IBM Microelectronics, East Fishkill, N.Y., said stories in the Asian press today claiming that the firm was negotiating to transfer its DRAM technology to yet another Taiwan firm are false.
The Asian press report said that IBM was in talks with Taipei-based rectifier and MOSFET chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Corp. Ltd., but a spokesman at the IBM division headquarters said its Taiwan office claimed there were no such talks underway.
IBM only a month ago licensed its 64-megabit and 256-megabit technology to country to Nan Ya Technology Co.. which is upgrading an existing DRAM fab to build the new generation memory chips.
IBM Microelectronics this month also licensed its logic chip technology extending through the 0.15-micron generation to Pacific Electric Wire and Cable Co., a new start in Taiwan planning to build a state-of-the-art fab in that country. Earlier IBM licensed its logic chip technology to Acer Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.