Brazil imports almost all of its semiconductors, and the government launched a drive in March 2004 to encourage chip manufacturers to set up shop in the country. Intel’s only existing manufacturing plants in Latin America are located in Costa Rica.
(September 20, 2004) Dallas, Texas—The Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA) announced today that global public fabless revenue grew 44 percent year over year in the second quarter (Q2) of 2004, totaling $8.3 billion. North American fabless companies represented 76 percent of Q2 2004 total fabless revenue, followed by Taiwan, which contributed 20 percent, the FSA said. Europe and China each represented two percent of worldwide sales.