Posts 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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Toshiba To Start Fab For 3D Flash

Next month Toshiba, the inventor and No.2 supplier of flash, starts building an extension to its Yokkaichi Fab 5 capable of building 3D Flash memory…

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Semi Industry Is Now Single-Sourced, says Penn

The semiconductor industry is becoming single-sourced as companies find it economically impossible to use multiple fabs for the same chip design, Malcolm Penn, CEO of Future Horizons, tells SEMI’s ISS 2013 meeting in Stresa on Lake Maggiore today…

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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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TI’s Cash Machine

TI’s purchase of bankrupted fabs and equipment in the dog days of 2009 and 2010 will pay off in low capex for the next few years, says TI CFO Kevin March…

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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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