Taiwan's UMC, Japan's Elpida team up on 3D technologies

Jun 21, 2010
A picture of a 3D television is seen through 3D glasses displayed at the CommunicAsia 2010 conference and exhibition show in Singapore on June 17. Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp, the world's number two contract chip maker, and Japan's Elpida Memory said Monday they will develop cutting-edge 3D technologies together.

Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp, the world's number two contract chip maker, and Japan's Elpida Memory said Monday they will develop cutting-edge 3D technologies together.

Powertech Technology Inc, a Taiwanese company providing testing services, is also joining the project, the three companies said in a statement.

The move comes as electronics firms move to cash in on the popularity of 3D technology, which includes televisions and computers.

The cooperation will focus on technologies that "can massively increase the data transfer rate and reduce , making possible completely new kinds of high-performance devices", according to the statement.

The three companies did not say how much the project was expected to cost.

Explore further: Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate (Update)

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Taiwan's TMC to team up with Elpida of Japan

Apr 01, 2009

Taiwan Memory Company (TMC), a new government-backed firm set up to consolidate the island's memory-chip industry, said Wednesday it will form a partnership with Japan's Elpida Memory Inc.

Sharp unveils 3D televisions in Japan

May 31, 2010

Japanese electronics giant Sharp unveiled a line of 3D televisions Monday, joining rivals Samsung Electronics and Sony Corp. in an increasingly competitive sector the industry hopes will drive profits.

Recommended for you

Intel in talks with Altera on tie-up

16 hours ago

US tech giant Intel is in talks with rival Altera on a tie-up to broaden the chipmaker's product line amid growth in Internet-connected devices, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Apple chief Cook to give his wealth away: Fortune

21 hours ago

Apple chief Tim Cook is joining Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and other technology titans who have vowed to donate their wealth to charities, according to a report in Fortune magazine.

BlackBerry tops 4Q profit forecasts

Mar 27, 2015

BlackBerry posted a surprise profit in the fourth quarter, but saw a sharp drop-off in revenue as the once-iconic smartphone company said it reached the halfway mark of its turnaround effort.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.