Peter Clarke, EETimes
8/10/2012 2:42 PM EDT
LONDON – Specialist foundry Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel), which trades as TowerJazz, has said it has been shortlisted by the Indian government to build and run a 300-mm wafer fab in the country.
However, any commercial impact from such a move, if it should happen, is a long way off, Tower said. Tower's CEO, Russell Ellwanger, said he expects it will take three years ground breaking for the fab to the shipping of commercial qualified silicon. Ultimately the factory is expected to have a manufacturing capacity of 30,000 wafer starts per month, he added.
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