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ASML began to ship its first High-NA lithography tool to Intel late last year ,and the machine will be fully assembled in Oregon in the coming months. Shipping only a single extreme ultraviolet (EUV) system with a 0.55 numerical aperture lens may not seem like too impressive, but the company aims to ship a much larger number of such devices this year, and further production increases in the coming years. ASML did not disclose how many High-NA EUV litho tools it plans to ship this year, but the company has already announced that it had obtained orders for these machines from all leading makers of logic chips (Intel, Samsung Foundry, TSMC) and memory (Micron, Samsung, SK Hynix), and that the total number currently stands between...

Global Semiconductor Sales Hit $526.8 Billion in 2023

The global semiconductor industry saw its sales dropped around $47 billion to nearly $527 billion in 2023, according to estimations by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). This was a...

13 by Anton Shilov on 2/9/2024

TSMC to Build Second Fab in Japan: 6nm and 7nm Coming to Japan

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. on Tuesday formally announced plans to build a second fab in Japan. The fab will be run by Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing (JASM), a majority-owned...

4 by Anton Shilov on 2/6/2024

TSMC 2nm Update: Two Fabs in Construction, One Awaiting Government Approval

When Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is prepping to roll out an all-new process technology, it usually builds a new fab to meet demand of its alpha customers and...

36 by Anton Shilov on 1/19/2024

TSMC Posts Q4'23 Earnings: 3nm Revenue Share Jumps to 15%, 5nm Overtakes 7nm For 2023

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. released its Q4'2023 and full year 2023 financial results this week. And along with a look at the financial state of the firm as it...

2 by Anton Shilov on 1/19/2024

TSMC Solidifies Leadership on Foundry Market as Intel Jumps into Top 10

The global foundry industry witnessed a substantial rise in demand in the third quarter of 2023, according to TrendForce. The Top 10 foundries collectively saw their revenue soar to...

7 by Anton Shilov on 12/6/2023

TSMC Q3 Earnings: 3nm Production Node Accounts for 6% of Revenue

Although Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. formally started production of chips using its N3 (3nm-class) process technology back in late 2022, the company did not recognize any meaningful N3 revenue...

7 by Anton Shilov on 10/19/2023

TSMC: We Want OSATs to Expand Their Advanced Packaging Capability

Almost since the inception of the foundry business model in the late 1980s, TSMC would produce silicon. In contrast, an outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) service provider would...

2 by Anton Shilov on 10/16/2023

TSMC: Ecosystem for 2nm Chip Development Is Nearing Completion

Speaking to partners last week as part of their annual Open Innovation Platform forum in Europe, a big portion of TSMC's roadshow was dedicated to the next generation of...

20 by Anton Shilov on 10/12/2023

HBM4 in Development, Organizers Eyeing Even Wider 2048-Bit Interface

High-bandwidth memory has been around for about a decade, and throughout its its continued development it has steadily increased in speed, starting at a data transfer rate from 1...

11 by Anton Shilov on 10/12/2023

TSMC: Importance of Open Innovation Platform Is Growing, Collaboration Needed for Next-Gen Chips

This year TSMC is commemorating 15 years of its Open Innovation Platform, a multi-faceted program that brings together the foundry's suppliers, partners, and customers to help TSMC's customers better...

4 by Anton Shilov on 10/12/2023

TSMC Buys 10% Stake in IMS Nano from Intel

Intel and TSMC have announced an agreement in which TSMC will acquire a 10% stake in IMS Nanofabrication. IMS, controlled by Intel, produces multi e-beam photomask writing tools, whose...

0 by Anton Shilov on 9/12/2023

TSMC: Short Supply of HPC GPUs to Persist for 1.5 Years

The reports about an insufficient supply of compute GPUs used for artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC) servers became common in recent months as demand for GPUs to...

6 by Anton Shilov on 9/7/2023

ASML to Deliver First High-NA EUV Tool This Year

In a promising sign for the development of the next generation of EUV lithography machines, ASML has revealed that the company is set to deliver the industry's first High-NA...

7 by Anton Shilov on 9/6/2023

TSMC Establishes Joint Venture to Build 12nm/16nm Fab in Europe

TSMC on Tuesday announced plans to establish a European Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (ESMC) joint venture with its partners Bosch, Infineon, and NXP to build a fab near Dresden, Germany...

10 by Anton Shilov on 8/8/2023

Dozens of Companies Adopt TSMC's 3nm Process Technology

Designing chips for modern, leading-edge manufacturing technologies is an expensive endeavor. Still, dozens of companies have already adopted TSMCs N3 and N3E (3 nm-class) fabrication processes, according to disclosures...

9 by Anton Shilov on 7/28/2023

TSMC to Build $2.87 Billion Facility For Advanced Chip Packaging

TSMC on Tuesday announced plans to construct a new advanced chip packaging facility in Tongluo Science Park. The company intends to spend around $2.87 billion on the fab that...

3 by Anton Shilov on 7/25/2023

TSMC: 3nm Chips for Smartphones and HPCs Coming This Year

While TSMC formally started mass production of chips on its N3 (3nm-class) process technology late last year, the company is set to finally ship the first revenue wafers in...

21 by Anton Shilov on 7/21/2023

TSMC Delays Arizona Fab Deployment to 2025, Citing Shortage of Skilled Workers

TSMC on Thursday disclosed that it will have to delay mass production at its Fab 21 in Arizona to 2025, as a lack of suitably skilled workers is slowing...

27 by Anton Shilov on 7/20/2023

Top 10 Foundries See Revenue Drop Nearly 15% Year-over-Year

The top 10 contract makers of chips saw their Q1 2023 revenue decline by 14.6% year-over-year and 18.6% quarter-over-quarter, according to the most recent report by TrendForce. The market...

0 by Anton Shilov on 6/13/2023

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