Toshiba aims for 4x productivity

September 15, 2003 – Toshiba Corp. plans to quadruple productivity at its new 300mm plant in Oita, Japan, according to local media. The company will reportedly use computer-based simulation and automated wafer transport systems to cut the number of trial productions from between three and six to one. Toshiba hopes to have the process ready for commercial runs by summer 2004, and with full adoption in 2005.


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