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A&O power chip firm to buy Oregon fab

8/29/2011 10:09 AM EDT
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SiliconAsia
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re: A&O power chip firm to buy Oregon fab
SiliconAsia   8/30/2011 1:05:08 PM
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It's a bold and strategic move for AOS and hope this can provide them differentiation they're looking for.

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green_ee   8/29/2011 7:16:54 PM
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IDT probably cant justify the enormous amounts of cash it takes to keep a fab current. A few blocks away, Intel is piling billions into D1X; it's such a huge project that a new parking lot was built for the construction workers. As a Hillsboro resident myself, I'm glad that someone sees value in the IDT fab and is interested in purchasing it for a good price ($26 mil seems cheap for a working foundry...)

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pinhead1   8/29/2011 6:28:27 PM
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This seems like a curious reversal of the trend to divest yourself of fabs. I wonder if it's something we'll see more of? At any rate, as Great-Terry points out, I don't think analog chip makers can be too close to their fabs - at least for the designers. The accountants might see it differently ;-)

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GREAT-Terry   8/29/2011 3:15:12 PM
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To do analog stuff well, having a fab is important and finally AOS is up to a size that can afford a fab, although its model now is fab-lite one but I believe they will expand to be bigger to have better control on the fab and evolve some better technology after gain enough knowhow about the process.

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