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Sony to deploy new fab line for 65nm process technology

Posted: 23 Apr 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:sony? wafer? semiconductor fabrication? system lsi? dram?

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) and Sony Corp. have decided to invest a total of about 200 billion yen over three fiscal years from 2003 to 2005 in the installation of a semiconductor fabrication line to build chips with 65nm process on 300mm wafers. With this investment, SCEI will manufacture the new microprocessor for the broadband era, code-named "Cell", as well as other system LSIs, to be used for a next-generation computer entertainment system.

The installment of the new semiconductor fabrication line will be initiated in SCEI's Fab2, a semiconductor fabrication facility located in Isahaya City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. Test production will begin using the new fabrication line, gradually moving on to mass production. Execution of the entire investment will be determined by taking optimal timing, place, and allocation into consideration.

SCEI and Sony, through this investment, aim to conduct test production and establish a mass production system with 65nm embedded DRAM process.

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