Global Demand for 150mm Operational Fabs Still Strong, Reports Global Advisory Firm ATREG

  Global Demand for 150mm Operational Fabs Still Strong, Reports Global
  Advisory Firm ATREG

 Operational fabs for sale such as Renesas’ operational, automotive-qualified
   150mm fab in Ube, Japan offer attractive supply agreement for long-term,
                         cost-effective manufacturing

SEMICON Japan 2012

Business Wire

TOKYO -- December 04, 2012

SEMICON Japan 2012

ATREG, Inc., a global advisory firm to the semiconductor industry
headquartered in Seattle, USA, reports today that the market is still showing
strong demand for operational semiconductor manufacturing fabs. ATREG, which
provides semiconductor companies with objective market analysis, strategic
advice, and transaction execution expertise for the merger, acquisition, and
disposition of assets and business units, notes that despite the decline of
long-term global production of 150mm wafers, there is still market demand for
products made in these trailing-edge facilities and semiconductor companies in
need of securing future manufacturing capacity for 150mm wafers should
consider taking advantage of favorable market conditions to lock in long-term
supply.

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced
semiconductor solutions, is currently offering such an asset – its
automotive-qualified, operational 150mm facility located in Ube, Yamaguchi
Prefecture, Japan that produces multi-purpose MCUs, ASICs, flat panel display
drivers, power management devices, primarily at 0.35 microns. Renesas will
provide the fab’s buyer with a substantial supply agreement for up to five
years, an attractive offer for companies looking to secure long-term
manufacturing capacity for trailing-edge products on less advanced technology
nodes.

“The Yamaguchi fab has been very important to Renesas’ customers over the
years,” explains Yutaka Emoto, executive manager, corporate planning division
at Renesas. “ATREG has been our strategic advisor for several years and we are
excited to find a good buyer for this world-class facility.”

“The Renesas 150mm fab is one of the most productive and highly qualified
anywhere, in or out of Japan,” adds Stephen Rothrock, president and managing
principal of ATREG.

About ATREG, Inc.

Headquartered in Seattle, USA, ATREG is a global advisory firm to the
semiconductor industry. The company provides some of the world's largest and
most reputable companies with objective market analysis, strategic advice, and
transaction execution expertise for the disposition and acquisition of
operational assets and business units. For more information, please visit us
online at www.atreg.com.

About Renesas Electronics Corporation

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), the world's number one supplier of
microcontrollers, is a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions,
including microcontrollers, SoC solutions, and a broad range of analog and
power devices. Business operations began as Renesas Electronics in April 2010
through the integration of NEC Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723) and Renesas
Technology Corporation, with operations spanning research, development,
design, and manufacturing for a wide range of applications. Headquartered in
Japan, Renesas Electronics has subsidiaries in 20 countries worldwide. More
information can be found at www.renesas.com.

Contact:

ATREG, Inc.
Muriel Guilbert, +1-425-829-3712
muriel.guilbert@atreg.com
 
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