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Final sale of Qimonda‚??s back-end test and assembly equipment planned

03 June 2010 | By Mark Osborne | News > Fab Management

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The final online auction of Qimonda’s back-end test and assembly equipment at its final manufacturing facility in Portugal is set to finish on June 16th, 2010. Qimonda Portugal is using the proceeds of the sale to raise funds for an as yet disclosed new business venture. Qimonda had previously planned a joint venture at the site producing solar PV modules.

“It was important for us and for the Portuguese economy, to keep the existing operations going,” noted Armando Tavares, President of the Executive Board at Qimonda Portugal. “Our goal is to ensure we continue to make a contribution to the community.”

Once again the online auction is being managed by GoIndustry DoveBid. The equipment was used for the assembly and test of DRAM Memory chips, some manufactured as recently as 2008. The equipment is also available for viewing at the site in Vila do Conde (Porto), Portugal, according to GoIndustry DoveBid.

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