is a factory where devices such as electronic integrated circuits are manufactured.
We quantified levels of SEC through benchmarking the energy consumption data for a selected group of fabs
at their maximal capacity, which was defined as the greatest number of output that the fab
can produce under normal conditions with existing resources.
both which are located adjacent to Fujitsu's Aizu-Wakamatsu fab
. The purchase amount is approximately 17 billion yen, including the building, machinery for power generation, and production facilities.
The latest update to the SEMI World Fab
Forecast report, published in February reveals fab
equipment spending will increase at 5 percent in 2019 for a remarkable fourth consecutive year of growth.
Consequently, existing 200-mm fabs
are in a great position to meet this demand as long as the ATE capability can be delivered at a price point and with capabilities matched to the application."
The situation is particularly critical for four FABs
, for which the first stage - an agreement at member state level - has not even been accomplished.
(TSMC) for the construction of the cutting-edge 18-in wafer fab
Yokkaichi Operations has four fabs
3 and Fab
4 produce NAND flash memories on 300mm wafers, Fab
1 and Fab
2 on 200mm wafers.
The report expects eight new fabs
to start to restart construction by the ned of 2003 alone.
"Because the foundries are sitting on unfilled fabs
, and equipment lead times are relatively short, capacity can be increased very quickly when demand growth resumes."
In 2018, China is expected to begin equipping many fabs
constructed in 2017.
TSMC Chief Technology Officer Jack Sun said last year at an IC-technology forum in Germany that a move to 450mm wafer fabs
is important for cost reduction.
Cypress said that the company's decision to exit Fab
2 is consistent with its flexible manufacturing initiative, which combines capacity from foundries with output from Cypress' internal fabs