VLSIresearch reported that wafer fab capacity utilization 200mm reached critical levels of 90% in July and August, driven by rising demand for specialty semiconductors, according to VLSIresearch. 200mm wafer fabs are a critical source of supply for smartphone chips, as they are used significantly to manufacture chips such as MEMS, RF, power, and camera image sensors. For more information, please refer to the September 19, 2016 edition of The Chip Insider’s® Graphics File.
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