Chartered Semiconductor and IBM have extended their joint development agreement to 32nm:
The extension to 32nm builds on the multi-year agreement that the two companies first signed in November 2002. The joint collaboration has enabled Chartered to accelerate its technology roadmap for leading-edge manufacturing solutions, spanning four major generations of advanced process technology, including 90nm, 65nm, 45nm and 32nm logic processes.
As with previous nodes, 32nm development activities will be conducted at IBM's 300mm semiconductor fabrication facility in East Fishkill, New York. Each company will have the ability to implement the jointly developed processes in its own manufacturing facilities.
"Today's announcement demonstrates IBM and Chartered's commitment to next-generation technology, and promises to extend our track record of success in developing solutions for our customers," said Lisa Su, vice president of IBM's Semiconductor Research and Development Center.