Friday, March 02, 2018

CIS Saves Fabs from Closure

IC Insights publishes a report on worlds fab closures. It turns out that CIS market expansion has saved two 300mm fabs from closure:

"Renesas sold its 300mm logic fab to Sony in 2014. Sony repurposed that fab to make image sensors. In 2017, Samsung closed its 300mm Line 11 memory fab in Yongin, South Korea, also repurposing it to manufacture image sensors."

According to other sources, the re-purporsed Samsung fab is located in Hwaseong in Gyeonggi Province and should start CIS manufacturing in 1H 2018.

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