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Spansion hits 25,000 wafer starts per quarter milestone at SP1

06 March 2008 | By Síle Mc Mahon | News > Cleanroom

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SpansionSpansion has said that it has reached a ramp of 25,000 wafer starts per quarter at its 300mm fab (SP1) in Japan, producing 65nm MirrorBit NOR flash devices. Spansion is currently the only NOR flash memory manufacturer using 300mm wafers and migrating to the 65nm half-pitch node.

"This is a significant milestone for the Flash memory industry and we expect it will provide important benefits for our overall business," said Bertrand Cambou, President and CEO, Spansion. "With this leading-edge facility, and the cost and technology advantages of MirrorBit technology, we are delivering on our promise to bring more value to our customers and stockholders. We expect that this production ramp should rapidly reduce our reliance on external foundries and older technology nodes, giving Spansion greater capacity with attractive cost structures for our target segments."

SP1 is expected to migrate to the 45nm node in 2009. The further capacity ramp of SP1 is expected when demand and market conditions dictate.

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