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Five Semiconductor Companies Hold 53 percent of Global Wafer Capacity

Only five semiconductor companies hold 53 percent of total global wafer capacity, according to IC Insights. In 2019, each company had capacity of more than 1,000,000 wafer starts per month. In contrast, the top five capacity leaders in 2009 held 36 percent of worldwide capacity. Capacity at other semiconductor leaders, including Intel (817K wafers/month), UMC…

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Component Shortages Will Ease as Wafer Capacity Grows

Silicon wafer production capacity last year wasn’t enough to meet supply and demand across several IC segments, particularly memory components and discrete semiconductors, which resulted in component shortages and extended lead times. Wafer capacity is now forecast to increase over the next two years, which will lessen supply constraints and stabilize pricing as more capacity…

SMIC TianJin to Expand 8-Inch Wafer Production

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world and the largest and most advanced foundry in mainland China, announces the laying of the foundation stone to mark the official launch of its capacity expansion project at SMIC’s TianJin facility. After the project’s completion, SMIC TianJin is expected to…