MUNICH, Germany Chip manufacturer Angstrem (Zelenograd, Russia) has commissioned M+W Zander FE GmbH (Stuttgart, Germany) to expand and modernize its existing wafer fab. The investment amounts to 150 million (about $233 million).
The fab in question originally has been built in 1991. Within the scope of the project, Angstrem will get 200-mm wafer production capabilities. The clean room will have a size of 6.000 square meters, but the target capacity was kept confidential. In any case, M+W Zander has already launched its works on the project. The site will be ready for equipment by end of 2009.
In addition to the clean room, Zander will build a plant that provides purified water, gases and chemicals required for the semiconductor production as well as a combined heat and power generation center.