EE Times reports Micron has begun ramping production at its new 300mm fab in Singapore without Intel. The chip giant was expected to be a capital spending and production partner, but Micron revealed that Intel is not participating in terms of capital spending.
Micron Technology Inc. has begun producing limited NAND wafers at its new 300-mm fab in Singapore, but the company is missing an important piece of the puzzle: Intel Corp. The chip giant is not investing in the Singapore fab, as previously thought.
For years, Intel and Micron have had a successful NAND manufacturing venture called IM Flash Technologies LLC. The venture has one 300-mm fab in Lehi, Utah, which is producing 25-nm NAND devices. Both Intel and Micron share the output.
For some time, IM Flash has been readying a new fab in Singapore, dubbed IM Flash Singapore (IMFS). The fab is producing some wafers, with mass production due in mid-2011.