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Fab: Millstone Around Your Neck. Or Pearls?

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salynage
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salynage   8/15/2017 4:15:14 PM
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It is extremely presumptuous
chipmonk0   8/3/2017 10:35:41 AM
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for non technical people to even give any opinion on Fabs, and this includes Electrical Engineers doing Design as they do not have adequate training in materials and processes. This last, not just the high capital needs of Fabs, is why Silicon Valley went Fabless, The leading IDM understood all this and improved Fab performance by replacing jack of all trades EEs in the Fab with Physicists and Materials Scientists. The leading Foundry has replicated that.

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Re: SMIF and FOUP
junko.yoshida   8/2/2017 9:58:56 AM
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Thanks, Violoncelles,  for your additional info. Yes, that explains why ST insisted on showing their SMIF installed 200mm fab.

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SMIF and FOUP
Violoncelles   8/2/2017 6:40:55 AM
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SMIF is just the 200 mm ancestor of the FOUP that one can see in any 300 mm Fab. The problem for the adoption of SMIF is that it came too late after most 200 mm fab were already built and running. Then it is a lot of effort and investment to "SMIF" an existing 200 mm line

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