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mcgrathdylan
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re: Taiwan projected to be #1 in wafer capacity
mcgrathdylan   11/12/2010 10:01:43 PM
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@pjduncan- thanks for the comment. You caught my typo--I regret that I did not see it in time. It has since been corrected. Thanks for your interest and understanding.

3D Guy
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re: Taiwan projected to be #1 in wafer capacity
3D Guy   11/12/2010 4:22:21 PM
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Mining the above data, the most interesting statistic is this: Over the next 5 years, wafer capacity in - the Americas will increase 27% - China and Taiwan will increase 58% - Korea will increase 47% - Japan will increase 14% The semiconductor industry seems to be following the same trend as most maturing industries... production moves to the lowest cost location. I've heard production in the US is ~15% costlier than production in Japan, and Japan is ~15% costlier than Korea, which in turn is ~10% costlier than Taiwan and China, largely because of government incentives. I don't know how true these numbers are, can EE Times do some research and talk about production cost in various countries? It could be very very interesting for many people!!

TingLu
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re: Taiwan projected to be #1 in wafer capacity
TingLu   11/12/2010 4:20:03 PM
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If there is war across Taiwan strait, Japan and Korea will be involved inevitably. What will go with it is 80% global electronic business.

BalaLak
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re: Taiwan projected to be #1 in wafer capacity
BalaLak   11/12/2010 4:04:38 AM
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I am surprised Taiwan is not #1 already. Look at how fast China is growing (70% from 2010 to 2015) - in a decade China will be #1 and it will be next to impossible for any other country to catch up with that giant.

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re: Taiwan projected to be #1 in wafer capacity
goafrit   11/12/2010 3:20:32 AM
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I say the same. No news since America got out of fabs.

Sheetal.Pandey
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re: Taiwan projected to be #1 in wafer capacity
Sheetal.Pandey   11/12/2010 3:14:43 AM
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Interesting but not very surprising. In last five years Taiwan has been coming up very well in fab capacity.

qerqwe
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re: Taiwan projected to be #1 in wafer capacity
qerqwe   11/11/2010 8:57:50 PM
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Sad. And there is a potential interesting NEWS article that appears on the right colums: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4113898/Surprise-Jump-In-Wafer-Capacity-Could-Mean-Trouble NOTE IT IS FROM 11/30/2000! This is NEWS??????????

pjduncan
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re: Taiwan projected to be #1 in wafer capacity
pjduncan   11/11/2010 8:20:12 PM
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"where band-end test" Perhaps EE Times could develop some program for readers to sign up to be editors now that the business model doesn't support editing/proofreading. Surely some web tools could be developed to send out articles to a group of people before officially posting on EE Times. Have enough people signed up so that anyone that has a spare moment can respond, thus maintaining the immediacy available to the online format. Maybe with all the new hype about EE Times Confidential, you could offer a free subscription to people willing to sign up as proofreaders/editors. Sadly, a majority of EE Times articles I read seem to have spelling, grammatical or other mistakes.

old account Frank Eory
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re: Taiwan projected to be #1 in wafer capacity
old account Frank Eory   11/11/2010 7:53:21 PM
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This is an interesting statistic, but for the fabless guys, Taiwan has been #1 in wafer capacity for a long time.



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