TSMC and UMC eyeing 45nm production

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will start volume production on 45nm technology in the third quarter of 2007 at the earliest, according to company vice president Jack Sun, while sources added that United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) is also working on developing its 45nm process technology.

TSMC has finished developing its 45nm system-on-chip (SoC) technology platform and the foundry plans to become one of the first three companies to successfully produce on 45nm node, Sun indicated.

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