27 Jun '16, 6am

Fab toolmakers seeing significant 12-inch fab expansion in China #DIGITIMES

Fab toolmakers seeing significant 12-inch fab expansion in China Cage Chao, Taipei; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Monday 27 June 2016] Capacity expansions are expected to take place at more than 10 12-inch wafer fabs in China over the next five years, according to sources at semiconductor equipment providers, which are eyeing surging 12-inch fab tool demand from the region. Procurement strategies implemented by China-based 12-inch foundries seem to follow Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC), said the sources. For example, China-based players intend to place orders with the suppliers contracted with TSMC for advanced-node manufacturing equipment and facilities. As a matter of fact, most China-based foundries have been promoting themselves by marketing "TSMC-like" services, the sources indicated. In other news, TSMC has been accelerating development of its 7nm and ...

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