Wednesday, March 22, 2006

X-Fab Merges with 1st Silicon

EETimes: X-Fab (Germany) used to be an image sensor provider for Kodak, Cypress-Fillfactory and others. It has good but old 0.35um and 0.5um image sensors processes. With 1st Silicon (Malaysia) X-Fab gets access to the newer 0.13um and 0.18um technologies. On its side, 1st Silicon had very limited success in image sensor development and it failed to attract any major image sensor customer.
Such a fusion between X-Fab extensive image sensor experience and 1st Silicon advanced technology has a potential to become much stronger image sensor player, than each of them was in the past.

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