Pure-play foundries to grow 1% in 2005

Pure-play foundry sales are forecast to total $16.92 bln for 2005, an increase of just 1% of the revenues achieved in 2004, according to IC Insights.

Pure-play foundry sales are forecast to total $16.92 bln for 2005, an increase of just 1% of the revenues achieved in 2004, according to IC Insights. The pure-play foundry market increased by 45% in 2004, while total IC market grew by 28%.