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Qimonda cuts capex; halts Singapore fab construction

23 January 2008 | Cleanroom | Comments (1)
QimondaQimonda has been forced to cut capital spending and halt the construction of its 300mm fab in Singapore in an effort to conserve cash as losses widened to $866 million in its first quarter financial results. Read more >>

National Semiconductor reduces 150mm wafer production

21 January 2008 | Cleanroom
NSNational Semiconductor has set in motion a plan to reduce 150mm wafer production at its fabs in Arlington, Texas and Greenock, Scotland with an associated reduction in workforce. Approximately 200 jobs will be lost between the two manufacturing facilities with a small number of jobs affected at its 200mm facility in South Portland, Maine. Read more >>

Freescale sets up 200mm MEMS production line

14 January 2008 | Cleanroom
FreescaleFreescale’s Oak Hill Fab in Austin, Texas has established a 200mm MEMS production line, which, the company has said, was needed to address market demands for MEMS-based sensors.  Freescale has an existing 150mm MEMS line in Sendai, Japan. Read more >>