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Tower offers $140 million for Micron fab

4/4/2011 08:33 AM EDT
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Peter Clarke
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re: Tower offers $140 million for Micron fab
Peter Clarke   4/11/2011 11:02:00 AM
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@Joshxdr I suspect that Aptina was spun-off as a fabless chip company and Micron carried on manufacturing for Aptina becoming a foundry supplier. As this is not Micron's primary business but is Tower's the sale makes some sense.

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joshxdr   4/5/2011 5:21:48 PM
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I thought this fab was part of the imaging spinoff (Aptina). Not sure how Micron can sell a fab that should belong to Aptina. This fab was the most well-managed and highest-yielding fab in the company when it was part of TI memory in the mid 90s.

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selinz   4/4/2011 7:23:06 PM
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In these days of billion dollar fabs, 65 million seems like a good deal to me. They are relatively far from the nuclear problems and it looks like a very nice area...

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any1   4/4/2011 1:29:32 PM
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This is a good deal for Micron in that it unloads an older 8 inch facility that is not cost competitive with newer 12 inch fabs. Hopefully it is a good fit for Tower and their future plans.

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yalanand   4/4/2011 10:05:51 AM
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Why is Micron Tech selling this wafer fab ? Is Micron tech planning to go fabless ?

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