Latest electronics industry views about Manufacturing

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So Who's Ahead On 14nm?

“If Intel’s 14nm process is so superior, how come Intel execs didn’t convince Apple to dump frenemy Samsung?” asks Jean-Louis Gassee in his Monday Note this morning…

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2014 Foundry Sales Up 13%

Worldwide foundry revenues are expected to rise 13% in 2014 to a new record-high level of $47.9 billion after increasing 13% in 2013 and 18% in 2012, says the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) and market researcher IC Insights…

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There's Still Hope

The good news about today’s European Nanoelectronics Forum in Cannes today is that speaker after speaker referred to the goal of gaining 20% semiconductor market share by 2020…

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EC IC Manufacturing Boost May Need Foreign Investment

If the European semiconductor companies don’t invest in semiconductor production facilities in Europe then the EC will support investment by foreign companies, Khalil Rouhana, Director for Components & Systems in the EC’s DG CONNECT project, told the European Nanoelectronics Forum 2014 in Cannes this morning…

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TSMC In Risk Production On 16nm

After all the ‘now you see it, now you don’t’ bollox about 14/16nm finfet, TSMC has announced it is in risk production…

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DRAM Shortage Till 2016

The current DRAM undersupply will continue through 2015, moving back into an oversupply in 2016 as new wafer capacity is added, says Gartner…

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28nm Drives Foundry Sales

The vast majority of the increase in pure-play foundry sales in 2014 is forecast to originate from sales of devices built using ≤28nm feature sizes, says IC Insights…

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Volume 16nm Production Next Year.

The 14/16nm volume production ramp is a next year event, says ASML CEO Peter Wennink. It had been generally thought that the new node would not be ramped in volume until 2016…

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