Recap and Outlook for the Worldwide IC Foundry Industry in 2016
In 2015, the worldwide foundry industry's shipment value outperformed other semiconductor sub-industries, thanks to the growing demand for 8-inch wafers and high-end process technologies for smartphone and PC chips. Driven by the need of high-end processes for smartphone chips, the worldwide foundry industry is expected to see stable growth in 2016. This report reviews the industry's development in 2015 and provides future outlooks for 2016 and beyond. Also included are major players' development highlights, including TSMC, GlobalFoundries, UMC, Samsung, and SMIC.