The three firms had been in talks about shouldering the estimated 100-200 billion yen ($830 million-$1.66 billion) development costs to help compete against chip industry leaders such as Intel Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co.Source: Reuters
The companies aim to set up a joint venture to make the chips, used in flat TVs and other high-power home electronics, with Toshiba expected to hold a leading non-majority share.
Chip makers are racing to halve the production cost per function of a chip every year or two -- a trend known as Moore's Law, named after a co-founder of Intel.
NEC, Fujitsu and Toshiba to co-develop 32nm chips
Posted on Thursday, Jul 26 2007 @ 00:50 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Toshiba, Fujitsu and NEC announced plans to jointly develop 32nm chips: