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Mikron and Rusnano to invest into 65 and 45 nm chips

1 Feb '12
The Science and research institute of molecular electronics and plant “Mikron” (“NIIME and Mikron”) is negotiating with Rusnano about investment in buying technologies of production 65 and 45 nm chips, news site Digit.ru reports citing Gennady Krasnikov, the general constructor of “NIIME and Micron”.

According to him, nowadays the most popular in the world is the technology of 90 nm chips. Chips of these topological size are most frequently produced. However, in the nearest future chips, produced under 65 nm technology, will be in most demand. There is no need to develop such technology, as it is available abroad for $200-$300. “In present time all large developments are made mainly by alliances. We look for partners for joint investment,” Mr. Krasnikov said.

In late 2011 production of 90 nm technology chips was launched at the Mikron plant. In order to buy the technology, in October 2009 “NIIME and Mikron” set up a JV with Rusnano – the firm “Sitronics-Nano”. In spring 2010 “Sitronics-Nano” bought the license on production and sales of 90 nm technology chips from the French company STMicroelectronics.

The Science and research institute of molecular electronics and plant “Mikron” is the head company of the business-direction of “Sitronics Microelectronics”. The major shareholder is Sitronics that owns 77.081% shares, while 9.879% shares in the company are controlled by the state through the federal property agency “Rosimuschestvo”. The institute was founded in 1964 in the town of Zelenograd for developing and industrial production of integral microschemes.