Tempe Fab 2, Gresham Fab 4

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Tempe Arizona (Fab 2) and Gresham Oregon (Fab 4) are planned for production of apparently most megaAVR and tinyAVR wafers other than

  • PB megaAVR
  • unified memory AVR

Colorado (Springs?) (Fab 5) is current.

Product Change Notification - KSRA-07HVQF409 - 11 Dec 2019 - CCB 4031 Initial Notice: Qualification of Microchip Technology Tempe – Fab 2 (TMGR) as an additional fabrication site for selected Atmel products.

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Affected CPNs:

[many]

 

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Post Change:
Fabricated at Microchip Technology Colorado – Fab 5 (MCSO) using 6 inch wafer or Microchip Technology Tempe – Fab 2 (TMGR) using 8 inch wafer

 

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Reason for Change:
To improve manufacturability and on-time delivery performance by qualifying a second fabrication source at Microchip Technology Tempe – Fab 2 (TMGR) fabrication site.

 

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Estimated Qualification Completion Date:
June 2020

 

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edit : added Gresham with its PCN in a post (further down the thread)

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

Last Edited: Tue. Jan 28, 2020 - 11:09 PM
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Product Change Notification - KSRA-07HVQF409 - 08 Jan 2020 - CCB 4031 Initial Notice: Qualification of Microchip Technology Tempe – Fab 2 (TMGR) as an additional fabrication site for selected Atmel products.

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Revision History:
December 11, 2019: Issued initial notification.
January 08, 2020: Re-issued initial notification to update the Qualification Plan and Affected CPN list.

 

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"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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Product Change Notification - KSRA-07HVQF409 - 22 Jan 2020 - CCB 4031 Initial Notice: Qualification of Microchip Technology Tempe – Fab 2 (TMGR) as an additional fabrication site for selected Atmel products.

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Revision History:
December 11, 2019: Issued initial notification.
January 08, 2020: Re-issued initial notification to update the Qualification Plan and Affected CPN list.
January 22, 2020: Re-issued initial notification to revise the Affected CPN list based on the updated scope.

 

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"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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Product Change Notification - LIAL-08IUQV247 - 18 Jan 2020 - CCB 4039 Initial Notice: Qualification of Microchip Technology Gresham Fab 4 (GRTM) as an additional fabrication site for selected Atmel products.

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Affected CPNs:

[a lot]

 

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Pre Change:
Fabricated at Microchip Technology Colorado – Fab 5 (MCSO) using 6 inch wafer

Post Change:
Fabricated at Microchip Technology Colorado – Fab 5 (MCSO) using 6inch wafer or Fabricated at Microchip Technology Gresham Fab 4 (GRTM) using 8inch wafer.

 

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Estimated Qualification Completion Date:
June 2020

 

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Revision History:
January 18, 2020: Issued initial notification.

 

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"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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This trend does not look good for Fab 5.

my projects: https://github.com/epccs

Debugging is harder than programming - don’t write code you can’t debug! https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/help-it-doesnt-work

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There may be demand for older wafer fabs especially in a growing semiconductor market.

The CCB's actions may simply be due to risk reduction initiated by executives ... whatever the risks are.

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller