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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...

Update on Power Outage at HHGrace’s Fab3 in Shanghai: Impact Is Within Controllable Range and Production Lines Are Gradually Returning to Operation

2022/01/10

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Global market intelligence firm TrendForce reports that HHGrace’s Fab3 (HH Fab3) located in Shanghai’s Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park experienced a power outage in the morning of January 7...

Foundry Market Bulletin_20220110

2022/01/10

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Samsung is expected to release a new flagship mobile phone, the Samsung Galaxy S22 in 1Q22. In addition to utilizing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8Gen1 (SM8450) smartphone chipset (AP)...

HuaHong Group’s Zhangjiang Foundry Base in Shanghai Has Suffered a Power Outage That Will Impact Production for Many 8- and 12-Inch Wafer Products

2022/01/08

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Global market intelligence firm TrendForce reports that HHGrace’s HH Fab 3 in Shanghai experienced a power outage on January 7. The transformer of a supporting electrical substation at HuaHong’s Zhangjiang Foundry Base short circuited and blew up...