China has emerged as a global semiconductor production base.
After TSMC recently announced that the first factory for 300mm wafer in Nanjing in china, Global Foundries(GF), the world’s second largest semiconductor company officially made announcement that they also put their factory on the joint investment with Chongqing city in Chongqing in china.
The joint condition for this is that Chongqing city is providing the land, buildings, etc., and GF share their equipment and technology. Starting next year with 130~140 nanometer logic, analog and mixed-signal chips.
Initial production scales is 15,000 in their expectation and GF plans to move the fab 7 factory located in Singapore to Chongqing including the technology inside.
In addition to this, Intel, the world’s largest semiconductor company and Powerchip, Taiwanese memory maker. Also agreed that they are going to build semiconductor plant on joint venture in each Dalian and Hefei.
Thus such a most famous company over the world will build a new plant in china. There is the outflow of technical concerns in cons, however, seems to grab the world’s largest semiconductor market through building their plant in china in strategy decision.
Domestic industry official said, “if you invest enormous funds like the Chinese government, it may be korea’s threat” and “major export item of D-RAM of korea has slowed the process in market or can not be any refinement of size, one day china overtake.”
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