Fujitsu, AMD joint venture to add flash memory line

November 18, 2004 – Spansion LLC of California, a joint venture of Fujitsu Ltd. and Advanced Micro Devices, will invest more than 100 billion yen (US$961 million) to build a flash memory chip production line in Japan capable of handling advanced 300mm wafers, company officials said, according to Kyodo News International.

The new production line will be built at a Spansion plant in Aizu Wakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, and begin operation in early 2006 to supply advanced flash memory chips to makers of digital consumer electronics products, the companies said. Spansion LLC was established in July 2003 and is a 40-60 joint venture of Fujitsu and Advanced Micro Devices.


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