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Taiwan DRAM firms mull fab sales
  • Taiwan-based DRAM chipmakers including Powerchip Technology and ProMOS Technologies are considering selling fabs in order to preserve cash and strengthen their financial structures.

    Last update: Thursday 28 March 2013 [15 news items]

ProMOS, Globalfoundries agree on sale of 12-inch fab equipment

Mar 28, 16:22

Taiwan-based ProMOS Technologies announced on March 28 that the company has agreed with Globalfoundries on the sale of more than 1,000 items of production equipment installed at its...

Globalfoundries reportedly shifting interest to ProMOS fab

Feb 26, 12:31

Speculation has circulated in the DRAM industry recently that Globalfoundries may be now more instereted in acquiring ProMOS Technologies' 12-inch wafer fab than taking over equipment...

Powerchip to end P3 fab production at end of 1Q13

Feb 7, 13:47

Powerchip Technology, as most of the production equipment at its 12-inch P3 fab has been sold to Globalfoundries and Texas Instruments, will end production at the fab at the end of...

Globalfoundries, TI beat rivals to buy Powerchip 12-inch fab equipment

Jan 29, 22:00

Globalfoundries and Texas Instruments (TI) reportedly have defeated a group of Taiwan-based niche memory chip providers to win the rights for the purchase of a major portion of the...

ESMT to acquire part of Powerchip foundry fab

Stockwatch - Jan 21, 22:31

Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT), a Taiwan-based provider of niche-market memory chips, has announced plans to buy part of the facilities at one of Powerchip Technology's...

TSMC in race to buy ProMOS fab

Apr 16, 10:28

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has entered the race to buy the 12-inch wafer fab of ProMOS Technologies, which is seeking new funds and investors to restructure...

Globalfoundries to acquire ProMOS for NT$20-30 billion, say sources

Feb 24, 01:45

Globalfoundries reportedly has agreed to take over financially-troubled ProMOS Technologies for NT$20-30 billion (US$0.7-1 billion), according to industry sources. By adding ProMOS'...

ProMOS to delist from Taiwan stock market on March 26

Powerchip in final stage of plant sale talks, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 19, 15:31

Powerchip Technology has entered into final-stage talks over the sale of its P3 12-inch wafer plant, the Chinese-language Commercial Times reported today. Globalfoundries...

Taiwan should not waste 12-inch capacity and manpower, says Winbond chairman

Dec 6, 01:45

While Taiwan's DRAM industry has been in serious trouble, the established 12-inch fab capacity and corresponding manpower in Taiwan should not be wasted and instead can be shifted...

Foundries eyeing DRAM fabs

Nov 24, 01:30

DRAM chipmakers Powerchip Technology and ProMOS Technologies are reportedly considering selling fabs in order to preserve cash and strengthen their financial structures. Bidders for...

Taiwan-based DRAM makers may suffer total loss of over NT$80 billion in 2011

Nov 15, 01:15

Powerchip Technology, Nanya Technology, Inotera Memories and ProMOS Technologies, four Taiwan-based DRAM makers, may suffer a total net loss of more than NT$80 billion (US$2.67 billion)...

Morris Chang calls for more government support for Taiwan semiconductor sector

Oct 26, 11:43

Morris Chang, chairman and CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has urged the Taiwan government to do more to support the local semiconductor industry, in the...

Powerchip reportedly seeking government support for DRAM industry consolidation

Aug 19, 12:29

Rumors have circulated that Powerchip Technology chairman Frank Huang recently met with Premier Wu Den-yih to explore the possibility of resuming the government-led initiative to...

Taiwan DRAM restructuring hits dead end

Nov 27, 17:12

Taiwan's legislative economics committee on November 26 voted unanimously against the Ministry of Economic Affairs' (MOEA's) request for funds to invest in Taiwan Innovative Memory...

Commentary: Does Taiwan DRAM deserve rescue?

Dec 17, 15:09

There have been constant calls for a truce among Taiwan's DRAM makers and for government bailout for Taiwan's DRAM industry: these are the local DRAM makers' tactics to draw attention...

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