Good news, and bad for Scottish Natsemi fab

First the good news...

Chip company National Semiconductor said today it will hang onto its fab in Greenock, Scotland. That's due to a surge in demand for analogue parts, the company said. It had intended to sell the fab, which is located in a former shipbuilding area of Scotland. The bad news, however, is it will close its four inch wafer fab at Greenock, and transfer its production to another, unnamed six inch fab. The company did not say how many employees would be affected. ®

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