Tech news tagged ‘fabs’

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PM Starts Crolles R&D Programme

A Prime Minister is a powerful symbol and the fact that the French PM turned up for the opening of the “Nano2017” R&D programme at Crolles is very good news for the European microelectronics industry because it shows a level of commitment…

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The Intel Nanometre

As the world now knows, there’s a nanometre and then there’s an Intel nanometre.

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Wishful Thinking

I suppose the interesting things about Intel’s results are:

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ST cutting production at Crolles and Catania

STMicroelectronics has announced production stoppages at manufacturing sites at Crolles and Catania according to the French union UNSA and later today may announce a new business model for the company…

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Intel Makes 14nm ICs

Intel has a 14nm process producing ICs in its laboratories, according to its managing director for northern Europe Pat Bliemer, in an interview with Nordic Hardware…

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Fab Heaven; Fab Hell

It’s not as bad as you think.  Europe actually has 320 fabs on 265 sites, says Heinz Kundert, President of SEMI, and, this year, the installed fab capacity in Europe will grow by 6% and, next year, SEMI expects it to grow 5%. 300mm capacity in Europe will grow…

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Supplies Of NAND And Raw Wafers Still Uncertain

The two most pressing problems for the semiconductor industry in the wake of the Japan disasters, are the state of Toshiba’s NAND flash fabs, which supply over 40% of world supply, and the state of Japan’s makers of raw silicon wafer manufacturers which supply over 60% of the…

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TI’s Frightener

TI is harking back to its glory days in deciding to take the analogue market by the scruff of its neck…

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