Big Blue names Taiwan firm as major DRAM OEM

Part of its continuing exit strategy

Reports on the Taiwanese wires said today that local company Nanya is to become a major OEM supplier for IBM. Earlier this week, IBM showed signs of wanting to leave the DRAM market when it sold its Dominion share to Toshiba. The reports claimed that Nanya will start mass producing IBM certified memories at .2 and .175 micron process in November this year. The company has already started producing .2 micron 64Mb pieces. According to the reports, emanating from the organisers of the Computex trade fair, IBM plans to completely quit making DRAM within five years. ®

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