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resistion
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re: Report: TSMC reserves land for 450-mm fab
resistion   12/15/2011 5:15:28 AM
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The reference to GigaFab should be considered carefully, it's actually four phases, each like a fab build on its own (averaging 2-3 billion each).

joepaiii
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re: Report: TSMC reserves land for 450-mm fab
joepaiii   12/15/2011 4:59:09 AM
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rhusain, I agree sounds very high. Not sure how anyone will have the revenue stream to pay for a 26 billion dollar investment. I always heard you need ~3x the cost of the fab in revenue to justify it. Since the whole semi market market is currently 300 billion and leading edge process is only a fraction of that, hard to imagine how many of these fabs get built...

rhusain0
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re: Report: TSMC reserves land for 450-mm fab
rhusain0   12/14/2011 8:22:35 PM
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I did'nt think a fab costs $26 billion I wonder if this article is correct



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