After the failure of the acquisition of German Shichuang, Global Wafer announced a production expansion plan

GlobalWafers' acquisition of German wafer manufacturer Siltronic failed to obtain German supervision by the January 31 deadline. agency approval. Today, Global Wafer said it will invest NT$100 billion in capital expenditures from 2022 to 2024, including the expansion of new factories. Xu Xiulan, chairman of Universal Wafer, pointed out that even if the public acquisition of Shichuang failed, they had planned a dual-track strategy in advance.

Global Wafer mentioned that it will consider a number of expansion plans for existing factories and new factories, including 12-inch wafers and epitaxy, 8-inch and 12-inch SOI, 8-inch FZ, and SiC wafers. (including SiC Epi), GaN on Si and other large-scale next-generation products.

According to reports, the expansion plan covers investments in Asia, Europe, and the United States, with a total investment of up to NT$100 billion (about 22.9 billion yuan), including the expansion of existing factories and the construction of new factories, and the output time of new production lines. It is expected to increase quarter by quarter from the second half of 2023.

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