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What is a fab?
Informal term for a semiconductor fabrication facility or manufacturing plant.
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2006-06-16 Wet lithography makes its way out to fabs
Strained silicon answered the call first, offering mobility enhancements to rescue chip developers from high-k gate oxide delays.
2006-09-27 UMC's 12inch fabs running at full capacity
United Microelectronics reportedly has its 12inch fabs now running at 100 percent capacity amid increasing orders for RF ICs and graphics chips.
2006-04-21 UMC fabs Sonos memory IC
United Microelectronics Corp. has made a new type of memory on a foundry basis for Solid State System Co.
2002-05-14 UMC adopts PRI's planning system for next-gen fabs
Semiconductor foundry UMC has adopted PRI Automation Inc.'s Leverage for Operational Planning software for its next generation fabs.
2011-12-30 Two big China fabs merge
Hua Hong and Grace entered into a legally binding agreement to effect a merger between the two companies on September 13, 2011.
2006-06-14 Tremor hits Japan, hardly damages local fabs
Elpida, Sony and Toshiba, which have semiconductor operations in the areas hit by a Japan earthquake, reported almost no damage to their operations.
2013-11-29 Tower to subsume three fabs from Panasonic
As an effort to stem losses and halve its workforce, Panasonic is planning to sell three Japanese wafer fabs to foundry Tower Semiconductor.
2007-10-23 Tower fabs image sensors for Taiwan CCTV firm
Tower Semiconductor has begun volume production of CMOS image sensor products for Vision Integration Technology (ViTi), a maker of home security products such as CCTV.
2008-04-17 Tower fabs Canesta 3D image sensors for cars
Canesta's 3D image sensors, now in final qualification stages for the automotive industry, are being manufactured at Tower Semi's Fab2 facility, using its CMOS image sensor 0.18?m technology process.
2011-12-01 Toshiba to shutdown three fabs
Toshiba is closing three manufacturing facilities and cutting down production at some of its semiconductor fabs due to a fall down in consumer product demands.
2007-10-26 Toshiba taps optical lithography in fabs
Despite the hype surrounding EUV, nanoimprint and other next-generation technologies, Toshiba is still using optical lithography in its current production fabs.
2012-09-17 Toshiba opens MtM foundry to EU fabs
Toshiba has extended foundry and process development services to EU clients and expanded NAND flash memory production.
2011-07-28 TI's quake-damaged fabs resume operations
TI has reported that its Miho and Aizu-wakamatsu fabs have resumed their operations.
2008-06-20 TI to boost use of proprietary process, fabs
Texas Instruments is not joining bandwagon of IC vendors shedding manufacturing facilities but would, instead, make increased use of proprietary process technologies and fabs, at least in the analog sector.
2011-04-04 TI schedules production restarts at Miho, Aizu fabs
TI is scheduled to restart full production at its Miho and Aizu fabs in mid-July and mid-April, respectively.
2011-03-17 TI Japan fabs down
Production at TI's earthquake-damaged Miho, Japan fab will be restarted in stages, beginning with several lines in May, with full production by July at the earliest.
2010-07-19 TI buys Japan wafer fabs to grow analog biz
Texas Instruments Inc. is purchasing two Japan wafer fabs and other manufacturing equipment as a cost-effective way to increase capacity.
2011-10-13 Thailand fabs close due to flooding
Massive floods in Thailand have forced companies located at the Rojana Industrial Park to suspend their operations.
2011-07-21 TCNL fabs ferroelectric nanostructures on plastic
Georgia Tech researchers have developed a way to fabricate nanometer-scale ferroelectric structures directly on substrates.
2007-03-22 Taiwan's Inotera to built more 12inch fabs, to spend $6B
DRAM maker Inotera Memories Inc. disclosed its plan to spend up to $6 billion to build two more 12inch fabs in northern Taiwan.
2008-08-04 Taiwan ponders on 300mm fabs in China
The Taiwan government is mulling over a plan to relax its IC export control laws in China, according to a report from Forbes.
2009-06-10 Taiwan muses on allowing 12-inch fabs in China
Taiwan is mulling loosening its restrictions on Taiwan semiconductor investment in China, a move that would boost economic ties with the mainland.
2015-04-14 Taiwan fabs ready water delivery as drought worsens
Taiwan's rainfall from October through March is the lowest since 1947. The Water Resource Agency is forecasting a high likelihood of drier weather in the next three months.
2007-01-19 Taiwan fabs deliver strong Q4 performance
Top semiconductor fab foundries in Taiwan posted strong profits in Q4 and projected overall profits for 2006 to hit $4.88 billion.
2007-10-31 Taiwan fabs appeal for softer policy on China investment
Taiwan's top two foundries have appealed to the government to loosen the restrictions on chip investments in China, according to a report from the Associated Press.
2006-11-15 Taiwan chipmakers to build fabs in Hsinchu Park
Powerchip Semiconductor, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd and Vanguard International Semiconductor Inc. to begin construction of fab plants on the last available area at the Hsinchu Science Park.
2003-09-16 Sweden scrambles to save one of two remaining fabs
The Swedish government is scrambling to keep open at least one of the nation's last two operating fabs, both now owned by Infineon Technologies AG.
2008-02-21 Sun fabs out 45nm processors to TSMC
Sun Microsystems has selected TSMC as its foundry partner for processors based on a 45nm design as well as future generations.
2007-12-03 Spend on product innovation, not on fabs
Outsourcing, the manufacturing trend pioneered by IDMs in the field of digital technology for clear economic and efficiency advantages, will become the manufacturing method of choice for all but a small minority of analog IDMs.
2005-08-19 Soaring tool costs to delay 450mm fabs
Soaring IC-equipment development costs could push out the appearance of next-generation 450mm wafer fabs to between 2020 and 2025a delay of more than a decade from its current schedule, warned an analyst at VLSI Research Inc
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