ATREG appointed as advisor for the marketing of Qimonda sites in Dresden, Germany
Dresden, Germany, June 2, 2010 – ATREG, a division of Colliers International, has been appointed as advisor to market the sale of the advanced 300mm manufacturing campus of Qimonda in Dresden, Germany. The highly accessible campus, located in the State of Saxony, features a state-of-the-art 300mm semiconductor fab, including 281 advanced front-end semiconductor manufacturing tools, an advanced 300mm research and development fab,and 360,000 square feet of administrative space. The campus also includes excess land that could be used to construct a mirror image of the existing 300mm fab, potentially doubling production capacity.
ATREG will focus on finding an operational purchaser for the facility. As originally constructed, the fab was capable of producing DRAM chips with a maximum volume of approximately 10,000 wafers per week. The fully automated, world-class Qimonda Dresden 300mm wafer fab was built in 2001 and was the world’s first 300mm production facility. The state-of-the-art 300mm research and development facility was built in 2005. The world-class 300mm equipment includes hundreds of advanced front-end manufacturing tools, many of which were used in volume production at 65nm. Though production has ceased, the cleanrooms remain in a production-ready state, so that a potential purchaser could restart operations quickly.
“This is a unique offering of a world-class production-ready facility. A semiconductor manufacturer has the ability to rapidly restart operations and take advantage of the strongest recovery in semiconductor market history,” said Stephen Rothrock, managing director of ATREG. “Last year’s bold move of a major U.S. semiconductor manufacturer to acquire a similar 300mm tool line in a U.S. bankruptcy enabled them to create the world’s first 300mm analog fab. The Dresden offering provides a unique opportunity for a semiconductor company to make a bold, strategic play.”
Qimonda has been a global supplier of dynamic random access memories (DRAM). Since the opening of insolvency proceedings on April 1, 2009, the production of memory chips at the Dresden site has been halted. Experts have maintained the sophisticated facility and equipment in order to protect it from damage during the sales process.
Qimonda Dresden requests that all inquires are directed to Stephen Rothrock or Doug Barrett of ATREG at +1.206.268.7800.
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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.