Samsung aims for a top
3 digital camera spot with shipments of 13 million cameras. Asus expects
to see revenues drop in May. Hynix has a strategic
partnership with IMEC to research 32nm and below memory development.
As part of the agreement, Hynix will collaborate within IMEC's lithography
program, addressing both immersion and extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography
challenges, and with IMEC's non-volatile memory program, Hynix said. 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, the company noted. From
June 2007 onwards, a team of researchers of Hynix will reside at IMEC to collaborate
with IMEC's researchers in the above-mentioned areas.