June 27, 2003

IBM bets 2.9 Billion on Linux for semiconductor manufacture

An information technology company really believes in their technology when they use it themselves, in mission-critical applications. So when IBM
invested 2.9 Billion in the worlds most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facility, it's telling that they automated the facility using Linux. We
talked to Perry Hartswick, IBM Manager of 300mm Systems to find out more about how Linux was chosen, and the role it plays in the manufacturing
process. Here's what he had to say.

Link: ibm.com


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