Chartered, Infineon ink manufacturing agreement

July 14, 2003 – Infineon Technologies, Munich, Germany, has signed a multi-year agreement with Singapore foundry Chartered Semiconductor to provide volume manufacturing for Infineon’s OptiMOS and CoolMOS power chips.

Infineon’s OptiMOS chips will be manufactured in Chartered’s Fab 2 plant, where it is scheduled to be qualified by the end of 2003, with volume production planned for 2004.

Under the deal, Chartered will also supply non-OptiMOS technology to Infineon. This marks the third outsourcing venture for Infineon in as many months; the company recently signed deals with SMIC to manufacture DRAM chips, and with Nanya to build a 300mm wafer fab near Taipei, Taiwan.


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