Though not sold to a another semiconductor firm, the 200mm shell fab in Dunfermline, Scotland owned by Freescale and formerly Motorola has finally been sold, according to ATREG and Colliers International. Shepherd Offshore Services, headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK have acquired the facility for an undisclosed sum.
Built in 1997, the 93,000 sq. m. fab was never fully completed, and had never been occupied. The factory was built by Hyundai in 1997 but near bankruptcy saw it being sold for £800m in 2000 to Motorola.
“The sale of the Dunfermline fab is the only sizeable property transaction to have occurred in Scotland since the end of Q4 2008,” explains Doug Barrett, principal at ATREG. “The success of this project is ultimately the result of a combined global, regional and local marketing effort with Colliers International, as well as the dedication and determination of all the teams involved.