Foundry Market Continues to Grow

The foundry market generated $18 billion in 2005 and has seen a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.8% since 2001. The use of foundry outsourcing now exceeds the peak levels during the year 2000. The foundry services market will continue to grow at a 12.2% CAGR. The market is expected to peak at $35 billion in 2008 but slip to $32 billion in 2009 before recovering to $33 billion in 2010.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. (TSMC) ranked first in the foundry market with a 45% share in 2005. United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) placed second and third with 15% and 7%, respectively. Overall, Asia/Pacific suppliers accounted for 82% of the foundry market.

Source: EE Times