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TI places bid for Qimonda manufacturing equipment

25 August 2009 | By Emma Hughes | News > Cleanroom

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TI will use the equipment to expand its analog manufacturing capacity for future needs at an opportune price. The equipment is for production using 300mm wafers and, if completed, could result in the world's first 300mm analog wafer fab, providing TI a significant manufacturing cost and scale advantage compared with its analog competitors.

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