SAN FRANCISCO—Taiwan's government said it would continue to push for Taiwanese DRAM makers to consolidate with Japan's Elpida Memory Inc. if the firm is restructured after filing for bankruptcy, according to an Associated Press report.
The report quoted sources at Taiwan's Economics Ministry saying that Micron Technology Inc. is expected to be a key part in any possible consolidation plan involving Elpida. Micron has reportedly been in talks for several months with Elpida, which filed for bankruptcy protection Monday.
Although it seems contingent on Micron, it is doubtful the Japanese government will allow exposure of manufacturing technology to foreigners. moreover, Taiwan has had trouble moving to 4x nm, let along 3x nm, which was also hard to justify Elpida's plan to lower costs.