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HSMC equipment costs drop due to global recession

Posted: 21 Jan 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:semiconductor? huaxia semiconductor? hsmc? china shougang?

Due to the global semiconductor market recession which led to price cuts in manufacturing equipment, Huaxia Semiconductor Mfg. Co. (HSMC)'s total capital investment dropped from $1.3 billion to about $800 million, according to a senior officer from China Shougang Group, one of HSMC's investors.

According to HSMC, introducing secondhand semiconductor equipment from international manufacturers to build its own production line is a good way to reduce cost during this recession period.

Meanwhile, the company has postponed its investment plan for 8-inch production lines. It expects to catch up with the international semiconductor industry rebound when the facility is ready for production in 2004.

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