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Qimonda Expands SMIC Foundry Agreement

Qimonda (QI) and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMI) have signed an agreement to expand their existing cooperation on the production of standard memory chips, also called DRAMs.

Under the terms of the agreement, Qimonda will transfer its 80nm DRAM trench technology to SMIC's 300mm facility in Beijing and SMIC will manufacture DRAMs for computing applications in this technology exclusively for Qimonda. Furthermore, the agreement includes the option to transfer Qimonda's 75nm technology to SMIC in the future.

"The extension of our cooperation with SMIC underlines our partnership commitment in Asia and it further increases our production capabilities," said Kin Wah Loh, CEO and president of Qimonda.

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