CXMT Redesigns DRAM Chip to Minimize Amount of U.S. Technology
According to a Nikkei report, Hefei CXMT has redesigned its DRAM chip so that it incorporates less technology originated in the U.S.
The source notes that CXMT still needs to use semiconductor equipment from U.S. suppliers such as Applied Materials, Lam Research and KLA, as well as U.S.-developed EDA tools, but the redesign can help reduce threats associated with the trade war by not using U.S. IP.
CXMT has invested US$8 billion in Heifei to set up a foundry expected to ramp into production near the end of this year. Las year, the company announced its five-year plan for DRAM projects. Yiming Zhu, CXMT board chairman and CEO, pointed out in a speech at the GSA MEMORY+ Summit, that CXMT’s technology originated from Qimonda and, through this collaboration, currently has 16,000 patent applications.
Triumph Group Builds Ultra-Large-Screen Touch Module Project in Anhui
Triumph Group’s wholly owned subsidiary, Triumph Information Display Materials (Chizhou) Co., plans to invest 87.62 million yuan to build an ultra-large-screen touch module project in Anhui Province.
The project scope includes building two ultra-large screen touch module product lines and the supporting facilities, such as the power supply and distribution system, water disposal system, and HVAC purification system. Upon completion, annual capacity will be 230,000 units of 20- to 55-inch ultra-large-screen touch modules and 70,000 units of 55- to 100-inch ultra-large-screen touch modules.
Triumph Group was the first company to specialize in R&D and production of conductive film glass used for LCD and touch screens. In addition, the company has independently developed and mastered process technology for small and medium-size capacitive touch screen and TFT-LCD display glass thinning.