Thursday, November 29, 2012
Powerchip Technology may split up its P3 12-inch fab and sell the production equipment and land separately if it cannot liquidate the plant in one lot.
Potential buyers including GlobalFoundries are evaluating the possibility of taking over the fab.
P3 has a production capacity of 45,000 wafers a month, dedicated to the production of commodity DRAM chips on a 40nm process.
Powerchip is now focusing on the production of non-memory ICs, specialty DRAM and other niche-market memory chips utilizing its P1 and P2 plants, which have a combined capacity of 60,000 wafers a month.
Powerchip will be delisted from Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market on December 11.
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