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2009-10-06 Analysis: TI fab deal is good for IC tool vendors
Equipment executives and analysts say that the TI fab deal isn't a blow to the equipment industry. Some suggested that it might even be a positive for gear suppliers
2002-03-15 Foundries poised as Taiwan nears OK on China fab investments
After months of delays and acrimonious debate, the Taiwan government is expected to ease restrictions this month on local investment in 200mm wafer fabs in China.
2014-08-28 Fairchild to shut down Penang, Bucheon fab lines
The company is planning to close manufacturing and assembly sites in Malaysia as well as South Korea. The ceasing of operations of its 5-inch lines and reduction in 6-inch facilities will impact about 9,000 employees worldwide.
2009-06-12 Bigger 300mm plants to boost fab capex in 2010
The outlook for worldwide fab construction and capital spending may be poor for 2009, but spending rebound is projected in 2010 with fewer but bigger 300mm plants in the works
2011-03-17 Toshiba heeds call to save power, closes units
Responding to calls to save electricity, Toshiba temporarily halts operations at production and business premises where TEPCO plans rolling blackouts.
2011-03-17 Supply worries trigger NAND flash price hike
Spot prices for NAND flash memories rose between 10 and 20 percent on March 14, due to concerns that supplies could be constrained following loss of electricity at some fabs.
2011-03-17 Renesas shuts down several fabs, offices
Despite its small presence in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima, Renesas has chosen to shut down its wafer fabs in Tsugaru, Tsuruoka, Naka, Takasaki and Kofu, and backend facilities in Aomori and Yonezawa.
2008-09-02 Can Hynix's new facility overcome NAND trials?
Despite large losses and a memory downturn, Hynix has announced the launching of its new, 300mm NAND fab in Korea, with its initial production slated this month
2008-05-22 Power outage disrupts Hynix DRAM production
South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor May 20 said it was hit by a power outage at its 300mm fab in Chinaan event that has disrupted the company's DRAM production
2009-03-12 Lean inventories could revive industry
The semiconductor industry will suffer double-digit contraction this year but lean inventories across the supply chain could jump-start a rapid recovery when the economy finally starts to improve.
2009-01-29 ST cost-cutting scheme affects 4,500 jobs
STMicroelectronics Inc. has outlined a major cost-cutting effort in 2009, which includes plans to shed 4,500 jobs amid loss and poor outlook.
2008-10-13 Micron implements job cuts, reduces production
Micron Technology has announced that it will reduce its workforce by around 15 percent and will slash the output of its NAND flash joint venture with Intel as part of streamlining its IC memory operations.
2001-05-16 Let us smoothen the silicon cycle
This news article describe how improper management estimations could greatly affect the electronics industry and shake the lives of so many engineers working in this profession.
2009-05-11 IC manufacturing utilization to rise 60% in Q2
Global semiconductor manufacturing industry is expected to take a breather in Q2, as utilization rises for the first time in a year, according to iSuppli Corp.
2010-01-06 Fearless IC forecasts for 2010
2010 is just beginning to unfold in the electronics industry and there is already uncertainty in the air. EE Times' Mark LaPedus offers his chip forecasts and other prediction for 2010.
2011-05-11 Analysts see erratic MCU supply chain
Analysts believe that the inventory issue after the March 11 Japan earthquake and Renesas' production woes will cause some shortages in the MCU market.
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