DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lp88ww/global_and) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Wafer Foundry Industry Report, 2013-2014" report to their offering.
The wafer foundry market experienced a wavy development, jumping by 39.4% in 2010 following a 7.9% decline in 2009. And the growth rate first shrank to 8.7% in 2011, then expanded to 21.7% in 2012, and fell back to 6.8% in 2013. It is projected that the growth rate will stand at 15.6% in 2014 and 6.0% in 2015. The fluctuation in the wafer foundry market will begin to present an increasingly small growth rate, which is mainly because of the differentiation in wafer foundry industry.
According to the nature of the vendors, the foundry businesses can be divided into two segments, namely, IDMs offering their excess capacity to third parties and pure-play (or dedicated) foundries, with the former including Samsung, Intel, and IBM. Global Foundries can be barely included in IDMs, for it originated from AMD. These vendors have long product lines, which makes it possible to cause competition with their customers. And IDMs, in reality, are not involved in foundry businesses and could conduct foundry business only when they have excess capacity. These IDMs will not become the first choice of the customers unless special reasons.
Money and technology do not always help do well in wafer foundry industry, which has been best illustrated by IBM. Recently, IBM was willing to pay USD1 billion for the sale of its wafer foundry business to Global Foundries. And Global Foundries suggested that the payment was very small and should be expanded to USD2 billion due to the fact that the business, which generates revenue of less than USD500 million annually, caused IBM to suffer approximately USD1.5 billion loss a year. Except TSMC, most foundries have more or less bought IBM's technology, especially Samsung, STMicroelectronics, and Global Foundries, which are all technologically brought up by IBM.
KEY TOPICS COVERED
1. Overview of Global Semiconductor Industry
2. Downstream Market of Wafer Foundry Industry
3. Wafer Foundry Industry
4. Semiconductor Industry in China
5. 13 Key Wafer Foundry Vendors
- Dongbu Hitek
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