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Fujitsu, Sumitomo forge semiconductor alliance

Posted: 09 Jan 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Fujitsu? Sumitomo Electric? Fujitsu Quantum Devices? compound semiconductor?

Fujitsu Ltd and Sumitomo Electric Ind. Ltd have reached an agreement to create a joint venture that will consolidate the operations of Fujitsu Quantum Devices Ltd with the electronic devices business of Sumitomo Electric's compound semiconductor operations. Fujitsu and Sumitomo Electric will each have an equal equity ownership in the joint venture.

Fujitsu Quantum Devices is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu engaged in the development, manufacture and sales of compound semiconductors. It aims to bring to the new joint venture a broad portfolio of advanced technologies primarily geared toward the telecommunications infrastructure market, including microwave devices and optical communications devices.

Compound semiconductor devices business has been expanding its product applications from telecommunication infrastructure market, such as equipment for fixed-line networks and wireless base stations, to such growth markets as mobile terminals, digital home appliances as well as enterprise applications, such as wireless local area networks.

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