"Now, the decision is in the hands of the judge. It should happen at end of this week or early next week. On one side, there is our offer, which creates 120 jobs in the coming six months, avoids €24 million of de-pollution of the site, contributes to the local economy, saves more than €10 million in social costs, and creates the very first neuromorphic solutions company in the world, with a leading position in what IBM's CEO calls the third wave of computing," Lambinet told EE Times Europe. "On the other side, a bunch of brokers who will take the equipment and run away. The site will forever be closed, and we will do our project somewhere else in a different country."
Meanwhile, a first hearing is expected on June 6 in a class action lawsuit filed in Federal Court in New York alleging that Atmel Corp., in San Jose, Calif., conspired to sell the wafer fab in Rousset fraudulently to LFoundry GmbH, in Landshut, Germany, so that the plant could be closed and Atmel could avoid the cost of closing the fab, including making redundancy payments to workers.
— Peter Clarke is the editor of EE Times Europe Analog.
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