...
  • IC Insights has published its ranking of the forecast 2012 top 12 IC foundries (pure-play and IDM). TSMC, by far, is expected to remain the leading foundry. TSMC's 2012 sales are...
  • Samsung+booth
    Based on Samsung Electronics' expansion plan for its logic foundry segment, the Korea-based vendor will stand a chance of beating United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) and Globalfoundries...
  • Samsung Austin Semiconductor, Samsung Electronics' only wafer fabrication plant located outside Korea, has announced the completion of its 300mm automated fab, S2.
  • TSMC suing former R&D executive

    Thursday 27 October 2011
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has confirmed recent speculation that the company is suing Mong-Song Liang, a former R&D executive. The company said it is unable...
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    The success of Apple's iOS devices has reshaped the landscape of the consumer electronics industry and triggered a sales boom of portable CE products. The wave of Apple product demand...
  • Globalfoundries and Samsung Electronics have jointed announced they expect to broaden collaboration, and synchronize global semiconductor fabrication facilities to produce chips based...
  • Samsung Foundry tapes out 20nm

    Wednesday 13 July 2011
    Samsung Electronics has announced that its foundry business, Samsung Foundry, successfully taped-out a test chip based on its 20nm process with high-k metal gate (HKMG) technology...
  • Industry sources believe that Samsung Electronics is seeking to boost its system LSI operations in addition to its ambition in the memory segment. The leader in DRAM and NAND flash...
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