In brief: Lucent-NEC to cooperate on system chips

DRAM systems name of the game

Japanese reports said that Lucent and NEC are to work together to produce system chips aimed at the telecommunications and consumer markets. Under the arrangement, NEC will license its DRAM design technology to Lucent while the chips will be fabbed at NEC factories. No financial details of the deal were disclosed, but the reports claimed that the system DRAM chip market is estimated to be worth as much as four trillion yen by the year 2001. ®

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