Nexperia takes complete ownership of Newport Wafer Fab

July 08, 2021 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
 Nexperia takes complete ownership of Newport Wafer Fab
Welsh wafer fab to focus on MOSFETs, IGBT, analog and compound semiconductor automotive-grade products to support growing demand.

Nexperia has completed the transaction to acquire Newport Wafer Fab (NWF), contributing to the company’s growth ambitions and investments to boost global production capacity. With the acquisition, Nexperia obtains 100% ownership of the Welsh semiconductor production facility. Nexperia Newport will continue to have a strong position in the Welsh ecosystem and technology development and will secure the current jobs at the Newport site and others across the region.

Nexperia is a customer of the foundry services offered by Newport Wafer Fab and became its second largest shareholder in 2019. The Newport site complements Nexperia’s other European manufacturing operations in Manchester and Hamburg, which have also seen significant recent investments.

Commented Achim Kempe, Nexperia’s Chief Operations Officer: “Nexperia has ambitious growth plans and adding Newport supports the growing global demand for semiconductors. The Newport facility has a very skilled operational team and has a crucial role to play to ensure continuity of operations.”

Added Paul James, Operations Director at the Newport site: “The acquisition is great news for the staff here in Newport and the wider business community in the region as Nexperia is providing much-needed investment and stability for the future. We are looking forward to becoming part of the global Nexperia team and are keen to keep the current workforce.”


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