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Capacity planning The semiconductor industry
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Semiconductor Industry Characteristics Astronomical fab/tool costs Cost of a fab now at approximately $3 billion US Cost of a fab in 1980s at $50M Doubling every ~4 years ~65% for tools Long lead times Tool delivery lead times 6-18 months
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Unformatted text preview: • 2 years ago, was 4-12 months – Fab Lead Times: 2 years for first output • 18 months later, half of tool investment will be obsolete The data was about 4 years ago – what is the cost now? In March 2007...
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  • Fall '11
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  • semiconductor industry, lead times, Fab Lead Times, Semiconductor Industry Characteristics, Astronomical fab/tool costs

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