Crolles2 withdrawal ups R&D costs of chip firms

Manners, David
December 2007
Electronics Weekly;12/5/2007, Issue 2315, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports that the cost of pulling out of the Crolles2 alliance to develop a core complementary metal oxide semiconductors (CMOS) process is starting to affect leading semiconductor companies. NXP Corp., Freescale Semiconductor Inc. and STMicroelectronics NV end their participation in developing core CMOS processes. It is stated that the firms are having to pay more for access to International Business Machines Corp.'s programme for developing CMOS process.


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