Renesas goes fab-lite; ‘madness’ says Penn.
Renesas is going fab-lite. It is putting out its MCU production on 40nm to TSMC.
Commnenting on the move, Europe’s leading semiconductor analyst, Malcolm Penn CEO of Future Horizons said: “Another small step towards global domination for TSMC, a giant leap into oblivion for Renesas and
It sank to No.7 before joining up with NEC’s semiconductor operation in 2009 when the combination became the world’s No.3 semiconductor company.
Two years later, in 2011, Renesas was the world’s No.5 semiconductor company.
The company has pursued rather conservative product and technology strategies.