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Freescale closes French fab

8/10/2012 12:53 PM EDT
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geekmaster
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re: Freescale closes French fab
geekmaster   8/14/2012 9:04:43 PM
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The fab began operation in 1969?

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daleste   8/14/2012 2:26:38 AM
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Most of the automotive devices have large amounts of EEPROM or Flash on board as well as large analog circuits. No only is it difficult and expensive to develop new processes that include the combination of non-volatile memory and analog, it is often not cost effective since the memory and analog don't shrink like the digital logic.

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Adele.Hars   8/13/2012 3:41:57 PM
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Very sad news for all the people who worked in manufacturing there for over four decades.... By the way, @eewiz, per Gartner over 80% (!!) of all chips produced by foundries today are actually at the 65nm or higher nodes -- see Leibson's blog: http://eda360insider.wordpress.com/2011/09/07/where-is-the-mainstream-ic-process-technology-today-28nm-40nm-65nm/ Even by 2014, 40nm thru 28nm combined will only represent about a quarter of overall production.

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eewiz   8/11/2012 12:56:54 PM
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0.65u node is still being used!!!. Surprised that it wasnt shutdown till now.

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