Utilization rates dropping at 8-inch fabs

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Utilization rates dropping at 8-inch fabs

Due to declining orders, utilization rates at the 8-inch fabs of DRAM makers including ProMOS Technologies, Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation (PSC) and Nanya Technology are seeing drops which are expected to have a deep impact on current operations, according to industry sources. The 8-inch fabs are mostly unable produce standard DRAM in 2008, forcing makers to manufacture specialty DRAM or seek more clients in order to fill the gap in their capacity.

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