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Soitec‚??s 300mm SOI wafer plant to generate 500 jobs in Singapore

29 August 2006 | By Mark Osborne | Recruitment News

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Soitec the largest manufacturer of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers has broken ground on its new 300-mm wafer fab in Singapore. The groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of construction at the company's first fab in Asia, located in Singapore's Pasir Wafer Fab Park and called Fab 3.

Fab 3 is expected to start supplying the Group's global customer base with SOI wafers in mid-2008, as it ramps to a final production capacity of one million wafers per year. The total investment in Fab 3 is expected to be approximately 350 million Euros; and when completed, it is anticipated that approximately 500 people will work inside this state-of-the-art facility, according to the company.

The Soitec Group is the world's leading provider of SOI and engineered substrates and is  headquartered in Bernin, France. 

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