2022 NAND – Process Technology Comparison, China’s YMTC Shipping Densest NAND, Chips 4 Alliance, Long-term Financial Outlook

Density & Cost comparisons between all 6 NAND flash fabs, China’s YMTC hiding technical details despite shipping world’s densest NAND, Chips 4 Alliance and potential tool bans, Free cashflow margin for NAND industry historically and moving forward

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Packaging Developments From ECTC 2022 – TSMC CoWoS-R+, TSMC 4th Generation SoIC, Intel Collective Die To Wafer Hybrid Bonding, AMD V-Cache, Sony’s Leading 1-Micron Pitch Hybrid Bonding, MediaTek Networking SoC, Co-Packaged Optics, And More

TSMC CoWoS-R+, TSMC 4th Generation SoIC, Intel Collective Die To Wafer Hybrid Bonding, AMD V-Cache, Sony’s Leading 1-Micron Pitch Hybrid Bonding, MediaTek Networking SoC, and Co-Packaged Optics

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Advanced Packaging Part 2 – Review Of Options/Use From Intel, TSMC, Samsung, AMD, ASE, Sony, Micron, SKHynix, YMTC, Tesla, and Nvidia

Advanced packaging exists on a continuum of cost and throughput vs performance and density. Even though the demand for advanced packaging is obvious, there is an incredible number of advanced packaging types and brand names from Intel (EMIB, Foveros, Foveros Omni, Foveros Direct), TSMC (InFO-OS, InFO-LSI, InFO-SOW, InFO-SoIS, CoWoS-S, CoWoS­-R, CoWoS-L, SoIC), Samsung (FOSiP, X-Cube, I-Cube, HBM, DDR/LPDDR DRAM, CIS), ASE (FoCoS, FOEB), Sony (CIS), Micron (HBM), SKHynix (HBM), and YMTC (XStacking). These packaging types are used by all of our favorite companies from AMD, Nvidia, and many more. In Part 2, we will explain all these types of packaging and their uses.

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TSMC 3nm Wafer Shipments Pushed Into Q1 2023, 2.5 Years After N5 | TSMC 2nm, Samsung 2nm, And Intel 20A Battle It Out In 2025

SemiAnalysis has been hearing murmurings about TSMC’s N3 having poor yields, poor metal stack performance, being very expensive, and being too late for Apple’s 2022 iPhone. These can’t be confirmed, but we can confirm that TSMC N3 is now shipping in Q1 2023.
The hiccup on N3 brings many questions about TSMC’s competitive positioning versus Intel 20A and Samsung 2nm. Both these nodes are very aggressive and aimed at getting back into a competitive position against TSMC. Intel and Samsung even claim the nodes will bring leadership.

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The Impending Chinese NAND Apocalypse – YMTC 128 Layer NAND Is The First Semiconductor Where China Is Technologically Competitive

YMTC 128 Layer NAND is the first semiconductor where China is technologically competitive with the leading edge firms from the Western sphere of influence.
Yields are improving and the 2nd fab is being filled with equipment. Once that milestone is reached, the 3rd and 4th fab will be built simultaneously.

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