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agk
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re: Tower shortlisted to run Indian fab
agk   8/14/2012 1:39:21 PM
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Now Govt of India making a clever move on setting up a fab with the help of experienced from abroad.This is a better start and soon will bring in more fabricators.

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re: Tower shortlisted to run Indian fab
Dick James   8/14/2012 1:10:35 PM
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They could also use the tactic used by Taiwan and China, and draw some Indian ex-pats in the USA back home.

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re: Tower shortlisted to run Indian fab
VIN1   8/14/2012 3:24:22 AM
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I am sorry if I touched a raw nerve somewhere. By backend do you mean A&T? If so I cannot list more than SPEL Semi in Chennai which is doing some volume packaging. So there are no 80-90 units in India. And if you meant design services as backend, IC design engineer do not qualify as a process engg in a wafer fab. I say that because I worked for 17 years as a fab process engg. I commented with a full and thorough understanding!

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re: Tower shortlisted to run Indian fab
expli   8/13/2012 2:35:53 PM
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If Jaypee is involved, they are probably going to push hard for a Greater Noida or Western U.P. location not too far from Delhi NCR.

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re: Tower shortlisted to run Indian fab
Satyavada   8/13/2012 5:07:22 AM
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Dear Vin, I do agree about the poor infrastructure, but when it comes to lack of skilled manpower, I disagree with you. If you look around you will find most of the backend operations for semiconductor cos are outsourced to India. You have atleast 80-90 semiconductor start ups with projects for the Top notch Semicons. This is just a start. Try not be a pessimist without knowing the actual picture around you.

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re: Tower shortlisted to run Indian fab
VIN1   8/13/2012 4:53:42 AM
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With a poor infrastructure, lack of skilled manpower and the cream of engineering manpower with a lack of interest in anything other than software and financial services, India has a mountain to climb. If a cement manufacturer is able to see a future with all the odds stacked against such a venture, I can only smell a scam of humongous proportions!

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re: Tower shortlisted to run Indian fab
Peter Clarke   8/12/2012 5:25:11 PM
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No hints on locations. As to Jaypee see my answer above.

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re: Tower shortlisted to run Indian fab
Peter Clarke   8/12/2012 5:24:47 PM
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Jaypee is the money and the Indian company with a strategic interest (a bit like Formosa Plastic in Taiwan). Tower's contract to build and operate the fab would be with Jaypee, if the bid is successful.

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re: Tower shortlisted to run Indian fab
ip2design   8/12/2012 8:29:56 AM
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Owning a fab is a strategic move as chip supply is now central to our digital life.

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re: Tower shortlisted to run Indian fab
Sanjib.A   8/11/2012 5:59:52 PM
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Was there any hints about the location yet? Not sure how JayPee associates gets involved in this. What role will they play in this?

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