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Vanguard and eMemory Joint Partnership Reaches Ten Thousand Wafer Milestone

Vanguard and eMemory Joint Partnership Reaches Ten Thousand Wafer Milestone

Hsinchu, Taiwan, July 13, 2007 - Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation (VIS), a leading manufacturing service provider of integrated circuits, and eMemory Technology Inc., a world renowned provider of Logic embedded non-volatile memory intellectual property (IP), have announced the milestone of 0.25um cumulative wafer production volume reaching 10,000 within a year.

The partnership exists to develop a series of high-voltage and Bipolar-CMOS-DMOS (BCD) process platforms using eMemory's Neobit one-time and multiple-time programmable (OTP/MTP) IPs. These BCD/HV processes have been widely implemented in LCD drivers and power management ICs (PMIC) in addition to many other applications. The Neobit qualified processes including the 0.5 um, 0.35 um and the 0.25 um technologies create tremendous values in trimming, gamma correction, Vcom settings, and overdrive functions, system status report and digital power management control, etc.

ˇ§eMemory's Neobit IP solutions provide the capability for precision trimming of analog components and enable the flexibility of adjusting the wafer's display parameters at the module assembly stage, helping our customers time to market and their product differentiations,ˇ¨ said Yih-Jau Chang, Vice President of Engineering Service in Vanguard International Semiconductor Corp., ˇ§With the close collaboration with eMemory, we believe this will continue to bring greater benefit to our mutual customersˇ¨

ˇ§VIS is one of the best foundry service providers dedicated to the development of BCD and High Voltage processes. We are very pleased to have had the great opportunity to work with VIS over the years and to offer the reliable IP solutions.ˇ¨ said Charles Hsu, president of eMemory. ˇ§We will continuously cooperate with VIS to develop innovative technology as well as provide superb IP services to the customers.ˇ¨

Off to the next milestone, both companies will continue to expand the technology and IP portfolio to improve our customers' competitiveness. A primary endeavor will be to offer more advanced technology platforms, allowing more customers to be served in the future.



eMemory Technology Inc.
eMemory Technology Inc. was founded in August of 2000 at Hsinchu Science Park in Taiwan. eMemory is a technology based company focused on the development of logic embedded non-volatile memory IP's such as OTP, MTP, and Flash. eMemory has been dedicated to the innovation of Neobit® and NeoFlash® for years and continues its efforts in providing a wide range of IP and technology services for programmable NVM devices and embedded memory applications. For more information about eMemory, please visit our website at www.ememory.com.tw .


Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation
Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation (VIS) is a leading specialty IC foundry service provider. Since its founding in December 1994 in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan, VIS has been achieving continuous success in its technology development and production efficiency improvement. VIS has also been consistently offering its customers cost-effective solutions and high value-added services. VIS currently has one 8-inch fab which has a monthly output of approximately 70,000 wafers. For more information about VIS, please visit our website at http:// www.vis.com.tw





 
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