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dick_freebird
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re: IBM backs Brazilian wafer fab project
dick_freebird   11/25/2012 2:21:28 AM
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The rest of the world prefers not to buy military and space grade ICs from the US, due to our regulatory posture. They will look at any alternatives they can get. Anybody can do the job on quality, if they want. It only needs proving.

pinhead1
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re: IBM backs Brazilian wafer fab project
pinhead1   11/21/2012 6:49:45 PM
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TI build their "R-Fab" with used equipment, which could be a substantial cost savings. But I'm not sure how often you can find nearly a whole fabs-worth of used 300mm equipment. But I'll admit that I've never tried ;-)

jmrowca
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re: IBM backs Brazilian wafer fab project
jmrowca   11/21/2012 3:54:21 PM
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unsure if any military end users would want their IBM ICs coming from Brazil... interesting

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re: IBM backs Brazilian wafer fab project
geekmaster   11/20/2012 10:58:25 PM
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CEITEC in Porto Alegre is still not producing chips. They use mainly X-Fab. Absolutely unclear why they need another fab when they cannot get the one running they have already.

RobDinsmore
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re: IBM backs Brazilian wafer fab project
RobDinsmore   11/20/2012 6:58:39 PM
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Maybe they are planning to buy old, used equipment to start. Perhaps IBM's stake will be bought with old tools.

pinhead1
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re: IBM backs Brazilian wafer fab project
pinhead1   11/20/2012 6:51:11 PM
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Would this be a 300mm fab? It seems unlikely that you could build one from the ground up for "only" 500 million. But it seems equally strange that you'd want to build a brand-new 200mm fab these days.



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