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Micron (MU +6.1%) has approached TSMC (TSM) and other Taiwanese chip foundries about forming...

Micron (MU +6.1%) has approached TSMC (TSM) and other Taiwanese chip foundries about forming partnerships, says CEO Mark Durcan. Micron is a commodity memory supplier, which means outsourcing DRAM and flash manufacturing is unlikely. But speculation exists that Micron could partner with another manufacturer to produce solid-state drive controller chips or hybrid memory cubes, or to develop 3D transistor tech. (earlier)
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  • Ashraf Eassa
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    Why not Intel, I wonder?
    6 Sep 2012, 12:43 PM Reply Like
  • SA Editor Eric Jhonsa
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    Good question. One possibility is that Intel is hesitant to license its 3D transistor tech to a 3rd party. Also, Micron bought Intel's stake in two IM Flash fabs earlier this year, which suggests their partnership isn't as strong as it used to be.
    6 Sep 2012, 12:54 PM Reply Like
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