June 24, 2003 – Fujifilm Microdevices Co. has announced plnas to buy an 8-in. silicon wafer production line from Tohoku Semiconductor Corp., a Motorola subsidiary in Sendai, Japan. Fujifilm Micro will use the line to help it boost output of charge-coupled devices used in digital cameras.
Tohoku, which had shut down the line last December amid sagging demand, will continue its remaining line for 6-in. wafers.