Foxconn bids for stake in Malaysian foundry

Foxconn bids for stake in Malaysian foundry
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Hon Hai Precision Industry, the world's largest electronic manufacturing services provider, has placed a bid to take a stake in semiconductor foundry Silterra, according to a report.
By Peter Clarke


Hon Hai, which trades as Foxconn Electronics, expects to have purchased its stake in the speciality Malaysian foundry by the end of 2020, according to a Digitimes report, that references Young Liu, chairman of Foxconn.

Silterra (Kulim, Malaysia) is a 200mm-diameter wafer fab owned by Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the investment holding arm of the Malaysia government. It offers CMOS manufacturing processes from 180nm down to 110nm with support for logic, analog and mixed signal, radio frequency, high voltage and MEMS applications.

Silterra has progressed into silicon photonics, bio-photonics, MEMS-on-CMOS, galium nitride, BC​D and discrete power.

It was not revealed how large a stake Foxconn is bidding for.

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