Design Con 2015
Breaking News
News & Analysis

Fujitsu restarts two front-end chip fabs

3/29/2011 10:10 AM EDT
3 comments
NO RATINGS
More Related Links
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
jhchang
User Rank
Rookie
re: Fujitsu restarts two front-end chip fabs
jhchang   3/31/2011 2:38:14 PM
NO RATINGS
Transferring front end operations to other locations may not be done quickly but will be a solution with longer term benefits. Who is to say there will not be even a bigger earthquake in Japan? The geographical location always holds the possibility.

docdivakar
User Rank
CEO
re: Fujitsu restarts two front-end chip fabs
docdivakar   3/30/2011 4:26:22 PM
NO RATINGS
It is good to see positive news increasingly from Japan. I agree power problems are the severe ones to be resolved quickly. Seems to me that interim solution will have to be thermal power plants running on fossil fuels. Fujitsu's predicament is a tough one! Transferring their front end operations to other locations or other sources is more time consuming than solving their power issue. Then there are also the IP issues and protection of its business secrets which may discourage it from going outside the country (like Taiwan or China). Even seemingly simpler back-end operations like packaging & test will take time to transition to other sources. Which probably explains what Fujitsu is likely to do in the coming months -restart its current operations. MP Divakar

selinz
User Rank
Manager
re: Fujitsu restarts two front-end chip fabs
selinz   3/29/2011 10:51:28 PM
NO RATINGS
Some comrades who work in the area have reported that it's difficult to get gas to drive to work. It's difficult to run a wafer fab with rolling blackouts..

Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Top Comments of the Week