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Recap and Outlook for the Worldwide IC Foundry Industry in 2016

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.


  • OVERVIEW OF THE WORLDWIDE AND TAIWANESE IC FOUNDRY INDUSTRIES
    • Worldwide IC Foundry Industry to Grow Steadily at a Slower Pace
    • Taiwanese IC Foundry Industry to Slow Down, Still Outperforms the Global Industry
    • Taiwanese Foundries Lead in Market Share with Advanced Process Reaching 50%
      • Table Major Foundries' Ranking by Shipment Value, 2014 vs 2015
  • DEVELOPMENT TRENDS OF THE WORLDWIDE IC FOUNDRY INDUSTRY
    • Key Players Have Rather Different Capex Planning
    • Major Foundries Seeking to Get a Head Start in Advanced Processes
    • Rising Importance of the Chinese Foundry Market
  • DEVELOPMENT HIGHLIGHTS OF MAJOR PLAYERS
    • TSMC
    • GlobalFoundries
    • UMC
    • Samsung
    • SMIC
  • CONCLUSION
    • Process Technology, Volume Production Schedule Still Play a Key Role
    • Extensive Capacity Expansion May Lead to Oversupply in the Future
  • APPENDIX
    • Glossary of Terms
    • List of Companies

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