Yesterday, IC Insights released the monthly capacity of fabs in various regions and countries, with Taiwan region ranked first, South Korea ranked second, Japan ranked third, the United States ranked fourth, and the mainland China ranked fifth. According to the report, the monthly capacity of Taiwan fabs is equivalent to 4.126 million 8-inch wafers, accounting for 21.8% of the global total, ranking first. Taiwan’s fab production capacity ranked first in the world in 2015. In 2018, Taiwan’s fab capacity accounted for 21.8% of the global total, up 0.5% from 21.3% in 2017, and continues to rank first in the world. According to a report by IC Insights last year, TSMC’s revenue in 2017 reached $32.2 billion, more than five times higher than the second-ranked supplier Globalfoundries. Last year, TSMC accounted for nearly 52% of the global foundry market. In addition, Taiwan also has the world’s third largest wafer foundry UMC, and ranked sixth in the world Powerchip. In 2017, TSMC, UMC and Powerchip’s foundries revenue accounted for approximately 62% of the world’s total. According to the global wafer capacity report for 2019-2023, TSMC and Samsung and SK Hynix account for a large share of wafer fab production capacity in Taiwan and Korea, and are global capacity leaders. TSMC accounts for 67% of Taiwan’s production capacity, while Samsung and SK Hynix accounted for 94% of South Korea’s IC wafer capacity at the end of 2018. In addition, according to IC Insights, the Japanese fab has a monthly capacity equivalent to 3.168 million 8-inch wafers, accounting for 16.8% of the global total, ranking third; the US fab has a monthly capacity equivalent to 2.426 million 8-inch wafers. The global proportion is 12.8%, ranking fourth; Mainland China’s fabs have a monthly capacity equivalent to 2.361 million 8-inch wafers, accounting for 12.5% of the world’s total, ranking fifth, with a 1.7% increase from 10.8% in 2017, which is the region with the most increase.
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