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TI snags more bargains with purchase of 2 fabs from Spansion Japan

15 July 2010 | By Mark Osborne | News > Cleanroom

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Spansion Japan FabsFollowing-on from its 300mm equipment purchases from bankrupt Qimonda, Texas Instruments has snagged 2 fabs in Japan from insolvent, Spansion Japan, including 300mm fab equipment. The financial details were not disclosed. TI plans to ship the 300mm equipment, which was capable of 65nm production and below to it’s recently opened 300mm RFAB and will support capacity expansion under TI’s Phase II plan.

"Analog technology is increasingly important as the vital link between the real world and digital domain in all electronic applications," said Gregg Lowe, senior vice president in charge of the company's Analog business. "This latest addition of analog capacity will further increase TI's ability to support our customers' growth, now and in the future."

TI said that the 200mm facility, which is currently in operation was capable of expanding TI's analog revenue by more than US$1 billion annually. Most workers at the fab are to be employed by TI. The 300mm facility will be mothballed until TI needs more capacity.

A portion of the 300mm tools that come with the acquisition in Japan are not needed for TI's analog technology processes and will be re-sold, the company said.

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