Moov brings you a round-up of used semiconductor equipment developments, semiconductor manufacturer announcements, semiconductor market updates, and more semiconductor industry news and views worth reading this week.
TSMC announces plans to build 2-nanometer fab
In Short: TSMC plans to mass produce semiconductors using 2-nanometer technology by 2024. The largest global foundry announced plans to open an R&D fab research in Hsinchu next year to develop 2-nano technology.
Read more in Business Korea.
China plans to spend $300b importing semiconductors in 2020
In Short: Despite new U.S. sanctions, the vice chairman of the China Semiconductor Industry Association announced China still plans to spend $300b importing semiconductors in 2020 at last week’s World Semiconductor Conference.
Read more in Fortune.
VLSI sees chip stockpiling, still predicts industry growth
In Short: In an interview with Reuters, industry market research group VLSI Research reports stockpiling of chips amidst concerns the U.S. will be cut off from semiconductor global chip supply with proposed incentives for U.S. manufacturing falling $50b. Despite geopolitical tensions, VLSI predicts 7% global growth for the semiconductor industry in 2020.
Read more insights in Reuters.
Techno-nationalism in US-China row: Q&A with Alex Capri, senior fellow at NUS
In Short: What is techno-nationalism and what does that mean for the global semiconductor industry post 2020 U.S. election?
Read this interview to find out.
TSMC flexes muscles at Technology Symposium last week
In Short: TSMC predicts that they have ~50% of all the active EUV machines installed worldwide. Beyond that, the company also has a number of ~60% for cumulative EUV wafer production.
Get the scoop here.
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