Today, GF announced a final agreement with ON Semiconductor to sell the Fab 10 300mm wafer fab in East Fishkill, New York, for $430 million (approximately RMB 2.89 billion).
Among them, 100 million US dollars were paid immediately, and the remaining 330 million yuan was paid at the end of 2022, explaining that ON Semiconductor will gain full control of the plant and complete the transfer of all relevant employees.
This world-class semiconductor factory used to belong to IBM. In October 2014, GF acquired Blue Giant's global commercial semiconductor technology business. This factory and another factory in Essex Junction, Vermont belong to GF. I didn't expect to be short 4 After a year and a half, the winner was announced.
After receiving the factory, ON Semiconductor will acquire 300mm wafer manufacturing capability (previously only 200mm wafers can be manufactured), and immediately obtain GF related process technology and licensing agreements, especially 65nm, 45nm CMOS, which will become the cornerstone of its future development. .
GF will start manufacturing 300 wafers for ON Semiconductor from next year, and will complete the transaction until the end of 2022, and then it will be entirely responsible for Anson.
What benefits can GF get?In addition to $450 million in cash, the official said that technology and energy can be transferred to the other three 300mm fabs to optimize global asset distribution and strengthen differentiated technologies.