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QoQ Growth in Total Revenue of Top 10 Foundries Was Slightly Smaller at 8.3% for 4Q21 Mainly Due to Combination of ASP Hike and Limited Capacity Growth

2022/03/09

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Global market intelligence firm TrendForce reports that growth is gradually tapering off for the demand generated by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the stay-at-home economy...

Foundry Market Bulletin_20220307

2022/03/07

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Regarding the developmental progress of TSMC’s 3nm node, technical R&D and trial production on the 3nm node is primarily being conducted at TSMC’s Hsinchu R&D Center...

UMC’s Subsidiary Foundry HJTC in Suzhou Returns to Operation; Latest Assessment Indicates More Than Two Weeks of Wafer Input Loss That Has Also Affected About 4% of UMC’s 8-Inch Wafer Foundry Capacity in 1Q22

2022/02/24

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Global market intelligence firm TrendForce reports that UMC’s subsidiary foundry HJTC has begun to gradually return to normal operation after a period of suspension...

Foundry Market Bulletin_20220221

2022/02/21

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In response to recent market rumors indicating that Samsung is affected by equipment delays and 4nm capacity expansion has not shaped up as expected...

Intel Acquires Tower for US$5.4 Billion so as to Diversify Manufacturing Process Platforms and Strengthen Production Capability Across Different Regions

2022/02/16

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Global market intelligence firm TrendForce reports that Intel officially confirmed on February 15th that it will acquire Israeli foundry Tower Semiconductor for US$5.4 billion...

Armed Conflict over Ukraine Could Impact Supply of Gases Used in Semiconductor Manufacturing and Thereby Ratchet Up Chip Production Costs

2022/02/15

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News agencies around the world are reporting that Russia has recently deployed around 100,000 troops near its border with Ukraine and is now conducting military exercises in Belarus...

Armed Conflict over Ukraine Could Impact Supply of Gases Used in Semiconductor Manufacturing and Thereby Ratchet Up Chip Production Costs

2022/02/15

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News agencies around the world are reporting that Russia has recently deployed around 100,000 troops near its border with Ukraine and is now conducting military exercises in Belarus...

UMC’s Subsidiary Foundry in Suzhou Gradually Suspends Operation Due to a Suspected COVID-19 Infection; Initial Assessment Indicates Impact of Incident Is Manageable

2022/02/14

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Global market intelligence firm TrendForce reports that UMC’s subsidiary foundry HJTC, which is located in the Chinese city of Suzhou, has entered phased shutdown and temporary suspension...

Limited Growth in Global 8-Inch Wafer Foundry Capacity Has Resulted in Migration to 12-Inch Wafer Foundry Service for Some Semiconductor Products

2022/01/25

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Global market intelligence firm TrendForce reports that with the global chip shortage persisting for two long years, foundries have all taken proactive steps to expand production capacity so as to meet the insatiable market demand...

Foundry Market Bulletin_20220124

2022/01/24

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TSMC held a 4Q21 earnings results conference on 1/13. Driven by better-than-expected 5nm demand, both revenue and gross profit margin in the quarter exceeded expectations...