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Tuesday, 14 January 2014 12:27

Brazil’s semiconductor plant safe

Written by Nick Farrell



Exit of Batista not a problem

Construction of Brazil's first semiconductor plant shouldn't be significantly delayed by the exit of investor Eike Batista, the head of Brazil's national development bank.

 

Batista started to flog his stake in SIX Semicondutores, a joint venture started in 2012 IBM and BNDES, follows the meltdown of his industrial group owing to financing difficulties. SIX is in talks with Argentina's Corporacion America to buy at least part of Batista's 33% stake. BNDES President Luciano Coutinho said that at the worst any delay would be two or three months.

The plant is expected to start output in 2015, and will produce application-specific integrated circuits, or ASICs. These chips require less initial investment than general-purpose chips, and have a less risky market. Two-thirds of the chips will be sold in Latin America, while the rest will be exported Europe and Asia.

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