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  • Hitachi to Mass Produce 40 mm2 64Mb DRAM in '99
  • August 7, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Hitachi Ltd. said it plans to start mass production of 64Mb dynamic random access memory (DRAM) with a chip area less than 40mm2 at its "N2" Naka plant in Ibaraki from early 1999.
    Current most mass produced 64Mb DRAMs have a chip area of 80-100 mm2.

    Hitachi plans to increase cost competitiveness by shrinking a chip area of 64Mb DRAM using manufacturing equipment for the 0.18 micron design rule. The company has already introduced manufacturing equipment for 0.18 micron.

    A sample chip is planned at the end of 1998. Hitachi's Singapore plant also plans to start production of 64Mb DRAMs using the manufacturing equipment for 0.18 micron in early 1999.

    (Nikkei Microdevices)

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    Updated: Thu Aug 6 19:48:08 1998