Global demand for chips that power our society – from smart phones to laptops, electric cars and aircraft – is set to increase significantly. Global Wafers, one of the world’s six largest silicon wafer manufacturers, plans a new, state-of-the art production facility in Italy to meet demand for new-generation high-purity, 300 mm, EPI wafers. Deerns conducted an all-round feasibility study for this new production line, to eliminate the chronic shortage of chips for electronic devices.
Time and technique
On the back of the expected to grow of the global semiconductor industry towards $600 billion in the coming years, the need for 300mm high purity wafers will increase significantly. Global Wafers is responding by expanding an existing factory and creating a new one. Considering the urgency for delivery within short time frame and specific technical design, Deerns was the preferred consultant.
Through a feasibility Deerns investigated the options study for this site expansion – including a budget cost estimate. Translating every detail of the requirements into a state-of-the-art building with optimised planning we analysed the processes for creating a new product. After several work sessions we then translated these processes into a building design and technologies with clear advice on feasible solutions.
Our feasibility study enabled careful, fact-based decision-making by Global Wafers. Consequently, site selection was transferred to a new area for quicker turnaround time of the entire project.
Deerns combines specific technology with architectural aspects for the best results for our clients.