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Zarlink to sell its Bromont foundry to DALSA

Posted: 24 Jan 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:zarlink semiconductor? dalsa? cmos process? digital? mixed-signal communication products?

Zarlink Semiconductor has signed a definitive agreement with DALSA Corp. to sell its foundry facility in Bromont, Quebec, Canada, and related business to DALSA for Cdn$27 million ($16.77 million $1:Cdn$1.61). The two companies have also signed a three-year agreement to ensure continuity of supply for Zarlink products manufactured at Bromont. About 250 Zarlink employees will be transferred to DALSA as part of the agreement.

The Bromont facility features CMOS process technology for digital and mixed-signal communications products. It also has other processes supporting industrial, scientific and space applications, particularly high-end imaging applications, according to Zarlink.

"This a major step in our drive to become a fabless semiconductor design company," said Patrick J. Brockett, president and CEO, Zarlink. "It will allow us to focus on our mission in designing compelling communications and ultra low-power medical ICs. It also enables the people in the Bromont foundry to pursue their goal of becoming an independent wafer plant."

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