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2008-09-08 Will AMD finally detail fab-lite progress
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. could detail later this month its long-touted fab-lite strategy that involves spinning out its Dresden, Germany fabs in a deal that includes an investment from a Middle-East group to form a new company.
2007-10-25 Signs point to fab-lite route for Renesas
Renesas Technology is quietly altering its fab and foundry strategies, seeking to make up ground at the 65nm node and beyond.
2012-05-09 Microchip CEO talks strategy, defends new acquisition
CEO Steve Sanghi said: 'With the SMSC acquisition and the economy bottoming out, before you can blink, we'll become a $2 billion company!much larger than Freescale in the microcontroller space.'
2005-12-05 Infineon affirms move to 'fab-lite' strategy
Infineon Chairman and CEO Wolfgang Ziebart affirmed that the company will not build manufacturing capacity below the 90nm node, migrating to a "fab-lite" strategy.
2007-10-22 Going fab-lite: Sony offloads fabs to Toshiba
Sony is transferring its advanced fab lines to Toshiba, marking Sony's shift towards a fab-lite!or perhaps a fabless!strategy.
2008-05-08 Atmel restructuring strategy baffles analysts
The sale of Atmel's WiMAX development group in Germany begs some simple questions: What's next? Is the worse over for the company? And what is Atmel in the first place?
2006-12-14 Atmel refocuses strategy to accelerate growth, cut costs
Atmel Corp. will undergo restructuring, focusing on redeploying its resources, selling some of its fab lines and adopting a fab-lite strategy.
2010-02-01 Analyst: Fab-lite strategy is faulty, flawed
According to Malcolm Penn, principal analyst with Future Horizons, the fab-lite business model is: structurally deceitful, operationally faulty, and financially flawed
2008-04-23 Analysis: AMD's cryptic asset-smart strategy
It may not be clear to AMD CEO Hector Ruiz, but he has been both evasive with his answers to questions on the asset-smart manufacturing strategy over the last four quarters and repeatedly flippant with investor concerns about the company's future
2007-05-22 TI bares details of new 'hybrid' fab strategy
Moving to remain competitive in what has become a brave new world of IC manufacturing, TI had disclosed details of its revised 'hybrid' fab strategy
2007-02-19 Sony to follow fab-lite model on semi biz
Sony Corp. is steering its semiconductor business from vertically integrated operation to "fab-lite" operation that would involve outsourcing production of the Cell processor
2010-03-09 Signs point to NXP going fab-lite on mixed-signals
With NXP closing down wafer fabs ICH in Germany and ICN5 in the Netherlands, and announcing plans to close ICN6 by early-to-mid 2011, the fab-lite movement is gathering pace at the chip company
2007-04-02 Oki starts 'fab lite' trend in Japan
With Darwinian economics pushing IC companies to shed fat and focus on delivering core value, budding outsourcing partnerships like the one between Oki Electric Industry Co. and Faraday Technology Corp. may offer a clue to the strategies that some of Japan's larger companies might pursue.
2007-11-16 NXP gains from tactical fab-lite route
NXP Semiconductors' Frans van Houten, president and CEO, talks about fab-lite and the key developments since the company moved out from under the wing of Philips
2007-12-03 Is it a fab-lite diet for analogs, too
As digital IDMs increasingly turn to foundries for their production needs, an inevitable question arises: Will the big analog IDMs follow the same path and move toward fab-lite or even fabless strategies
2015-09-28 CMOS, specialty analogue design give fab-lite company a boost
ams logged nearly $190 million in revenues in 2Q15, a 60 per cent increase over the same quarter last year, with gross margins in the 54 per cent region (including acquisition-related costs).
2007-11-05 What's the future for NEC Electronics?
A big question remains for NEC Electronics: Four years after being spun off from parent NEC Corp.!and several management changes later!is the chipmaker heading in the right direction or is it destined to sink?
2012-08-31 Renesas president mum on KKR deal, discusses restructuring plan
Yasushi Akao talks at length about his key strategies in increasing profits for Renesas Electronics. His comments came hours after news spread that private equity firm KKR intends to invest $1.27 billion in the struggling Japanese chip company.
2007-06-26 MOEA: 12-inch fabs drive Taiwan's chip industry
Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) reported that the development of 12-inch plants has put local companies in the lead in the semiconductor market.
2007-06-01 Micron CEO: Of memories and foundry models
Micron Technology Inc. has grabbed its share of headlines. What will Micron do next? To get a handle on the company, EE Times caught up with Steve Appleton, its president, CEO and chairman, who talked about the IC industry, foundry/fab-lite models, private-equity buyouts, its diversification strategy and universal memory.
2007-07-02 Microchip CEO anticipates 'historical challenge'
Microchip CEO Steve Sanghi weighs in on the chip industry, the private-equity steamroller, the "fab lite" model and the company's place in it all
2007-08-16 Intel pulls ahead in processor capex race
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Intel Corp. are taking different paths in IC manufacturing, but the traditional capital-spending race appears to be over in the x86-based processor arena.
2007-09-03 Infineon keeps faith in tech development
Infineon board member Hermann Eul speaks with EE Times on the impact of integrating application expertise on the IDM value chain, Infineon's R&D plans, 4G development and how software expertise is being adopted by chip vendors.
2012-09-05 Fujitsu Semi transfers test, assembly plants to J-Devices
Fujitsu Semiconductor will close one of its test and assembly plants while also transferring two other plants to J-Devices.
2011-03-11 Fujitsu Semi strengthened by new business focus
Fujitsu's Haruki Okada outlines the company's success strategies, among them, the fab-lite option, and narrowing its business focus to high-performance ASICs, image ASSPs, automotive and mobile/ecology
2007-11-29 AMD-TSMC fab deal rumor persists
Moving towards a fab-lite strategy, AMD is reportedly working on a long-awaited fab deal with TSMC, according to Barron's.
2008-05-08 AMD shares up on fab spinoff reports
AMD shares climbed amid reports that the chipmaker will split itself into two parts, including the spin-off of its fab operations.
2007-09-19 Report: Sony to sell microprocessor fab to Toshiba
Sony is reportedly planning to sell its chip lines, including its Cell processor fab, to Toshiba Corp. for $870 million, according to the Nikkei news agency in Japan.
2007-10-11 Japan chip industry up for painful restructuring
Amid a sluggish cycle in semiconductors, Japan's IC industry is moving towards a new round of restructuring !if not a shakeout among the weaker players there.
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