Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
BLinder
User Rank
Author
re: Singapore starts training Abu Dhabi fab workers
BLinder   5/31/2011 7:09:04 PM
NO RATINGS
When doing a due diligence on an outsource of wafers one looks at the supply chain in terms of location to post fabrication (this is mainly Asia), political stability, geographical integrity (i.e. earthquakes), government support, technical resources,etc. Investing billions of dollars does not automatically put you in the game to win. Also, why would Singapore participate in creating a competitor of resources outside their own country. Sure the Singapore investors were pleased to get Chartered off their hands, but why move to train another nation to compete against.

joshxdr
User Rank
Author
re: Singapore starts training Abu Dhabi fab workers
joshxdr   5/31/2011 4:20:42 PM
NO RATINGS
It will be very interesting to see how this turns out. I remember a TI fab was to be built in Thailand, there was a lot of training of new workers. When the fab construction experts finally got to the site, the water and electicity supply were not sufficient to actually run a fab, and the whole project was cancelled, and all the new trainees were let go (I think most went to work for Seagate). Hopefully the Abu Dhabi people are on top of these things.

eewiz
User Rank
Author
re: Singapore starts training Abu Dhabi fab workers
eewiz   5/31/2011 6:00:01 AM
NO RATINGS
"Globalfoundries have plans to spend up to $7 billion to build a wafer fab in Abu Dhabi and is reported to be preparing to break ground on the fab in 2012." 2012! is too ambitious. I am skeptical whether they have skilled workforce to do this. Training 50 people is good, but isnt even remotely enough to run a fab.

goafrit
User Rank
Author
re: Singapore starts training Abu Dhabi fab workers
goafrit   5/30/2011 7:32:02 PM
NO RATINGS
The best news that should be replicated in Africa. Congrats to this school. Africa needs this, please.

Silicon_Smith
User Rank
Author
re: Singapore starts training Abu Dhabi fab workers
Silicon_Smith   5/30/2011 3:26:21 PM
NO RATINGS
Nice to see universities and semicon Companies coming together across borders and that too long a distance away.



Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

ESC Boston 2015 Sneak Peek! Embedded Systems That Glow in the Dark
Max Maxfield
Post a comment
Some time ago, I asked my mom what she knew about radiation. She replied that she didn't know much about it at all; all she did know was that she didn't want to be in the same room as ...

Chris Wiltz, Managing Editor, Design News

10 Greatest Hoaxes in the History of Engineering
Chris Wiltz, Managing Editor, Design News
4 comments
You'll probably be reading your fair share of fake headlines on April 1, but phony tech news - both for scams and humor - aren't anything new. The history of science and technology is rife ...

Bernard Cole

A Book For All Reasons
Bernard Cole
3 comments
Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...

latest comment mjlinden Thanks for your input!
Martin Rowe

Leonard Nimoy, We'll Miss you
Martin Rowe
5 comments
Like many of you, I was saddened to hear the news of Leonard Nimoy's death. His Star Trek character Mr. Spock was an inspiration to many of us who entered technical fields.

Special Video Section
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
EE Times Senior Technical Editor Martin Rowe will interview EMC engineer Kenneth Wyatt.
Flash Poll