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  • Anam Exports US$1M in DSP Chips to U.S.
  • January 7, 1998 (SEOUL) -- Anam Industrial Co., Ltd. exported US$1 million worth of digital signal processor (DSP) chips to U.S.-based Texas Instruments Inc., the DSP chip technology leader. From Korea
    DSP chips, widely used in mobile phones and many other electronic devices requiring digital signal conversion, are promising items, with the annual market growth rate of 40 percent over the next decade.

    Anam exported its first DSP chips after the completion of semicon fabrication facilities that can handle tasks ranging from photomasking to etching and then to assembly and test. The company invested more than 1 trillion won (US$592 million) into the facilities since September 1997.

    The company said the products shipped to TI were manufactured using technology capable of producing circuits with a width of 0.35 micrometer.

    Anam, which can currently handle 5,000 8-in. diameter wafers per month, plans to expand its production capacity to 25,000 wafers a month during the first half of this year.

    Anam said it expects its annual sales of US$300 million in 1998, US$600 million in 1999 and US$2 billion by the year 2003.

    (Maeil Business Newspaper, Korea)

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    Updated: Tue Jan 6 21:51:15 1998