Elpida to fight Samsung with new DRAM fab

Posted on Friday, Dec 08 2006 @ 11:45 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Elpida is going to build a new $7 billion DRAM memory facility in Taiwan.
Elpida will apparently announce the decision this afternoon, which could involve a long-term commitment of $7 billion. Elpida has spent at least several months looking for a site for a 300-mm wafer fab and Taiwan proved attractive, in part because of a compelling combination of tax breaks and an advanced semiconductor manufacturing infrastructure.
The fab will have a monthly capacity of 100k to 150k wafers and if Powerchip agrees to form a joint venture this may double to 200k to 300k, rivaling the current capacity of Samsung.


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