The San Jose-headquartered organization, which represents over 2,200 manufacturers in semiconductor and liquid-crystal display segments worldwide, estimates 2009 spending on wafer fab
constructions to drop 56% to US$2 billion from last year, the lowest outlay in 10 years by the industry, and capital expenditure on equipment to lose 50% in the meantime.
Given the skyrocketing cost of new wafer fabs
and manufacturing equipment, and as more IC companies transition to a fab-lite or fabless business model, IC Insights anticipates there will be additional fab
closures in the next few years.
All EU Member States should have implemented their FABs
by 4 December 2012.
The government said FAB
units would be set in the country by two business consortia including IBM Corp, Israel's TowerJazz and STMicroelectronics NV.
The most advanced is the Denmark-Sweden FAB
, an "almost perfect" case.
Normally, the two processes are accomplished in two distinct fabs
, a wafer fabrication fab
and an IC A/T fab
Of the semiconductor fabs
in Japan owned by Spansion Japan, targeting purchase in the first quarter of fiscal 2007, Fujitsu will purchase fabs
JV1 and JV2,
also account for 40% of 300 mm fabs
that are currently under construction or in the process of equipping, as well as those in the planning stage.
The 90 nm process will be ramped into high volume in Intel's 300 mm development fab
in Hillsboro, Oregon, and then transferred to Ireland and other 300mm manufacturing fabs
sometime next year.