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Home > Press > Hynix Joins IMECís (sub-)32nm CMOS Research Platform

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Hynix Semiconductor Inc. (Hynix), a world leading memory semiconductor supplier offering Dynamic Random Access Memory chips (DRAMs) and Flash memory chips, has entered into a strategic partnership with IMEC, Europe's leading independent nanoelectronics research center, to perform research and development for the (sub)-32nm memory process generations.

Hynix Joins IMECís (sub-)32nm CMOS Research Platform

LEUVEN, Belgium & ICHEON, South Korea | Posted on May 24th, 2007

As part of the agreement, Hynix will collaborate within IMEC's advanced lithography program addressing both immersion and EUV lithography challenges and within IMEC's non-volatile memory program. The latter program has gained significantly increased momentum in the past year by expanding its floating gate and nitride memory activity lines into advanced material research, including exploration of advanced high-k dielectrics. From June 2007 onwards, a team of researchers of Hynix will reside at IMEC to closely collaborate with IMEC's researchers in the abovementioned areas. In this way, they will build up fundamental understanding and develop robust solutions for the 32nm and beyond DRAM and Flash memory process generations.

With this agreement, the top five leading memory suppliers including Hynix, Elpida, Micron, Qimonda and Samsung, collaborate within IMEC's global research platform to scale CMOS to 32nm node and beyond. The platform also unites world leading logic IDMs and foundries, including Infineon, Intel, NXP, Panasonic, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments and TSMC. With leading companies of the two semiconductor market segments jointly collaborating in the platform, a unique interaction and cross-fertilization is established which enhances process R&D to the 32nm node and beyond answering the needs of the whole semiconductor market.

"With facing various challenges in developing next generation technologies, difficulty and risk have continually increased," said Dr. Park Sung-Wook, Executive Vice President and head of R&D Division, Hynix Semiconductor. "By joining IMEC and collaborating with industry-leading partners, we expect to lessen the risk for developing leading-edge, cost-effective technology and contribute to the growth of the semiconductor industry."

"We are excited that Hynix has joined our research platform. Their valuable know-how in memory scaling will be an important asset for our global research platform," said Prof. Gilbert Declerck, President and CEO of IMEC. "The fact that the world's top five memory suppliers and five leading logic manufactures and foundries joined our research platform proves that we have been successful in adapting our programs to the needs of all semiconductor players. The programs run in a balanced way with good interaction and cross fertilization between the logic and memory companies."

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About Hynix Semiconductor Inc. (Hynix)
Hynix Semiconductor Inc. (HSI) of Icheon, Korea, is the worldís top tier memory semiconductor supplier offering Dynamic Random Access Memory chips (ďDRAMsĒ) and Flash memory chips to a wide range of established international customers. The Companyís shares are traded on the Korea Stock Exchange, and the Global Depository shares are listed on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange. Further information about Hynix is available at http://www.hynix.com .

ABOUT IMEC

IMEC is a world-leading independent research center in nanoelectronics and nanotechnology. Its research focuses on the next generations of chips and systems, and on the enabling technologies for ambient intelligence. IMECís research bridges the gap between fundamental research at universities and technology development in industry. Its unique balance of processing and system know-how, intellectual property portfolio, state-of-the-art infrastructure and its strong network of companies, universities and research institutes worldwide position IMEC as a key partner for shaping technologies for future systems.

IMEC is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, has a sister company in the Netherlands, IMEC Nederland, concentrating on wireless autonomous transducer solutions, and has representatives in the US, China and Japan. Its staff of more than 1500 people includes more than 500 industrial residents and guest researchers. In 2006, its revenue (P&L) was EUR 227 million. Further information on IMEC can be found at http://www.imec.be .

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IMEC Corporate Communications
Katrien Marent, +32 16 28 18 80

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Maestro Marketing & PR for IMEC
Barbara Kalkis, 1-408-996-9975

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Hynix
Ah-Young Kim, +82 2 3459 5355
Corporate Communications

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