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Renesas building unity out of disaster

Bolaji Ojo
8/22/2011 04:34 PM EDT

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docdivakar
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re: Renesas building unity out of disaster
docdivakar   8/25/2011 12:24:36 AM
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It is understandable that Renesas chose to keep 90 nanometer, 40 nanometer and 0.15 micron fabs all in Japan. How ever, it makes sense to have a progressive strategy to locate some of the fabs in a relatively less siesmic zone outside of Japan, particularly those one generation behind. Diversifying within Japan itself may not address the risk mitigation satisfactorily. MP Divakar

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re: Renesas building unity out of disaster
DrFPGA   8/23/2011 7:13:53 PM
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It will be interesting to see what the added cost, if any, will be. Having several smaller more flexible manufacturing sites may end up being better overall than having a few mega-manufacturing locations. Time to market improvements from a more flexible manuafacturing environment will probably more than make up for any extra costs...

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daleste   8/23/2011 2:36:14 AM
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This is a good move. I hope many companies will follow suit. This was a regular practice back in the '80s. Then the bean counters took over and reduced costs...

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