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Competitive Landscape: Semiconductor Foundries Are Coping With Moore's Law, 2013 Update

Published: 11 September 2013

ID: G00255549

Analyst(s): Samuel Wang


Advanced technology for mobile applications has been the main driver of foundry revenue growth. Intel's entrance to the customer manufacturing business intensifies the competition for technology leadership. Key foundry players are refining their strategies to cope with changing market forces.

Table Of Contents


  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Moore's Law Has Continued With the Adoption of New Materials and Device Structures
    • Mobile Has Replaced the PC as the Current Growth Driver
    • Increased Competition for Technology Leadership Position
    • Stratification of Market Into Three Tiers
  • Market Players
  • The Future of Competition
    • Slowing of Moore's Law Economic Benefits
    • Saturation of Mobile Market
    • Emergence of New Killer Applications (Internet of Things) Without Clear Requirements for Foundries
    • Challenges of New Technology
    • Challenges in Serving Customers of Advanced Nodes
    • Foundry Trends
    • Foundries Need to Be Prepared With Key Competitive Drivers and Inhibitors
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Intel
    • TSMC
    • Globalfoundries
    • Samsung
    • SMIC
    • MagnaChip Semiconductor
    • Powerchip
  • References and Methodology
    • Selection Criteria for Inclusion in the Competitive Landscape
    • Market Share Position
    • Impact on Market

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