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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Reportedly Acquiring DRAM Maker ProMOS Technologies

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  1. Cristian_25H

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    US-based chip manufacturer GLOBALFOUNDRIES is said to be planning on getting itself a fab in the home country of arch-rival TSMC (Taiwan). This would be done through the acquisition, for NT$20 - 30 billion (US$ 506 - 760 million), of (troubled and soon to be delisted) DRAM company ProMOS Technologies who owns a 300 mm plant at Taichung.

    By snatching up ProMOS, GLOBALFOUNDRIES is expected to have a better chance of getting contracted by companies (in Taiwan and China) currently working with TSMC or UMC.

    ProMOS' Taichung fab has a production capacity of 60,000 wafers per month and that would add to the 130,000 wafers/month from GLOBALFOUNDRIES' facilities in Germany and Singapore.

    Source: Digitimes
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    300 mm?! Them some BIG DAMN CHIPS!
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    I wonder if this could affect RAM pricing with this move?

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