IBM and Chartered extend manufacturing arrangement to include 90 nm SOI semiconductors

Microelectronics International

ISSN: 1356-5362

Article publication date: 1 August 2004

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(2004), "IBM and Chartered extend manufacturing arrangement to include 90 nm SOI semiconductors", Microelectronics International, Vol. 21 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/mi.2004.21821bab.003

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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IBM and Chartered extend manufacturing arrangement to include 90 nm SOI semiconductors

IBM and Chartered extend manufacturing arrangement to include 90 nm SOI semiconductors

Keywords: IBM, Semiconductors, Manufacturing systems

IBM and Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing have announced an agreement under which Chartered will manufacture selected 90 nm SOI products for IBM in volume-driven, high- performance solutions.

This manufacturing agreement follows the joint development agreements signed by IBM and Chartered in November 2002 and has resulted in a foundry platform solution supported by both companies. Under the initial agreements, the two companies are jointly developing 90 and 65nm bulk CMOS processes for foundry chip production on 300 mm silicon wafers and are engaged in a reciprocal manufacturing arrangement that provides dual-sourcing flexibility for their customers.

"IBM's 90 nm SOI technology is the most advanced in the world and it is increasingly being utilized by a number of our customers, across several application segments," said Dr John E. Kelly III, Senior Vice President and group executive, IBM Technology Group. "This manufacturing agreement, with our partner, Chartered, enables IBM to provide the dual sourcing clients want and the flexibility we need to meet increasing demand for our leading-edge technologies."

Chartered is expected to begin production of the 90 nm SOI parts in its 300 mm Fab 7 in Singapore by mid-2005. "We are pleased that our relationship with IBM is progressing, offering further opportunities for business collaboration to benefit customers," said Chia Song Hwee, President and CEO at Chartered. "Our shared vision of providing customers a common technology platform and sourcing flexibility is a testament to the critical role we can play together in the electronics supply chain."

For more information, visit the Web site: www.ibm.com/chips or www.charteredsemi.com