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Bosch opens advanced silicon wafer fab

26 May 2021 News

Bosch has opened one of the world’s most modern silicon wafer fabrication plants (fabs) in Dresden, Germany. Production will start as early as July – six months earlier than planned. From that time on, semiconductors made in the new plant will be installed in Bosch power tools. For automotive customers, chip production will start in September and thus three months earlier than planned.

The new factory will be an important part of the semiconductor manufacturing network. With it, Bosch is strengthening Germany’s position as a technology and business location. “The new wafer fab is good for Europe, for Germany and for Saxony. Directly and indirectly, it means many new jobs in a huge growth industry. This billion-Euro investment strengthens Silicon Saxony and the entire European semiconductor industry,” said Michael Kretschmer, the minister-president of Saxony.

On 72 000 square metres of floor space, 250 people are already working in the wafer fab in Saxony’s state capital. The workforce is set to grow to roughly 700 once construction work has been completed.




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