Competitive Analysis of Taiwanese and Chinese IC Foundries: TSMC, UMC, SMIC, Huahong Grace
Dominating nearly 70% of total foundry sales in 2013, Taiwanese top two foundries have their leading positions secured. Chinese counterparts have been catching up fast though as the Chinese government has declared the IC foundry industry as one of main industries in China. With a consistent large amount of government funds being allocated for the industry, the results have been fruitful. This report profiles the development of top two Taiwanese foundries, TSMC and UMC, and two Chinese foundries, SMIC and Huahong Grace; examines the pros and cons of those cross-strait foundries as well as their strategic planning for the future.