IC Insights: Leading-Edge Paves the Way For Pure-Play Foundry Growth
Leading-Edge Paves the Way For Pure-Play Foundry Growth
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Sep 19, 2017 -- IC Insights has just released its September Update to The McClean Report. This 32-page Update includes a detailed look at the pure-play foundry market and an analysis of the historical DRAM price-per-bit trends. Shown below is an excerpt from the Update that examines the IC technology trends in the pure-play foundry market.
In 2017, the 7% increase in the total pure-play foundry market is forecast to be almost entirely due to an 18% jump in
Although expected to represent 60% of total pure-play foundry sales in 2017, the ≥40nm pure-play IC foundry market is forecast to be up only $0.2 billion this year. In contrast, the 2017 leading-edge
TSMC is by far the technology leader among the major pure-play foundries. In 2017, 58% of TSMC’s revenue is expected to come from
Illustrating how dominant TSMC is in the leading-edge pure-play foundry market, the company is expected to have almost 7x the dollar volume sales at
In contrast to TSMC, SMIC only entered initial production of its 28nm technology in 4Q15, more than three years after TSMC first put its 28nm process into production. In fact, only 7% of SMIC’s 2017 sales are expected to be from devices having 28nm feature sizes (the company does not offer a finer feature size at this time), which is the primary reason its revenue per wafer is so much less compared to TSMC.
Report Details: The 2017 McClean Report
Details on the IC foundry market and other trends within the IC industry are provided in the 2017 edition of The McClean Report—A Complete Analysis and Forecast of the Integrated Circuit Industry (released in January 2017). A subscription to The McClean Report includes
free monthly updates from March through November (including a 250+ page Mid-Year Update), and
free access to subscriber-only webinars throughout the year. An individual-user license to the 2017 edition of The McClean Report is priced at $4,090 and includes an Internet access password. A multi-user worldwide corporate license is available for $7,090.
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For more information regarding this Research Bulletin, please contact Bill McClean, President at IC Insights. Phone: +1-480-348-1133, email:
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