Intel to convert Fab 12 to 300mm production
According to EE Times, Intel will start converting
its 200mm Fab 12 facility in Arizona to 300mm production next year. When the conversion is complete in 2005, Fab 12 will be Intel's fifth 300mm facility and produce 0.065-micron chips.
"This technology greatly improves our capital efficiency by giving us more than twice the capacity at significantly lower costs. Additionally, by reusing an existing 200-mm factory we save additional capital and take advantage of the highly skilled work force we already have in place," said Bob Baker, senior vice president, general manger, Intel technology and manufacturing group, in a statement.
You can also read Intel's press release here