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Rely on Semico's Fab Database to Keep You In the Know

Interest in China is at a fever pitch, with the country's National IC Industry Investment Fund leading the way.  The latest to announce a project in China is GLOBALFOUNDRIES, with plans for a 300mm fab in a joint venture with the government of Chongqing.  As the project involves upgrading an existing fab, production is planned for 2017.  Lots of projects are going on in China right now -- are you keeping up?

Semico's Fab Database report is a great resource for tracking changes among advanced as well as mature fabs.  You can also sort the data by region or by type of products.  Our report includes updates on fabs owned by foundries, memory manufacturers, and IDMs.  The database itself includes detailed information about each fab, including operating status, location, process, products, wafer size, capacity, and more.  We update it biannually with a summary of which changes each fab has made over the previous six months. 

"This market is so dynamic; companies are always upgrading tools or adding capacity," says Adrienne Downey, Semico's Director of Technology Research.  "Anyone in the used equipment or consumables markets would benefit from the information in this report."
Semico tracks over 900 semiconductor fabs in the Fab Database, including those that are planned, under construction, installing new equipment, active, closing, or closed.  Over 300 individual companies or institutions are mentioned in the database. 
Several key changes in the fab marketplace discussed by this report include:

  • XMC has started construction of a 3D NAND fab in Wuhan, China.  The project is funded by China's National IC Industry Investment Fund.  
  • Texas Instruments announced that it will close its Greenock, Scotland fab by the end of 2018. 
  • UMC is expanding 300mm capacity at Fab 12A in Tainan and with Fab 12X in Xiamen starting production in 4Q16. 
  • During 1Q16, Tower Semiconductor began operations at the 8-inch fab in San Antonio purchased from Maxim. 

For more information, contact Rick Vogelei.
Phone: (480) 435 - 8564

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