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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.
2007-02-19 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.
2007-10-25 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.
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?
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.
2007-03-16 IDM firms go for 'fab lite'
The unraveling of the Crolles2 Alliance, coupled with Texas Instruments' decision to use foundry partners for its future process technology, had observers wondering whether the entire semiconductor industry was about to go fabless.
2010-11-26 IBM shows signs of fab-lite shift
An analysis of IBM's capital expenditure plans reveal that IBM is gradually allowing itself to exit from leading-edge manufacturing at high volume.
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.
2007-06-20 For Atmel, it's security and going fab-lite
Developing new security solutions and traversing the fab-lite route are the things that will keep microcontroller company Atmel Corp. on its toes in the next two years.
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).
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.
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?
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.
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.
2013-10-08 Pure-play foundries make headway thru increased capital buy
IC Insights forecasted that the total capital outlays by the Big 4 pure-play foundries will be $16.6 billion in 2013, representing 53 per cent of their combined sales, which is well above industry average.
2007-12-03 Old-fashioned models work for analog IDMs
Top-tier analog IDMs thrive largely because they prefer to win design-ins by being old-fashioned and there are good reasons for analog vendors to keep much of their capacity in-house.
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.
2007-10-11 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.
2013-03-15 Issues in using 3rd party IP in ASIC/SoC design
Know some of the common challenges in integrating and using 3rd party IPs in today's high-end ASIC/SoCs.
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.
2012-10-08 IDMs shift to third-party foundries
Motorola's semiconductor products sector was said to be the first major IDM to use the term "asset light" when it announced plans to shift half of its wafer production to third-party manufacturers.
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.
2012-09-13 Five companies make up 64% of $61.4b 2012 IC Capex
The expected 64 percent market share held by the top 5 spending leaders is significantly greater than seven years ago, when the top 5 represented just 40 percent of total IC industry spending.
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