Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
James Walker
User Rank
Rookie
re: GlobalFoundries, Infineon, IBM, ST linked to Indian fab plan
James Walker   3/22/2013 1:53:57 PM
NO RATINGS
"While Freescale and TSMC have declined the proposal, Intel has offered advisory support on infrastructure and financial matters related to semiconductor manufacturing," the report quoted an unnamed source as saying. GlobalFoundries has said it can offer know-how for 200-mm wafer processing and processor intellectual property, the report said http://www.croatiayachtcharter.com

James Walker
User Rank
Rookie
re: GlobalFoundries, Infineon, IBM, ST linked to Indian fab plan
James Walker   3/14/2013 1:56:06 PM
NO RATINGS
Wafer fabs around the world are usually built with local and national government support and the support tends to be highest for sites where there is no history of chip manufacturing http://www.optimalhosting.com/features

James Walker
User Rank
Rookie
re: GlobalFoundries, Infineon, IBM, ST linked to Indian fab plan
James Walker   3/12/2013 9:53:22 PM
NO RATINGS
Wafer fabs around the world are usually built with local and national government support and the support tends to be highest for sites where there is no history of chip manufacturing http://www.mariages.net/robe-de-mariee/may-s-ange--e36202

venkata simhadri
User Rank
Rookie
re: GlobalFoundries, Infineon, IBM, ST linked to Indian fab plan
venkata simhadri   5/4/2012 6:51:44 PM
NO RATINGS
There is a saying.. "When milk is freely available at a reasonable cost, why buy a cow?". While Fabs in Asia ( Singapore, Taiwan, China ) and Israel are selling wafers at reasonable cost, what's the reason to spend huge amounts of money to setup fabs? Also, people should realize that the capital expense is only part of the problem. There is a huge cost involved in keeping the fab operational and if you don't run it with a certain level of utilization, it will become a white elephant. Also, the basic inputs needed to run a fab, water and electricity are in serious short supply in India. Over the last 15-20 years, India has built a vast pool of design talent and I advise Indian government to rather focus on: * Promote local fabless companies who can design chips in India, buy wafers from outside and get them packaged and tested in India. Look at companies like Broadcom and Marvell. They don't use any fabs in USA. * Promote IP companies that can create building blocks for SOCs * Setup package/ testing houses that can take raw wafers and crate packaged parts for local consumption

chipmonk0
User Rank
Manager
re: GlobalFoundries, Infineon, IBM, ST linked to Indian fab plan
chipmonk0   5/3/2012 8:15:24 PM
NO RATINGS
completely agree about Backend, have advised Indians to start that way, but they are too vain, unrealistic, dumb to learn from the success stories of Taiwan, So. Korea, Singapore and now China

geekmaster
User Rank
CEO
re: GlobalFoundries, Infineon, IBM, ST linked to Indian fab plan
geekmaster   5/3/2012 4:40:19 PM
NO RATINGS
I wonder who has actually been in India and checked out feasibility. Do political issues dominate here? There is no infrastructure to support a Front End fab. India is great in design! Why a fab?

yalanand
User Rank
Rookie
re: GlobalFoundries, Infineon, IBM, ST linked to Indian fab plan
yalanand   5/3/2012 5:58:34 AM
NO RATINGS
@sandeep063, I am not sure if climatic condition is the factor which is affecting this. Isn't it that Singapore has almost the same climatic condition as that of india ? I think its the lack of infrastrcture which is hurting the creation of fab. I hope government will take steps to correct this.

yalanand
User Rank
Rookie
re: GlobalFoundries, Infineon, IBM, ST linked to Indian fab plan
yalanand   5/3/2012 5:51:56 AM
NO RATINGS
@BobsUrUncle, I am surprised that you are not updated about current trends. India recently tested Agni 5 which can reach every major chinese city. With this capability India has all the capability to retaliate any chinese aggression. No body can stop India from having a fab. I know its a slow process but once it picks up pace no body can stop the growth. Remember Indian IT growth sector story.

Mxv
User Rank
CEO
re: GlobalFoundries, Infineon, IBM, ST linked to Indian fab plan
Mxv   5/3/2012 1:33:30 AM
NO RATINGS
India imports most of it electronics from China. Considering the Chinese are enemy No. 1 of the Indians with Chinese missiles based in Tibet are pointed at every major Indian city -- the Indians are funding the very guns and bombs that will kill them in the next war with China. Further considering the Chinese consider several Indian states as part of their territory and daily incur into India territory, it's only a matter of time that India and China will square off. India will loose again as it did in 1962 because of the weak minded Indians like the ones on this board that claim India shouldn't have a Fab. The money should be spent on bread and butter instead they claim. Bread and butter won't save you from annihilation. But defense electronics and systems may. Will India be forced build it's military electronics on Chinese fabs? Would Americans stand for this situation if it was us?

Pellicle
User Rank
Rookie
re: GlobalFoundries, Infineon, IBM, ST linked to Indian fab plan
Pellicle   5/2/2012 9:15:30 PM
NO RATINGS
I tried this in the 90s with the best possible team one could assemble (read ex TSMC). My conclusion then and now: There are lots of people with the $B but none with the vision or the balls to keep plowing $MM to stay current. One problem i see right away - too many cooks. Start with backend assembly & test to build the competency, work on the infra-structure and supply chain.

Page 1 / 2   >   >>


Flash Poll
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Engineer's Bookshelf
Caleb Kraft

The Martian: A Delightful Exploration of Math, Mars & Feces
Caleb Kraft
3 comments
To say that Andy Weir's The Martian is an exploration of math, Mars, and feces is a slight simplification. I doubt that the author would have any complaints, though.

The Engineering Life - Around the Web
Caleb Kraft

Surprise TOQ Teardown at EELive!
Caleb Kraft
Post a comment
This year, for EELive! I had a little surprise that I was quite eager to share. Qualcomm had given us a TOQ smart watch in order to award someone a prize. We were given complete freedom to ...

Design Contests & Competitions
Caleb Kraft

Join The Balancing Act With April's Caption Contest
Caleb Kraft
54 comments
Sometimes it can feel like you're really performing in the big tent when presenting your hardware. This month's caption contest exemplifies this wonderfully.

Engineering Investigations
Caleb Kraft

Frankenstein's Fix: The Winners Announced!
Caleb Kraft
8 comments
The Frankenstein's Fix contest for the Tektronix Scope has finally officially come to an end. We had an incredibly amusing live chat earlier today to announce the winners. However, we ...

Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)