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2002-04-02 Zarlink to sell wafer fab to X-FAB Semiconductor
Zarlink Semiconductor has disclosed plans to sell its wafer fabrication facility in Plymouth, U.K., as well as IP and related foundry businesses to companies controlled by X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries AG for about $30 million.
2015-11-19 X-Fab invests in Malaysian wafer fab
The More-than-Moore chipmaker will invest $114 million in its wafer fab in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia to meet demand for 0.18?m and 0.35?m manufacturing.
2006-06-09 Work begins on SemIndia fab
The foundation stone for the $3 billion SemIndia wafer fab was laid at Shamshabad in southern Andhra Pradesh state.
2005-06-28 Work begins on Hyderabad fab, doubt cast on IBM role
A ground-breaking ceremony for Nano-Tech Silicon India Pvt. Ltd - the first major semiconductor fabrication facility to be launched in India - was held Sunday (June 26) on the outskirts of Hyderabad in southern India.
2004-05-06 Winbond plans 300mm wafer fab in 2005
Looking to ride a recovery in the semiconductor market, Winbond Electronics Corp. is putting into motion plans for a long-awaited 300mm wafer fab that will come on line in late 2005.
2005-01-26 Winbond invests in 300mm wafer fab
Winbond Electronics Corp. said Monday (Jan. 24) it is taking out a $250 million loan to fund the early phase construction of its 300mm wafer fab in central Taiwan.
2005-10-27 Winbond borrows $440 million for fab expansion
Winbond Electronics Corp. has signed a five-year syndicated loan for NT$15 billion (about $440 million) to fund 300-mm wafer fab expansion at the Central Taiwan Science Park.
2005-04-05 Wafer fab, assembly facility up for sale in Thailand
The Cullen Group, a real estate and development firm, said that it has become the listing agent for a wafer fab facility and backend assembly plant in Thailand.
2005-11-28 Wafer fab usage rose in Q3, says report
Semiconductor manufacturing capacity utilization rose in the third quarter of 2005 to 90.1 percent, according to a Reuters report, which referenced data from the Semiconductor International Capacity Statistics (SICAS) group.
2015-11-09 Wafer fab to use swirling induction type HVAC
Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor's cleanroom is equipped with SWIT from Takasago Thermal Engineering that promises to have a smaller environmental footprint than conventional systems.
2012-12-20 Wafer fab spending to recover in 2014
Gartner projects that global spending for water fab equipment will continue to decrease next year as demand softens due to improving yields
2012-02-17 Wafer fab shut downs on the rise
Suppliers closed or upgraded their fabs that were manufacturing using smaller wafers and shifted operations to produce more cost-effectively on larger wafers.
2003-04-09 Wafer fab equipment market declines in 2002
Worldwide wafer fab equipment revenue in 2002 totaled $16.5 billion, a 31.6 percent decline from 2001's $24.1 billion revenue, reported Gartner Inc.
2015-07-13 Wafer fab closures projected to grow in the coming years
Qimonda was the first company to close a 300mm wafer fab after it went out of business in early 2009 and more recently, ProMOS and Powerchip closed 300mm wafer fabs in 2013.
2006-12-14 UTAC, SMIC joint fab to break-even next year
The joint venture of United Test and Assembly Center and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. in Chengdu, China is projected to register a break-even next year.
2002-06-05 UMCi jumpstarts new construction phase for 300mm wafer facility
Singapore-based UMCi, a joint venture between UMC, Infineon Technologies AG (IFX) and EDBI, has awarded major contracts for the next-phase of the construction of its 300mm facility located at the Pasir Ris Wafer Fab Park.
2015-12-10 UMC to begin 12in fab in China two months ahead of time
According to company spokesman, production will start around the end of 3Q16, a month or two earlier than UMC's original expectation for 4Q16.
2002-02-12 UMC seeks control of Japan joint-venture fab
United Microelectronics Corp. is seeking to gain management control of its 300mm wafer joint venture with Hitachi Ltd, UMC chairman and chief executive Robert Tsao said Friday (Feb. 8
2004-03-01 UMC picks up SiS fab for $321 million
United Microelectronics Corp. said Thursday it will acquire an 8-inch wafer fab from PC chipset designer Silicon Integrated Systems Inc. in an all-stock deal worth $321 million.
2002-01-09 UMC may delay 300mm joint-venture fab in Singapore
United Microelectronics Corp. might delay the opening of a 300mm wafer plant joint venture in Singapore by six to nine months
2005-09-16 U.S. consortium interested in India fab
A consortium of Indian equipment companies in the U.S. has expressed interest in putting up a wafer fab in India, with the Indian government agreeing to the proposal in principle.
2003-11-14 TSMC to boost production output at Fab 12
Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. Ltd will expand production capacity at its 12-inch wafer fab this quarter to 40,000 units of 12-inch wafers per month.
2002-09-02 TSMC signs letter of intent for China fab
TSMC has confirmed that it has signed a letter of intent with an unnamed Chinese company to build a wafer fab in the Songjiang district of Shanghai.
2004-05-24 TSMC said to be seeking fab alliance with Macronix
Pinched for capacity, foundry giant Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. is reportedly striking an alliance with memory maker Macronix International, which runs an 8-inch wafer fab and is mulling a 12-inch wafer line.
2005-08-30 TSMC refutes setting up 300mm fab in China
Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. (TSMC) has refuted rumors that it will set up a 300mm wafer fab plant in mainland China.
2011-12-16 TSMC preps for $26B fab
TSMC is building a $26 billion fab on a 50-hectare plot at Central Taiwan Science Park in Taichung, Taiwan
2015-12-09 TSMC plans to set-up its first 12in wafer fab in China
TSMC will join a growing list of chipmakers that have rolled out 12in fab projects in China, which, according to SEMI, has one of the world's largest semiconductor markets
2016-03-30 TSMC inks deal for first 300mm wafer fab in China
The facility, to rise in the Pukou Economic Development Zone, will have a planned capacity of 20,000 12in wafers monthly and will include a design centre.
2015-12-01 TowerJazz inks deal to buy Maxim's wafer fab
The agreement is expected to boost TowerJazz's global wafer manufacturing capacity, cost-effectively increasing production by nearly 28,000 wafers per month
2012-11-28 Tower offers to expand wafer fab project to Indian gov't
Tower Semiconductor had previously announced that it is in a consortium with IBM and Indian firm Jaypee, which was shortlisted by the Indian government to build and run a 300mm wafer fab.
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