Among markets, 45% of fourth-quarter revenues came from Asia and North America each, 9% from Europe and 1% from Japan. In terms of IC applications, communication accounted for 50% of the revenues, followed by consumer electronics with 29%, PC with 18% and other applications with 3%. Among different processes, 40nm accounted for 15% of the revenues, 65nm for 40%, 90nm for 7%, 0.11/0.13-micron for 15%, 0.15/0.18-micron for 10%, 0.25/0.35-micron for 10%, 0.5-micron and above for 3%. 90% of the revenues came from fabless IC design houses and 10% from IDMs.Source: DigiTimes
Total quarterly foundry capacity increased to 1.401 million 8-inch wafers in equivalent in the fourth quarter of 2012 and is expected to be further expanded to 1.461 million wafers in the first quarter of 2013.
UMC lagging behind in 28nm process
Posted on Thursday, Feb 07 2013 @ 12:50 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck