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Market Insight: Maximize Value of 200 mm Semiconductor Fabs to Retain Profits and Competitive Edge

Published: 07 March 2013

ID: G00246719

Analyst(s): Samuel Wang , Dean Freeman


Many 200-millimeter companies have had impressive growth in recent years, despite competition from 300 mm lines on cost and technology migration. We identify strategies that 200 mm fabs, integrated device manufacturers and foundries can adopt to increase their value and stay profitable.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
    • The Economics of 200 mm Wafer Manufacturing
    • Products Suitable for 200 mm Lines
    • Marketing Strategy for 200 mm Fabs
    • Success Criteria and Strategies for 200 mm Fabs

Background and Context

  • Companies Making Good Use of 200 mm Fabs
    • Texas Instruments
    • Maxim
    • Linear Technology
    • Ams
    • TSMC, UMC and SMIC
    • Robert Bosch
    • STMicroelectronics
    • Renesas
    • NXP, A*STAR
    • Plessey
    • TowerJazz and American Semiconductor

The Impact


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