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 or Cushman & Wakefield KK. Renesas will consider subdividing the campus to accommodate the buyer’s specific needs.
The campus spanning 94,690 sq. m. of land offers 18,540 sq. m. of office space and 32,321 sq. m. of cleanroom production space. The advanced infrastructure includes power systems, a dedicated electrical substation, deep water wells, HVAC, bulk gas, DI water, and on-site waste treatment. The adaptable, ballroom-configured cleanroom design can accommodate the manufacturing needs for multiple advanced technology sectors and provide flexibility to build out manufacturing in phases.
AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE: MAXIM R&D FAB, SAN JOSE, USA
ATREG has been retained by Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) to facilitate the disposition of its operational 200mm R&D fab located in San Jose in Silicon Valley. Well suited for prototype, pilot, and low-volume manufacturing, this facility is capable of producing a wide array of products at multiple technology nodes ranging from 600nm to 90nm, with the bulk of production from 350nm to 180nm. This unique asset can support more rapid device innovation and strengthen ties with U.S.-based customers and strategic partners. The fab offers a complete tool line consisting of 197 well-maintained front-end tools from such OEMs as AMAT, Hitachi, Novellus, LAM, TEL, KLA, and ASML.
The R&D fab is located in a highly desirable technology incubation hub with a strong semiconductor ecosystem and secure IP environment while providing significant time-to-market and cost advantages. This not only provides a buyer with direct access to specialized production capability that meet the standards of automotive, industrial, consumer, and medical industries, but also the opportunity to leverage an experienced and highly skilled engineering team.
In February 2013, ATREG successfully facilitated the sale of Maxim’s semiconductor manufacturing fab located in Irving, Texas to data center company QTS.
Parties interested in this offering are invited to email Saif Khan for additional details.
IC INSIGHTS REPORT: 83 FABS CLOSED OR REPURPOSED BETWEEN 2009 AND 2014
In its latest Global Wafer Capacity 2015-2019 research, semiconductor market research company IC Insights reports that IC manufacturers closed or repurposed 83 wafer fabs from 2009 to 2014 and that 150mm and 200mm wafer fabs account for two-thirds of total closures. The research also highlights that 41% of fab closures since 2009 have been 150mm fabs and 27% have been 200mmfabs. Qimonda was the first company to close a 300mm wafer fab after it went out of business in early 2009.
Did you know that of the 36 200mm and 300mm fabs that have been sold for adaptive re-use in the last five years, ATREG was involved either as an exclusive agent or an advisor working on three of the eight 300mm fab sales and eight of the 22 200mm fab dispositions? ATREG was involved as advisor on 13 of these dispositions – two 150mm fabs, eight 200mm fabs, and three 300mm fabs.
Key transactions involved selling both Qimonda fabs located in Richmond, USA and Dresden, Germany as well as the Renesas 300mm Yamagata fab to Sony. ATREG has taken great pride in selling eight fabs for their intended use, thus keeping viable manufacturing assets and workforces in place.
We invite you to contact us for your next fab acquisition or disposition project.
SEE YOU NEXT MONTH AT SEMICON WEST
ATREG will be attending the event to be held from July 14 to 16 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. Please email us to set up an appointment with one of our team members at the show.
The annual trade show for the micro- and nano-electronics manufacturing industries, SEMICON West partners with Intersolar North America for the 8th consecutive year to provide a complete experience for engineers and manufacturers whose expertise lies in both semiconductor and PV manufacturing.
We look forward to seeing you there!