This post is by Marcus Lu from Visual Capitalist

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Graphic visualizing advanced semiconductors foundry capacity by country.

Advanced Semiconductor Market Share by Country (2023-2027F)

This was originally posted on our Voronoi app. Download the app for free on iOS or Android and discover incredible data-driven charts from a variety of trusted sources. In today’s fast-changing tech landscape, advanced semiconductors drive innovation across industries, powering devices from smartphones to healthcare equipment. In this graphic, we visualize advanced foundry capacity by country, for 2023 and forecasts for 2027. This data comes from TrendForce, and was published in December 2023.

Advanced vs. Mature Processes

Advanced manufacturing processes refer to ≤16/14 nanometer (nm) nodes. Smaller transistors allow manufacturers to pack more of them onto a single chip, increasing processing power and efficiency. For example, the iPhone 15 Pro uses Apple’s first chip manufactured with a 3 nm process, while the Playstation 5 uses a 6 nm chip. Mature processes (28 nm or larger) are cheaper to produce and are used in products that don’t require significant computing power. This includes home appliances and fitness trackers.

Taiwan Still #1 for Foreseeable Future

Taiwan holds 68% of advanced foundry capacity, though this is expected to fall to 60% by 2027 as the U.S. expands its domestic capacity. Taiwanese TSMC tops the list of the largest producer of advanced semiconductors. The company earned 60% (or nearly $17 billion) of semiconductor foundry revenue in Q1 2023. Japan is also getting into the mix, with Rapidus Corp. aiming to produce 2 nm chips by 2027.
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