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Taiwan's MOEA to finalize chipmakers' transfer application

Posted: 09 Aug 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Ministry of Economic Affairs? United Microelectronics? Powerchip Semiconductor? ProMOS Technologies? Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg?

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) will reportedly finalize this month its assessment of Taiwan-based chipmakers' application on the transfer of 8-inch wafer production using 0.18m process technology to mainland China.

Companies that have submitted their applications include Powerchip Semiconductor Corp., ProMOS Technologies Inc. and Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. Ltd. Industry insiders said that the MOEA will likely approve the applications for 8-inch wafer production using 0.25m and 0.18m processes.

United Microelectronics Corp. also reportedly plans to shift its 8-inch wafer production using 0.18m process to mainland China by investing in ProMOS.




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