Date: January 26, 2016
Taiwan’s integrated circuit sector output topped NT$1.17 trillion (US$34.8
billion) in 2015, up 6.2 percent from 12 months before for a record high, according to the ROC Ministry of Economic Affairs Jan. 25.
“Despite challenging conditions at home and abroad in the second half of 2014, Taiwan’s IC sector continued to thrive on its superior process know-how,” an MOEA official said.
The latest MOEA statistics revealed that dedicated IC foundries contributed 85.06 percent, or NT$995.3 billion, of sector output—also a record high and up 9.7 percent from 2014. This is followed by dynamic random-access memory at NT$136.5 billion, down 12.6 percent year on year, and other IC manufacturing at NT$38.3 billion, 0.8 percent lower for the same period.
According to U.S.–based technology research firm Gartner Inc., global contract IC manufacturing service industry revenues totaled US$46.85 billion in 2014, up 16.11 percent from a year earlier. [FULL STORY]