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Qimonda creates IP licensing company

12 October 2009 | By Mark Osborne | News > Fab Management

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In a bid to exploit its semiconductor patent portfolio, insolvent Qimonda is establishing Qimonda Licensing LLC with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and headed by Brian Prather, Qimonda’s previous head of its patent licensing.

The former DRAM manufacturer recently sold its 300mm equipment set from its Richmond, Virginia fab to Texas Instruments and has its other facilities up for sale. The company has made previous efforts to attract new investors to develop and manufacturer is novel ‘Buried Wordline’ DRAM process and technology, without success.

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