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Elpida to Build Mammoth DRAM Fab in Taiwan(2006-12-7)

December 7, 2006

TOKYO - Elpida Memory, Inc. and Powerchip Semiconductor will link up to build a DRAM fab in Taiwan, an economic daily here reported. Elpida will apparently announce the decision this afternoon, which could involve a long-term commitment of $7 billion.

Elpida has spent at least several months looking for a site for a 300-mm wafer fab and Taiwan proved attractive, in part because of a compelling combination of tax breaks and an advanced semiconductor manufacturing infrastructure.

Elpida plans to invest 800 billion yen (about $7 billion) in the project, which will eventually yield a monthly capacity of 100,000-150,000 wafers. If Powerchip agrees to be a joint venture partner, the scale of the fab would double, rivaling the current capacity of Samsung Electronics, the report said [EST News].They come in vintage designs and their bold colors and exclusive patterns make replica louis vuitton handbags a popular choice among the young and fashionable. Get all of these fabulous replica rolex watches and more high-end designer fashions for less when you shop on the Internet.

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