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… And SanDisk

Through joint venture with Japanese manufacturer

This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2013.07.03
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SanDisk Corporation announced that the construction of the phase two shell of the Fab 5 joint venture wafer fabrication facility located in Yokkaichi, Japan, will begin in August 2013 with expected completion in mid-2014.

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SanDisk expects to use phase two of Fab 5 primarily for technology transitions of existing Yokkaichi wafer capacity. The new cleanroom will provide the space needed for additional equipment required for transitioning the wafer capacity in Fab 3, Fab 4 and phase one of Fab 5, to next generation 2D NAND technologies and to early generations of 3D NAND technology. The Fab 5 plans are consistent with the company's strategy outlined during SanDisk's Investor Day May 8 and there are no changes to SanDisk's capital expenditure plans.

Fab 5 will have an earthquake absorbing structure and is designed to minimize environmental impact. Extensive use of LED lighting throughout the facility and up-to-date energy-saving production facilities, along with full and effective use of waste heat, are expected to reduce CO2 emissions to a level 13% lower than for Fab 4.

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