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Numonyx to use Elpida for 300mm NOR flash production

10 July 2008 | By Mark Osborne | News > Fab Management

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ElpidaNumonyx and Elpida Memories have signed a letter of intent to enter into a foundry agreement that would see Elpida fabricate 65nm NOR flash devices at its 300mm wafer fab in Hiroshima, starting in mid-2009. The agreement is expected to be finalized in the current quarter and also includes 45nm production, though Numonyx did not say whether this would also include its phase-change memory devices at that node, revealed earlier this year by the company.

“Their [Numonyx's] innovative process design will enable Elpida to extend the life of production equipment,” said Yukio Sakamoto, President and CEO of Elpida. “We are going to leverage our world-class expertise in 300mm manufacturing technology to manufacture and supply high quality products for foundry customers.”

In June 2008, Elpida announced that they had secured a foundry agreement with NEC Electronics to fabricate display driver ICs at Elpida’s 300mm fab, the first foundry contract Elpida had signed.

“The decision to partner with Elpida is good for our customers and good business,” said Brian Harrison, President and CEO at Numonyx. “Working with Elpida means that we are able to collaborate with a proven technology company with highly-efficient facilities and large-scale capacity that can help us deliver on that promise in the most cost-effective way.”

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