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Foundry Market Bulletin_20220808

2022/08/08

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In the context of the U.S. CHIPS Act passing, Samsung announced on 7/22 that it intends to invest US$200bn in the next 20 years to build 11 new fabs in Texas...

Intel Has Encountered Delays in Product Development, Thereby Causing TSMC to Correct Down Equipment Orders and Scale Back CapEx for 2023

2022/07/29

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Global market intelligence firm TrendForce reports that the weakening demand for consumer electronics continues to drag down foundries’ capacity utilization rates (CURs)...

TSMC Remains as MediaTek’s Main Foundry despite Intel and MediaTek’s Strategic Partnership

2022/07/29

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TrendForce’s Department of Semiconductor Research reports that Intel and MediaTek have formed a strategic partnership that were jointly announced by both parties on July 25th...

TSMC’s Production Site Fab18 in STSP Experienced Power Outage, but Impact Is Limited for Nodes That Are Already in Mass Production Phase

2022/07/28

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TrendForce’s Semiconductor Research Department reports that the P5 and P6 sections of TSMC’s Fab18B in Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) experienced a very brief power outage at 5:00 p.m. on July 27th...

Further Sanctions on China by the US to Once Again Elevate Geopolitical Risks as Countries Aim for Autonomous Chip Production

2022/07/28

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As indicated by global market intelligence firm TrendForce, the scission in the supply chain of chips caused by the pandemic over the past two years, as well as the escalated geopolitical risks such as the US-China trade conflict and the Russia-Ukraine war...

Foundry Market Bulletin_20220725

2022/07/25

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TSMC held a 2Q22 earnings call on 7/14. Revenue and gross profit both hit new highs in 2Q22, at US$18.16bn and 59.1% respectively...

Foundry Market Bulletin_20220711

2022/07/11

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In a departure from other foundries’ global large-scale mature process expansions, Samsung's 2022 expansion focuses on expanding advanced processes and the company plans to expand 4nm and 3nm production capacity...

Foundries Will Be Struggling to Maintain High Capacity Utilization Rate in Face of Slumping Demand for Consumer Electronics

2022/07/04

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TrendForce’s Department of Semiconductor Research reports that the demand for consumer electronics continues to undergo downward corrections as rising inflation batters consumer confidence...

Foundry Market Bulletin_20220627

2022/06/27

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Recently, market rumors indicated that NVIDIA has delayed the launch of new products due to the currently weak consumer graphics card market...

Growth of Foundry Capacity Based on Mature Nodes Will Reach 20% for 2022 and Exceed Average Growth of 12-Inch Wafer Foundry Capacity; Specialty Technologies Now Come Under Focus

2022/06/17

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Global market intelligence firm TrendForce reports that foundries on the whole have initiated a series of capacity expansion projects at their existing fabs and new fab-building projects...