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2012-06-11 Samsung invests $1.9B in logic fab
A report from the Reuters news agency says that Samsung will build a new wafer fab to run run 20nm and 14nm processes on 300mm diameter wafers to make logic chips for smartphones and tablets
2007-06-07 Russian fab partners with U.S. firm for 130nm move
Russian foundry JSC Angstrem has teamed with a U.S. company to import a 0.13?m process as the basis for a foundry operation
2007-06-06 Report: TSMC, Hynix in discussion over $1B fab purchase
Taiwan Semiconductor Co. Ltd is reportedly hammering a deal with Hynix Semiconductor Inc. that would see the foundry shell out almost $1 billion to purchase a 200mm wafer fab with a capacity of 129,000 wafers per month.
2012-11-26 Report: TSMC heading to New York
Rumour has it that TSMC may be opening its first commercial-scale wafer fab in New York soon. Reports have surfaced that a consulting firm has been enlisted to scout for a future location for a major production facility in the state and all arrows are pointing to TSMC as the searcher
2012-05-03 Report: Globalfoundries, Infineon, IBM, ST to join Indian fab plan
Several more companies have been added to the list being linked to the Indian government's plan to build one or more semiconductor wafer fabs
2012-06-20 Renesas to drop mobile subsidiary
Reports have surfaced that Renesas is considering selling off or closing at least 10 of its 19 domestic manufacturing plants over the next three years.
2011-06-14 Renesas moves target date for full supply restoration
Renesas is moving up the target date for full supply restoration of their fabs to the end of September, one month ahead of the previously announced goal.
2007-11-15 Qualcomm makes first call on 45nm 3G phone chip
Qualcomm has made the first phone call on a 3G chip manufactured with 45nm process technology from TSMC.
2002-05-16 Powerchip opens 300mm DRAM fab
Amid sinking prices in the DRAM market, Powerchip Semiconductor Corp. flipped the switch on its first 300mm wafer fabrication facility on May 14
2012-04-24 Owning fab is not an option, says Qualcomm
Not getting enough 28nm chips out of its foundry partner, TSMC, is a challenge that the company considers would be addressed by a change in the business model
2011-11-18 Nitronex ups capacity with GCS deal
GCS will provide Nitronex with NRF1 discrete and MMIC foundry services as part of a long-term supply agreement
2007-04-12 Niche markets put Tower back in business
Tower Semiconductor's turnaround story stands out because it is a testament to keen operational strategy and marketing.
2006-07-24 New fab in Taiwan not yet final, Elpida says
Elpida said it has not finalized the location of a new wafer fab after a newspaper reported that the new fab would be in Taiwan
2004-07-07 Nanotech deal may signal 'Intel Inside' China
Months after sealing a landmark agreement to license Intel Corp. manufacturing know-how, a small Chinese foundry startup is gingerly stepping into the light, providing a few details of its business strategy in the rapidly developing Chinese chip market
2003-01-17 Motorola pare plants, seeks 300mm partner
In 2000, Motorola Inc.'s Semiconductor Products Sector had 27 front-end and back-end manufacturing sites. By the middle of this year, the company will have reduced that number to 10.
2002-04-17 Motorola joins Philips, STMicro, TSMC alliance
Motorola Inc. has joined Philips and STMicroelectronics, in conjunction with TSMC, in a five-year alliance to provide 90nm to 32nm chip technologies on 300mm wafers.
2013-06-07 Maxim CEO talks analogue, strategic integration
Maxim Integrated's Tunc Doluca discusses his new 90nm analogue process, his integration strategy, Intel, Samsung and China.
2010-10-19 Malaysia fabs on the rise
LFoundry Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a joint venture of Landshut Silicon Foundry GmbH and QT Hightech Malaysia Sdn Bhd, plans to build five wafer fabs in the country's Northern Corridor Economic Region.
2005-09-15 LSI Logic to sell Gresham plant as it goes fables
Semiconductor supplier LSI Logic Corp. said it would sell its 8-inch wafer manufacturing plant in Gresham, Ore., as it continues to transition to a fabless manufacturing strategy
2009-12-22 LFoundry to buy Atmel France fab
LFoundry GmbH has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Atmel Corp. for the purchase of the latter's wafer fabrication operation in Rousset, France
2005-10-11 Korean foundries finally find niche
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2006-02-16 Japanese trio mulls joint fab plan
Hitachi, Renesas and Toshiba went public with plans for a feasibility study on a joint fab.
2005-01-04 Japanese companies look to integrate, not outsource
Outsourcing and fabless foundry business strategies are common in the semiconductor industry, but Rohm, Sony and Renesas are seeking more integration
2014-07-07 Is SMIC-Qualcomm 28nm deal one-sided?
The deal is clearly a win for SMIC whose 28nm process will be accelerated, and while the same will be used to fabricate Snapdragon processors, Qualcomm may only be cooperating under the Chinese government's suggestions.
2007-03-28 Is SMIC searching for private equity partners?
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. is on the hunt for a strategic investor willing to ante up as much as $500 million for a 20 percent stake.
2005-09-20 Is Singapore hitting the skids as electronics hub?
Despite this city-state's loss of some manufacturing operations to cheaper destinations such as China and Malaysia, officials and analysts insist Singapore can still count on its skilled workforce, first-rate infrastructure and pro-business policies to maintain its status as an Asian electronics hub.
2007-07-11 Is AMD dropping Chartered for TSMC?
AMD has reportedly sealed a deal with TSMC for the latter to manufacture AMD MPUs, which formerly were manufactured by Chartered Semiconductor.
2002-03-20 IR steps in to buy troubled Newport fab for $81M
Power ICs specialist International Rectifier has become the latest potential savior of the analog and mixed-signal foundry in Newport, Wales, following Monday's announcement that it is to buy the in-administration facility for $81 million
2004-03-23 Intersil expands production relationship with IBM
Intersil Corp. has revealed plans to move all internal volume of its 0.6?m BiCMOS wafer processing to IBM's Burlington, Vermont manufacturing facility, as part of the foundry services agreement entered into between the two companies in September of last year.
2011-02-23 Intel to build new 300mm fab
Intel has announced plans to invest $5 billion in a new factory to process wafers at the 14nm node that is expected to be completed in 2013.
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