Talk:List of semiconductor fabrication plants

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What about Texas Instruments?— Preceding unsigned comment added by 192.91.66.189 (talkcontribs) 18:42, July 15, 2011

Samsung and undoubtedly many others are missing as well. –Saruwine (talk) 13:22, 18 August 2011 (UTC)
Samsung and Sony are notable exceptions in terms of semiconductor ICs. I don't know enough about LCD technology to see if these qualify as "semiconductor fabs". This page is new and should probably get an "under construction" wikipedia template. TelecomNut (talk) 18:47, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

Plant Manufacture[edit]

Often one company builds and uses a fab for a few years, then later sells it to some other company. For example, in 1989 Atmel bought a semiconductor fab in Colorado Springs CO from Honeywell. In other words, "the group that first owned the fab"/"first owner" is often different than "the group that currently owns the fab"/"current owner". Do I put "Atmel" or "Honeywell" in the "Plant Manufacture" column for that fab? Or does "Plant Manufacture" mean something different than "first owner" or "current owner"? --DavidCary (talk) 05:08, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Pls update[edit]

http://www.mikron.sitronics.com/about/business/vzpp_micron/

Voronezh Semiconductor Plant - Mikron — Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.215.204.232 (talk) 08:55, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Motorolla dead?[edit]

Should dead companies be here? Did it go to either noew Motorolla? Google? comp.arch (talk) 00:39, 9 November 2013 (UTC)


Global Foundries production values appear to be way off[edit]

For example, Global Foundries website [1] states that their Dresden Fab has a "Maximum Full Capacity: 80,000 300mm wafers/month" while the Wikipedia table shows 80,000,000/month (table value is 80,000 in thousands of wafers/month).

Fscook (talk) 22:43, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Hynix[edit]

Hynix hasn't operated a fab in Eugene, OR since 2008. To this day, the plant with about 1.2M sq. ft.168.103.50.17 (talk) 01:53, 19 May 2015 (UTC) sits empty and unused.

[2] [3]

Yup- and now the vacant fab has been sold to Avago so Hynix doesn't even own the empty fab anymore (I'm pasting ref, not sure why not showing in preview). Should that fab be listed for Avago now or wait until Avago gets it running? If I knew the standard for being on the list I would update it. Kruglick (talk) 20:41, 20 January 2016 (UTC) [4]

Maxim --> Apple[edit]

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2015/12/14/exclusive-apple-buys-former-chip-fab-in-north-san.html

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Microchip reliability And Quality[edit]

Are there objective measures of thermodynamic stability for the lithography method, or even measures of reliability after benchmark testing (say, using a microprocessor for thousands of hours under demanding conditions) to see how long the microprocessors of these companies last? I imagine that it is difficult to compare the quality of the microprocessors produced by these various plants due to the differences in what is actually produced, but there must be some way of comparing them.

Features such as Electromigration Resistant Design, and other issues which are related to Industry Standards, would certainly seem important.

Industry Standards

Do the different microprocess fabrication plants abide by certain ISO standards of manufacture? If so, I feel that some indication of the ISO standards which each plant follows should be given or referred to in some way within the table. What efforts do each of the manufacturers goto to make sure that what they produce, AND the way that they produce it, follow industry Standard guidelines?

List of Integrated Circuit Designs that each manufacturer produces

Each plant probably produces many IC designs for different purposes. My primary intention in bringing up this issue is to measure the backwards compatibility of IC designs that each manufacturer produces.

Risk Factors for each Fab

There are all sorts of risk factors for each Fab. And considering their high economic importance and value, a high level of planning should go into making sure that each fab is located in the safest place that it could be. Could some sort of metrics related to : Floodrisk, Earthquake vulnerability, Air-Traffice vulnerability (in case planes fall out of the sky and the Fab is not underground), Climate change vulnerability, Sea-Level rises, Political/Social/Economic Instability be given so that people can have an idea of how safe each fab is? Issues such as security (who manages the security for each fab) and an analysis of the location of each fab would be obvious factors to consider. Whether a fab is located next to a coastline or near water-prone areas would clearly also be important for Floodrisk.

ASavantDude (talk) 14:22, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

  1. ^ http://www.globalfoundries.com/manufacturing/300mm-manufacturing
  2. ^ http://www.oregonlive.com/business/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/business/1216869903314710.xml&coll=7
  3. ^ http://www.eugenetechcenter.com/
  4. ^ http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/33709741-75/avago-technologies-buys-former-hynix-chip-plant-in-eugene.html.csp