Chip Vendors Unite
Toshiba, IBM, Samsung and AMD have teamed up to cut development costs and manufacture 32 nanometer technology.TOKYO (Reuters)Toshiba Corp said on Tuesday it would join a group led by International Business Machines Corp to develop system chips using 32-nanometer circuitry, as chip makers increasingly team up to cut development costs. The alliance also comprises Advanced Micro Devices, Samsung Electronics, Singapores Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, Germanys Infineon Technologies AG and privately owned U.S.-based Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
Toshiba previously signed an agreement with domestic peer NEC Electronics Corp to jointly work on 32-nanometer technology. That alliance would focus on ways to mass-produce the chips, Toshiba said.