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CMD expands wafer foundry resources with support from Epson

Posted: 28 Sep 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:wafer? ic? mobile handset? pc? digital consumer electronics?

In a move to expand its foundry resources to support expected continued growth, California Micro Devices has completed its wafer supply agreement with Seiko Epson Corp. (Epson). The deal engages Japan-based Epson foundry as a high volume wafer manufacturing resource for CMD's ICs targeting the mobile handset, PC and digital consumer electronics markets.

"Our increasing production volumes have prompted us to add another world-class foundry partner to our roster of wafer manufacturing resources," said Manny Mere, VP of supply chain at CMD. "Epson's track record as a foundry service provider together with its focus on quality will help us deliver the highest level of support to our customers." He noted that CMD has previously entered similar foundry agreements with China-based Advanced Semiconductor Mfg Corp. (ASMC) and Japan-based Sanyo.

According to Toshio Akahane, president and CEO of Epson Electronics America, "Since we began shipping our first foundry wafers back in 1981, we have struck many long term relationships with successful US semiconductor manufacturers. We look forward to a long-term relationship with CMD, which has achieved impressive growth over the past four years and continues to see an increasing demand for its products."

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