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More wafer fabs to close up shop

Posted: 03 Jul 2014     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:wafer  fab  chip 

[Summary of tips] Chip manufacturers put up the shutters on as many as 72 wafer fabs between 2009 and 2013, and they will pull the plug on nine more this year, according to an IC Insights report.While far from being unsustainable, the fabs were closed down to shed deadweight capacity that of below 200mm wafers in order to produce devices more co......
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