Plasma Technology for Advanced Devices

Elpida Memory, Inc., announced that is has developed its new 90 nm production process for high-performance DRAM products. The 90 nm process technology will first be applied to the production of high-performance 512 Megabit and 1 Gigabit DDR2 SDRAM products starting 2005. Source: '"

Powerchip Semiconductor Corp. (PSC) and Elpida Memory Inc. sign a technology transfer agreement for 0.11-micron, 0.10-micron and 90nm process technologies.

Elpida Memory, Inc. and Mitsubishi Electric Corp. announce that they have reached the basic agreement to start discussing the integration of Mitsubishi Electric's Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) operations with Elpida Memory. In addition, this agreement will allow Elpida Memory to form a new alliance with Powerchip Semiconductor Corp. that would serve as a foundry for Elpida's DRAM production. Upon completion of this agreement, Elpida will be the only major DRAM supplier in Japan, and will likely move its market position to number four in the world from number five. Source: ''

NEC-Hitachi Memory, Inc. brands itself "Elpida Memory, Inc." Source; ''

NEC Corporation and Hitachi, Ltd. sign an agreement to form a joint venture DRAM company at the end of December 1999 to be called "NEC-Hitachi Memory, Inc." Source: ''

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