May 12, 2006 – Infineon Technologies AG has announced availability of its first cell phone chips utilizing 65nm CMOS process technology. The chip — developed in an alliance with IBM, Chartered, Infineon, and Samsung, and manufactured at Chartered — puts more than 30 million transistors on a 33 sq. mm. space. Testing was done in Duisburg, Munich, and Bangalore, India. First products using the new technology are expected to be “market-ready” later this year.
“The data available today emphasizes the multifold strengths of our alliance strategy resulting into a leading position towards time-to-market, figure-of-merits, and manufacturing flexibility by pooling significant R&D resources as also exploiting a huge amount of intellectual capital,” stated Prof. Hermann Eul, Infineon board member and head of the company’s communication solutions business group.