October 16, 2003 – STMicroelectronics plans to invest 200 million euros in its 8-in. wafer plant in Rousset, France, to increase 8-in. wafer production by 25%., according to Les Echos.
The funds will boost production at the site from 4000 wafers/month to 5000 wafers/month. Depending on demand, STMicro also may increase the investment to 400 million euros in order to double production to 10,000 wafers/month by the end of the year.