Q2 2022

JDI Higashiura fab cropped

AVAILABLE FOR SALE: JDI OPERATIONAL FAB, HIGASHIURA, JAPAN Japan Display, Inc. (JDI) has exclusively retained ATREG to assist with the disposition of its operational LCD G3.5 manufacturing facility located in Higashiura, Aichi Prefecture. Built out in 1998 (F-Tower and Energy Tower) and 2002 (C-Tower), the fab currently manufactures various display technologies (DSC, wearable, mobile, VR,

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Q4 2021

Elmos 200mm Dortmund fab

SOLD: ELMOS OPERATIONAL 200MM FAB, DORTMUND, GERMANY ATREG is pleased to announce that it has successfully advised Elmos Semiconductor SE on the disposition of its operational automotive-certified 200mm manufacturing facility located in Dortmund, Germany. Elmos has entered into a definitive sale and purchase agreement with Silex Microsystems AB, a pure-play MEMS foundry headquartered in Järfälla,

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Q3 2021

Semi fab equipment

EXECUTIVE Q&A: AJIT MANOCHA, PRESIDENT & CEO, SEMI ATREG recently sat down with Ajit Manocha, President and CEO of SEMI headquartered in Milpitas, CA, to discuss the United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) and its impact on the U.S. semiconductor industry. Do you believe that the funding currently included in the USICA will be

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Silicon wafers

ATREG ADVISES TI ON MICRON LEHI, UT FAB ACQUISITION ATREG has successfully advised Texas Instruments (TI) in the acquisition of Micron Technology’s operational 300mm Lehi, UT manufacturing facility for $900 million. The companies plan to complete the sale by late 2021. “ATREG was instrumental in helping us identify and strategize this acquisition. We are thankful to the

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Q2 2021

Man holding IC

SOLD: ALLEGRO MICROSYSTEMS CLEANROOM, THAILAND ATREG is pleased to announce that it has successfully facilitated the disposition of Allegro MicroSystems’ manufacturing facility in Thailand for approximately $30 million before fees and expenses. The leading global designer, developer, fabless manufacturer, and marketer of sensor integrated circuits and application-specific analog power ICs enabling emerging technologies in the

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Q4 2020

Allegro Thailand fab cropped

EXECUTIVE Q&A: RAVI VIG, PRESIDENT & CEO, ALLEGRO MICROSYSTEMS ATREG recently sat down with Ravi Vig, President and CEO of Allegro MicroSystems (Nasdaq: ALGM) based in Manchester, NH, to discuss the company’s successful IPO, plans for the future in the context of U.S.-China trade tensions, as well as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on

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Q3 2020

ON Semiconductor's Oudenaarde fab

GUEST COLUMN: COVID-19 DRIVES RISE FOR SEMICONDUCTORS From gloom to boom for some industry segments By Christian Dieseldorff, Senior Principal Analyst for Semiconductors, Industry Research & Statistics Group, SEMI The semiconductor industry should feel lucky not to be the restaurant or travel business. How is it possible that the COVID-19 pandemic turns from gloom to

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Q3 2019

semiconductor compressor cropped

ATREG ASSISTS MOHAWK VALLEY EDGE WITH SECURING CREE GREENFIELD SIC 200MM FAB IN UPSTATE NEW YORK The ATREG team is pleased to announce that as marketing agent for Mohawk Valley EDGE, an economic development organization in Oneida County, New York, it has assisted its client with securing Cree, Inc. as a new manufacturer to join

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Q2 2019

CV-test-production-floor-2-800x517 cropped

SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY OUTLOOK: UNSURE IN THE NEAR TERM AND PRECARIOUS IN RECOVERY By Malcolm Penn, Chairman & CEO, Future Horizons After strong growth in 2017 and early 2018, global economic activity slowed notably in the second half of last year, reflecting a confluence of factors affecting major economies. As is always the case, when the global

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Q1 2019

Fab gowning room

ATREG FACILITATES GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 300MM NY FAB SALE TO ON SEMI ATREG announced today that it has successfully represented and assisted ON Semiconductor Corporation with the structure of a transaction to acquire GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 300mm fab located in East Fishkill, New York for an amount of $430 million. Under the terms of this phased purchase agreement, $100

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Q4 2018

Fab cylinders

GUEST COLUMN: THE KEY FACTORS IMPACTING SEMICONDUCTOR MARKET GROWTH By Dr. Handel Jones, CEO, International Business Strategies The global semiconductor market is projected to amount to $850 billion in 2027 compared to $467 billion in 2018, with the potential to reach $1 trillion in 2030. While the U.S. leads the pack in processor-based designs, Europe is

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Q3 2018

GLOBALFOUNDRIES 300MM & 200MM TOOL ASSETS In conjunction with their recent strategy announcement, GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) is realigning their tool set to better support their differentiated offerings. GF has appointed ATREG and Macquarie Equipment Trading (MET) to remarket semiconductor manufacturing tools located at facilities around the globe. This equipment includes a variety of 200mm and 300mm

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Q2 2018

Cleanroom corridor

EXECUTIVE Q&A: THOMAS SONDERMAN, PRESIDENT, SKYWATER TECHNOLOGY FOUNDRY In March 2017, ATREG facilitated the successful sale of Cypress Semiconductor Corp.’s operational 200mm fab located in Bloomington, Minn. to SkyWater Technology Foundry. As the industry’s most advanced U.S.-based and U.S.-owned trusted foundry, SkyWater specializes in the development and manufacturing of a wide variety of differentiated semiconductor manufacturing solutions. The

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Q1 2018

TAX REFORM: NEW BONUS DEPRECIATION BENEFITS In today’s tight global brownfield market, advanced technology companies have to turn to alternative choices when it comes to selecting infrastructure-rich manufacturing facilities to secure the capacity they need to meet the ever-increasing needs of their customers. Did you know that the newly passed 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs

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Q4 2017

EXECUTIVE Q&A: STEVEN DIMEO, PRESIDENT, MOHAWK VALLEY EDGE The tight market for brownfield semiconductor fabs is compelling companies seeking additional manufacturing capacity to seriously consider greenfield alternatives. ATREG recently sat down with Steven DiMeo, President of Mohawk Valley EDGE, to discuss what makes the Marcy Nanocenter (MNC) site based in Utica, NY such an attractive greenfield investment opportunity

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Q3 2017


AVAILABLE FOR LEASE: FLEXIBLE 300MM ADVANCED CLEANROOM ATREG is representing the owner of an advanced 300mm manufacturing shell who would consider leasing all or a portion of their facility to a company or companies interested in resuming 300mm operations. Situated on a mature technology campus that includes other advanced technology facilities, the former semiconductor fab

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Q2 2017

Photovoltaic solar panels

WHAT’S NEXT FOR SOLAR MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS? Solar is a real success story, now recognized as the world’s primary source of renewable energy. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), solar has experienced an average annual growth rate of 68% in the last decade. Nearly 260,000 Americans work in solar – more than double the number in

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Q1 2017

Silicon wafers

ATREG ADVISES CYPRESS ON MINN. FAB SALE The ATREG Team is pleased to announce that it has successfully advised Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) on the sale of the subsidiary that owns its operational 200mm semiconductor manufacturing facility based in Bloomington, Minn., USA. Under the terms of the agreement, SkyWater Technology Foundry, backed by Minn.-based holding company Oxbow

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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

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


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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