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Analyst: Micron still in negotiations with Elpida

2/10/2012 10:27 PM EST
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joshxdr
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re: Analyst: Micron still in negotiations with Elpida
joshxdr   2/14/2012 1:17:07 PM
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It is very difficult for large memory company to be a foundry, for a hundred different reasons. Micron bought Rendition and it was a disaster. Infineon made embedded memory for a while, but gave up. I think Vanguard and Winbond do memory based foundry. They are smaller companies without cutting edge processes.

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ibm221   2/14/2012 3:21:54 AM
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micron might consider enter foundry bussiness by fab those processors for TI.

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ibm221   2/14/2012 3:20:33 AM
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this would be better than solar at least . but I doubt if micron is well positioned to tackle this. It might be better at things more straight forward, processors should be the game for fabless .

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chipmonk0   2/13/2012 11:31:28 PM
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At long last an Engineer as an CEO at Micron. Perhaps strategy decisions will now be taken based on technology not testosterone. Micron needs to do the obvious ( even Hynix is talking about it ), i,e. get into processors. Getting out of the rut would require moving design out of inbred Boise to Silicon Valley.

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re: Analyst: Micron still in negotiations with Elpida
resistion   2/11/2012 3:08:14 PM
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Paying off some of Elpida's debt for some of its market share..could be tempting for Micron. Elpida will let it happen?

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