Seattle, Wash., September 4, 2007 – Freescale Semiconductor has retained Colliers ATREG, in conjunction with Colliers CRE in Scotland, UK to assist with the sale of its two wafer manufacturing facilities in the United Kingdom. The facilities include an operational 150mm semiconductor manufacturing facility located in East Kilbride and a 200mm wafer fabrication shell based in Dunfermline.
Freescale’s 25-acre East Kilbride site features a 0.35 micron-capable volume wafer manufacturing facility, including a 92,000 square feet (8,547 m2) wafer fab cleanroom, and approximately 700 advanced process tools. For over 20 years, this well-maintained, centrally located facility has produced volume, high-quality automotive semiconductor products, and leading-edge power devices for the networking and wireless communication industries.
Freescale’s 150-acre Dunfermline site includes a one million square feet (93,000 m2) facility shell constructed in 1997, but not fully completed and never occupied. Some facility infrastructure is on site, but non-operational. This allows users the ability to customize and complete the infrastructure to meet the requirements of their specific operations.
“Our team of global semiconductor market specialists is implementing a worldwide campaign to reach all potential semiconductor and advanced technology users,” explains Doug Barrett, Colliers senior vice president and director of ATREG. “Both facilities offer significant cost and time-to-market advantages for a producer seeking additional capacity or wishing to manufacture a more diverse or advanced range of semiconductor devices.”
“Freescale has retained Colliers ATREG because of their global track record in selling semiconductor facilities as going concerns,” adds Greg Heinlein, Freescale vice president and treasurer. “Freescale is seeking buyers who can fully realize the inherent value of these first-class manufacturing facilities.”
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A semiconductor sales division of Colliers International, ATREG specializes in helping companies restructure advanced technology assets. Co-directed by Stephen Rothrock and Doug Barrett, ATREG has represented some of the semiconductor industry’s top companies in transactions totalling over U.S.$2 billion. ATREG advises on the sale of operational semiconductor fabs, wafer supply agreements, process and product intellectual property (IP), complete tool lines, and fab infrastructure. For more information, please visit us online at www.atreg.com.