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Semiconductor Foundries Show Moderate Recovery Jun 02

  • ID: 2166083
  • June 2002
  • Standard & Poors

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Koninklijke Philips N.V.
  • Korea (Republic of)
  • Malaysia
  • STMicroelectronics N.V.
  • Texas Instruments Inc.
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Abstract
The semiconductor foundry sector, which experienced a severe downturn in 2001, has shown signs of recovery in 2002. The three largest dedicated semiconductor foundries, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC; BBB/Stable/--), and Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. (CSM; BBB-/Negative/--) have recently reported higher order levels and capacity utilization, as well as firmer average selling prices. Despite the slump in 2001, the long-term trend of semiconductor foundries remains favorable. This is based on the growing number of fabless design houses, and increased outsourcing demand from integrated device manufacturers (IDMs); particularly with the migration to advanced process technology, and the escalating cost of build-out for 300mm fabrication plants (fabs). Nevertheless, Standard & Poor's believes that semiconductor foundries have a higher-than-average...

Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Texas Instruments Inc.
- Malaysia
- Korea (Republic of)
- Singapore (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
- Taiwan (Republic of China) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- China (People's READ MORE >

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- Texas Instruments Inc.
- Malaysia
- Korea (Republic of)
- Singapore (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
- Taiwan (Republic of China) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- China (People's Republic of )
- Koninklijke Philips N.V.
- STMicroelectronics N.V.
- GlobalFoundries Singapore Pte. Ltd.
- United Microelectronics Corp.

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