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Q3 2016

Q3 2016 newsletter microcontroller board

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE: ADVANCED PACKAGING PRODUCTION FACILITY, JAPAN ATREG has been retained to facilitate the sale of an operational back-end facility located in Japan that specializes in the development, design, assembly, and testing of advanced semiconductor packages, including MCP (Multi-Chip) and SiP (System in Package) among other advanced packaging technologies. HIGHLIGHTS Ability to produce smaller,

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Q2 2016

Q2 2016 ATREG fab disposition newsletter

SEMI REPORT: 19 NEW FABS AND LINES TO START CONSTRUCTION The latest update of SEMI’s World Fab Forecast report published last month reveals that 19 new fabs and lines will begin construction in 2016 and 2017. Fab equipment spending is projected to gain momentum by 1.5% year-over-year growth by the end of 2016, followed by a projected

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Q1 2016

TI Greenock Scotland fab

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE: TI 200MM / 150MM FAB, GREENOCK, SCOTLAND Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) has retained ATREG to facilitate the sale of its operational 200mm / 150mm fab located at Earnhill Road, Larkfield Industrial Estate in Greenock, Scotland. This automotive-qualified fab may include a multi-year supply agreement, allowing the buyer to generate revenue during product

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Q4 2015

Wafer in production

ATREG FACILITATES SALE OF MAXIM’S SAN JOSE 200MM FAB ATREG is pleased to announce that it has successfully advised Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXIM) with regard to the sale of its operational 200mm R&D fab. The facility, located in San Jose, Calif., right next to Samsung’s new global headquarters, was sold within only six months

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Q3 2015

Silicon wafer

AVAILABLE FOR SALE: QUALCOMM INFRASTRUCTURE-RICH CLEANROOM FAB, SAN JOSE, CA ATREG is pleased to announce that it has been retained by Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc. to facilitate the sale of its state-of-the-art cleanroom facility located in San Jose, Calif. The fab, currently in production by Qualcomm for MEMS display R&D, is also well suited for

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Q2 2015

Silicon wafer tool II

BID DEADLINE FOR RENESAS KOFU IS JULY 8, 2015 The bid deadline for Renesas Electronics Corporation’s Kofu Technology Campus located in Kai City (Kofu), Japan is July 8, 2015. Any qualified party interested in purchasing part or all of this campus are invited to express their interest by that date with Renesas’ exclusive agents ATREG

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Q1 2015

Wafer tray

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE: STATE-OF-THE-ART CLEANROOM, SINGAPORE ATREG is pleased to offer for purchase a production-ready, state-of-the-art cleanroom located in Singapore. This facility consists of a fabrication plant, a warehouse, an office, and a central utility building totaling 27,000 m2 (290,625 sq. ft.) with 66,000 m2 (710,418 sq. ft.) of excess adjacent land available for future

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Q4 2014

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2014 ATREG SEMICONDUCTOR LEADERSHIP SUMMIT PROCEEDINGS NOW AVAILABLE On September 17 and 18, ATREG’s fourth-annual Semiconductor Leadership Summit brought together 45 executives from around the globe representing a broad spectrum of the semiconductor industry. Attendees engaged in a series of panel discussions and interactive presentations that generated thoughtful exchanges and debate on various timely and

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Q2 2014

Blue circuit board

ATREG ASSISTS RENESAS WITH DISPOSITION OF FAB MANUFACTURING ASSETS Over the past several years, ATREG has helped Renesas Electronics Corporation reposition their manufacturing portfolio through the disposition of fabs in the USA, Germany, and Japan. ATREG is currently working with Renesas on the disposition of their 200mm fab featuring an integrated tool line capable of 14,000 wafer starts

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Q1 2014

Cleanroom disposition

IS 2014 THE YEAR OF THE CONNECTED DEVICE? About three weeks before Christmas, I bought myself an early present and installed two Nest thermostats in my house. Lifting it out of the box, even before it was connected, I immediately realized Nest was special. Perhaps it was the  custom-designed screwdriver that comes with the thermostat.

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Q3 2013

Electronic components

MACRO SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES ATREG recently had the opportunity to spend quality time with a group of senior executives from leading semiconductor companies and discuss some key industry topics, issues, and concerns. As strategic planning gets under way in coming weeks, I thought I would share a quick recap of these discussions in this column.

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Q2 2013

Silicon wafer tray

WILL OSAT FOLLOW THE FOUNDRY GROWTH MODEL? I recently came upon an article citing a prediction made by industry research firm IDC for the expected growth of the semiconductor market in 2013. Although IDC’s figure of a 3.5% expansion for this year is slightly more optimistic than ATREG’s expectation of 2.0%, it further underlines the

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Q1 2013

Integrated circuit

THE INFLECTION POINT: THE FUTURE ISN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE As we look forward into 2013, the uncertainty in the semiconductor sector is readily apparent when one examines recently announced 2013 growth predictions for the industry ranging between -1.1% and 12.4%. Obviously time will tell, but ATREG is more interested in understanding the underlying

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Q4 2012

Bunny suits in cleanroom

UNPRECEDENTED SEMI CHALLENGES WILL DRIVE A NEW WAVE OF CONSOLIDATION IN 2013 At the end of September, we hosted ATREG’s second annual Semiconductor Leadership Summit in Seattle during which a number of key executives and influencers from the world’s leading semiconductor companies examined the current major issues facing the industry and the implications moving forward. While the

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Q3 2012

Printed circuit board

THE FUTURE OF SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING Back in July, I had the honor to speak at GSA’s CEO Roundtable in Taiwan regarding the future of semiconductor manufacturing, a topic on the minds of many industry executives given the challenges presented by slowing growth, accelerating costs, and constant pricing pressure that results in margin compression throughout the

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Q2 2012

Former IDT Hillsboro fab

REVAMPING JAPAN’S IC MANUFACTURING STRATEGY I have had the chance to spend a significant amount of time in Japan over the past few months and experience first-hand many of the wonderful things this country has to offer. A long-standing electronics leader, Japan has been a major force in the semiconductor sector for decades and remains

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Q1 2012

Silicon wafers

MARKET OBSERVATIONS AND INSIGHTS FOR 2012 Momentum from the 2010 semiconductor market rebound carried into Q1 2011, but quickly dissipated as devastating natural disasters took their toll on the industry, not to mention the countless lives of people in Japan and Thailand. This, combined with a general economic malaise stemming from concerns about sovereign debt,

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Q3 2011

Electronic components

FABLESS TO FAB-LITE: AN EMERGING TREND?  Each year brings new challenges and opportunities for the global semiconductor industry. What remains constant though is a company’s need to produce the right product, in the right quantity, on time, and at a competitive price.  As semiconductor companies encounter supply chain disruptions, IP breaches, currency fluctuations, and market

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Q2 2011

Chips

ARE FAB INVESTMENTS IN MATURE MANUFACTURING REGIONS MAKING A COMEBACK? 2011 is off to an active start for the semiconductor industry with several notable M&A and fab transactions announced or completed so far this year: In January, ON Semiconductor completed its strategic acquisition of SANYO Semiconductor from SANYO Electric to gain access to the Japanese

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Q1 2011

Data center room

2011 SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY OUTLOOK In 2009, we saw an unprecedented abundance of surplus equipment, fab shells, and operational fabs. The economic downturn forced IDMs to right-size and shed assets while memory companies closed 200mm fabs in favor of 300mm manufacturing. Demand decreased as uncertainties in the market led to a significant reduction in capital expenditures.

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Q4 2010

Silicon wafers

WELCOME TO THE NEW ATREG! I wanted to personally welcome you to the new ATREG! The past couple of months have been an exciting time for our company. In September, we became an independent entity after being a successful specialized division of Colliers International for the past 12 years. Colliers International will continue to operate

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