Compiled from outside sources; Adam Connors, DigiTimes.com [Friday 12 April 2002]
The world’s number six semiconductor supplier, US-based Motorola, has joined the massive R&D effort in 0.09-micron development led by STMicroelectronics (ST), Philips and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in the Crolles, France plant of ST, contributing to a US$1.4 billion outlay over four years by the two European firms. TSMC will contribute technology but not funding to the venture.
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Compiled from outside sources; Adam Connors, DigiTimes.com [Friday 29 March 2002]
The annual ranking by supply chain management provider iSuppli of the world’s top semiconductor companies, by sales, vividly documents the beating that the industry took in 2001, with only 27 of the 172 companies covered experiencing revenue growth.
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Combined from outside sources; Adam Connors, DigiTimes.com [Wednesday 27 March 2002]
Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (GSMC), scheduled to start operation of its first 8-inch fab based in Shanghai’s Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in 2003, and ChipPAC, China’s largest end-to-end semiconductor packaging and service foreign investor and manufacturer, announced on March 26 a non-exclusive alliance in preparation for GSMC’s plant coming online.
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Combined from outside sources; Adam Connors, DigiTimes.com [Thursday 21 March 2002]
Hot on the heels of Monday’s announcement of the Hitachi and Mitsubishi Electric merger of their semiconductor businesses, Toshiba and Fujitsu are reportedly discussing their own merger, according to sources compiled by the March 20 late edition of Japan’s Nihon Keizai Shimbun newspaper.
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Press release; Adam Connors, DigiTimes.com [Tuesday 19 March 2002]
Hitachi and Mitsubishi Electric reached an agreement on March 18 to integrate their system LSI (large-scale integration) chip businesses and the bulk of their semiconductor operations. The announcement came after the close of the Tokyo share market.
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