October 10, 2001 – Seoul, Korea – At the FSA Suppliers Expo, Dongbu Electronics launched an incentive program for qualified companies to use its regularly scheduled 0.18- and 0.25-micron ShuttleChip prototyping service.
Korea’s largest pure-play foundry expects its incentive program, which offers considerable discounts, to help fuel the chip industry recovery by moving qualified prototype designs into volume production more quickly.
As a “Platinum Sponsor” of the FSA Suppliers Expo, organized by the Fabless Semiconductor Association, Dongbu is showcasing its CMOS process technologies and manufacturing capabilities. The company’s exhibit will formally promote the ShuttleChip incentive program for its 0.18- and 0.25-micron processes.
“Allowing several companies to share a single mask set, our ShuttleChip service can rapidly verify prototype designs so that both fabless and IDM companies can achieve cost efficiencies and move swiftly to production-ready silicon,” explained Peter Hillen, executive VP of worldwide business development for Dongbu. “By offering our ShuttleChip service at substantial discounts to qualified companies worldwide, we aim to `prime the pump’ for volume production to help get our industry rolling again.” He noted that the percentage discount would depend on the qualification of the applicant company. “We stand ready to offer discounts totaling more than $1 million to motivate qualified companies to use our ShuttleChip service,” he added.