Govt Partners Atmel, VLSI to Build 0.25mm Fabs

The Malaysian government has signed separate deals with Silicon Valley-based semiconductor manufacturers Atmel Corp and VLSI Technology Inc to set up wafer fabrication plants in the country.

Both plants are to be located at the Kulim Hi-Tech Park, in the northern state of Kedah, and scheduled to be operational earliest by third quarter of 1999.

The plants will be the first advanced wafer fabs in the country producing 200mm wafers using 0.25┬Ám technology.

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