EE Times reports Texas Instruments is considering to take over a part or all of Qimonda's US-based assets for $172.5 million.
A Dow Jones report acknowledges Texas Instrument's plans to acquire Qimonda's chip manufacturing equipment and use it in its own production. The US company made clear it is not interested in buying the insolvent company. "We are not getting into the memory business," the report quotes a TI spokeswoman.
TI said that acquiring the tools to make 300mm wafers would likely result in the world's first 300mm analog wafer manufacturing facility, "providing TI a significant manufacturing cost and scale advantage."