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Conexant, Carlyle Group form specialty wafer company

Posted: 19 Mar 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:semiconductor? wafer? specialty foundry? SiGe BiCMOS? wireless communication?

Conexant Systems Inc. and The Carlyle Group have formed a new specialty foundry company located in Newport Beach, California. Carlyle will control and be the majority owner while Conexant will be a minority holder and a customer of the new company. Further details, including the name of the new company, will be announced within the next 60 days.

The foundry is expected to produce 20,000 8-inch semiconductor wafers per month using specialty process technologies, such as SiGe BiCMOS, for use in wireless communications and optical networking applications.





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