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    GLOBALFOUNDRIES Fab 7 Is for Sale

    According to industry sources, GLOBALFOUNDRIES is looking for a buyer for its 12-inch Fab 7 in Singapore. "Samsung and China-based chipmakers through third-party investment funds are potential buyers, according to the speculation." Industry observers said it would easier for GLOBALFOUNDRIES to...
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    TSMC Expected to Lead in Manufacturing AI and 5G Chip Solutions

    Major chipmakers have tapped Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as their foundry partner for advanced AI and 5G solutions. These cutting edge designs will be shown at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade fair. TSMC is "well on track" for its 5nm EUV process to reach volume...
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    TSMC Receives Permits to Start Construction of Its 3nm Foundry

    TSMC has received a permit to start construction of its 3nm chip factory at the Southern Taiwan Science Park in Tainan. Before the chipmaker could start construction, an environmental study was conducted by the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) to see if the region could supply the...
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    Intel Is Feeling the Heat from Amazon's Homegrown Chips

    Intel has dominated the server market with a 96.6% market share even after AMD reentered the competition. Intel seems secure, but the landscape of the server market is different from conventional tech markets as 10 corporations have the purchasing power to command 35% of the total sales in the...
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    TSMC Is Building New 8-Inch Fab Capacity and Updates 5nm Node Progress

    TSMC CEO CC Wei has announced plans to begin work on building a new 8-inch wafer fab to satisfy robust customer demand for specialty process technologies. He also announced that the company is still on "schedule to move a newer 5nm node to risk production in the second quarter of 2019, followed...
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    Chipmakers Are Unsure of Ability to Transition to Sub-10nm Technology

    Chipmakers are slowing the transition to sub-10nm process nodes as money woes start to affect the foundries. Companies such as Mediatek and Qualcomm are rolling out new 14 1/2nm products while waiting in the wings for 7nm technology to mature for 5G products. As reported earlier...