CSMC Technologies, a Chinese device producer headquartered in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, has completed construction of Fab #2, a new fab to produce eight inch wafers.
CSMC has four preprocess fabs in Wuxi, but all have six inch production lines.
With the completion of the eight inch Fab #2, costs will be greatly decreased, and competitiveness will be greatly improved.
The company plans to double the number of wafers produced each month, to 60,000 during the third quarter of 2012.
The products produced will be logic, mixed signals, RFCMOS, LCD drivers, and BCD.
It is expected that the total amount of investment will be $850m. Regarding the producers of the gas, Praxair will handle the bulk gas, while Air Liquide will handle the specialty resource gas.